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High Turnout in Brentsville for Republican Firehouse Primary

High Turnout in Brentsville for Republican Firehouse Primary

The Prince William Republican Committee held its canvass or “Firehouse Primary” today in several locations throughout the county, the City of Manassas and Manassas Park Saturday.

Frost Advisory Issued for Northern Virginia

Frost Advisory Issued for Northern Virginia

The National Weather Service has issued an overnight Frost Advisory for the Northern Virginia area. Temperatures are expected to drop to the low to mid 30s.

Education

Patriot, OP, Score High Nationally in WaPo’s Challenge Index

Patriot, OP, Score High Nationally in WaPo’s Challenge Index

Prince William County’s Patriot High School leads the School Division in The Washington Post’s annual ranking of high schools that encourage students to take rigorous college-level courses.

Gov. McAuliffe Joins GMU to Launch Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research

Gov. McAuliffe Joins GMU to Launch Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera Thursday to launch the university’s Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research, a multidisciplinary center that will pursue some of the toughest medical questions facing society.

Arts & Entertainment

Van Halen Announces Bristow Concert

Van Halen Announces Bristow Concert

Powerhouse rockers Van Halen are bringing their hits (and antics) to Jiffy Lube Live Saturday, Aug, 29 in support of their upcoming Tokyo Dome Live in Concert

Hylton Performing Arts Center Welcomes Phil Vassar

Hylton Performing Arts Center Welcomes Phil Vassar

Two of Virginia’s finest homegrown country artists bring their rich sound to the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Merchant Hall stage when Phil Vassar performs a concert with country newcomer Lyndsey Highlander.

Business

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Slashes Business Taxes

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Slashes Business Taxes

Tuesday, April 21, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted to reform the local Business, Professional, and Occupational Licensing (BPOL) Tax for the first time since 2012.

Virginia Press Association Names Bristow Beat Best in Online Breaking News for Second Year

Virginia Press Association Names Bristow Beat Best in Online Breaking News for Second Year

For the second consecutive year, the Virginia Press Association awarded Bristow Beat first place in Breaking News Writing in the online division.

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High Turnout in Brentsville for Republican Firehouse Primary

High Turnout in Brentsville for Republican Firehouse Primary

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Republican Committee held its canvass or “Firehouse Primary” today in several locations throughout the county, the City of Manassas and Manassas Park Saturday.

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Frost Advisory Issued for Northern Virginia

Frost Advisory Issued for Northern Virginia

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The National Weather Service has issued an overnight Frost Advisory for the Northern Virginia area. Temperatures are expected to drop to the low to mid 30s.

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Police Search for Manassas Shoe Thief

Police Search for Manassas Shoe Thief

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police are searching for an individual who entered a residence located in the 10700 block of Primrose Court in Manassas and took a TV and several pairs of shoes.

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Patriot, OP, Score High Nationally in WaPo’s Challenge Index

Patriot, OP, Score High Nationally in WaPo’s Challenge Index

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County’s Patriot High School leads the School Division in The Washington Post’s annual ranking of high schools that encourage students to take rigorous college-level courses.

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Gov. McAuliffe Joins GMU to Launch Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research

Gov. McAuliffe Joins GMU to Launch Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Education

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera Thursday to launch the university’s Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research, a multidisciplinary center that will pursue some of the toughest medical questions facing society.

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LIVE  & LEARN: ‘Union Thugs?’

LIVE & LEARN: ‘Union Thugs?’

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Education

Several years ago, during a Town Hall hosted by my elected official, my colleague and I were called “union trolls.” My professional association, the Prince William Education Association, of which I am currently Vice President, has been called “union thugs.” What an interesting term for a group of people who advocate for the best interests of children.

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Prince William County Board of Supervisors Slashes Business Taxes

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Slashes Business Taxes

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Tuesday, April 21, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted to reform the local Business, Professional, and Occupational Licensing (BPOL) Tax for the first time since 2012.

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Teen Gang Members from Manassas, Bristow Steal Beer from Supermarket

Teen Gang Members from Manassas, Bristow Steal Beer from Supermarket

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police arrested four individuals, three from Manassas and one from Bristow, on gang participation and robbery charges following an incident at Global Foods in Manassas Tuesday afternoon.

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Austin Haynes Wants to Bring Customer First Mentality to Courthouse

Austin Haynes Wants to Bring Customer First Mentality to Courthouse

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Austin Haynes is running for Clerk of the Court in the Republican ‘Firehouse Primary’ this Saturday against incumbent Michelle McQuigg (R).

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Lawson, Trenum to Hold Brentsville Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

Lawson, Trenum to Hold Brentsville Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The meeting will be held at Patriot High School, 10504 Kettle Run Road in Nokesville, Tuesday, April 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

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Catharpin Man Arrested For Disorderly Conduct, Attempted Robbery at Bristow Golf Club

Catharpin Man Arrested For Disorderly Conduct, Attempted Robbery at Bristow Golf Club

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged Charles Michael Mankin III, 47, of Catharpin with attempted robbery and disorderly conduct April 17, after he refused to cooperate with staff of the Broad Run Golf Course in Bristow.

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Prince William Supervisors Adopt Advertised Tax Rate

Prince William Supervisors Adopt Advertised Tax Rate

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

In a rare turn of events, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors adopted the advertised tax rate.

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Nohe Announces Ferlazzo School Will Remain Community School

Nohe Announces Ferlazzo School Will Remain Community School

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Coles Supervisor Marty Nohe announced Tuesday that the school division has decided to keep the Ferlazzo School site for the Sprigg’s community elementary school.

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‘Play Like a Girl’ Spokesperson Throws First Pitch at PWCGSLL Opening Day

‘Play Like a Girl’ Spokesperson Throws First Pitch at PWCGSLL Opening Day

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | Community

Karlie Harmon, 14, spokesperson for Proctor & Gamble’s Play Like a Girl campaign, and female MVP high school quarterback and kicker, pitched the first ball Saturday, starting off the season for Prince William County Girls Softball Little League (PWCGSLL).

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Gainesville Man Charged with Strangling Woman in Hotel Room

Gainesville Man Charged with Strangling Woman in Hotel Room

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

A 42-year-old woman of Centreville reported to police that Robert Darrell Umphreys, 54, of Gainesville strangled her in the Days Inn located at 7249 New Market Court in Manassas April 18.

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Fairfax Girl Lured to Fight, Attacked by 17-Year-Old Gainesville Girl

Fairfax Girl Lured to Fight, Attacked by 17-Year-Old Gainesville Girl

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police arrested two local 17-year-old girls on charges following an April 9 attack on a 16-year-old of Fairfax in Gainesville.

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Tornado Watch for Northern Virginia

Tornado Watch for Northern Virginia

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m. this evening for the D.C. metro area, including Prince William County.

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Police, Eyewitness Provide Details About Toddler Struck by Car

Police, Eyewitness Provide Details About Toddler Struck by Car

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

A SUV struck a two to three-year-old female child Saturday at 8:19 p.m., closing Sudley Manor Drive in Bristow for hours.

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Supervisors Fund Class Size Reductions, Body Cameras for Police

Supervisors Fund Class Size Reductions, Body Cameras for Police

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors decided at Thursday’s markup session to provide extra money to the school division to fund class size reduction. They also agreed to fund body cameras for police, trail maintenance and they increased the amount that triggers the BPOL tax.

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EDITORIAL: Give the Community What it Wants

EDITORIAL: Give the Community What it Wants

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | Opinions

Something wonderful happened in Bristow this weekend. An independent business had an amazing opening.

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UPDATE: NWS Issues Flood Watch

UPDATE: NWS Issues Flood Watch

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the area from 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. Monday morning.

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Virginia Press Association Names Bristow Beat Best in Online Breaking News for Second Year

Virginia Press Association Names Bristow Beat Best in Online Breaking News for Second Year

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

For the second consecutive year, the Virginia Press Association awarded Bristow Beat first place in Breaking News Writing in the online division.

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Toddler Struck by Vehicle in Bristow

Toddler Struck by Vehicle in Bristow

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police confirmed that a two to three-year-old child was struck by a vehicle approximately 8:20 p.m. Saturday evening in the 9400 block of Merrimont Trace Circle.

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Woman Accused of Assaulting Police Officer Claims it Was Not Assault

Woman Accused of Assaulting Police Officer Claims it Was Not Assault

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Adrienne Taylor, the woman accused of assaulting a Prince William Police Officer at the scene of a car crash near Rilew Avenue in Manassas, said there was no intentional assault on an officer. Police confirm striking of the officer was likely inadvertent.

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Homes for Our Troops to build home for Nokesville Veteran

Homes for Our Troops to build home for Nokesville Veteran

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Homes for Our Troops (HOFT) will be building a home for Sgt. Steven Curry in Nokesville and will be kicking off the project with an opening event April 18 at 11 a.m. at the Nokesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 5 Banquet Hall on Marsteller Drive.

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Woman Charged with Assaulting Officer at Crash Scene

Woman Charged with Assaulting Officer at Crash Scene

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police arrested a Manassas woman, charging her with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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Candland, Lawson Budget Would Prioritize Schools, Reduce County Spending

Candland, Lawson Budget Would Prioritize Schools, Reduce County Spending

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Thursday evening Supervisors Pete Candland and Jeanine Lawson will present their budget proposal to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, which will include cuts to the overall budget, but protection for the school budget.

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Education Blogger Announces Bid for School Board Chair

Education Blogger Announces Bid for School Board Chair

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Education

Tracy Conroy has declared her run for School Board Chairperson At-large.

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WEATHER BEAT: Summer Outlook Looks Hot

WEATHER BEAT: Summer Outlook Looks Hot

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Weather

Bristow Weatherman John Biggs discusses when the area will begin to see the really warm weather.

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Lawson, Candland Propose Plan to Fund Class Size Reductions

Lawson, Candland Propose Plan to Fund Class Size Reductions

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Supervisor Jeanine Lawson (R-Brentsville) and Supervisor Pete Candland (R-Gainesville) believe they have found a way to dedicate annual funds towards decreasing class sizes in Prince William County Schools

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