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Prince William Office of Elections Calls ‘Third-Party’ Vote Mail Application ‘Legitimate’

Prince William Office of Elections Calls ‘Third-Party’ Vote Mail Application ‘Legitimate’

| August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Recently many residents of Prince William County and surrounding jurisdictions have receive an application in the mail to request a vote by mail election ballot.

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Haymarket Man Brandishes Firearm in Gainesville Harris Teeter

Haymarket Man Brandishes Firearm in Gainesville Harris Teeter

| August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Officers responded to the Harris Teeter located at 13901 Heathcote Boulevard in Gainesville, Aug. 4 at 5:11 p.m. to investigate a brandishing.

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Virginia Releases App to Alert People of Contact with Carriers of COVID-19

Virginia Releases App to Alert People of Contact with Carriers of COVID-19

| August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

A new phone app released Wednesday will allow Virginias to track if they may have come in contact with someone with COVID-19.

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Prince William Supervisors to Consider Eliminating Board Proclamations

Prince William Supervisors to Consider Eliminating Board Proclamations

| August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Controversial proclamations that divide citizens may soon be a thing of the past for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

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NWS Issues Tropical Storm Warning for DMV, Monday

NWS Issues Tropical Storm Warning for DMV, Monday

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The National Weather Service has now issued a “Warning” regarding tropical Storm Isaias coming to the DMV Monday.

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UPDATE: Missing Teenage Girl out of Manassas Found

UPDATE: Missing Teenage Girl out of Manassas Found

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Francis Arely Sierra-Arita, who was reported as missing and endangered last night has been located and is safe.

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UPDATED: Route 29 North Open, Suspect at Large

UPDATED: Route 29 North Open, Suspect at Large

| July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Route 29 North is closed between Old Carolina and Somerset Crossing in Gainesville. The Haymarket Police are asking the public to avoid that area until further notice.

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PWCS Announces Virtual ‘Return to Learning’ Student Schedules

PWCS Announces Virtual ‘Return to Learning’ Student Schedules

| July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County Schools shared more information on what the virtual school day will look like for students this year, beginning in September with the first marking period.

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PWC Democratic Women’s Caucus Issues’ Call for Action,” Regarding Arrests at McCoart Building Protest

PWC Democratic Women’s Caucus Issues’ Call for Action,” Regarding Arrests at McCoart Building Protest

The Prince William County Democratic Women’s Caucus is issuing a statement to call to light the actions of the Prince William County Police Department in their handling of the incidents at the McCoart Building on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

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VHSL to Hold Abbreviated Season to Begin in December

VHSL to Hold Abbreviated Season to Begin in December

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The Virginia High School League [VHSL] voted Monday to hold an abbreviated 2020-21 sports seasons to begin on Dec. 14, 2020.

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Dr. Louis Magdon to Join Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center

Dr. Louis Magdon to Join Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

This August, Dr. Louis Magdon, a fellowship trained spine surgeon, will be the latest orthopaedic surgeon to join Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center.

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Virginia Dept. of Agriculture Asks Public to Report Receipt of Unsolicited Seed Packages

Virginia Dept. of Agriculture Asks Public to Report Receipt of Unsolicited Seed Packages

| July 25, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The packages were sent by mail and may have Chinese writing on them.

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PWCS Advises on Technology Needs for Virtual Learning

PWCS Advises on Technology Needs for Virtual Learning

Prince William County Schools answers parents questions regarding providing at home technology devices their students can use to access Canvass distance learning.

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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Car on Nokeville Road

Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Car on Nokeville Road

| July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Tyler Joseph Thoma, 27, died, July 19, as a result of injuries he sustained on June 29 when a car struck him on Nokesville Road in Bristow.

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Freeman & Sherburne Has Been Insuring Families & Businesses for 150 Years

Freeman & Sherburne Has Been Insuring Families & Businesses for 150 Years

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Working with an independent insurance agent means more choices for you, the consumer. Working with Bob Ovessi of Freeman & Sherburne means you have an expert on your side, looking out for you.

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Straight Teeth? TV Ads, Dentists, Orthodontists: Which Way Should I Go?

Straight Teeth? TV Ads, Dentists, Orthodontists: Which Way Should I Go?

But should the medical and dental profession be driven by marketing or sound dental training and experienced specialists? With the rage of new products on the market like Invisalign and Smile Direct Club, it is hard to know what is the “Right Choice,” let alone the right doctor, or not, to go to.

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Prince William School Board Rejects 50/50 Hybrid Return to School Plan

Prince William School Board Rejects 50/50 Hybrid Return to School Plan

| July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William County School Board did not pass its 50/50, 2-day-a-week, plan to reopen schools, which failed by a 4-4 vote, Wednesday night.

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Virginia High School League Cancels Fall Football Season, Considers Alternatives

Virginia High School League Cancels Fall Football Season, Considers Alternatives

No matter which plan the Virginia High School League [VHSL] adopts, students and parents should expect high school football, field hockey, volleyball and cheer will not be played in the fall.

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Prince William School Board Still Split on 50-50 Plan

Prince William School Board Still Split on 50-50 Plan

| July 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William School Board votes tonight on how to reopen Prince William Public Schools this September. The outcome is not a foregone conclusion, explained Chairman Babur Lateef.

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Manassas City Schools to Begin 2020-21 School Year Virtually

Manassas City Schools to Begin 2020-21 School Year Virtually

| July 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Superintendent for Manassas City Public Schools announced Tuesday that MCPS would begin the 2020-21 school year with a 100% virtual learning model.

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Governor Northam Announces Stricter Enforcement of Restaurants, Mask Wearing

Governor Northam Announces Stricter Enforcement of Restaurants, Mask Wearing

| July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced he is ordering the Virginia Department of Health to strictly enforce mask wearing orders in public establishments.

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Grand Jury Indicts Young Woman for Vehicular Manslaughter on Cardinal Drive

Grand Jury Indicts Young Woman for Vehicular Manslaughter on Cardinal Drive

| July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The grand jury indicted Cierra Dickerson, 19, of Woodbridge, with involuntary manslaughter and other charges that total a maximum sentence of 32 years in prison.

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PWEA Asks Prince William Schools to Open 100% Virtually in Fall

PWEA Asks Prince William Schools to Open 100% Virtually in Fall

| July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William Education Association sent a letter to thePrince William School Division and the Prince William County School Board, Friday, requesting the year open with a 100% virtual option

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Carol Collins, aka, ‘Bingo,’ Celebrates Decades-long Career in Clowning, Entertainment

Carol Collins, aka, ‘Bingo,’ Celebrates Decades-long Career in Clowning, Entertainment

| July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Carol Collins of Gainesville has been a children’s entertainer for 44 years. Today, as “Safari Bingo,” she performs a comedy animal show and runs an entertainment booking agency.

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PWCS Shares Details on ‘Returning to Learning Plan’

PWCS Shares Details on ‘Returning to Learning Plan’

Prince William County Schools shares document on its Return to Learning Plans for the 2020-21 school year.

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UDATED: Prince William Schools Releases 3 Possible Plans for Returning to School

UDATED: Prince William Schools Releases 3 Possible Plans for Returning to School

| July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Walts asked that the school board come to a consensus on a preferred plan by the end of the meeting before the final vote next week.

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New Flyover Ramp from I-66 E to Rt 28 N Opening July 8

New Flyover Ramp from I-66 E to Rt 28 N Opening July 8

REMINDER: New Flyover Ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North Opening on or about Wednesday, July 8
Early project milestone opens ahead of schedule

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Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth Announces Indictments for Murder at Denny’s Restaurant

Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth Announces Indictments for Murder at Denny’s Restaurant

Prince William Commonwealth Attorney has charged the two suspects in the Denny’s Christmas night murder, Jordan Lee Anderson, and Ryan Thomas Walker, with First Degree Murder plus several additional felony charges.

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Prince William Teachers Rally for Greater Input on School Reopening Plans

Prince William Teachers Rally for Greater Input on School Reopening Plans

| July 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County teachers rallied outside the Kelly Leadership Center, Friday morning, demanding PWCS employees have significant input when planning for reopening schools.

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PWCS Educators to Hold ‘Stand with Our Teachers’ Rally

PWCS Educators to Hold ‘Stand with Our Teachers’ Rally

| July 2, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County School teachers and staff who are advocating for educators to play a more central role in planning for school re-openings, have organized the “Stand with Our Teachers,” rally.

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Prince William School Board to Hear Citizen’s Comments Regarding Reopening Schools

Prince William School Board to Hear Citizen’s Comments Regarding Reopening Schools

The Prince William County School Board will hold an electronic special meeting at 6 p.m. on July 7, 2020, for the purpose of listening to citizen comment regarding school reopening before holding a work session on July 8.

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Prince William School Board Renames Stonewall MS, Stonewall Jackson HS

Prince William School Board Renames Stonewall MS, Stonewall Jackson HS

Prince William County Schools renames Stonewall Middle School and Stonewall Jackson High School for African American residents who served their school communities and their country.

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Daniel Gade Wins Republican Nomination for Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat

Daniel Gade Wins Republican Nomination for Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Daniel M. Gade won the Republican nomination to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Warner-D to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate.

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Qasim Rashid Wins Democratic Nomination in VA 1st Congressional District

Qasim Rashid Wins Democratic Nomination in VA 1st Congressional District

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Qasim Rashid won the Democratic Primary for the 1st Virginia District, June 23, making him the Democratic nominee to run against Congressional Representative Robert Wittman-R in the November election.

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Governor Northam Announces July 1 Date for ‘Phase 3’ of Virginia Reopening

Governor Northam Announces July 1 Date for ‘Phase 3’ of Virginia Reopening

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

This new phase will fully open many businesses, including restaurants and beverage establishments and retail.

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Police Arrest Driver in Fatal Gainesville Car Crash

Police Arrest Driver in Fatal Gainesville Car Crash

A car that did not pass inspection was partially responsible for the death of a Maryland man in a car crash that occurred in Gainesville on April 24, according to charges by the Prince William Police.

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Prince William Jail Board to Let 287(g) ICE Cooperation Program Expire

Prince William Jail Board to Let 287(g) ICE Cooperation Program Expire

| June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William County Regional Jail Board decided, Wednesday, to allow the county’s controversial 287(g)-ICE program to expire on June 30.

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Prince William Schools Asks Supervisors for $42.5 Million for School Re-openings

Prince William Schools Asks Supervisors for $42.5 Million for School Re-openings

| June 17, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County School Division asked the Board of County Supervisors for $42.5 million to make its schools COVID-19 compliant for reopening in the fall semester.

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PWCS to Hold Virtual Meeting on Renaming of Stonewall MS, Stonewall Jackson HS

PWCS to Hold Virtual Meeting on Renaming of Stonewall MS, Stonewall Jackson HS

The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 22. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide suggestions, recommendations, and justifications.

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House of Mercy Reopens Thrift Store, Donation Center

House of Mercy Reopens Thrift Store, Donation Center

| June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz, Community

House of Mercy is excited to announce the re-opening of the Thrift Store and Donation Center beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020.

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Police Investigate Acts of Vandalism in Bristow

Police Investigate Acts of Vandalism in Bristow

| June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

On June 10, Prince William Police Officers responded to the area of the 10000 block of Tummel Falls Drive in Bristow for a report of vandalism.

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‘Get Happy, Dammit,’ Grows Inspiration, Motivation, Supports Mental Health Initiatives

‘Get Happy, Dammit,’ Grows Inspiration, Motivation, Supports Mental Health Initiatives

The book, by Bristow writer Katherine Gotthardt, offers short essays, exercises and poetry as avenues to create inspiration and motivation, two necessary elements that can lead to greater happiness.

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OmniRide to Increase Service Levels Starting June 22

OmniRide to Increase Service Levels Starting June 22

Weekday Express service to destinations in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., will run on a Friday schedule, which is one step down from full-service.

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PWCS Includes Furlough Clause in 2020-21 Employee Contracts

PWCS Includes Furlough Clause in 2020-21 Employee Contracts

| June 14, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

A new clause in the PWCS employee contract grants the school division the ability to furlough employees in the event of an epidemic or other crisis that would disrupt the school year, or cause schools to close temporarily.

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Prince William School Board Names 13th HS ‘Gainesville High School’

Prince William School Board Names 13th HS ‘Gainesville High School’

| June 10, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William County School Board voted unanimously to name the 13th High School “Gainesville High School” after the school’s location and attendance area. Gainesville High School will open in the fall of 2021.

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Governor Announces Virginia’s Plan for PreK-12 Education, NoVa to Enter Phase 2, Friday

Governor Announces Virginia’s Plan for PreK-12 Education, NoVa to Enter Phase 2, Friday

| June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education, News

Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that Virginia students will be returning to school at the beginning of the fall 2020-21 semester, but the school day will look very different.

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New COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline in Virginia Despite Phased Openings

New COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline in Virginia Despite Phased Openings

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia has seen a decrease in new COVID-19 cases even as the Commonwealth has begun to loosen restrictions on businesses.

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Prince William School Board Releases Statement on Death of George Floyd

Prince William School Board Releases Statement on Death of George Floyd

The School Board shares the community’s sadness, anger, and frustration with the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans.

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UPDATED: PWCS Superintendent Calls for Renaming of Stonewall Jackson HS, Stonewall MS

UPDATED: PWCS Superintendent Calls for Renaming of Stonewall Jackson HS, Stonewall MS

We can no longer represent the Confederacy in our schools. To this end, the renaming of Stonewall Jackson High School and Stonewall Middle School should begin immediately, pursuant to the policy of the School Board.

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Coach Who Made ‘Racist,’ ‘Offensive’ Comments, No Longer Employed at Battlefield HS, Says Principal

Coach Who Made ‘Racist,’ ‘Offensive’ Comments, No Longer Employed at Battlefield HS, Says Principal

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The principal of Battlefield High School in Haymarket has announced, Thursday, that one of its assistant coaches no longer works at the school, in response to what the principal called a “racist” and “offensive” comment.

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