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Gainesville Man Charged with Abduction, Brandishing Firearm

Gainesville Man Charged with Abduction, Brandishing Firearm

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged Michael Charles Branson, 39, of Gainesville with abduction, domestic assault & battery, brandishing a firearm, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, in connection with a Feb. 3 incident involving a family member.

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Area Could See Several Inches of Snow Tuesday

Area Could See Several Inches of Snow Tuesday

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments | Weather

The National Weather Service is calling for several inches of snow Tuesday as two low pressure systems enter the region.

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MOD Pizza Donates $4.6K to Patriot Booster Club

MOD Pizza Donates $4.6K to Patriot Booster Club

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

MOD Pizza of Gainesville donated $4,610.93 to the Patriot High School Booster Club, Friday.

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Police Seek Public Help to Close 2005 Gainesville Cold Case

Police Seek Public Help to Close 2005 Gainesville Cold Case

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police hope residents can help provide information that will lead to the capture of three suspects in the murder of Jose Effrain Guzman in 2005.

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UPDATED: Endangered Gainesville Teen Found

UPDATED: Endangered Gainesville Teen Found

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Police announced Arielle Elizabeth Shoemaker, who was reported as missing and endangered earlier this afternoon, has been located and is safe

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Historic Winery Effingham Manor to Open in Nokesville

Historic Winery Effingham Manor to Open in Nokesville

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Experienced winery founder Chris Pearmund plans to open his newest winery at Nokesville’s historic Effingham Manor this spring.

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NWS Monitoring Potential Winter Storm Tuesday

NWS Monitoring Potential Winter Storm Tuesday

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Weather

The National Weather Service is monitoring a low pressure system, which could bring more snow to the area Tuesday.

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PWCS Superintendent Announces Increased Spending Plan for FY17

PWCS Superintendent Announces Increased Spending Plan for FY17

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

PWCS Superintendent Steve Walts unveiled a proposed $1.08 billion spending plan, up 3.9% from current levels.

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Bach2Rock Holds Grand Opening, Demo Classes

Bach2Rock Holds Grand Opening, Demo Classes

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Bach2Rock, the new music school at Bristow Commons, will celebrate its official grand opening with live demos and sample classes, Saturday, Feb. 6, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Proposed Bills Would Allow Residents to Vote on Tolling I-66

Proposed Bills Would Allow Residents to Vote on Tolling I-66

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Del. Bob Marshall (R-13th VA) is asking for residential support to help shepherd three bills through the Virginia General Assembly that could help to stop the tolling of I-66.

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Chipotle Comes to Bristow Center

Chipotle Comes to Bristow Center

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Bristow residents will no longer have to make the trek down Linton Hall to dine at Chipotle Mexican Grill; the Rappaport Companies confirmed that they have signed the chain as a tenant at Bristow Center.

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Stewart Endorses More Inclusive Virginia Primary

Stewart Endorses More Inclusive Virginia Primary

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

The Republicans will have a more open primary this year, as the “statement of intent” has been eliminated and the Trump campaign thinks that is a good thing.

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Couple Attacks Haymarket Man with Hatchet Following Failed Drug Deal

Couple Attacks Haymarket Man with Hatchet Following Failed Drug Deal

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police arrested two individuals after they allegedly attacked a 21-year-old Haymarket man when he attempted to purchase drugs from the pair in the area of Tournament Drive and Jupiter Hills Lane Sunday night.

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Gainesville Man Dies Shoveling Snow

Gainesville Man Dies Shoveling Snow

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

James “Dwayne” Kougher of Gainesville was just 40-years-old when he died of a heart attack after shoveling snow last Friday.

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Nokesville Man Allegedly Stabs Three at MVP Bar and Grill

Nokesville Man Allegedly Stabs Three at MVP Bar and Grill

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged Brian Erwin Rowell, 47, of Nokesville with aggravated malicious wounding Jan. 29, following the alleged stabbing of three victims at the MVP Bar and Grill located at 7518 Old Linton Hall Road in Gainesville.

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Novant Opens Urgent Care at Bristow Center

Novant Opens Urgent Care at Bristow Center

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

A new urgent care location has opened in Bristow.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Officials Reach Compromise on Gun Laws

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Officials Reach Compromise on Gun Laws

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia’s concealed carry compromise offers something for both Republicans and Democrats.

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School Board Chair Responds to PWC Chairman’s Criticism of School Closings

School Board Chair Responds to PWC Chairman’s Criticism of School Closings

| January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers had a few words for Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart after Stewart publicly criticized the school division for closing for a week after the blizzard.

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Bills Seek ‘Religious Freedom’ to Reject Same-Sex Marriage

Bills Seek ‘Religious Freedom’ to Reject Same-Sex Marriage

| January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

A group of Republican lawmakers, Monday, touted a bundle of legislation that they said would ensure religious freedom but that critics said would sanction discrimination against gay couples seeking to marry.

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OPINION: PWC School Board Chairman Feels Strongly Guns Have No Place in Schools

OPINION: PWC School Board Chairman Feels Strongly Guns Have No Place in Schools

| January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

In response to Delegate Robert Marshall’s (R-Manassas) HB76, which would make it legal for local school boards to allow concealed carry permit holders to possess guns on public school property, Chairman Ryan Sawyers is adamantly opposed.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest of 2 Gainesville Men

Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest of 2 Gainesville Men

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Following a late night traffic stop in the Opal area, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Raymond Marcus Esqueda, 19, and Patrick Bigoness, Jr, 25, both of Gainesville, on multiple narcotics violations.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would Remove Sales Tax on Tampons

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would Remove Sales Tax on Tampons

Virginia’s General Assembly is considering exempting feminine hygiene products from sales tax.

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Prince William Police to Start Body-Worn Camera Program

Prince William Police to Start Body-Worn Camera Program

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William County Police Department is scheduled to deploy body-worn cameras by this fall.

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No Bristow Burglaries Reported So Far in New Year

No Bristow Burglaries Reported So Far in New Year

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Bristow residents were alarmed at the number of burglaries and attempted burglaries that were reported in 2015; however, there have been none since Dec. 31, 2015.

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PWCS Reopens for Weekend Activities

PWCS Reopens for Weekend Activities

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

Following seven consecutive weather-related closings, Prince William County Schools will reopen Saturday for school division and community activities.

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Industrial Sector of Innovation Park May Be Redesignated Mixed-Use Development

Industrial Sector of Innovation Park May Be Redesignated Mixed-Use Development

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Restaurants, hotels, apartments and office space may replace industrial sector of Innovation Park in Prince William County.

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Haymarket Woman Charged with Assaulting Officer Following Crash

Haymarket Woman Charged with Assaulting Officer Following Crash

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged Cathy Jo Hottle, 41, of Haymarket with assault & battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and driving under the influence following a Jan. 21 accident investigation.

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Manassas Man Strangles Teen Girl with Electrical Cord

Manassas Man Strangles Teen Girl with Electrical Cord

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged Jose Benedicto Marchorro Gonzalez, 27, of Manassas, with aggravated malicious wounding, strangulation and domestic assault & battery for allegedly attacking a 16 year-old-female juvenile from Annandale early Wednesday morning.

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UPDATED: Residents Called it! No School Thursday, Friday

UPDATED: Residents Called it! No School Thursday, Friday

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County Schools officially announced all county schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29 on Code Red.

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PWCS: Feb. 1 Teacher Workday on as Scheduled; Grading Period Delayed 5 Days

PWCS: Feb. 1 Teacher Workday on as Scheduled; Grading Period Delayed 5 Days

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County Schools announced Tuesday evening that regardless of whether or not classes resume Thursday, Jan. 28, the teacher workday scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1 will take place as planned.

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Linton Hall School Students Learn Stewardship of Nature, Sustainability

Linton Hall School Students Learn Stewardship of Nature, Sustainability

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

At Linton Hall School in Bristow, students have been engaging in an experiential ecology curriculum for nearly 40 years.

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VDOT Clean-Up Efforts to Continue Throughout Week

VDOT Clean-Up Efforts to Continue Throughout Week

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Department of Transportation says it’s in it for the long haul as snow removal efforts will continue for days.

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LIVE & LEARN: Courage, Easily Spoken of But Difficult to Act Upon

LIVE & LEARN: Courage, Easily Spoken of But Difficult to Act Upon

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | Live & Learn

On this snow day, educator Riley O’Casey muses about what it takes to find the courage to stand up for your convictions.

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WEATHER BEAT: Weekend Storm Expected to Miss Region

WEATHER BEAT: Weekend Storm Expected to Miss Region

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | Weather

Weatherman John Biggs says don’t worry about the possibility of a another snow storm this weekend.

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UPDATED: PWCS Closed Wednesday

UPDATED: PWCS Closed Wednesday

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County Schools announced that all schools will be closed on Code Red on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27.

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Kids Pitch In To Clean Up After Blizzard

Kids Pitch In To Clean Up After Blizzard

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Following a snow storm, kids will be kids often means sleds and snowballs; however to some, it means helping their parents and neighbors.

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VDOT Targets Subdivisions, Secondary Roads

VDOT Targets Subdivisions, Secondary Roads

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Department of Transportation crews have completed work on all Interstate and major primary roads in Virginia and they are now working to clear secondary roads and subdivision streets.

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Manassas Apartment Building Collapses Under Weight of Snow

Manassas Apartment Building Collapses Under Weight of Snow

| January 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Fire and rescue units evacuated 67 residents from two apartment buildings in the 10900 block of Coverstone Drive in Manassas following a partial collapse of one building’s roof.

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VDOT: Stay Off Roads Sunday

VDOT: Stay Off Roads Sunday

| January 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

As the Blizzard of 2016 has come to an end, the Virginia Department of Transportation asks residents to stay home Sunday as they begin the massive clean-up effort.

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Aldie Barn Collapse Traps Horse

Aldie Barn Collapse Traps Horse

| January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

A horse barn at the 24000 block of James Monroe Highway, Route 15, in Aldie near the Prince William County line partially collapsed this afternoon.

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BLIZZARD OF 2016: Snow, Winds End at Midnight

BLIZZARD OF 2016: Snow, Winds End at Midnight

| January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

While the Blizzard Warning ends 6 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service expects snow and wind will end at midnight tonight.

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Blizzard of 2016: Strongest Winds Saturday Afternoon

Blizzard of 2016: Strongest Winds Saturday Afternoon

| January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

As residents see snow accumulation over a foot early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service warns that more is coming and the strongest winds will occur Saturday afternoon.

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Blizzard of 2016: ‘The Worst is Yet to Come’

Blizzard of 2016: ‘The Worst is Yet to Come’

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

While residents are seeing 6 or more inches of accumulation at 8 p.m. Friday, the forecasted high wind speeds will hit the area tonight.

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UPDATED: Bristow Bagel Deli Attempts to Remain Open for Plow Crews, First Responders

UPDATED: Bristow Bagel Deli Attempts to Remain Open for Plow Crews, First Responders

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

While others in Northern Virginia are hunkering down for the mega-blizzard, Tom & Suzie’s NY Bagel Deli in Bristow Commons plans to stay open most of the night.

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Cabela’s Reverses Decision; Will Open in Gainesville in 2017

Cabela’s Reverses Decision; Will Open in Gainesville in 2017

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

After announcing they would not enter the Northern Virginia market, Cabela’s Outdoor store will move forward on building an 80,000 square foot store at Virginia Gateway in Gainesville.

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VDOT Stages Roads Aheads of Blizzard; Urges Residents to Stay Home

VDOT Stages Roads Aheads of Blizzard; Urges Residents to Stay Home

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

As the Blizzard of 2016 approaches, the Virginia Department of Transportation ask residents to stay off the roads Friday and Saturday as crews and trucks prepare to deploy for this dangerous winter storm.

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NWS Confirms Snow Totals, Start Time

NWS Confirms Snow Totals, Start Time

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Weather

For the last several days, Bristow Beat has been reporting that snow accumulations could exceed two feet; the National Weather Service has confirmed that residents could see 30 inches by the end of the storm.

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VRE Shares Plans for Haymarket-Gainesville Extension

VRE Shares Plans for Haymarket-Gainesville Extension

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Rail Express (VRE) hopes to add three new commuter stations in western Prince William County to open in 2022.

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UDPATED: NWS Issues Blizzard Warning

UDPATED: NWS Issues Blizzard Warning

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard warning from 1 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Sunday, upgrading the Blizzard Watch from Wednesday.

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State of Emergency Declaration Means More Resources for Winter Storm

State of Emergency Declaration Means More Resources for Winter Storm

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 8 a.m. Thursday, which will authorize state agencies to help local governments respond to the approaching winter storm that will impact the area Friday through Sunday.

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