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Manassas Area Taxi-Cab Robber Arrested

Manassas Area Taxi-Cab Robber Arrested

Prince William Officers arrested a suspect on Dec. 17, who they believe to have perpetrated series of armed robberies against tax-cab drivers in the Manassas area of Prince William County since De.c 9.

Candland’s Proposal Passed; Prince William Tax Increase Capped at 1.7%

Candland’s Proposal Passed; Prince William Tax Increase Capped at 1.7%

The average property tax bill in Prince William County will not increase next year as much as planned.

Education

Dr. Healey to Lead 12th Prince William High School

Dr. Healey to Lead 12th Prince William High School

Prince William County Schools announces that Dr. Tim Healey, Associate Superintendent for Student Learning and Accountability, has been named principal of its 12th High School.

School Board Votes to Approve Pre-Labor Day Start for Students

School Board Votes to Approve Pre-Labor Day Start for Students

The Prince William County School Board voted unanimously Dec. 17 to approve the 2015-16 calendar option that includes a pre-Labor Day start date for schools and a two week winter vacation.

Arts & Entertainment

Third Annual Nokesville Christmas Parade Planned for Saturday

Third Annual Nokesville Christmas Parade Planned for Saturday

The Third Annual Nokesville Christmas Parade begins this Saturday at 4 p.m. along Fitzwater Drive.

White Bicycle Fence Artist Signs Copies of New Children’s Book in Old Town

White Bicycle Fence Artist Signs Copies of New Children’s Book in Old Town

Tom Noll, the artist behind the Manassas bicycle fence, signs copies of his children’s books at Opera House Gourmet Saturday and Sunday afternoon .

Business

Residents Contributed to Record-Setting Online Holiday Sales Weekend

Residents Contributed to Record-Setting Online Holiday Sales Weekend

Residents choosing to spend their money online during this year’s Cyber Monday Dec. 1 helped to make it the heaviest online spending day in history.

Elite Shooting Sports Opens in Area

Elite Shooting Sports Opens in Area

Elite Shooting Sports LLC officially opened its doors this weekend, becoming one of the most advanced and largest indoor shooting facilities in the nation.

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Bristow Girl Scouts Perform 31 Days of Random Acts of Kindness

Bristow Girl Scouts Perform 31 Days of Random Acts of Kindness

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Community

This holiday season, Bristow Girl Scout Service Unit 90-07 is getting into the ‘giving spirit’ by giving kindness to the community with their “31 Days of Random Acts of Kindness” for the month of December.

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Manassas Area Taxi-Cab Robber Arrested

Manassas Area Taxi-Cab Robber Arrested

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Officers arrested a suspect on Dec. 17, who they believe to have perpetrated series of armed robberies against tax-cab drivers in the Manassas area of Prince William County since De.c 9.

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Dr. Healey to Lead 12th Prince William High School

Dr. Healey to Lead 12th Prince William High School

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County Schools announces that Dr. Tim Healey, Associate Superintendent for Student Learning and Accountability, has been named principal of its 12th High School.

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Candland’s Proposal Passed; Prince William Tax Increase Capped at 1.7%

Candland’s Proposal Passed; Prince William Tax Increase Capped at 1.7%

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The average property tax bill in Prince William County will not increase next year as much as planned.

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School Board Votes to Approve Pre-Labor Day Start for Students

School Board Votes to Approve Pre-Labor Day Start for Students

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William County School Board voted unanimously Dec. 17 to approve the 2015-16 calendar option that includes a pre-Labor Day start date for schools and a two week winter vacation.

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Stewart Talks Taxes, Schools, Development: ‘I Am Not Proposing an Increase in Taxes.’

Stewart Talks Taxes, Schools, Development: ‘I Am Not Proposing an Increase in Taxes.’

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Chairman Corey Stewart explains how sticking to the five year plan will help schools, and how residential development is better than the alternative.

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Citizen Critiques BOCS Chairman Stewart for Tax-Negative Development

Citizen Critiques BOCS Chairman Stewart for Tax-Negative Development

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Ralph Stephenson, member of Prince William Citizens for Balance Growth, criticized Prince William Board of County Supervisor Chairman At-large Corey Stewart (R) for tax-negative growth in his “Letter to the Editor.”

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Westbound I-66 Lanes to Close Intermittently Overnight this Week

Westbound I-66 Lanes to Close Intermittently Overnight this Week

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Department of Transportation will once again intermittently close westbound lanes on I-66 from midnight to 5 a.m. Thursday and Friday to accommodate the installation of two gantries between the Fairfax County Parkway and Route 28.

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Alarm Foils Gainesville Home Burglary

Alarm Foils Gainesville Home Burglary

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police responded 9:14 p.m. Dec. 15 to an alarm activation in the 10400 block of Wharfdale Place in Gainesville.

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Haymarket Residents Fear Alt. Transmission Route Will Affect Historic Sites

Haymarket Residents Fear Alt. Transmission Route Will Affect Historic Sites

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Residents of Greater Haymarket have shared their concerns that the “New Road Alternative” power line route proposed by Dominion Power for their 230kV transmission line and substation project would traverse land that includes historic sites and neighborhoods.

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RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Gainesville Subway Cited for Repeated Food Temperature Violations

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Gainesville Subway Cited for Repeated Food Temperature Violations

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Health District cited Subway, located at 7523 Linton Hall Road in Gainesville, for 8 violations, including repeated food temperature issues.

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Nokesville Christmas Parade Delights Attendees

Nokesville Christmas Parade Delights Attendees

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments | Community

For the past three years the Nokesville Christmas Parade has been a fun event that brought families and neighbors together.

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School Board Chair Won’t Run for Re-election in 2015

School Board Chair Won’t Run for Re-election in 2015

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William School Board Chairman At-large Milton Johns has announced he will not seek another term as chairman.

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Teacher Keeps Kids Safe as Bus Driver Experiences Medical Condition

Teacher Keeps Kids Safe as Bus Driver Experiences Medical Condition

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

When a bus driver displayed medical issues while driving Victory Elementary students on a field trip Tuesday, Dec. 9, a teacher stepped in and made sure the driver parked the bus safely.

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Staff Learns Sunday that Bristow Peet’s Coffee to Close Monday

Staff Learns Sunday that Bristow Peet’s Coffee to Close Monday

| December 14, 2014 | 1 Comment | News

The staff of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Braemar Village Plaza learned Sunday that Monday would be their last day.

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PWCS Clarifies Telework Rules

PWCS Clarifies Telework Rules

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

While it’s common for teachers to plan lessons and grade assignments at home, a new Prince William County Schools regulation formally confirms that this activity is strictly voluntary.

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UPDATED: Candland, Police Chief Consider Cameras for Prince William Police

UPDATED: Candland, Police Chief Consider Cameras for Prince William Police

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland asked county staff to research adding dash cameras to vehicles on the Prince William County Police Force, and/or body cameras for police officers.

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PWCS to Consider Pre-Labor Day Start for Students

PWCS to Consider Pre-Labor Day Start for Students

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William County School Board will consider a pre-Labor Day start date calendar option, along with its standard calendar

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Two Battlefield H.S. Students Charged with Posession of Tobacco After Drug Search

Two Battlefield H.S. Students Charged with Posession of Tobacco After Drug Search

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged two teen boys, 15 and 16-years-old, with possession of tobacco following a drug search of Battlefield High School in Haymarket Dec. 5.

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Local Republicans Revoke Scott Jacobs’ Membership in their Party

Local Republicans Revoke Scott Jacobs’ Membership in their Party

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William County Republican Committee announced Tuesday that it has officially removed independent candidate Brentsville Supervisor Scott Jacobs from its membership.

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Brentsville Supervisor Debate Highlights Distinctions between Candidates

Brentsville Supervisor Debate Highlights Distinctions between Candidates

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

More than 140 people filled Linton Hall School’s gymnasium Tuesday night to hear the three candidates campaigning for Brentsville Magisterial District supervisor on Prince William County’s Board of County Supervisors weigh in on several community issues

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Third Annual Nokesville Christmas Parade Planned for Saturday

Third Annual Nokesville Christmas Parade Planned for Saturday

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Arts & Entertainment

The Third Annual Nokesville Christmas Parade begins this Saturday at 4 p.m. along Fitzwater Drive.

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Manassas Physician Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

Manassas Physician Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

A physician working at Patient First on Liberia Avenue in Manassas (20110) has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a male patient.

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PWC Middle School Class Sizes Down by 1.9 students

PWC Middle School Class Sizes Down by 1.9 students

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County Schools announced Monday that the average class size across all county middle schools is down by 1.9 students.

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Handgun, Jewelry, Money Stolen from Bristow Home

Handgun, Jewelry, Money Stolen from Bristow Home

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police responded to the 8600 block of Placid Lake Court in Bristow for reports of a residential burglary.

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Westbound I-66 Lanes to Close Overnight Thursday

Westbound I-66 Lanes to Close Overnight Thursday

| December 9, 2014 | 1 Comment | News

The Virginia Department of Transportation will intermittently close westbound lanes on I-66 from midnight to 5 a.m. Friday to accommodate the installation of two gantries between the Fairfax County Parkway and Route 28.

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DAY CARE INSPECTIONS: Buckland Mills Elementary SACC Cited for 10 Violations

DAY CARE INSPECTIONS: Buckland Mills Elementary SACC Cited for 10 Violations

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

The Virginia Department of Social Services conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection of the Buckland Mills Elementary School Age Child Care Program and found 10 violations in the areas of staff qualifications and training, background checks, staff to child ratio, and special care provisions and emergencies.

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NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Prince William

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Prince William

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain and snow until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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Officer Yung’s Parents Create Memorial to Son on Nokesville Road

Officer Yung’s Parents Create Memorial to Son on Nokesville Road

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Community

The parents of Chris Yung decorated a memorial at Sowder Village Square on Nokesville Road in Manassas Sunday afternoon.

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Brentsville Candidates for Supervisor to Debate Tuesday Night

Brentsville Candidates for Supervisor to Debate Tuesday Night

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Candidates for the Brentsville District Board of Supervisors seat will debate the issues tomorrow night.

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