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POLICE UPDATE: No Active Threat Identified at Unity Reed High School after Reports of Person with Gun

Police respond to reports of a person with a gun in the parking lot of Unity Reed High in Manassas.
COMMUNITY FEATURES

Anita Sadlack, State Farm Donate $2K to Local Children's Charity Boxes of Basics

Boxes of Basics is an independent nonprofit that provides local children in need with an entire seasonal wardrobe of new or gently used clothing.

Forbes Recognizes Local Edward Jones Financial Advisor Mark Miller

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Mark Miller of Haymarket was named to the Forbes '40 Under 40' Next-Gen Best-in-State Wealth Advisors for 2022.

Gainesville Artist & Entrepreneur Makes Gifting an Art Form

Whether you want prepared gifts for friends and family or colleagues and clients, SimaVisions has you covered.     Sima Button of SimaVisions is an artist, illustrator, business …
HOLIDAY EVENTS & FEATURES
Community News

Christmas at Civil War Camp

The Civil War did not pause at Christmas time. There were still battles to be fought, though camp life consumed most of the soldiers’ time.

Patriot High School PTSA Holiday Market

Over 70 vendors, 3 food trucks. crafts, Kids Activities and more! Come shop for the Holidays!!

Bring in the Holidays With Prince William County Parks and Recreation

Enjoy Prince William County's Holiday Market, Rock Around the Boardwalk, sign your children up for winter Break camps, or learn what Christmas was like in previous centuries.

SUNDAES with SANTA at Gainesville BASKIN ROBBINS Dec. 16

Parents sign up for your children to have Sundaes with 'THE' SANTA CLAUS at Baskin Robbins on Heathcote Blvd in Gainesville. 

ARTfactory’s Rooftop Productions presents A Christmas Carol (Broadway Musical)

Directed by Ted Ballard, Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas …
EDUCATION & LEARNING

Guinness World Records Recognized Book Features Linton Hall Students Dhruv and Darsh Amitabh

The two brothers’ stories are featured in the world’s largest published book written by children for children as recognized by the Guinness World Records/

Prince William County Schools to Lessen Site-Based Management

Superintendent of Prince William County Schools, Dr. LaTanya McDade explained that her administration intends to limit site-based management to better unify the school division. 

School Board Votes on 2023-24 Calendar

The Prince William County School Board has adopted the 2023-24 school calendar. The approved calendar aligns with community and staff survey results, providing a shorter winter break in favor of an …

Shop for Your Favorite Teachers & Students at Teachables

Kids don't realize they're learning with Teachables educational toys. To them, it's all fun.

Virginia Board of Education Rejects Youngkin Administration's New History & Social Science Standards

A new revision of Virginia's K-12 History and Social Science standards was widely criticized for being inaccurate and Eurocentric.

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom: Winter on the Farm

All ages/families. Join Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom as we read, “A Farm Prepares for Winter, Sleep Tight Farm” by Eugenie Doyle. After story time, make a “farm charm” craft to take home to remember all the things that farmers …

TOP NEWS STORIES

Prince William Police Seek Suspect in Robbery of Manassas Bank of America

The robbery occurred on the morning of Nov. 19.

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery of Manassas 7-Eleven

A masked brandished a knife in service of robbing the 7-Eleven on Centreville Road in Prince William County.

LIFESTYLES

9 Tips to Save on Holiday Shopping

(Family Features) Shopping for the holidays can make the most wonderful time of the year one of the most stressful times as well. To help reduce stress and avoid overspending on gifts, consider these money-saving tips.

Unhappy Holidays and How to Avoid Them—Tips from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to Keep Your Mail Safe This Season

(NAPSI)—Below are some common mistakes people make during the holiday season. These mistakes lead to a lot of frustration for you and pure delight for the bad guys:1. Get swindled. Scammers use …

Gainesville Artist & Entrepreneur Makes Gifting an Art Form

Whether you want prepared gifts for friends and family or colleagues and clients, SimaVisions has you covered.     Sima Button of SimaVisions is an artist, illustrator, business …

Virginia State Ballet Becomes Warrenton Ballet Center

To better represent this region’s growing reputation as a center for pre-professional dance, Virginia State Ballet has changed its name to the Warrenton Ballet Center.

Kickstart a Happier, Healthier Balanced Lifestyle

Are we really making a commitment to living a balanced healthy and happy lifestyle, or are we just making excuses?

A Full, Festive Menu for Holiday Celebrations

(Family Features) From the hors d'oeuvres to the main course and all the way through dessert, creating a full holiday menu doesn't have to be hard with recipes like Spinach Christmas Tree Salad, Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes with Kale and Gruyere, and Cranberry Cheesecake.

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Food

Holiday Fun with a Joyful Pop

(Family Features) Consider these simple seasonal ways you can let popcorn fuel your holiday adventures in recipes like Cranberry Popcorn Balls, Gingersnap Popcorn Snack Mix, White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Bark and Easy, Elegant Holiday Popcorn.

Health

5 simple wellness tips for a balanced lifestyle

(BPT) - Are you looking to revamp your habits and focus on your wellness? You don't have to follow a strict program or completely change your schedule to have a balanced lifestyle that benefits your physical, mental and emotional health.

Pets

Recognizing Holiday Hazards: 5 seasonal safety tips for pet owners

(Family Features) Holiday foods and decorations can pose health risks for pets and the hustle and bustle may be overwhelming. To help keep your pet safe amid the jolly chaos, consider these potential hazards.

LifeStyles

The most popular, gender-neutral baby names

Stacker sourced and analyzed data from the Social Security Administration list of popular baby names in 2021 to find the Top 50 gender-neutral names.  

Travel

Explore Vegan Fine Dining in the Caribbean

(NewsUSA) - Caribbean travel is back, and many favorite spots are expanding their offerings to meet a greater range of tastes and interests. If you or your travel companions are vegan, for …

Family

Holiday Must-Haves: Make holiday shopping a cinch

(Family Features) If you're a shopper at heart, it may be a challenge you enjoy, but if the idea of holiday shopping brings out the Grinch in you, consider these ideas for gifts to delight those you love this holiday season.

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The upside county seal is a protest against the Prince William Digital Gateway.

Nearly 100 Groups Are on Record Opposing the Prince William Digital Gateway

If every organization opposing the Prince William Digital Gateway utilized its five minutes of speaking time, the public hearing portion would last for eight hours without any individuals taking the mic.

Police Arrest Prince William School Bus Driver for Distribution of Child Pornography

On November 2, 2022, Warrenton Detectives and Virginia State Police Special Agents executed a search warrant at 321 Gay Road in reference to an ongoing investigation.   As a result, Mr. …

Opinion
Pageland landowners spoke for hours at Planning Commission Public Hearings, forcing citizens to stay up all night in order to get their turn to speak.
Coalition to Protect Prince William County Executive director says: “She's already sold out. She needs to go."
Virginia Governor Youngkin has established a tip line to report teachers. Please report your PWCS teachers now!
Coalition asks people to sign up for Citizens' Time on June 15.
Image courtesy of Prince William County Government PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – The Prince William County Department of Economic Development and the Office of Tourism are encouraging residents, …
BUSINESS

Virginia State Ballet Becomes Warrenton Ballet Center

To better represent this region’s growing reputation as a center for pre-professional dance, Virginia State Ballet has changed its name to the Warrenton Ballet Center.

Affordable Cleaning Service Expands to New Headquarters

Affordable Cleaning Services is an independently-owned local business that combines professionalism, responsiveness, and thorough cleaning!