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Stanley Martin Tries to Sell Bristow Residents on Devlin Tech Park, but Residents Aren't Buying It

Stanley Martin Companies usually builds homes, but this week its VP of Land tried to convince Northern Virginians residents that a data …

UPDATED: Roundabouts Planned for Rollins Ford Road Receive Funding

Prince William County receives more than $9 million to build two roundabouts on Rollins Ford Road in Gainesville.

Police Arrest Four Manassas Men for Gang-Related Assault by Mob, Burglary

One man was injured in during the incident and property was stolen. 

Brentsville Supervisor to Hold Town Hall Ahead of Devlin Tech Park Public Hearing

Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson-R announced she is holding a town hall on Feb. 2 in Bristow to discuss the Devlin Tech Park and Devlin road widening.

Del. Roem Announces Va to Provide $33 Million in Transportation Funds for Route 28, Rollins Ford Road

The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved the allocation of funds from the Virginia Highway Safety Improvement Plan (VHSIP) for Roem’s priority transportation safety projects.

OmniRide Service Change Takes Effect Jan. 30; New Schedules Here

OmniRide’s Service Change will take effect on Monday, Jan 30. Schedules for Express, Metro Express, and Local routes will change on that date. 

'Just Say No' to Stanley Martin Rezoning Protest & Press Conference

"No one should live in the shadows of data centers. Join the resistance!"

Gift Decadence During This Season of Love

Valentine's Day may traditionally be a lovers' holiday, but it's also an opportunity to connect with those who make your heart happiest, whether it's family, friends or anyone who enriches your life. ...

RECENT NEWS

Prince William County Receives More Than $10 Million in Congressional Funding

As the United States Congress concluded its business for the 117th session, Prince William County received significant resources for local projects in the Omnibus budget package.

Amazon Web Services Plans to Invest $35 Billion in the Commonwealth by 2040 to Expand Data Center Campuses

Youngkin-R announced that Amazon Web Services plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia.

Va. Sen. McClellan Touts Defeat of State Abortion Ban Bills

Virginia Senators considered three bills on abortion. One would have totally banned abortion except in cases of rape, incest and a serious threat to the life of the mother.

Virginia Lawmakers Propose Legislation to Prevent and/or Regulate Data Center Near Manassas Battlefield

Virginia lawmakers have put forth legislation that would hinder data center development near the Manassas Battlefield.

Poll Shows Virginians Favor Statewide Investment in Mental Health Services

New statewide poll results show that there is widespread, bipartisan support among Virginia voters for government investment in mental health and substance abuse treatments and services.
COMMUNITY FEATURES
Book a Special Valentine’s Day Wedding Ceremony as Part of Prince William County's Annual Wedding Bash
People wanting to get married on Valentine's Day can say "I do" with the Clerk of Courts at a restaurant that was previously a historic church.
5 Easy DIYs to Display Your Love
(Family Features) Handmade Valentine's Day decor is a crafty way to put your love on display. Add a little TLC to your home or share your affection with loved ones by dedicating some time to simple DIY projects that come straight from the heart.
New Year, New You: Tips for a Healthy Start to 2023
Turning the page on the calendar gives us a chance to turn the page on old unhealthy habits, commit to being better, healthier versions of ourselves and look to the future with hope for what’s to come.
UPDATED: Data Center Tech Park Planned for Devlin Road, Bristow
The Prince William Planning Commission recommended the rezoning of 270 acres in Bristow from residential to light industrial to make way for the Devlin Technology Park.
Fundraiser Helps Dumfries Family Rocked by Quintuple Shooting
The family of eight children lost their mom in September. Now, they suffer with the youngest child dead, plus three teen daughters and the mom's young brother seriously injured.
Patriot HS Student Among Finalists for Prince William's DST 33rd annual Dr. MLK, Jr.  Youth Oratorical Competition
The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Youth Oratorical Competition on YouTube and allowing voting via text.
Recent & Relevant News

Police Investigate Larceny by Auto in Bristow Neighborhood

The suspect is seen opening the door to resident's car. He appears to be young, thin built and light skinned. Prince William Police responded to a vandalism/ vehicle larceny call Feb. 22, at 2:28 …

Man Attempts Robbery at Braemar Plaza Subway

 Prince William County Officers responded to the Subway located at 12737 Braemar Village Plaza in Bristow to investigate an attempted robbery, Jan. 4 at 10:15 a.m. The investigation revealed …

Woman Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash in Independence Hill Area of Manassas

The woman's car traveled down a ravine before stopping in a ditch.

UPDATE: Police Arrest D.C. Man for Quintuple Dumfries Shooting; 3-Year-Old Dead

Prince William Police officers responded to a residence located in the 17900 block of Milroy Drive in Dumfries to investigate a shooting, Jan. 4.

Data centers are planned for much of the green space seen in the aerial view picture of Western Prince William County.

NASA Scientist Warns Bristow-area Residents Will Hear New Data Centers

High-density data centers currently planned for the Bristow area would result in area residents hearing a disruptive 'hum' 24/7, said NASA scientist Dr. John Lyver and the HOA Roundtable of Prince William County.

Amberleigh Station & Silver Leaf Estates Residents to Protest Runaway Data Center Development in Bristow

Bristow, Virginia – Community activists will hold a press conference outside of Amberleigh Station in Bristow to protest Dutch data center developer Yondr’s plans to build eleven …

All Prince William Taxpayers Will Pay for Data Centers Built Near Schools

Every Prince William taxpayer will eventually pay for bad planning.

Bristow Demonstrators Pushback Against Data Center Development Near Homes, Schools

A group of 128 Prince William residents participated in a rally and media conference to  "Save Bristow” against rampant data center development.

Virginia State News

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.

EDUCATION & LEARNING

ARTFactory 'Off the Wall' Art Exhibit Showcases Prince William Students

Student artists from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) were selected as top winners for their pieces featured in the 19th Off the Wall art exhibit and competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

Brentsville, Gainesville Residents Speak Out at 'Listening Session' Against Data Center Zoning Near Homes, Schools

Western Prince William County residents made clear, Tuesday evening, that they do not want data centers next to residential neighborhoods, schools or parks.

Haymarket brothers Dhruv Amitabhs, 12, and Darsh Amitabhs, 10, are excited to be recognized by iWRITE as published authors in the "I Am Texas," a book recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ as the largest published book by kids for kids.

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/

Hardest college to get into in every state

Stacker combed through Niche's 2023 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America ranking to see which school is the most difficult to gain admission to in each state.

BUSINESS
Senior Living

Harbor Chase Changes Name to Arbor Terrace Prince William Commons

There’s a new name for senior living in Woodbridge, Va. Arbor Terrace Prince William Commons, formerly Harbor Chase is now under the management of The Arbor Company.

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.

Attorney General Miyares Announces Enforcement Against Alleged Illegal Robocallers

RICHMOND, VA -- Attorney General Jason Miyares today announced the national Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force is seeking to require responses to investigative demands sent to two voice service …

Prince William Chamber of Commerce Announces New President

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Sweeney has been selected as the Chamber’s new President & CEO.
Opinion

Planning Commission Could Recommend'Tech Flex' Where Neighbors Oppose

"Despite the obviously compromised nature of the September 14 Planning Commission Public Hearing, now we must pivot almost immediately to another public hearing on updates to the county’s comprehensive plan.

LOCAL LIFESTYLES

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?

Want More Happiness? Do the Work.

Are you ready to think some more about happiness? In the first installment of the “Get Happier, Dammit” series, we looked at the definition of happiness – what it could be, what it might look like. We talked a little about the book that launched this column and how to move on from there.

Yoga: Modern research shows a variety of benefits to both body and mind from the ancient practice

The popularity of yoga has grown tremendously in the past decade. More than 10% of U.S. adults have practiced yoga at some point in their lives. Yoga practitioners on average spend …
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Food

Top 5 cooking trends for 2023 to check out

(BPT) - If you love exploring ingredients and new ways to cook old favorites, 2023’s cooking trends will delight and inspire you. GoodCook Culinary Chef Anthony Serrano shares trends he’s …

Health

5 Ways to Manage Your Weight

(Family Features) For many people who wish to work toward a healthier weight, one of the greatest obstacles is figuring out where to begin. These tips show it doesn't take a drastic lifestyle overhaul to make an impact.

Pets

9 ways to save on dog care

Wag! compiled a list of 10 ways to save money on dog care using news and information from veterinarians, pet care experts, and more.  

LifeStyles

62 celebrities you might not know are LGBTQ+

Stacker highlights over 60 LGBTQ+ celebrities and their integral contributions to the LGBTQ+ community and/or entertainment industry.

Senior

Best places to retire in America

Stacker compiled a list of the best places in the United States to retire, using Niche rankings based on factors such as weather and access to health care.

Green Living

10 community service projects to do as a team

Pyn compiled a list of 10 ideas for community service projects that companies, organizations, and other groups could do together to bond while helping give back to their communities.  

Civics Lesson

Haymarket Councilman Bob Weir Wins Republican Nomination for Gainesville Supervisor

Longtime serving Haymarket Council member Bob Weir won the Republican nomination for the Gainesville seat on Prince William County Board of Supervisors at the Prince William Republican Party "mass …

Democrat Kerensa Sumer Announces Campaign for Gainesville Supervisor

Kerensa Sumer is a defender of the Rural Crescent and a Democrat. Last week she announced her candidacy to be the next Gainesville District Supervisor.

Comp Plan Amendment Proposal Could Bring Up to 6,500+ Homes to Vint Hill Area in Brentsville

Alternative 1 would bring 600+ new homes to the Vint Hill area. In comparison, Alternative 3 would bring almost 11 times that number. 

Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland Thanks Constituents for 'A Chance to Serve'

Dear Friends:Tomorrow, I will be stepping down after serving eleven years representing the people of the Gainesville District on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. I …

Amberleigh Station Resident Blindsided that Data Centers Would be Built 100' from her Backyard

It was eight weeks ago that I learned data centers, plural, many data centers, containing many buildings, were going to be built DIRECTLY behind my house, not just somewhere on the property 'back there.'