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New EV Station in Prince William County

Prince William County Completes EV Charging Station Installation

The stations are open for unrestricted use by the public.
Prince William Crime Report: Dec. 1, 2021

Police Search for Man Who Briefly Abducted Teen near Lake Ridge Middle School

The girl told police the a man pulled her into the woods and covered her mouth with his hand.

Prince William Child Dies from Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

(Richmond, Va.) —The Virginia Department of Health has confirmed a death from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.
BREAKING: Prince William Police Report

UPDATE: Manassas Woman Charged with 2nd Degree Murder for Residential Shooting

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit were notified that the victim shot at a residence on 13500 block of Bradford Lane, Nov. 27, died of his injuries.
Prince William Police report, Nov. 22, 2021

Police Arrest 3 Juveniles for Tobacco & Vape Store Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery – Prince William Police Officers responded to the Smoke and Vape Shop located at 13625 Dumfries Road in Manassas (20112) to investigate a robbery, Nov. 20 at 8:33 …
Local Education News
UPDATED: Police Investigate Report of Shooting at Woodbridge High School
Prince William Police are alerting the public of the a report of an alleged shooting at Woodbridge Sr. High School, today. The school is on lockdown.  
Culturally Responsive Instruction: The Power of an Inclusive Educational Experience
Loree Williams will host a community town hall to provide parents, staff, and citizens of Prince William County insight into Culturally Responsive Instruction and Virginia’s new Cultural Competency requirement for its educators.
Seven PWEA Board Members Sign Association Into Trusteeship with VEA
Seven members of the Prince William Education Association signed a document, entering the association into a trusteeship that would allow the VEA to provide oversight. PWEA's President believes the agreement is illegitimate.
Prince William School Board Revises Student Non-discrimination Policy
The Prince William County School Board voted to revise Policy 738 “Non-discrimination and Harassment of Students” so to include “gender identity” as a protective class in accordance with state and federal law.
PWCS to Compensate Employees Staying Late to Supervise Children Waiting for Buses
Prince William County Schools will soon be compensating employees who stay after school beyond their contractual hours to supervise students waiting for buses .
Prince William School Board Approves Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing for Staff Members
The Prince William County School Board unanimously approved the Safe Learning & Safe Workplace policy. The policy requires all PWCS employees to either get fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or to submit to weekly testing. It passed without discussion.
Virginia State News
Virginia Department of Health Recommendation

VDH: CDC Recommends All Adults Get COVID-19 Booster Shot

Approximately 2.2 million Virginians are now eligible to receive a booster dose.
Virginia Dept. of Health Community Ambassador release

Q&A on Children's COVID-19 with Virginia Dept. of Health

 We have gathered the top 5 questions + answers below so that parents + guardians can make the best-informed decision possible for their families.
Virginia Dept. of Health Community Ambassador release

Q&A on Children's COVID-19 with Virginia Dept. of Health

 We have gathered the top 5 questions + answers below so that parents + guardians can make the best-informed decision possible for their families.
Virginia State Police Breaking News

Woodbridge Woman, Another Driver Die in Car Crash on I-95

The Florida woman drove in the wrong direction on the highway
Lifestyle
Things to Do in Prince William County this December & Holiday Season
Below is a listing of upcoming events, festivals, and activities that occur in Prince William County this December. Events include concerts, festivals, and family-friendly events for the community.
Special Gifts to Celebrate Loved Ones
(Family Features) Whether the special person on your list is a fashion expert, foodie, work-at-home busybody or the neighborhood gearhead, these practical presents offer exciting ways to make the holidays memorable.
'Tis the Holiday Baking Season
(Family Features) Sweet treats and mouthwatering desserts like Walnut Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart and Vanilla Walnut Whipped Cream can bring family and friends around the table to celebrate the season together, one bite at a time.
Bake with Joy This Holiday Season
(Family Features) If you pour your heart into baking treats for family and loved ones this time of year, you'll likely appreciate this inspiration for baking joy into each bite.
Hot Topics
Education

5 tips for easing the transition to in-person back to school

(BPT) - As most working American parents and students prepare to return to in-person work and school, after a year plus of remote work and virtual learning, it begs the question for parents: How …

Health

7 tips for staying healthy this back-to-school season

(BPT) - Here we are, a full school year later, and again moving into it with some uncertainty. Whether in-person or remote, masked or mask-less, there are a lot of new experiences ahead for students …

Pets

How to Save Money on Pet Care

(NewsUSA) - Owning a pet has a lot of perks, but caring for one can take its toll on your wallet. According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people …

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5 inspiring ways to bring the beauty of nature into the home

(BPT) - It’s no secret that nature has the power to inspire, invigorate, restore and refresh. Research shows that nature can offer mental health benefits including decreasing stress and …

Travel

Pay for your vacation by renting your home while away

(BPT) - Traveling is part of the human experience. Whether you prefer meandering road trips to small towns, focused explorations of top tourist destinations or fast flights to energetic big city …

Education

Use technology to get into a new back-to-school routine

(BPT) - Heading back to school is an exciting time for students, but after over a year of being flexible with home, hybrid and in-person study, your family might feel a bit overwhelmed at the idea of …

7 ways to up your gift-giving game

(BPT) - Have you ever received a bad gift? Maybe Aunt Debbie gave you a bag of expired candy or your sibling gifted you a restaurant coupon. Perhaps your co-worker baked you peanut butter cookies and …

Doing well by doing good: Ways to give back to your community

(BPT) - With the giving season upon us, people are thinking about how they can give back to their communities. There are numerous ways to give back whether by helping those in need, volunteering your …

OmniRide Receives VTA Exceptional Safety Award

WOODBRIDGE, VA – The Virginia Transit Association (VTA) honored OmniRide with the Exceptional Safety Award at a ceremony on Wednesday, September 29 at the VTA’s annual meeting in Tysons

Steps to help small businesses emerge from COVID-19 challenges

(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses across the country in numerous ways. From new health guidelines and supply chain woes to hurdles with hiring and retaining employees, …
Ric Segovia, Senior Vice President and Branch Manager for George Mason Mortgage for the last 27 years has over 34 years of mortgage banking experience.

George Mason Mortgage is a Trusted Name in Virginia Real Estate

George Mason Mortgage has been a trusted name in real estate for 40 years. Ric Segovia, Senior VP and Branch Manager for for the last 27 years brings 34 years of mortgage banking experience to the profession.
Founder Jeff Salter visits the Gainesville location

Caring Senior Service 'Grab the Bars' E-Bike Ride Spreads Awareness on Senior Safety

The “Grab the Bars” initiative aims to educate people on how bars installed in senior’s homes can save lives. Falls are the leading cause of serious injury among seniors.
OmniRide stakeholders explain significance of new Western Maintenance & Storage Facility

OmniRide Holds Ribbon Cutting for Western Bus Maintenance, Storage Facility

Now that the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission, or PRTC, has its OmniRide Western Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility on Doan Drive, in the western end of the county, buses will not …

A Sweet, Simple Way to Make Your Holiday Healthier

(Family Features) Whether you're looking to reduce the fat or added sugar content of a recipe or add more plants to your table, raisins are a healthy, natural option for topping or adding to your favorite dishes.
A Bristow Beat Column

What Do You NEED to Get Happy?

In this installment, writer Derek Kannemeyer answers questions on what we NEED in order to be happy.

3 helpful hints to enrich students’ virtual learning

(BPT) - While the majority of American students have returned to in-person learning, the shift to a more virtual way of life in schooling has changed for the foreseeable future with the increasing …

Linton Hall 6th Grader Dhruv Amitabh Wins National Short Story Contest

Dhruv Amitabh's 'The First Grade Field Trip' was selected to be published in 'iWRITE Short Stories by Kids for Kids: Publishing Contest's Anthology 12.'