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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 …
Woodbridge Flute Choir Holiday Concert to benefit Farthest Corners

Interview with Farthest Corners' Austin House on Situation in Burma...

Woodbridge Flute Choir will perform a 25th Anniversary Concert, Dec. 5, to benefit Farthest Corners in the nonprofit's effort to bring oxygen tanks to a small village in northern Burma/Myanmar.
Prince William Police Report

Police Investigate Shooting that Killed 2 in Lake Ridge

officers responded to a residence located on Bertram St. in Woodbridge to investigate a death.
Prince William Conservation Groups oppose PW Digital Gateway

Gainesville District Left without Vote on PW Digital Gateway Comp Plan Amendment

Rural Gainesville could become the BiCounty Parkway with the passage of a Comp Plan Amendment, and residents in the Gainesville District may not have a representative to vote on their behalf.
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

Virginia Makes Available Moderna & J&J Boosters

Beginning today, Virginians will now be able to receive boosters for Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines, which the Center for Disease Control approved on Oct. 21.
Lifestyle
The Woodbridge Flute Choir 25th Anniversary Holiday Concert
The Woodbridge Flute Choir (WFC) will present a Holiday Concert and Benefit for Farthest Corners on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville, Virginia.
Interview with Farthest Corners' Austin House on Situation in Burma...
Woodbridge Flute Choir will perform a 25th Anniversary Concert, Dec. 5, to benefit Farthest Corners in the nonprofit's effort to bring oxygen tanks to a small village in northern Burma/Myanmar.
November Things to Do in Prince William County
Prince William, Virginia is the perfect place to enjoy the Fall season. Visitors and residents can enjoy a variety of Veteran’s Day commemorations, fall festivals, live entertainment and early Christmas season events!
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.'
Autumn Abounds at Virginia State Parks
Get ready to experience fall in Virginia. Whether it be on foot, by bike or on the water, find your favorite colors at a park near you.
'Tis the Season: Top Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday
(BPT) - The holiday season is quickly approaching and many people are making their lists and checking them twice as they plan for holiday shopping, family celebrations and travel. Last year, we …
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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 …

Home improvement

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 …

Old Dominion Freight Job Fair

OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE HOSTS JOB FAIR FOR BRISTOW, VIRGINIA SERVICE CENTER OCT. 30

Leading less-than-truckload carrier will hire five Class A CDL truck drivers to support growing business in the Manassas and Northern Virginia area

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
PODCAST Flushing it Out with Samantha Spittle

Flushing It Out: Breaking Up with Yourself

Samantha talks with DeDee Cai, owner of coaching and consulting company Fit To Profit. DeDee helps business owners create the right mindset.
Education supply store to open, Aug. 21

Teachables to Hold Grand Opening, Saturday

Just in time for back to school, Teachables, an independently owned educational supply store, is holding its grand opening at Bristow Commons, Saturday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bakers and Entrepreneurs Jocelyn King and Brianne Hout taste success with Nothing Bundt Cakes Gainesville-Haymarket

Local Women Bring Nothing Bundt Cakes to Virginia Gateway

Western Prince William residents Jocelyn King and Brianne Hout are ecstatic about beginning new phases of their lives as owners of the Gainesville’s new specialty bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes Gainesville-Haymarket.

COLUMN: Crafty Coaching with Ed Johnson

Crafted Coach Ed Johnson is a leadership coach who inspires confidence and self-awareness in individuals so they can begin to operate as their best selves. The result is more successful interactions and honed skills in interpersonal relationships and inner growth.

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 …

Friends of Farthest Corners to Hold Benefit 'Concert on the Green' Picnic

Farthest Corners "Concert on the Green," Aug. 28, will feature acoustic music performed by local musicians. Money raised will help pay for the production of oxygen tanks for COVID-19 patients in Burma.

Disney Foodie Bites

Walt Disney World has released the menus for the popular EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival! It's going to be another drool-worthy festival that will thrill all you Disney foodies out there.

Local Women Bring Nothing Bundt Cakes to Virginia Gateway

Western Prince William residents Jocelyn King and Brianne Hout are ecstatic about beginning new phases of their lives as owners of the Gainesville’s new specialty bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes Gainesville-Haymarket.

Teachables Nova Recognizes Kathy Blanco as 'Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year'

Teachables Nova, a new educational supply store in Bristow, presents 'Best Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year Award' to Bristow Run Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kathy Blanco for excellence during an unprecedented year.