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Prince William Police Department is hiring!

Prince William County Police Department Seeking Recruits

The department, with 700 officers, is attempting to increase diversity among the ranks so that it is more reflective of the county’s population.
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OmniRide Asks Residents to Pledge to Go Car Free on September 22

OmniRide asks commuters to pledge to go car free on Sept. 22, whether that means taking a bike, bus, carpool or teleworking from home.
Prince William Police Report Sept. 14,2021

Police Search for Suspects in Strong-Arm Robbery on Sudley Road

Strong-Arm Robbery – On September 12 at 1:46 a.m., officers responded to the 8900 block of Sudley Road. in Manassas (20109) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 28-year-old woman, …
Prince William Police Aug. 10 release

Gainesville Man Killed in Electric Bike Collision

An 80-year-old Gainesville man died of injuries sustained during an electric bike-SUV collision that occurred on Linton Hall Road, Bristow in late August. 

Police Investigate Domestic Dispute that Ended with One Death

Police officers responded to a domestic incident to find two people shot, and one man dead.  
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.
Prince William School Board Room Cleared due to Disruptive Crowd
The Prince William County School Board along with the Prince William County Police cleared the board room as the meeting as citizens became disruptive. 
School Board Proposes Changing Citizens Time Policy
This form will be completed for all new policies and regulations and for all recommendations for revisions to or deletions of policies and regulations of Prince William County Public …
Community Comes Together to Celebrate Patriot High School's 10-Year Anniversary
Patriot High School celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a community celebration, Sept. 10.
Proposed Resolution Would Require All PWCS Employees to Get Vaccinated, or Undergo Weekly Testing
Prince William County School may soon require all PWCS  employees to either get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.
Virginia Task Force Recommends Tools to Help Schools Adopt Culturally and Religiously Inclusive Holidays and Dietary Practices
Governor Ralph Northam today received the final report of the Task Force on Culturally Inclusive School Meals and Calendars after sharing a meal with task force members, educators, and students at Beville Middle School.
The Merit School Is Hiring!
The Merit School of Virginia, established in 1980, is a vibrant early childhood learning community in which all children are given an opportunity to excel.
Minnieland Academy is Hiring!
Minnieland Academy day care & early childhood education centers are hiring.
Governor Northam announces good news regarding unemployment rate in Virginia.

Governor Northam Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Drops for 15 Straight Months, to 4.0 Percent in August

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in August, 3.0 percentage points below the rate from one year ago.
Virginia Dept. of Health Public Health Advisory, Swimming

VDH’s Harmful Algae Bloom Advisories Remain in place for North Anna, Upper Pamunkey Branches; In Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties

(RICHMOND, Va.) – The North Anna and Upper Pamunkey Branches, including Terry’s Run, of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are continuing to experience a harmful algae …
Hospitalizations & Deaths surge in the Commonwealth fueled by the vaccine hesitant population

New VHHA Campaign Targets Vaccine Hesitant as COVID-19 Surge Worsens

Public Education Campaign Highlights Alarming Growth in COVID-19 Infections and Hospitalizations and Promotes Vaccination as a Strong Defense Against Illness in a Targeted Social Media Digital Video and an Audio Version Shipped to Radio Stations Across the Commonwealth.
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Health Officials Report Measles Cases in Virginia North & Central Regions

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting that a few Afghanistan refugees have brought measles to the Northern Virginia and the Richmond area.
Message from Virginians healthcare workers about the seriousness of the Delta variant

Healthcare Workers Urge Virginians to get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Nearly three dozen Virginia health care organizations are jointly urging unvaccinated Virginians to get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others as hospitalizations are surging.
Lifestyle
Things to Do in September in Prince William County
Prince William, Virginia is the perfect place to start the Fall season. From chili cook-offs to one of Northern Virginia’s longest running art celebrations, you can find a variety of activities to enjoy throughout the last few weeks of Summer. Prince William, Virginia | Come enjoy its open spaces and friendly faces.
OmniRide Asks Residents to Pledge to Go Car Free on September 22
OmniRide asks commuters to pledge to go car free on Sept. 22, whether that means taking a bike, bus, carpool or teleworking from home.
'Expressions Through Poetry' - Virtual Program for Teens
Kim B Miller will present “Expressions Through Poetry” virtually, explaining the difference between poets and spoken word poets as well as the art of haiku. She’ll also perform several of her own poems...
Are You Ready For Some Football Snacks?
Football is back this Sunday! What's on your game day menu? I have the perfect football snack!
In the Company of Laureates
 October 9-10, 2021  Saturday, 9:30-1:00 p.m. & Sunday, 12:30-4:00 p.m.  Northern Virginia Community College Lakeside Theatre & Atrium  2645 College Drive, …
Prince William County Police Department Seeking Recruits
The department, with 700 officers, is attempting to increase diversity among the ranks so that it is more reflective of the county’s population.
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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 …

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.
Governor Northam releases statement on American Rescue Plan funding

Here's how our federal assistance funds are being used in Virginia

Virginia has taken its American Rescue Plan funds and invested it in its businesses, students, police officers, behavioral health care and broadband.
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.

Franchise Marketing: Why a Corporate Only Strategy Can Fail a Franchise

Kate Sprague owner of Flourish with Kate marketing. By Kate Sprague  There’s a reason the Franchise Corporate Office provides advertising materials for local and regional use. It doesn’t even …

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.