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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
Prince William Police investigate fatal vehicle crash on Oct. 12, 2021

Teen Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on Purcell Road

A 17-year-old Woodbridge male died in a single-vehicle crash on Purcell Road in Manassas, Prince William, Tuesday night. 
Prince William County Schools COVID-19 announcement, Oct. 8

36 Coronavirus Cases Close Prince William Elementary School for Week

PWCS Superintendent announced that Bennett Elementary School students will take a one week hiatus from in-person learning due to a significant COVID-19 outbreak at that school.
City of Manassas- Injuries at construction site under investigation

2 Injured in Partial Scaffolding Collapse in Manassas

A construction scaffolding partially collapsed at the under-construction Public Safety Headquarters on Grant Ave in the City of Manassas, Friday.
Town Hall will be held to discuss alleged Critical Race Theory in Prince William Schools

UPDATED: Listening Town Hall on Critical Race Theory to be Held at Patriot High School

Charles ‘Mac’ Haddow, the Coles District member on the Prince William County Racial & Social Justice Committee will hold a listening session on Critical Race Theory and Culturally …
UPDATED: Listening Town Hall on Critical Race Theory to be Held at Patriot High School
Charles ‘Mac’ Haddow, the Coles District member on the Prince William County Racial & Social Justice Committee will hold a listening session on Critical Race Theory and Culturally …
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 …
Last Day to Provide Input on PWCS 2022-23 Calendar
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UPDATED: Critical Race Theory in Schools Discussed at 'Unsanctioned' Racial Social Justice Commission Members Town Hall
Racial Social & Justice Commission members Mac Haddow (Coles) held a town hall/listening session in which they discussed Critical Race Theory in schools, at Patriot High School, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. …
PWCS Holds Ribbon Cutting for Gainesville High School
 Prince William County Schools held a dedication ceremony for Gainesville High School, the Lillian M. Orlich Student Services Center and the Ashley Guindon Media Center at Gainesville.
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.
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.
Virginia State Police release, Oct. 4

Police Investigate 2 Vehicle Crash on I-66 in Gainesville

Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Prince William County, 6:09 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4. 
Virginia State Parks newsletter

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.
VDH Announcement

Virginia Prepared to Provide Pfizer Booster Shots

The VDH is willing and prepared to provide Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters to eligible Virginia residents and workers.
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 …
Lifestyle
Haymarket Day 2021
Enjoy a home town street festival including: parade, two main stages, kids zone, vendors & beer garden!
What Do You NEED to Get Happy?
In this installment, writer Derek Kannemeyer answers questions on what we NEED in order to be happy.
Rooftop Productions presents Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Rooftop Productions presents Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, …
Pied Piper Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof
Pied Piper Theatre students are embracing “tradition” with their production of Fiddler on the Roof JR. From the first rehearsal the cast has explored how Fiddler on the Roof JR. touches on life in Pre-Revolutionary Russia. They are examining …
October Things to Do in Prince William County
Visit Prince William provides an extensive listing of upcoming events, festivals in Prince William County this October. Events include concerts, festivals, and family friendly events for the community.  
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.
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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.
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.

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.