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Teachers and police can't afford homes in Prince William County. Local leaders are hoping to fix that.
April 11, 2024, 2:44 pm | Source
Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chair Deshundra Jefferson has ordered staff to study the feasibility of a program to help county employees afford homes in Prince William so they can live closer to work.

Pressure mounts on Prince William board as vote nears on data center tax hike
April 10, 2024, 10:02 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors chair is applying pressure on members to back substantial raises in data centers taxes as the board barrels toward approval of next year’s budget and faces growing pushback on the plan.

Jason John returns to coach basketball in Stafford County
April 10, 2024, 6:00 pm | Source
Brooke Point High School has hired Jason John as its next head boys basketball coach.

Blood donors needed in Northern Virginia due to critically low inventory of Type O
April 5, 2024, 10:00 am | Source
This week, hospitals are facing a critical shortage of blood, especially Type O, due to increased usage in treating patients with critical injuries, according to Inova.

Prince William County to consider eliminating data center overlay district
April 3, 2024, 9:18 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday began talks to consider eliminating the county’s data center opportunity zone overlay district, where officials have for years agreed to allow development of the tech hubs.

Prince William, city leaders stress affordable housing at chamber event
April 2, 2024, 6:12 pm | Source
As the region's economy and population continues to grow, Prince William and Manassas officials are looking for ways to address the ongoing need for attainable housing.

Vice Mayor Sebesky won't seek reelection in Manassas
April 2, 2024, 5:07 pm | Source
Manassas Vice Mayor Pam Sebesky has announced she won’t seek reelection after 15 years of public service.

Tribute at the Glen in Woodbridge hosting free forum on dementia coping
April 2, 2024, 9:34 am | Source
A senior living community in Woodbridge is hosting a free speaking event aimed at helping family members cope with loved ones experiencing dementia.

Warrenton Historic District added to Virginia Landmarks Register
April 1, 2024, 4:45 pm | Source
The Warrenton Historic District has been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources announced Friday.

Woodgrove's Angelina Nice named Class 4 girls basketball player of the year
March 25, 2024, 6:20 pm | Source
Woodgrove senior point guard Angelina Nice is the Class 4 Player of the Year, and Hampton head coach Shanda Bailey is the Class 4 Coach of the Year.

Prince William leaders look to gin up dialogue on Route 28 bypass project
March 25, 2024, 12:50 pm | Source
Two Prince William County leaders held a town hall near Manassas Thursday night to gauge resident sentiment on the protracted Route 28 bypass project.

Culpeper math teacher honored with award
March 23, 2024, 3:25 pm | Source
Culpeper County Public Schools (CCPS) announced Culpeper County High School (CCHS) math educator Ashley Elkins has been honored with the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) 2024 William C. Lowry High School Mathematics Educator of the Year award.

Prince William board allows developer near landfill to construct taller data centers
March 22, 2024, 12:53 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors this week gave a developer permission to construct taller data centers near Independent Hill than was previously allowed.

Culpeper American Legion Post 330 awards Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
March 21, 2024, 9:45 pm | Source
A Culpeper County detective was awarded Culpeper’s American Legion Post 330's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Prince William supervisors move to end all-nighter meetings
March 21, 2024, 12:35 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday moved to limit the length of board meetings under most circumstances, a reaction to exceedingly long hearings in recent years that have revolved around contentious data center approvals.

A Win-Win: Woodbridge grad Shane Feden in NCAA Tournament with his dream school
March 21, 2024, 11:00 am | Source
Shane Feden wanted to play college basketball. He also wanted to attend James Madison University.

Pediatrician charged after soliciting a minor in Culpeper
March 21, 2024, 10:30 am | Source
A pediatric hospitalist was charged with solicitation of a Culpeper minor following a three month investigation, according to the Culpeper Police Department.

Gnarly Culpeper Block Party & Brew Fest returns in April
March 20, 2024, 6:11 pm | Source
Culpeper Renaissance Inc.’s biggest annual fundraiser and favorite downtown spring event, the Gnarly Culpeper Block Party & Brew Fest is back.

Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic implements cutting edge technology to expand oral health services
March 20, 2024, 2:27 pm | Source
With support from the Dental Delta of Virginia Foundation, Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic (PRDC) will begin providing digital dentistry – a growing innovation in the dental world.

South Lakes' Jordan Scott named Class 6 state boys basketball player of the year
March 19, 2024, 7:42 pm | Source
South Lakes junior guard Jordan Scott is the Class 6 Player of the Year, and South Lakes head coach Mike Desmond is the Class 6 Coach of the Year.

Rep. Spanberger, Prince William police chief sound the alarm over increase in fentanyl overdoses
March 19, 2024, 5:34 pm | Source
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger on Tuesday led a news conference with Prince William County officials to tout bipartisan legislation combating fentanyl overdoses in Northern Virginia.

GALLERY: Relics unearthed at Liberty Hall Plantation in Culpeper
March 19, 2024, 2:18 pm | Source
Treasure hunters from across Central Virginia and beyond took to Liberty Hall Plantation on March 16 for the properties fifth annual relic hunt.

Youngkin names Prince William's Vega to state health board; Democrats blast appointment
March 18, 2024, 7:36 pm | Source
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Friday appointed Prince William County Supervisor Yesli Vega to the state Board of Health, drawing criticism from Democrats who called into question the local official’s qualifications in light of past comments on abortion.

Joey Slye signs with Jacksonville Jaguars
March 18, 2024, 5:25 pm | Source
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday they have signed North Stafford graduate Joey Slye to a one-year deal.

Century farm in Culpeper awarded 2024 Agribusiness of the Year
March 18, 2024, 4:15 pm | Source
Glebe Farm in Brandy Station has stood the test of time.

The Culpeper Food Closet - Need of the Week
March 18, 2024, 1:20 pm | Source
The Culpeper Food Closet is a community outreach ministry created and supported by St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

Marine of the Year honored during ceremony at Quantico
March 18, 2024, 1:01 pm | Source
A promising young Marine has been named the Marine Corps Installations Command Marine of the Year for superior performance and demonstrated leadership skills.

Two Eastern View students complete career externship in Culpeper
March 17, 2024, 4:14 pm | Source
Culpeper business 101 Latino Multiservice LLC mentored two Eastern View High School students as part of an elective program.

Proposed Manassas budget would raise city homeowners' taxes; town hall planned for Monday
March 17, 2024, 3:29 pm | Source
Interim Manassas City Manager Douglas Keen has proposed a fiscal 2025 spending plan that would raise the average homeowner's real estate taxes by more than $260.

Appleton Campbell announces promotions
March 15, 2024, 7:17 pm | Source
Appleton Campbell is pleased to announce the promotions of Larry Armell to plumbing install manager and Bill Dooly to HVAC service manager.

Bingham & Taylor marks 175 years in business
March 15, 2024, 7:15 pm | Source
Bingham & Taylor, the industry trailblazer that excels in delivering high-quality, American-made products for underground utilities, celebrates a remarkable milestone this year: 175 years of continuous innovation, leadership and commitment to excellence.

Three Culpeper schools on state list for academic improvements
March 15, 2024, 2:14 pm | Source
Virginia Department of Education federally identified 247 Virginia schools needing support for academic improvement including Floyd T. Binns Middle School, Farmington Elementary School and Sycamore Park Elementary School in Culpeper.

Restaurant Week returns to downtown Culpeper, starting March 18
March 14, 2024, 10:00 pm | Source
Food brings people together and what better place to come together than Culpeper Downtown during Spring Restaurant Week, taking place March 18-24.

Culpeper non-profit hopes to aid startup entrepreneurs
March 14, 2024, 6:45 pm | Source
In a bid to foster entrepreneurship and support aspiring business owners, a new local nonprofit organization hopes to provide mentorship, resources and guidance to empower individuals to turn their business ideas into reality.

Spanberger, rest of Va. congressional delegation supports House vote to effectively ban TikTok
March 14, 2024, 3:00 pm | Source
The U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that effectively bans TikTok unless the company splits from its Chinese owner ByteDance because of national security concerns.

Haymarket elementary-schooler repeats as Prince William Spelling Bee champion
March 14, 2024, 10:15 am | Source
Reigning Prince William Regional Spelling Bee champion Siya Sampath retained her title, outlasting 53 other spellers for the top prize Tuesday evening.

UPDATE: Two people injured in Sunday night crash in Culpeper
March 13, 2024, 6:30 pm | Source
Two motorists were charged with driving infractions following a crash Sunday that sent the pair to area hospitals, according to Virginia State Police.

Developer submits new vision for Manassas Mall area
March 13, 2024, 6:14 pm | Source
A Florida-based developer is proposing about 1,000 rental units on three parcels adjacent to Manassas Mall to transform it into a mixed-use urban neighborhood.

Culpeper kicks off Women’s History Month with Cornelia Hancock
March 13, 2024, 4:08 pm | Source
Earlier this month, Visit Culpeper unveiled the latest Civil War Trails site which puts guests in the footsteps of Cornelia Hancock, a young trailblazing pioneer of medical care.

Economic Development Authority purchasing Manassas Shopping Center for $16M; city plans to redevelop property
March 13, 2024, 3:11 pm | Source
The Manassas Economic Development Authority is purchasing the Manassas Shopping Center at 9018 Mathis Ave. for $16 million to help spur the long-planned redevelopment and revitalization of the Mathis Avenue corridor, city officials announced Wednesday morning.

GALLERY: Culpeper Station Pedestrian Bridge delivered downtown
March 12, 2024, 4:57 pm | Source
Metro Crane & Rigging of Warrenton maneuvered parts of the Culpeper Station Pedestrian Bridge after midnight on Monday as Culpeper slept.

247-unit Van Metre development breaks ground in Old Town Manassas
March 12, 2024, 3:03 pm | Source
The city of Manassas and Van Metre Homes on Monday unveiled plans for Ashberry, a new community poised to become the largest residential community constructed in the heart of Manassas.

Identity Culpeper announces the return of annual events
March 12, 2024, 2:34 pm | Source
Identity Culpeper announced the return of three of its Culpeper events: Shamrocks on Kelly Street, Boots and Bowties Ball and the Culpeper Rodeo.

Germanna Educational Foundation head retires to be volunteer at Mary Washington Healthcare
March 11, 2024, 9:00 pm | Source
Sometimes fundraising professionals are hired guns who don't know a lot about the institution when they take a job. Sometimes they don't care much about the place. Sometimes it's a stepping stone to a bigger job,

Groundbreaking set for $110M industrial project in Woodbridge
March 11, 2024, 7:10 pm | Source
Prince William County leaders on Wednesday are planning to attend a ceremony marking the start of construction on Belmont Logistics, a $110 million industrial warehouse complex in Woodbridge.

Two new restaurants coming to Old Town Manassas
March 11, 2024, 5:42 pm | Source
Two new restaurants are coming to Old Town Manassas: Voodoo Brother Cajun Creole and Luma Asian Fusion.

The Culpeper Food Closet - Need of the Week
March 11, 2024, 5:15 pm | Source
The Culpeper Food Closet is a community outreach ministry created and supported by St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

Prince William to receive millions in federal infrastructure funds for key projects
March 11, 2024, 4:15 pm | Source
President Joe Biden over the weekend approved bipartisan legislation that will provide millions of federal dollars for infrastructure projects in Prince William County.

Piedmont Environmental Council announces 6,315 acres conserved in nine-county region in 2023
March 10, 2024, 6:01 pm | Source
The Piedmont Environmental Council reports that in 2023, 6,315 acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties were permanently protected with 52 new conservation easements.

Former Culpeper County High School graduate to be inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
March 9, 2024, 8:38 pm | Source
The Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum announced seven inductees for the Class of 2024 who have made a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the sport of wrestling Virginia.


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