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Two Loudoun County baseball players invited to MLB Draft Combine
June 14, 2024, 3:01 pm | Source
Freedom-South Riding's Griffin Burkholder and Lightridge's James Nunnallee have been invitefd to the 2024 Major League Baseball Draft Combine June 19-23 at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Manassas council approves $333M city spending plan; homeowners to see spike in tax bills
June 13, 2024, 8:14 pm | Source
The Manassas City Council on Monday approved a $333 million spending plan that will raise the average city homeowner's real estate taxes by more than $260 annually.

Prince William board approves $15.5M land purchase in Woodbridge -- though not necessarily for proposed sportsplex
June 12, 2024, 2:37 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday night that appropriates $15.5 million for the purchase of nearly 22 acres of land in Woodbridge.

Democratic candidates vying for Virginia 7th Congressional District seat discuss plans for small businesses
June 10, 2024, 4:10 pm | Source
Democratic candidates running for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat met June 6 to discuss small business issues at a candidates forum hosted by the Virginia Minority Chambers.

Ducks, rafts and crafts at annual Occoquan RiverFest
June 9, 2024, 3:32 pm | Source
The Occoquan River is typically thought to be a serene weekend getaway, but last weekend the town of Occoquan’s summer kickoff was anything but typical.

Freedom-South Riding girls soccer wins first state title to finish 23-0-0
June 8, 2024, 6:44 pm | Source
As she stood on the sidelines, waiting for the post-game awards ceremony to begin, Avery Strohecker turned to one of her teammates and confessed how she really felt minutes earlier when confronted with the biggest moment of her Freedom-South Riding…

Gov. Youngkin announces new sustainable agriculture facility in Manassas
June 7, 2024, 12:42 pm | Source
Magic beans that grow into beanstalks may just be part of a fairytale, but Manassas is getting something close.

Class 6 Region B girls soccer team: Freedom-South Riding's Addy Hess is the player of the year
June 5, 2024, 2:00 pm | Source

Debunking myths about the aging brain: 7 facts about your brain
June 4, 2024, 9:23 pm | Source
It’s never too late to focus on brain health and take steps to stay sharp. Regardless of age, there are things individuals can do to help lessen cognitive decline. June is Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Awareness month, and several myths…

BC Lions sign North Stafford graduate to their practice squad
June 2, 2024, 6:30 pm | Source
The BC Lions of the Canadian Football League signed North Stafford graduate Devin Ravenel to its practice squad.

Cambria to open new showroom, distribution center in Manassas
May 30, 2024, 12:33 pm | Source
Minnesota-based Cambria, a leading producer of American-made quartz countertops and surfaces, will host a grand opening at its newest sales and distribution center in Manassas on June 13.

What's next for the Manassas Shopping Center? City Council, development authority lay out partnership
May 28, 2024, 7:00 pm | Source
A blueprint for development of the recently purchased Manassas Shopping Center remains unknown, and the process is expected to take several years of deliberation between the City Council and Economic Development Authority.

Fort Belvoir honors Memorial Day with annual wreath-laying event
May 26, 2024, 4:15 pm | Source
Fort Belvoir kicked off the holiday weekend early Thursday with a wreath-laying ceremony followed by a multi-part festival.

All-Commonwealth District baseball team: Colonial Forge's Cam Biller is the player of the year
May 23, 2024, 2:23 pm | Source

Military support nonprofit TAPS to host events throughout Memorial Day weekend
May 22, 2024, 10:20 pm | Source
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, also known as TAPS, will welcome more than 2,000 participants to the Washington D.C. area over Memorial Day weekend for its 30th Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.

Prince William board signals support for 400-unit housing development in mid-county environmental zone
May 21, 2024, 8:25 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors in a partisan vote May 14 initiated a Comprehensive Plan amendment to redesignate a roughly 40-acre portion of a protected zone near the Occoquan Reservoir to allow for a residential development.

Peruvian coffee company makes its US debut with new cafe in Manassas
May 17, 2024, 1:54 pm | Source
A new coffee bar serving boutique Peruvian offerings is opening Friday in Manassas.

Townhomes, a cafe and self-storage center approved near Woodbridge's Featherstone Square
May 17, 2024, 1:39 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a rezoning to allow a developer to redevelop an area near a Woodbridge shopping center with the intent to construct more than 70 townhomes, a cafe and self-storage center.

Freedom-South Riding senior Griffin Burkholder's MLB Draft profile keeps rising
May 16, 2024, 11:00 am | Source
For many, senior year may mean taking the foot off the gas.

HomeAid, Christopher Companies renovate Fairfax County home for Operation Renewed Hope
May 16, 2024, 11:00 am | Source
HomeAid National Capital Region, a nonprofit that works to provide safe housing and programmatic facilities to other nonprofits, just wrapped up construction on a 2,000-square-foot house for Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, an organization providing housing and supportive services to the…

All-Commonwealth District softball
May 15, 2024, 5:27 pm | Source

Prince William's proposed $140M sports complex facing an uncertain future
May 15, 2024, 4:49 pm | Source
The proposal for an over $100 million indoor athletics facility in Prince William County faces a dicey future as a majority of elected officials appear unable to coalesce around it.

All-Cedar Run District girls soccer: Freedom-South Riding's Addy Hess is the player of the year
May 15, 2024, 3:45 pm | Source

All-Cedar Run District baseball team: Freedom-South Riding's Griffin Burkholder, Battlefield's Teagan Leach are co-players of the year
May 15, 2024, 2:46 pm | Source

Stone Bridge names former Washington defensive tackle Kedric Golston as new football coach
May 14, 2024, 1:07 pm | Source
Kedric Golston, who spent 11 seasons as a defensive lineman with the Washington Redskins, is Stone Bridge High School's new head football coach.

Fate of Prince William's $140M sports complex is on the agenda this week
May 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday is expected to make a critical decision that could decide the fate of a proposed multimillion dollar indoor athletics facility.

All-Commonwealth District boys and girls soccer teams
May 10, 2024, 2:20 pm | Source

VDOT advances Interstate 95 and Route 123 interchange improvements in hopes of clearing infamous bottleneck
May 10, 2024, 12:24 pm | Source
The Virginia Department of Transportation is moving ahead with a planned improvement project aimed at clearing up traffic congestion at the Interstate 95 and Route 123 interchange, which officials have described as among the most severe bottlenecks in the state.

Police say most Prince William crime is down in first quarter, but homicides and car thefts remain high
May 10, 2024, 11:47 am | Source
Police said crime was mostly down in Prince William County during the first three months of 2024 compared to last year, but there have been more homicides recorded this year than during the first quarter of last year.

Freedom-South Riding baseball no hits Battlefield; Tuesday's other high school baseball/softball results
May 8, 2024, 10:41 am | Source

UVA Health donates $10K to Prince William County clinic providing free health care
May 6, 2024, 1:45 pm | Source
UVA Health recently announced a $10,000 donation to the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic in Manassas and Woodbridge.

Gar-Field graduate Jabez Reeves qualifies for 2024 Summer Olympics
May 6, 2024, 12:45 am | Source
Gar-Field High School Jabez Reeves will represent Liberia at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

North Stafford graduate Joey Slye signs with New England Patriots
May 2, 2024, 6:00 pm | Source
The New England Patriots announced Thursday they had signed North Stafford graduate Joey Slye.

Five myths about Social Security
May 2, 2024, 5:15 pm | Source
For most of us, Social Security is – or will be – essential for helping to cover daily living expenses and pay bills as we get older. The bottom line is that Social Security is your money, earned through a…

Prince William County officials look to take up affordable housing ordinance next month
May 2, 2024, 1:00 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors is making headway on a number of initiatives to make housing more attainable for residents.

Prince William Planning Commission unanimously recommends denial of mid-county data center park
May 1, 2024, 6:20 pm | Source
The Prince William County Planning Commission has unanimously recommended the denial of a proposed data center campus in the mid-county area.

Belmont Bay residents allege Prince William County erred in giving developer Miller & Smith dumping permit
May 1, 2024, 4:15 am | Source
A zoning appeal has been filed with Prince William County by a Belmont Bay resident who alleges a developer was illegally granted permission by the county to dump construction debris on what used to be the subdivision’s golf course as…

Pack the tailgates and bust out the hats, Virginia Gold Cup is Saturday
April 30, 2024, 5:31 pm | Source
A century-old tradition adds another chapter in The Plains this weekend.

Federal judge dismisses complaint against Quantico access policy
April 29, 2024, 3:42 pm | Source
A federal judge has dismissed a Montclair woman’s complaint against the Department of the Navy regarding restrictions of access to the town of Quantico.

Google announces $1B for data center expansion in Loudoun, Prince William counties
April 26, 2024, 4:54 pm | Source
Google on Friday announced a $1 billion investment to expand its Virginia data centers, including two Loudoun County sites and a newly opened Prince William County campus.

Woodbridge-based Kids Run This Town works to inspire next generation of track and field stars
April 25, 2024, 7:35 pm | Source
The next generation of Olympic track and field athletes could be among the crew of local athletes who are exploring their love of running.

Who’s leading the money race in Northern Virginia’s tight congressional primaries?
April 25, 2024, 4:11 pm | Source
Fundraising numbers are in for the crowded and competitive races to replace outgoing members of Congress in the 7th and 10th districts, signaling which candidates have momentum heading into early voting beginning May 3.

Prince William commonwealth's attorney says she'll offload work onto police after supervisors reject her budget request
April 24, 2024, 11:00 pm | Source
Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth told the Board of County Supervisors this week that declining to fully fund her budget request will result in her office offloading courtroom prosecution oversight of certain crimes to local police.

Manassas residents voice support, concern over proposed budget
April 24, 2024, 8:19 pm | Source
Citizen feedback on the proposed Manassas city budget for fiscal 2025 was a mixed bag during a public hearing Monday night, with some residents urging council to consider reducing the tax rate and others applauding the city's spending priorities.

Biden announces solar investments, American Climate Corps advancements at Earth Day visit to Prince William Forest Park
April 22, 2024, 8:48 pm | Source
President Joe Biden during an Earth Day stop Monday at Prince William Forest Park made a series of announcements aimed at fighting climate change, including $7 billion to expand access to residential solar installations through the Environmental Protection Agency's “Solar…

Manassas budget public hearing set for April 22
April 18, 2024, 4:38 pm | Source
Manassas residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the city’s proposed fiscal 2025 budget – one that could raise homeowners’ taxes more than $200 in the coming year –during a public hearing April 22.

Prince William County board agrees to partially fund OmniRide budget shortfall
April 18, 2024, 12:42 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to partially fund the steep subsidy sought by OmniRide, filling much of the multimillion dollar budget shortfall faced by the bus system.

Prince William County expected to hike data center taxes while cutting homeowner's rate
April 17, 2024, 5:02 pm | Source
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors appears likely to raise taxes on data centers in hopes of making good on the promise that data center revenue will help to offset the county's residential tax burden.

One squirrel’s shocking snack becomes Rappahannock students’ day off
April 17, 2024, 2:30 pm | Source
Students at the Rappahannock County Public Schools this morning had to be sent back home at 9 a.m. due to a widespread power outage — all thanks to a single squirrel.

37 candidates file for Virginia's 10th District, 7th District and Senate elections in 2024
April 16, 2024, 11:00 am | Source
Election season is getting underway in Prince William County and across the region, with two crowded and competitive races to replace outgoing members of Congress in both the 7th and 10th districts.


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