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Second left turn lane opens–easing traffic backup at VA 234 and Hoadly Road

​Drivers on Route 234 should start to see traffic improvements around Hoadly Road. The Prince William County Department of Transportation recently completed a project that added an additional left-turn lane from Route 234 onto Hoadly Road.

Volunteers wanted for boundary committee for Nokesville K-8 school

Community volunteers and/or parents or legal guardians of a student who attends Nokesville, Bennett, or Loch Lomond Elementary School or Stonewall, Parkside, or Marsteller Middle School are wanted for the “Nokesville K-8” School Boundary Planning Committee. Weekly meetings start in November.

Del. Marshall asks Va. governor to call General Assembly into special session

Delegate Robert G. "Bob" Marshall has asked Governor Bob McDonnell to call a Special Session of the General Assembly to consider Delegate Marshall's legislation to offer some relief to those affected by the federal shutdown and any future shutdowns.

Living history, tours and more to mark 150th anniversary of Bristoe Station battle

A milestone anniversary, its 150th, is on the horizon for the important 1863 Civil War battle of Bristoe Station, and Bristoe Station Battlefield Park will welcome visitors for the commemoration.

Virginia State parks are open; only one affected by US shutdown

All Virginia State Parks remain open for business during this prime fall season,” said DCR’s State Parks Director Joe Elton. “Schedules have not changed, reservations are being honored, and all programs remain intact," he said.

Disabled citizens groups recognize PWC’s Rich Anderson as top legislator for 2012

Virginia’s disability community recognized Del. Richard L. Anderson (R-51st) as its top legislator for his support to disabled citizens of the Commonwealth over the last year.

ACTS begins daily management and operation of Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center

ACTS (Action in Community Through Service) began overseeing management and operation of the Hilda M. Barg Homeless Prevention Center Oct. 1, through a contract with the Prince William County Department of Social Services.

Oct. 16 conversation about ethics and the flu vaccine at Fauquier Health

Fauquier Health will host a “Conversation in Ethics: Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Hospital Staff,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, in the Sycamore Room at Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton.

Lapse in federal appropriations closes Potomac River National Wildlife Reserve complex

Local wildlife at the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge(NWR) Complex-- at Woodbridge, Lorton and Fairfax sites-- will have to survive without the watchful eyes of the US Fish and Wildlife Service until the federal government's funding of government services issues are resolved.
Today's Obituaries

Mary Sandra Moller, high school English teacher for 38 years

A funeral service for Mary Sandra Moller, high school English teacher in Prince William County Public Schools for 38 years, will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Lake Ridge on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m., on Monday June 11, at Miller Funeral Home in Woodbridge. Burial will be in the family plot in Youngstown, Ohio.

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John Cartwright, former city manager of Manassas, dies in Michigan

When John Cartwright arrived in Manassas in 1986, it was the fastest growing city in the commonwealth. In 1999, after managing cities for more than 40 years in five states, Cartwright and his wife C.J. retired back to Traverse City, Michigan to their dream house on Long Lake.
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