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Local businesses urged to take precautions before holiday shopping gets in full swing

Fire Marshals of the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue remind merchants to take the following necessary precautions to protect their patrons and merchandise during this holiday season which starts on Black Friday, Nov. 28.

Manassas gets favorable interest rate on bonds for new Baldwin School

After a competitive bid process that attracted 11 bidders, the city’s new general obligation bonds were awarded to PNC Capital Markets at a true interest cost of 2.73%. The $37,342,000 in bonds will be used to build the new Baldwin Elementary School. Repayment of these bonds plus interest will be completed in 2035.

Nominees wanted for county human rights award

Prince William County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the Annual Human Rights Award. Individuals, nonprofit organizations or businesses may be nominated by Nov. 23 for outstanding accomplishments in the area of human rights in Prince William County.

Correction on absentee ballot request date in Manassas city

The date by which an absentee ballot must be requested for the Nov. 4 election was incorrect in the page 1 story in the Oct. 24 edition of the Manassas Observer. It should be Oct. 28 - NOT Nov. 28. The newspaper regrets the error.

County board names deputy county executive for human services

Elijah Johnson, former director of housing, has been named Deputy County Executive overseeing the Human Services agencies in Prince William County.

Candidate forum at Manassas City Hall tonight, Oct. 17

Tonight, Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., Historic Manassas, the Old Town Business Association, and the Manassas City Education Foundation will host a candidate forum for Manassas City Council candidates.

Watch Manassas City Council meetings live or on demand

The City of Manassas has a new service through the City’s website, COMTV, where viewers may either watch streaming video of live City Council Meetings or watch previous meetings on-demand.

County’s 9th mental health awareness event to be held on Oct. 9

Prince William County Mental Health Awareness Event will be Oct. 9, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building at 15948 Donald Curtis Drive in Woodbridge "to bring together the community at large with the mental health community to educate, to dispel myths about people that are living with mental illness," said Lucy Stephany, a therapist with the county's Community Services agency,

Manassas will close streets for Fall Jubilee Oct. 4

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