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Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

Community Thanksgiving dinner with a heart at Old Bridge United Methodist Church

It was a brisk, cold day outside this past Thanksgiving, but hearts were warm at Old Bridge United Methodist Church. For the past 23 years this church in Lake Ridge VA has welcomed the community to come in and sit a spell and enjoy a nice holiday meal.

Justin Wilk elected PWC School Board vice chairman

The Prince William County School Board elected Justin David Wilk, Potomac District, to a one-year term as the vice chairman of the board Jan. 2, 2019. He replaces Lillie Jesse, Occoquan District representative, who had been vice chairman for several years. The School Board recently changed its by-laws so the vice chairman serves a one-year term and cannot succeed himself or herself.

US Rep. Rob Wittman explains his vote against government spending bills

Citing lack of "necessary resources for border security," US Rep Rob Wittman (VA-01), who represents part of Prince William County, released this statement after voting against government funding bills that he said

Congresswoman Wexton (VA-10) votes to reopen federal government

US Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), who represents part of the Prince William County area, released the following statement after voting to reopen the government on her first day in Congress:

Emory new executive vice president /chief legal officer at Novant Health

Novant Health has named Frank E. Emory Jr. executive vice president and chief legal officer. In this new role, Emory will oversee the legal, government relations, risk management, corporate audit and compliance teams.

Police believe same man involved in two suspicious person incidents near Manassas

From Prince William County Police Department's crime log for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

Woodbridge mother charged with felony child neglect on New Year’s Day

Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

2019 Agriculture in the Classroom book helps children discover where food comes from

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom wants children to discover how farmers provide healthy meals for them.That’s why the nonprofit organization selected Right This Very Minute by Lisl H. Detlefsen as its 2019 Book of the Year. The book will be read by volunteers across the state during AITC’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week, March 18-22.
Today's Obituaries

Deanna “Dee” Schaeffer, 81, retired librarian for Occoquan and McAuliffe elementary schools

Deanna Schaeffer, who served as a school librarian in Prince William County Public Schools for 22 years, passed away on Dec. 16, 2018. She was 81.

Martha Cannon, retired math teacher from Osbourn Park HS, math sub Stonewall Jackson HS

A memorial service for retired OPHS math teacher Martha Cannon will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 5, at the Manassas Baptist Church.

Archie E. Schiff, 107, formerly of Pottsville, Pa., baseball player, veteran, business owner

Archie E. Schiff, 107, of Manassas, VA and formerly of Pottsville, PA, died Dec. 7, 2018. He was especially proud of the years he spent playing minor league baseball for the Pottsville team and sharing stories of all of the changes he had witnessed in his 107 years.
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