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Va. utility non-disconnect policy ends June 15; Dominion asks SCC to extend to Oct. 14

Dominion Energy Virginia is asking State Corporation Commission regulators to OK a four-month extension of its “no disconnection” policy. The electric utility is expanding assistance to Virginia customers facing hardship, offering a more generous payment plan and new direct assistance, while the pandemic continues to impact millions of Americans across the country.

Firefighters rescue dog from Memorial Night house fire in Haymarket

Firefighters from Prince William County VA successfully extinguished a house fire in Haymarket and rescued the family's dog who was in the basement when the blaze erupted, late in the evening of Memorial Day Monday.

PWC School Board seat will be filled July 2; special election will be held in November

The School Board in Prince William County VA reveals the process for filling a board vacancy created by the resignation of Grant Lattin last week. Details are provided for the short term solution and the long-term resolution of the issue. A person must live in Occoquan District and be a registered voter to be eligible for the post, in either case.

Woodbridge-Lake Ridge OmniLink local bus stops to change on June 4

Several Lake Ridge/Woodbridge locations that are often the destinations of those who ride the OmniLink local buses will be closer after bus route changes due to go in effect on Monday June 4 in Woodbridge VA

Rep. Connolly and PWC Schools to host Military Academy Night May 21

Students in the Prince William County Va. area who are thinking about attending West Point, Annapolis or other United States service academy can get all the particulars at an info session Monday, May 21. The session will be hosted by Rep. Gerry Connolly and Prince William County Schools.

Grant Lattin resigns from PWC School Board

Grant Lattin, a father of nine who had served 4.5 months of his third four-year term on the Prince William County Va. School Board, resigned suddenly last week, citing personal reasons.

NOVEC reminds local residents to get ready for hurricane season that starts June 1

Residents are urged to take advantage of the Virginia "sales tax holiday" May 25-31 to get stocked up with all the supplies they may need to weather a hurricane. The season for hurricanes coming off the Atlantic starts June.

Slow down, stay alert for VDOT mowing crews

Roadside mowing will be ongoing for about the next 4-5 months and the Virginia Department of Transportation asks the motoring public to please drive slowly and be especially alert in areas where the mowing crews are at work. Most roads will get up to three cycles of mowing over the spring-summer-fall, according to a VDOT news release.

Free national park passes for military families

The National Park Service has announced it will begin issuing annual passes to active duty military personnel and their dependents at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 to show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. military. In Prince William County VA military personnel may obtain the passes at Prince William Forest Park near Quantico and Manassas National Battlefield Park.

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