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Rep. Wittman joins lawsuit against voting by proxy

Questioning the constitutonality of voting by proxy,Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), who represents part of Prince William County, on May 27 joined the lawsuit being filed in D.C. Federal District Court challenging the constitutionality of H. RES 965, the House Democrat plan to vote by proxy.

Prince William Hospital ER closed temporarily due to hazmat incident

Prince William Hospital ER in Manassas VA closed temporarily due to hazmat incident involving Federal Express employees and an unknown white powder

Bank robbery in Gainesville

Prince William County VA Police Department has posted a lookout and a Crime Solvers for a suspect in the armed robbery of the Bank of America in Gainesville shortly after noon today.

Ten thousand PWC school employees to get step increase

Prince William County VA School Board has approved its $861 million operating budget for 2012-13. This includes step increases for the school division's approximately 5,000 teachers and 5,000 support personnel. The spending plan requires $5 million in new cuts to cover the cost of the pay increases, according to Phil Kavits, director of communications.

No spring break for flashing lights

School caution lights that flash when students are attending Prince William County VA public will continue to flash as usual during the schools' hiatus for spring break, April 2-9.

“Plant More Plants” campaign renews emphasis on bayscaping

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is pushing the Plant More Plants campaign to help improve the Chesapeake Bay. The campaign encourages residents to help protect the Chesapeake Bay while having fun, improving their yards and reducing polluted runoff.

Competitions for young writers

Young writers may enter two competitions sponsored by the Virginia Writers Club. One offers a scholarship. The other offers cash prizes. High school seniors and home-schooled seniors compete for the scholarship, with entries due May 1. MIddle and high school students compete in the Golden Nib contest, with entries due Sept. 3.

May 15 workshop about profit in growing produce

With renewed emphasis on buying and eating fresh produce, along comes the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service with a May 15 workshop in Manassas VA that could answer some questions. VCE specialists will cover several topics to address: What does it take to have a profitable greenhouse production of local produce?

Wolf shines light on cyber attacks at GMU hearing

Congressman Frank Wolf, whose district includes part of Prince William County-Manassas-Manassas Park area of Virginia, shared his growing concerns about cyber threats from China at a Manassas field hearing of the U.S.-China Security and Economic Review Commission, according to a news release from his Capitol Hill office.

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