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New Neabsco Supervisor Victor Angry sworn into office with Ernestine Jenkins in attendance

Prince William County's newest supervisor, Victor S. Angry, was sworn in April 11 to fill the Neabsco District seat on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Angry takes over the seat left vacant at the death of John D. Jenkins, who served on the board for 36 years before his death in February.

Sens. Warner and Kaine call for privatized military housing protections in Defense spending bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala D. Harris (both D-CA) called on the Senate Armed Services Committee to include in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act portions of an essential bill to address hazards in private military housing.

Meet Leland Melvin: Author, Astronaut and NFL Player at Chinn Library April 6

Former Astronaut Leland Melvin will be at Chinn Park Regional Library on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. to talk to people about the value of sticking to it, something he's learned throughout his life, and sign books. Melvin, whose hometown is Lynchburg, VA, also is a former NFL player and the author of "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances."

Fifth update in case of missing teen’s body found off Nokesville Rd in August 2017

Detectives from the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit charged two additional suspects in connection to the 2017 murder of Miguel Angel RUIZ CARRILLO, according to Sgt. Jonathan Perok, police department spokesman. The victim’s body was discovered in the area of Nokesville Rd and Fauquier Dr in Nokesville on August 22, 2017 after he was initially reported missing to Fairfax County Police earlier that month.

Higher truck fees and I-81 area gas tax hike to produce funding for Interstate 81 improvements

Between an increase in Virginia's truck registration fees, and diesel and road tax rates to bring them "more in line" with those of the other states in the Interstate 81 corridor and a 2.1 percent increase in the regional motor fuels tax along the I-81 corridor, Gov. Ralph Northam identified funding for the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan. The funding plan also generates critical revenue for other interstates across the Commonwealth.

Supervisor Lawson sets April 8 town hall on county’s proposed budget

Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson will conduct a Budget Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gainesville Middle School, 8001 Limestone Drive, Gainesville.

Novant Health UVA Health System lifts flu-related visitor restrictions

As of Friday, March 29, at 7 a.m., all Novant Health UVA Health System facilities will lift visitor restrictions that were put in place Feb. 8, a news release said.

Governor signs bills intended to strengthen and stabilize foster care system

Governor Ralph Northam today, March 27, ceremonially signed legislation to improve Virginia’s foster care system. Joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, government officials, and leaders from the business and faith communities, Governor Northam also helped kick off Virginia Fosters, a statewide campaign that empowers Virginians to be the solution for children, families, and workers in the Commonwealth’s child welfare system.

With Northam’s amendment, nonpayment of court fines and costs won’t suspend driving privileges

Some 627,000 Virginians will get back their licenses to drive after Gov. Northam March 26 amended legislation to eliminate the practice of suspending driving privileges for nonpayment of court fines and costs.

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