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House and State Senate budgets include funds for metrorail study in PWC

House and Senate General Assembly money committees announced this week that the state budget will include language to study extending Metro’s Blue Line to Lorton, Woodbridge, Potomac Mills, and Quantico along with enhanced transit on U.S. 1 in Prince William County.

Iron Mountain begins construction of second data facility in Manassas area

Iron Mountain data center off Wellington Rd. near Manassas has begun construction of a second facility, after opening its first Prince William County site in 2017.

Celebrate the season with Hylton Planetarium’s “Holiday Lights”

Looking for something different to do this holiday season? Check out the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium’s presentation of “Holiday Lights" on Saturdays, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at Hylton High School at 14051 Spriggs Rd. off VA 234.

December: Va. Christmas Tree Month; 500 Christmas tree farms in Va.

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Dec. 2 presented Governor and First Lady Northam with a Christmas tree and wreath for Virginia’s Executive Mansion. Search for Virginia Christmas tree growers online at VirginiaGrown.com and on the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association’s website at VirginiaChristmasTrees.org.

Social Security offices nationwide to start being open every weekday 9-4

Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012.

Supervisor Principi to review progress on “New Woodbridge” Dec. 4 before he steps down

Dec. 4 Town Hall will look at 12 years of building “New Woodbridge” with Supervisor Frank Principi

National Park Service to oversee “prescribed” fire at Manassas Battlefield Park near Brawner Farm

Manassas National Battlefield Park is preparing for a prescribed fire today, Nov. 18 through Nov. Friday, 22 on about 75 acres near the Brawner Farm (north of US-29 between Pageland and Featherbed Lanes). This window could be extended depending upon weather conditions, according to the National Park Service.

PWC police investigating a homicide; body found in Old Bridge Rd. parking lot

On November 18 at 1:05AM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the 1400 block of Old Bridge Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they located an unresponsive man outside in the parking area who had been shot.

Prince William County’s Delegate Torian named chairman of House Appropriations Committee

Del. Luke Torian (D-52) has been appointed chairman of the Virginia House of Delegates Appropriations Committee by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker-elect.

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