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Northam recommends eliminating sales tax on groceries

Virginia Business is reporting today, Dec. 15, that exiting Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who leaves office next month, has proposed four tax cuts, "including eliminating Virginia’s 1.5% sales tax on groceries and providing an income tax cut for low- and middle-income Virginians."

New Giant Food opens Nov. 19 in Manassas at Bull Run shopping center; West Gate Giant closing

Giant Food will open a new store at 10864 Sudley Manor Drive. Manassas, on Friday, Nov. 19. The new store includes is a pharmacy, a pre-order/pick-up area, a wide assortment of ready-to-eat items, a Starbucks, bakery and a florist shop

Va. Farm Bureau survey: Average price of Thanksgiving meal in Virginia is $63.66

The survey of common grocery items found on Thanksgiving tables places the average cost of a traditional meal for 10 adults at $63.66, or $6.37 per person. The survey menu included turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, rolls, carrots, celery, cranberries, green beans, peas, milk and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

AARP Virginia asks people to organize, participate, donate food in September

No collection will be deemed too small but with some effort on the part of your groups(s), the results can indeed be truly impactful in feeding the needy in your community. AARP Virginia is asking you to please organize, participate, and donate during September’s Hunger Action Month.

Crop Insurance 101 webinar set for July 20 - open to all farmers nationnwide

Farmers and ranchers nationwide are invited to participate in a webinar on July 20 from noon to 1 p.m., CT, which will provide an overview of available federal crop insurance options.

Oh! Market in Manassas to host international food festival June 26-27

Oh! Market is celebrating its diverse community and foods by hosting an international food festival on Sat., June 26 and Sun., June 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its store at 7412 Stream Walk Lane in Manassas. Food tastings will represent cuisine from Korea, China, Japan, Caribbean, Vietnam, Central America, Mexico, India and more. Admission is free.

Agriculture is Virginia’s biggest industry and June 13-19 is Va. Agriculture Week

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring June 13–19 as Virginia Agriculture Week to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community. The Governor, First Lady, and Northam Administration officials will visit sites throughout Virginia to highlight the economic impact of the agriculture industry and the role of farmers and agribusinesses.

Virtual trade show series April 15 and April 22 to feature Virginia’s Finest Producers

A Manassas-based company, Bakefully Yours, will be among vendors featured April 15 and April 22 during the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' (VDACS) Virginia’s Finest Specialty Food and Beverage Virtual Trade Show Series.

Hungry suspects? PIzza taken from delivery man

The victim, a 53-year-old man, reported to police that he was delivering pizza in the above area when he was approached by three unknown individuals. The victim identified one of the suspects as the person who made the order and agreed to follow them to the correct address. The suspects stopped on the walking path between apartment buildings and took the pizza order from the victim before pushing him on the ground.

Governor Youngkin announces additional key administration appointments

“This group of talented individuals will help me build on our Day One initiatives to restore excellence in education, make our communities safer, and open Virginia for business. We share a common vision that government should work for the people, and together we will implement an agenda that serves all Virginians,” said the Governor.

AARP urges passage of Senate Bill 376 to lower prescription drug costs in Virginia

Governor declares state of emergency in advance of winter weather expected this week

Bishop Burbidge to lead Jan. 21 March for Life in DC

Suspect charged in Jan. 17 homicide

Broadband expansion in Stafford

Suspects arrested in weekend shootings

Murder victim identified; police looking for Bristow man, 18

Dr. McDade issues letter on mask wearing at PWC Schools

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