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March 18 - 24, 2018 is Virginia Agriculture Week - a $70 billion industry

March 18 - 24, 2018 is Virginia Agriculture Week and the ideal time to celebrate the success of Virginia’s leading private industry, agriculture. Agriculture has been the backbone of the state's economy for more than four centuries.

Virginia’s unemployment rate unchanged at 3.6 percent

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained steady at 3.6 percent for five consecutive months—the lowest rate since the 3.5 percent rate in April 2008 and 3.9 percentage points below the peak rate of 7.5 percent in February 2010.

Passenger, under 18, died from injuries sustained in a car crash around 3 a.m. this morning

On Sunday, March 11 at 3:07AM, investigators from the Prince William County Police Department's Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Potomac Shores Pkwy and Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a single vehicle crash. A front seat passenger, identified as a juvenile male, was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

General Assembly conference committee reaches accord on funding for Metro

A bipartisan agreement on HB 1539 to increase funding and implement necessary reforms for Metro has been reached and sent to the governor for his signature, according to Del. Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax) whose district includes part of Prince William County.

Need after-storm work around your house? Watch out for scams, says Attorney General

"Virginia law offers protections for consumers who find themselves in need of things like tree removal or home repair after extreme weather. Attorney General says state residents should "carefully review any terms before paying for any good or service" and contact his office as soon as possible if you think you're being illegally overcharged or suspect someone may be running a scam."

Va. Attorney General to push on consumer rights during Consumer Protection Week

From March 4-10, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and his Consumer Protection Section will mark National Consumer Protection Week with a week-long campaign to help Virginians understand their rights as consumers, and to help Virginia businesses understand their responsibilities to their customers.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Beloved Community” conversations at 12 Virginia locations

In 2018, fifty years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Virginia Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission will remember his legacy and his influence in Virginia in a series of 12 Community Conversations held in each of the locations across the state that Dr. King visited.

Beville Middle School students visit their former teacher, Atif Qarni, Va. Sec’y of Education

Classroom teacher turned Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, has not forgotten his students. Qarni started the school year as an eighth-grade civics teacher at Beville Middle School in Prince William County. After winning the November Gubernatorial Election, Ralph Northam appointed Qarni to the state’s top educational post in Richmond. Shortly after settling in, he invited his former students to his new home.

Expect traffic shifts during roadway work on US 1 in Woodbridge March 2 & March 5, says VDOT

Route 1 traffic will be shifting onto new pavement. The northbound lanes between Mount Pleasant Drive and Dawson Beach Road will shift Friday beginning at 10 a.m.; the southbound lanes between Occoquan Road and Marys Way will shift Monday beginning at 10 a.m. Both shifts are weather permitting.

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