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Think you’ve found a bear den? Va. Dept. of Wildlife says please leave it alone

As temperatures fall and food sources become less abundant, many bears in Virginia will enter a winter den. Other bears will greatly reduce their movements during but may remain active throughout the season.

Resin and vinyl manufacturer to establish facility in southwest Virginia in former mine

Va. Governor Glenn Youngkin today, Nov. 3, announced that Ronald Mark Associates, Inc. (RMA), a leader in custom resin and vinyl fabric formulations and technical services, will invest $13.5 million to establish a manufacturing operation with 29 new jobs in the former Komatsu Mining Corp. facility in Bluefield.

Virginia’s fall wildfire season underway - Burning debris is major cause of wildfires in Virginia

15. The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) reminds everyone to be extra careful when burning yard debris, or enjoying a campfire or backyard fire pit.

Incorrect voting information for Occoquan

As some of you are aware, the Virginia State Board of Elections recently sent incorrect voting information to residents in a number of towns in Northern Virginia, including Occoquan. The local Prince William County Office of Elections is in the process of sending out corrected information.

Civil rights restored to 800+ Virginians in time for Nov. 8 elections

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that civil rights have been restored to more than 800 Virginians. Rights were restored for approved individuals last week in order to ensure those who are interested in voting in the November 8th election could register to do so before Monday's registration deadline.

Governor’s Physical Activity Award Program for School Personnel

Gov. Glenn Youngkin, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, has announced his 2022-2023 Governor’s Physical Activity Award Program for School Personnel. The program emphasizes the connection between regular physical activity and its benefits to the overall health and wellness of school personnel.

Lawson updates transportation projects in Brentsville District

For those of us living in, or traveling through, the Brentsville District, road construction seems to be everywhere we go. Despite the inconvenience these projects cause, the result is one that will ultimately improve our ability to move from one place to another.

Virginia’s Veterans Day Ceremony to be held Nov. 11 at Virginia War Memorial

The 66th annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony will be held Friday, Nov.11, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. The public is invited and encouraged to attend to honor all who have served in America’s Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to today.

Please don’t move firewood far from where you bought it - you might also move invasive pests

While seemingly harmless, moving firewood can enable the easy movement of destructive forest and agricultural pests. When firewood is moved from one area to another, the invasive emerald ash borer, spongy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, and spotted lanternfly often “hitchhike” to destroy crops, infect more trees and sometimes even entire forests.

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