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Mark Pollinator Week: One of every three bites of food you eat is made possible by pollinators

Honey bees are invaluable to the health of the U.S. agricultural economy as they enable the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops in the nation. In Virginia, honeybees are essential pollinators for about one-third of the state’s fruit and vegetable crops. That is why Governor Ralph S. Northam declared June 17-23 as Virginia Pollinator Week. Without adequate pollination, Virginia could experience a significant reduction in its harvest of apples, alfalfa, berries,cucumbers, melons, squash, peaches and pumpkins.”

Minority tech company to expand headquarters in Fairfax and add 120 new jobs

Governor Ralph Northam today, March 27, announced that Zantech IT Services, Inc., a provider of leading-edge technology solutions to federal government and industry, will invest $317,853 to expand its corporate offices in Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed with Washington D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia for the project, which will create 120 new jobs.

Traffic counting to begin in Occoquan area

Starting April 1, a VDOT contractor will begin a traffic counting project in the Occoquan area, according to Earnie Porta, mayor of Occoquan.

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.

League of Women Voters to discuss aims, goals, purpose at March 28 forum at library

On March 28 at 7 p.m., the Haymarket/Gainesville Community Library will host a meeting in the Mary Jo Rigby Community Room entitled, "An Introduction to The League of Women Voters and its Work,"

MC Dean to invest $25.1 million in Caroline County, VA to incorporate new product line

M.C. Dean, Inc., a leading electrical design-build and systems integration firm for mission-critical organizations, will invest $25.1 million to incorporate a new product line at its fabrication and distribution facility in Caroline County. The company, headquartered at Tysons, has bee conducting business in Virginia for 70 years.

VDOT says it is ready for more snow and wintry mix Friday and Saturday

Virginia Department of Transportation asks that drivers be alert to the potential for snow and a wintry mix beginning early Friday morning through Saturday.

Va. Science Museum to have presence in Northern Virginia

Developed in partnership with the Fairfax-based Children’s Science Center, the new regional science center will be an extension of the Science Museum of Virginia

Virginia’ weights and measures inspectors protect consumers and sellers

The VDACS Office of Weights and Measures is responsible for the inspection of all commercially used weighing and measuring devices in the Commonwealth. The office administers the state’s laws and regulations designed to maintain the integrity of transactions between buyers and sellers and prevent unfair competition in the marketplace.

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