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29 update on 29th: VDOT slates June 29 virtual update on rehab of Cub Run Bridge (Rt. 29 north )

Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual construction update Wednesday, June 29 starting at 7 p.m. on work to rehabilitate northbound Route 29 (Lee Highway) bridge over Cub Run to improve driver and pedestrian safety and extend the overall life of the bridge. The bridge was originally built in 1954, some 68 years ago.

ABC Signature to film Civil War TV series pilot in central Virginia

Filming of Point of Honor, a historical drama about a Virginia family whose lives are torn apart by the Civil War, will take place in September around central Virginia and streaming episodes will be part of the Amazon prime service, which provides original filmed content to members.

Photo iD now required for voting in Virginia

For future Virginia Elections, voters must present one of several acceptable forms of photo identification when voting.

Anderson-Barker “town hall” to discuss 2014 General Assembly

Del. Rich Anderson (R-51st) and Sen. George Barker (D-39) will host their annual post-legislative session town hall Wednesday, July 9 in the chambers of Prince William Board of County Supervisors at James J. McCoart Government Complex. Time is from 7 to 9 p.m.

I-95/395 southbound HOV lanes to open earlier on weekdays starting July 7

On or about Monday, July 7, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will open the southbound High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-95/395 no later than noon, rather than 1 p.m. The HOV lanes will close to northbound traffic at 10 a.m., instead of 11 a.m., Mondays through Fridays.

Keeping a forest in the family for future generations

“Focusing on Forestland Transfer to Generation ‘NEXT’” is being offered July 29 and August 5 at the Moton Museum in Farmville. This two-day program from the Virginia Department of Forestry will help family forest landowners successfully plan the transfer of their woodlands, intact, from one generation to the next.

Meg Ryan film produced by Tom Hanks will be filmed in Virginia this summer

Governor Terry McAuliffe says Ithaca will be filmed in Virginia this summer, with actress Meg Ryan directing and playing a role in the movie along with Sam Shepard and Ryan’s son, Jack Quaid. Tom Hanks and his production company Playtone will be executive producers on the film set during WW II and based on William Saroyan’s 1942 book The Human Comedy.

Local legislators organizing Redskins Pride Caucus to support this Virginia-based business

State Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City), Delegate Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) and Delegate David Ramadan (R-Loudoun) have announced the formation of the "Redskins Pride Caucus," described in a press release as "a bipartisan group of Virginia state legislators representing professional football fans in the Commonwealth."

Governor names PWC math teacher to Virginia Small Business Financing Authority

Atif Qarni, who teaches pre-algebra to eighth grade students at Beville Middle School in Woodbridge, has been appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority, according to a news release from the governor's office.

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