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Effect of weather changes: USDA revises planting zones for Virginia

Revised USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is important to farmers and gardeners because the map recommends when and what to plant based on weather conditions/hardiness zones. Virginia a half-zone warmer.

UMW extends freshman acceptance date due to federal snafu over financial aid form

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg has extended the enrollment deadline for admitted first-year undergraduate students to June 1, 2024. This allows an additional month for students and families to review financial aid.

Some IRS TAxpayer Assistance Centers open April 13

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will open its Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC) in Hampton, Richmond, and Roanoke on Saturday, April 13, for face-to-face help.

Prescribed fire planned at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts next week

The goals of this fire are to maintain wildlife habitat and control woody and invasive species. This will be the park’s second prescribed fire following a successful burn in April 2018.

US Rep. Spanberger asks for comments about US Postal Service

US Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-7), who represents part of Prince William County, VA and has a local office in the Tackett's Mill Shopping Center in Lake Ridge, wants to learn about residents' experiences with the US Postal Service.

Healthcare expanded for veterans, reports Rep. Spanberger

In one of the largest-ever expansions of Veteran healthcare, all Veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards during military service — whether at home or abroad — are now eligible to enroll directly in VA healthcare, according to US Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who represents part of the Prince William County area.

Make appointment now for VA Claims session to be held in Haymarket on April 6

A VA Claims Session will be held in Haymarket on April 6, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hosted by the ALL AMERICAN VFW POST 12218 of Haymarket/Gainesville.

Severe Weather Awareness Week March 4-10

SEVERE Weather Awareness Week will be conducted by the National Weather Service March 4-10, with a different type of weather emergency highlighted each day: for example, tornadoes, flooding, severe thunderstorms,

Sen. Kaine to host March 8 roundtable on protecting availability of in-vitro fertilization (IVF)

On Friday, March 8, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-VA, who is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will host a roundtable in Arlington to discuss the need to protect the availability of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in Virginia and across the nation.

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