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No access to MLK Jr. memorial through Jan.21

The National Park Service and the U.S. Secret Service remind the public that security restrictions pertinent to the 59th Presidential Inauguration have closed public access to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, through Jan. 21.

Sen. Kaine (D-VA) bill to raise tobacco age to 21 included in bipartisan health care package

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released a statement on the bipartisan health care agreement announced Sunday. "Our nation is facing a youth e-cigarette epidemic, and this legislation is a critical step to help keep tobacco products out of kids’ hands," Kaine was quoted as saying,

Social Security offices nationwide to start being open every weekday 9-4

Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012.

National Park Service to oversee “prescribed” fire at Manassas Battlefield Park near Brawner Farm

Manassas National Battlefield Park is preparing for a prescribed fire today, Nov. 18 through Nov. Friday, 22 on about 75 acres near the Brawner Farm (north of US-29 between Pageland and Featherbed Lanes). This window could be extended depending upon weather conditions, according to the National Park Service.

Arlington Memorial Bridge closing postponed to Nov. 15-19

The National Park Service (NPS) has postponed the previously announced weekend closing of Arlington Memorial Bridge. The closing is now scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and will last until 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.

Former gymnastics coach charged with indecent liberties by a custodian in 2007-08

In July 2019, detectives with the Special Victims Unit began an investigation into sexual abuse committed in the Haymarket (20169) area of Prince William County between August 2007 and November 2008.

Census workers going door to door in some PWC areas gathering address information

Prince William County Demographer Brian Engelmann has announced that workers from the US Census Bureau will be in the field doing some preliminary work through the middle of October. The canvassers need to go out to specific neighborhoods to verify the addresses that can’t be determined by using GIS maps, Engelmann said. “The canvassers will ask a few questions to verify the address and inquire about any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion in the Census process.”

Relief getting closer for Rt. 28 traffic woes! Public hearing on widening Sept. 23 in Centreville

Learn the details on plans to widen Rt. 28 to six lanes--between the Bull Run Bridge at Prince William/Fairfax County line and US 29 in Centreville--at a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Centreville Elementary School, 14330 Green Trails Blvd., Centreville. The formal presentation on plans and proposed construction schedule will start at 7 p.m.

Prince William Chamber to host Rep. Wexton Sept. 4

Prince William Chamber's Congressional Series will host Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 8-10 a.m.

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