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Birdsong ‘s $25 million modernization to highlight Suffolk as “Peanut Capital of the World”

Birdsong Peanuts, a cornerstone company of Virginia’s peanut industry for more than 100 years, will invest $25.1 million to modernize its peanut shelling facility in the City of Suffolk.

PW Conservation Alliance sponsoring Town Meeting June 2

Prince William Conservation Alliance is sponsoring a town meeting on data centers on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at Jenkins Elementary School

Think you might like farming? May 24 field day for veterans

Small farm outreach workshop May 24 aimed at military veterans to be held in Petersburg by Virginia State University.

Gov. Youngkin announces alternative hiring process for people with disabilities

Virginia state government has implemented an alternative hiring process for people with disabilities, serving as a model for inclusive employment practices. The process embeds employment of people with differing abilities as part of standard hiring policy and the state work culture.

Expansion of Life Sciences in Prince William County to create up to 70 new jobs

Gov. Glenn Youngkin today, May 17, announced that Virongy Biosciences Inc., a developer of viral diagnostic technologies, anti-viral drugs, and therapeutic viral vectors, some of which are aimed at COVID, will invest $471,000 to expand in Prince William County.

Virginia’s April 2022 General Fund revenues exceed forecasts, Governor reports

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced May 12 that April revenue collections exceeded forecasts, growing 45.7 percent over April of 2021. General fund revenues were approximately $1.9 billion higher year-to-date than the mid-session revised forecast issued in February. Total revenue collections have risen 19.0 percent through April, well ahead of the revised annual forecast of 9.2 percent growth.

Court okays release of juvenile’s name in Gainesville murder case; PWC Police offer $5000 reward

On May 10, detectives with the Prince William County Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau identified two suspects sought in connection to the fatal shooting that occurred in the area of the Somerset Pointe Apartments located in the 14000 block of Deming Dr. in Gainesville (20155) on May 8. One of the suspects is a juvenile.

PWC Police report that the reward offered in Benton Middle School shooting investigation now $6000

Through a partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, First Sgt. Perok reports that an additional $5,000 reward is being offered in connection to the arrest and conviction of the accused. The PWC Police Department is also offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

AARP takes aim at scams that target veterans

Veterans, active-duty service members and their families are 40 percent more likely to lose money to scams and fraud than the civilian population, AARP said.

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