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Prince William County approves grants to bolster hospitality and retail businesses

Prince William Board of County Supervisors has approved the Lift Up Lodging and Restore Retail grant programs from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED). The $10 million grant program, which will launch by Dec. 31, aims to cushion the ongoing crunch felt by hotels, restaurants, event spaces, and storefront retail businesses.

More classes start June 29 at Northern Virginia Community College

There’s still time to earn college credits this summer. Northern Virginia Community College offers a six-week summer session that starts June 29 and ends Aug. 9. Students must register by 11:59 p.m. June 28.

Celebrate and recognize your trash collector June 17, National Garbage Man Day

June 17 is National Garbage Man Day. Communities across the nation are encouraged to take a moment and show appreciation for the men and women in the solid waste management industry and particularly, their trash collectors, for keeping us and the environment safe.

Va. Tourism partnering with Va. ABC at 5 stores–one in Warrenton

Virginia Tourism is partnering with Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, using the Virginia is for Lovers logo to promote the assortment of alcoholic products made in the Commonwealth at stores in Warrenton, Vienna, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Richmond.

Look who’s turning 80:  Social Security counting down to its 80th anniversary

Social Security is getting closer to the agency’s historic 80th anniversary and preparing to commemorate the August 14, 1935, signing of the Social Security Act. Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin May 27 announced the agency’s event-filled celebration, with many activities leading up to Aug, 14 and a special website,

Farmers must file Conservation Certificates by June 1 to get crop insurance support

"USDA is making every effort possible to get the word out about this new Farm Bill provision," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Actions of Herring and other AGs stop transfer of Radio Shack’s customer ID info to new owner

Under the terms of the settlement agreement reached after mediation, the overwhelming bulk of RadioShack's consumer data will be destroyed, and no credit or debit card account numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth or even phone numbers will be transferred. The bankruptcy court approved the settlement on Wednesday.

Free tax guide focuses on tax benefits for members of the military

Each year, the IRS publishes Publication 3, Armed Forces Tax Guide, a free booklet packed with valuable information and tips designed to help service members and their families take advantage of all tax benefits allowed by law. This year’s edition, geared to the 2014 return, is posted on

VDOT offers tools to make summer travel easier

If summer travel is in your plans, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is ready to help with mobile tools to keep you informed while you are on the go. You can find real-time information about traffic, incidents and congestion on Virginia roads at 511Virginia.

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