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Young Farmers to hear gubernatorial candidates on ag and forestry issues July 28

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers will host an Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum from 1-5 p.m. on July 28 in Roanoke.

Kirk Cox elected chair of the newly established online education from Va. state universities

Online Virginia Network is a consortium of online classes from various state universities with one-stop shopping for scheduling, registering, advising and coursework.

Corey Stewart announces bid for US Senate

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and a Republican, announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate at a press conference this morning at his home in Woodbridge.

Drones and other unmanned aircraft get a boost in FAA reauthorization bill

The US Senate Commerce Committee has approved legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2021, and it incorporates several provisions from the Safe DRONE Act of 2017. “Not since the earliest days of the cell phone industry have I seen technology with as much transformative potential as unmanned systems,” said. Sen. Warner.

Va. Boys State participants get birds’ eye view of state government from Woodbridge delegate

Delegate Richard L. Anderson, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Woodbridge, spoke to select high school students attending the 75th session of American Legion Boys State of Virginia this week at Radford University.

Manassas & Manassas Park Democrats to nominate candidates for treasurer, comm. of revenue

Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee (MMPCDC) has scheduled caucuses to nominate Democratic candidates for state constitutional office races for Manassas (June 7) and Manassas Park (June 5) in the Nov. 7, 2017 General Election for treasurer and commissioner of the revenue in each city.

State Senator Jennifer Wexton of Leesburg announces run for Congress in 10th District

State Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-33) has announced her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, seeking to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Senator Wexton currently represents a sizable portion of that Congressional District in the Virginia State Senate; her 33rd Senate District spans Western Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun counties, including parts of Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, and Chantilly, as well as Dulles International Airport.

Smith and Miller vie in Special Election Tuesday, April 18, for Clerk of Prince William Court

The two candidates to complete the eight-year term of the late Michele McQuigg as Clerk of the Prince William Circuit Court (includes Manassas and Manassas Park) agree on many of the changes and improvements they would like to see in the Clerk's office. What they strongly disagree on is which of them is more qualified to make those changes happen.

It’s Baseball Time - PWC signs letter of intent to pave way for new stadium

Prince William Board of County Supervisors has agreed to enter into a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with Art Silber, owner of the Potomac Nationals, and The JBG Companies, owner and developer of Potomac Town Center. The LOI provides the framework for a potential deal that would secure the location of the Minor League Baseball franchise in Woodbridge. “There are a lot of details to iron out still,” said Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors. “However, this assures the commitment from all parties to continue in our good faith negotiations to find a way to keep the Potomac Nationals here in Prince William County.”

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