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PWC Police Chief to host Community Conversation July 11 at King Elementary

This is an opportunity for the community to get to know their Police Department and ask questions of Chief Barnard and other police staff.

County planners call June 24 meeting on PWC Rural Preservation Study

Prince William County (PWC) is hosting a Public Meeting for Stakeholders to share their perspectives regarding rural preservation in Prince William County. This session will focus specifically on creating a vision and implementing recommendations from the Rural Preservation Study, as the County seeks to address rural preservation.

So you want to be a doctor!  GMU Manassas campus gets $50,000 grant for med school feasibility study

Prince William County has awarded a $50,000 grant to kick-off a Medical School Feasibility and Planning Study by George Mason University. The Claude Moore Foundation has contributed $200,000 and the university will cover the remaining costs and conduct the study, with preliminary results anticipated in early fall. GMU already has a pre-med program with readily available laboratories and the classroom space needed to meet the goal of accreditation by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in 2021, at the earliest.

New PWC economic development chief led team that snagged Amazon HQ2 for Arlington County

Following a national search, the Board of County Supervisors announced the hiring of Christina M. Winn as the Economic Development Director for Prince William County. "Ms. Winn knows Northern Virginia and has proven her ability to attract and retain businesses here," said Corey A. Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

Manassas vice mayor Ken Elston resigns, taking post in NC

At the May 20, 2019 meeting of the City of Manassas City Council, Vice Mayor Ken Elston notified the public of his official resignation from City Council effective at the end of July 2019.

Prince William Police advise they’ll begin seat belt enforcement May 13

Prince William County Police will join law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign to enforce safety-belt and child safety-seat laws. Expect high-visibility patrols – day and night – from Monday, May 13, through Sunday, June 2 (which includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend).

Historic building known as Barnes House ready for public viewing on May 18

The Barnes House has a rich history. Built in 1797 as a tavern, it is one of the county's oldest buildings. It has been moved twice, rebuilt and restored in 2017, and now sits at the Montclair Community Library. With the exhibits inside the house complete, it is ready for visitors.

May 14 ceremony at County Complex in Woodbridge to honor veterans

Members of the community are invited to join the Board of County Supervisors in honoring the country's veterans during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at Prince William County War Memorial in Freedom Park in recognition of Armed Forces Day May 14 and Memorial Day May 27.

New Neabsco Supervisor Victor Angry sworn into office with Ernestine Jenkins in attendance

Prince William County's newest supervisor, Victor S. Angry, was sworn in April 11 to fill the Neabsco District seat on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Angry takes over the seat left vacant at the death of John D. Jenkins, who served on the board for 36 years before his death in February.

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