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Virginia flags at half-staff for former Va. Congressman and Richmond Mayor

Flags are at half-staff until sunset today, Nov. 21, in memory of and respect for former Richmond mayor and U.S. Representative Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. who had a life in public service from 1970 to 2003.

Court finds driver guilty of DWI-Involuntary Manslaughter in June 2022 fatality on Old Bridge Rd.

The Office of the Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Amy Ashworth reports that on July 6, 2023, the Honorable Judge James A. Willett of the Prince William County Circuit Court found Gentil Mwenze Banze guilty of DWI-Involuntary Manslaughter in a June 2022 accident that occurred on Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge following his guilty plea to the charge.

Retired US Congressman Frank Wolf at Manassas Battlefield on Monday, July 10 for press conference

Former Congressman Frank Wolf, who represented western Prince William and successfully protected the Manassas Battlefield from over-development in the late 1980s, will be joining Prince William County Supervisor Jeanine Lawson, Va. Senate candidate Bill Woolf and VA House of Delegates candidate John Stirrup, for a press conference Monday, July 10, at 10 a.m. at Manassas Battlefield to support Lawson's Resolution 23. The location is Stuart's Hill Parking Lot, Manassas National Battlefield, 12521 Lee Hwy, Manassas, VA 20109

Robert Coltrain, 27, sentenced to 75 years for 2020 murder with 30 years suspended

Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth has announced the sentencing of Robert Coltrain, 27, related to the murder of Brian Trotter which occurred in Prince William County, VA on or about Oct. 17, 2020.

A total of 29 new small businesses open in Prince William County in May

A total of 29 small business owners received a certificate of occupancy/written authorization to ‘Open for Business’ from Prince William County's Department of Development Services Small Business Project Management (SBPM) Program in May 2023, according to a county news release. About 26 new businesses have opened every month in 2023 since January.

Accused sentenced to 87 years on 45 felony counts in Denny’s Dec. 26, 2019 robbery and murder case

Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth announces the successful prosecution of Jordan Anderson arising from the December 26, 2019, robbery and murder at the Denny’s restaurant in Manassas, Virginia.

CS Resources: Ask questions/get answers locally about housing, food, healthcare, drugs etc.

The Community Services arm of Prince William County government can point you in the right direction on Monday afternoons in Manassas and on Wednesday afternoons in Woodbridge. Taxes help fund the information teams of clinical staff and trained peers.

Va. League of Women Voters initiative aims to boost public’s right to know

Via resolution, the League affirmed the belief that all branches of Virginia government must respect the public’s right to know by conducting public business in public. "We see a need for transparency in the budget process and state agency meetings that seem to make decisions without regard to public input and offer no public scrutiny," the LWV said in a news release. The League will formulate an internal group charged with monitoring legislation and advocating for more transparency. It will also review government behavior for openness.

No $$ for college? Manassas offers free courses, help with job placement in partnership with NOVA

“Our innovative program raises awareness about the advantages of skills training and eliminates cost as a barrier to getting it,” said Patrick Small, the city's Economic Development Director. “We have high-tech, high-wage jobs open with world-class employers in our community that don’t require college degrees,” he added.

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