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Prince William County’s 9-1-1 system marks 50 years of operation on Dec. 2

On Dec. 2, 1968, Prince William County's 9-1-1 system went live with a single call taker, who also served as the dispatcher. The county's system was put in place less than a year after the first 9-1-1 call was made in Haleyville, Ala. on Feb. 16, 1968.

Be a part of history: Collecting stories of Woodbridge past and present begins this week

The Woodbridge Civic Association, working with George Mason University and the Prince William County Library System's RELIC Program, is embarking on a six-month effort to record the oral histories of Woodbridge residents. The recordings will eventually wind up at the Library of Congress as part of the library's "StoryCorps" project, which gathers firsthand, recorded accounts of the events in the lives of people from across the country.

Prince William ranks 9th in Virginia as a travel destination

According to research recently released by the U.S. Travel Association and the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Prince William County is experiencing sustainable expansion in tourism revenue year after year and the county ranks ninth in total visitor expenditures in Virginia when compared to 133 independent cities and counties in the Commonwealth.

Prince William community comes together on 17th anniversary of Sept. 11

Community members and elected officials gathered together Sept. 11 at the Prince William County Liberty Memorial to remember and honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The brief ceremony marked the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and the plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey Stewart spoke during the ceremony and said the pain of that day remains, but Americans endure now as they did then.

Gov. Northam asks GOP leader to ask Court to redistrict since General Assembly at impasse

Governor Ralph Northam sent a letter to Del Kirk Cox, Speaker of the Virginia House House of Delegates on Sept. 7, urging him to request that the Court begin to redraw the 11 unconstitutional House of Delegates districts so that Virginians will have constitutional lines enacted in time for June 2019 primaries, according to a news release from the Governor's Office.

Disasters happen; PWC tells residents how to be prepared in case of local disaster

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Prince William County Office of Emergency Management is trying to help county residents prepare for any emergency that may arise. This year's theme is "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How."

Prince William County fleet management recognized

Using technology, educating the work force and the public, reducing emissions and recycling are some of the reasons that the Prince William County Fleet Management Division ranks in the top 50 of the 2018 Green Fleet Awards Contest.

Manassas Cultural and Historic Resources community conversation on Sept. 4

Join City of Manassas officials for a visioning session on culture and historic resources in the City of Manassas. The meeting will be held at 7 PM at The Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St.

Prince William County Planning Dept. postpones upcoming rural area public input sessions

Prince William County Planning Department announced Aug. 29 postponement of Aug. 29 and Sept. 17, 24, 25 scheduled public input meetings "due to pending legislation in the Virginia General Assembly related to impact fees," according to an email from Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson.

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