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PWC Planning extends deadline for comments on Rural Area Preservation Study

Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland reports that the Prince William County Planning Office has agreed to extend the public comment period, which was set to end Aug. 16, on the Rural Area Preservation Study after his office received requests from citizens for more time to review and submit comments.

More places for voting absentee in Prince William County

Prince William County VA has opened a Haymarket location and added the McCoart Government Center location in Woodbridge as places where absentee ballots may be cast for the Nov. 6, 2012 General Election and Special Elections.

Prince William County has received a dozen ideas to add to its 9/11 memorial

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Prince William County's 911 memorial
Prince William County has solicited entries in a design competition to add to its 9-11 memorial- Liberty Memorial at Freedom Park - using four steel beams acquired from the destroyed World Trade Center. The board of supervisors will be making a selection from one of a dozen submissions, from around the country and from both design companies and individuals, according to Tracy Gordon, assistant to the county administrator.

Free cookie decorating class Sept. 8 in exchange for kitchen donation

Get ready for Halloween and upcoming holidays by learning to make decorated cookies. Aubergine Chef Jason Shriner will share secrets to successful cookie decorating on Saturday, Sept. 8, with a free class at the Manassas Park VA Community Center. "Admission" will support the center's "kitchen drive," with the donation of new or gently used kitchen equipment.

Manassas City Police Beat 9/4/12

Manassas VA City Police Department's crime report for Tuesday, Sept. 4 includes larcenies involving a laptop, medication, miscellaneous tools and a red tool box and a fight involving two sets of males, 4-5 in one group, 2 in the other.

PWC police beat for 9/4/12

Prince William County VA Police Department's crime reports for Tuesday, Sept. 4 include felony child abuse in the case of an eight-month-old baby left strapped in a child's seat in the back seat of a abandoned car that was running, the alleged strangulation of a 16-year-old by a family member and the alleged stabbing of a family member by an 18-year-old.

Lake Jackson Drive reopens today in Manassas

As a big weekend for visitors approaches in Manassas VA, the city manager has announced that Lake Jackson Drive, which has been closed, will reopen today, Aug. 24, a week earlier than planned. Many events in connection with the historic 1863 Second Battle of Manassas will be held this weekend.

Help stop vehicle theft: Get free VIN etching Sept. 15 in Manassas

Manassas City Police Department will offer a free VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) etching event on Saturday, Sept. 15 in the parking lot of the Walmart at 9401 Liberia Ave., Manassas. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching, a fast, safe and simple process, is one of the most effective means to deter auto theft that is currently available, according to the city's crime prevention specialist.

Barnard named acting Prince William County police chief

Deputy Police Chief Lt. Col. Barry Barnard will become Prince William County VA's acting police chief effective Sept. 1, 2012, the date Chief Charlie T. Deane retires.

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