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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.

Bristoe Station heritage Park’s management plan due for review

The management plan for Bristoe Station Heritage Park, the popular historical site located a short distance from VA 28, is likely to be taken up by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in August.

New baseball stadium could be in offing for Prince William County

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P-Nats' batter at Pfitzner Stadium
Prince William County, Potomac Nationals baseball, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and PTC Roadside Development LLC, said July 17 that they have agreed to a framework for a public/private partnership that would bring a 6000-7000 seat state-of-the-art minor league baseball stadium to the county near Interstate 95 and US 1.

Emergency meeting of Haymarket council July 17

The Town of Haymarket VA has called an emergency meeting of the Town Council for tonight, July 17, to discuss the Virginia Retirement System.

Feds grant Virginia a waiver from NCLB

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has approved the Virginia Board of Education’s application for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind benchmarks in reading and mathematics and the federal law’s mandate that all students, regardless of circumstance, achieve grade-level proficiency by 2014. Virginia will still hold schools "accountable for closing achievement gaps."

PWC Board spells out accountability, transparency for district tax funds

The Prince William VA Board of County Supervisors has adopted a set of guidelines for using the tax funds that are annually budgeted for operating each magisterial district's office.

Prince William County hikes land development fees

Prince William County VA has raised its fees for land development two percent across the board and has revised and added other fees. There are some exceptions. The new fees go into effect July 1.

Occoquan Town Council meeting to be held in conjunction with celestial event

Occoquan VA Town Council members and members of the public may be able to see some of the Transit of Venus, weather permitting, on June 5 when the council meets outdoors just across the Occoquan River in Fairfax County VA. Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta plans to provide his personal telescope with sun filters for the community to use at the event beginning at about 6 p.m.

Firefighters rescue dog from Memorial Night house fire in Haymarket

Firefighters from Prince William County VA successfully extinguished a house fire in Haymarket and rescued the family's dog who was in the basement when the blaze erupted, late in the evening of Memorial Day Monday.

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