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A Furry Valentine for you?

Valentine's Day is Thursday, which means it's time for some matchmaking at the 6th annual "My Furry Valentine" pet adoption event. The event runs Thursday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 17, and is sponsored by the Prince William Humane Society.

Haymarket mayor Pam Stutz takes a pass on reelection campaign

Pam Stutz, mayor of the town of Haymarket, VA says it is time for someone else to come forward with new ideas

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Mayor Pam Stutz

PWC hailed as symbol of stability, growth, prosperity in annual address

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William VA Board of County, applauds county growth and progress on a number of fronts in his annual State of the County message.

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Corey Stewart, chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors

Wellington Rd. project in Manassas done; four lanes now open

After 17 months and $6.1 million, a 4100-foot section of Wellington Rd in the City of Manassas VA has been widened to four lanes and is expected to ease traffic congestion.

Road work in PWC rolled on

In an effort to minimize congestion and increase safety on area roads, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Prince William County transportation office work to improve roads and intersections. However, sometimes these changes take time and can impede traffic flow and add a few minutes, and perhaps a few headaches, to our commutes.

Prince William County’s economy remained strong

December of 2010 brought in the strongest month of sales tax collection in 19 years, which was a great way to start off 2011. Add to that the planned five-year savings of some $3.5 estimated by the Prince William County information technology department specialists, and the county was off to a booming start to the new year. Then, the county’s board of supervisors advertised a tax rate of $1.213 per $100 of assessed value, which was down from the previous rate of $1.236. The approved tax rate was $1.204. Overall, the county's economy in 2011 was strong.

Broad Run postal carrier brings joy

Broad Run postal carrier Laura Wojtecki marvels at the joy she gets to bring others by delivering holiday packages.

Stirrup welcomes newcomers at last town hall meeting

John Stirrup, who has been Gainesville
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supervisor for eight years, introduced Peter Candland, who will take Stirrup's seat and Dick Black, against whom Stirrup ran for state senate, among other newcomers and old hands in the political arena at a Dec. 5 meeting at Haymarket's Battlefield High School. This was Stirrup's last town hall meeting, which started at 7:30 p.m. After the candidates spoke at the lectern, they participated in a question-and-answer session with audience members.

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Dick Black, Virginia senator-elect, spoke to voters about his background and his plans for office.

Cole saves kids from coal

John Cole will again be Santa's helper at the Town of Haymarket's annual holiday festivities on Dec. 3 in front of town hall on Washington Street.

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