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DOC aims to test all inmates for Covid-19

Virginia Department of Corrections says it is aggressively testing incarcerated offenders for COVID-19. While the nationwide struggle to adequately test for the coronavirus continues, the Virginia DOC has already tested more than one-third of the state’s approximately 29,000 offenders. Most offenders being tested have no symptoms; the DOC is conducting point prevalence testing to catch cases before there are any symptoms.

Panel of experts to discuss human trafficking occurring in Prince William County

Sally Adams, program coordinator for the United Methodist Women at Old Bridge UMC said she first became aware of local human trafficking issues while attending an event sponsored by the Soroptomists. "People think it just happens in Cambodia," Adams said. "But it happens here and we can't turn the other way."

Slave Dwelling Project coming to two Manassas slave quarters May 15-17

Since 2000, Joe McGill Jr. has been traveling across the country sleeping in and interpreting original slave quarters to raise awareness of the enslaved population who lived in them. He will be coming to two slave quarters in Manassas VA May 15-17.

Community forum on human trafficking June 7

Old Bridge United Methodist Church will hold a workshop open to the public on the 5 W’s of Human Trafficking on Saturday, June 7, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and what you can do about the issue. The church is located at 3966 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge VA 22192.

PWC summer school assistant principals appointed

Summer school assistant principal appointments have been made by the Prince William County School Board:

Four search warrants result in 94 criminal charges

Five males from Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County were charged with a total of 94 felonies and held without bond following arrests on May 9, 2014 after a lengthy investigation by three local police departments in collaboration with Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force.

PWC Housing Office wants community comments May 15 on five-year plan

Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development wants to know how people think federal money should be spent over the next five years. To find the answers, the office will hold two meetings on May 15.

100th Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday – May 11

Today is the 100th anniversary of the US Presidential Proclamation establishing the official day of Mother's Day by then President Woodrow Wilson.

Manassas man wins honorable mention in Va. Tech 2014 Steger Poetry contest

Marcus Williams of Manassas, a senior economics major, received honorable mention for his poem "Freedom Can Only Be Felt While Staring at an Airport Departure Board," in the Va. Tech 2014 Steger Poetry contest.

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