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40+ events to celebrate 400th year of Thanksgiving in Virginia

For more information about the Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival and to find an event in your area, go to https://www.americanevolution2019.com/events The C.ustoms, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival is a signature event of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. on grounds of PWC headquarters

The community is invited to join the Board of County Supervisors in honoring and remembering the 22 Prince William County residents and all of those who lost their lives on 9-11. A brief ceremony will be held at the Liberty Memorial on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at 9 a.m.

National parks to honor four-century history and influence of African Americans Aug. 25

Guest speakers, local historians and Prince William Forest Park staff will discuss the history and influence of African Americans in the local community at 2:30 p.m Aug. 25 at Prince William Forest Park visitor center. The park will participate in the ringing of the bells at 3 p.m. Remarks will follow.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

1919 was a historic year when it came to ensuring women’s right to vote. On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed what would become the 19th amendment, and two weeks later, the Senate followed sending the proposed amendment to the states for ratification. In just over a year’s time, three-fourths of the states ratified the amendment and the Secretary of State certified the ratification, forever ensuring women would have the right to vote.

Meet Leland Melvin: Author, Astronaut and NFL Player at Chinn Library April 6

Former Astronaut Leland Melvin will be at Chinn Park Regional Library on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. to talk to people about the value of sticking to it, something he's learned throughout his life, and sign books. Melvin, whose hometown is Lynchburg, VA, also is a former NFL player and the author of "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances."

National Park Service plans second fire at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park is preparing for a second prescribed fire between March 26 and April 5, 2019. These dates may be extended depending upon weather conditions. The planned fire will be in the Deep Cut area of the battlefield, encompassing approximately 40 acres of open fields and brush.

Westridge Elementary School assembly celebrates African-American history in story and song

Students at Westridge Elementary School in Woodbridge hosted an assembly to celebrate African-American history, where they shared stories and music from many aspects of African-American culture.

From the American Revolution to Lorena Bobbitt - History Day to cover wide range of PWC topics

Topics touching on history from the American Revolution all the way through the more recent history of the Lorena Bobbitt story will be on the agenda at the "If I Were Today a Virginian: 5th-Annual Prince William/Manassas History Symposium" between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Old Manassas Courthouse.

Virginians asked to vote for their favorite artifact

Public is invited to vote for their favorite artifact and help award $7,000 in conservation grants, according to the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) iwhich has announced the 2018 Honorees of the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts:

Man, woman charged with child neglect involving baby

On January 10 at 11:12PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to a parking lot located in the 14400 block of Gideon Dr. in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a child neglect. The investigation revealed that the driver and the occupant of the vehicle were under the influence of alcohol and suspected narcotics. An 11-month-old boy was also inside of the vehicle and was not injured.

California girls missing from Youth For Tomorrow found and are safe, county police report

Wheeler, Angry, Franklin new leaders of PWC Board of Supervisors

Another suspect arrested in connection with Dec. 5 armed robbery

Another suspect arrested in connection with Dec. 5 armed robbery

Historians to lead New Year’s Day hikes at two local parks

Suspect turns himself in in abduction and domestic assault and battery case

Woodbridge man dies from injuries in Dec. 16 crash on Purcell Road

Dec. 29 stabbing on Balls Ford Rd. under investigation

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