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Mark Pollinator Week: One of every three bites of food you eat is made possible by pollinators

Honey bees are invaluable to the health of the U.S. agricultural economy as they enable the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops in the nation. In Virginia, honeybees are essential pollinators for about one-third of the state’s fruit and vegetable crops. That is why Governor Ralph S. Northam declared June 17-23 as Virginia Pollinator Week. Without adequate pollination, Virginia could experience a significant reduction in its harvest of apples, alfalfa, berries,cucumbers, melons, squash, peaches and pumpkins.”

Manassas City Police Beat 11/29/11

Manassas City police department's crime report for Nov. 29, 2011

Manassas City Police Beat 11/28/11

Manassas City police department's crime report for Nov. 28, 2011.

Funds okayed for a safer Metro

Via passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2012, both houses of Congress have approved safety funds for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. But the funds must be matched by Virginia, Maryland the the District of Columbia.

FEMA to aid PWC residents hurt by Tropical Storm Lee

Federal disaster aid has been approved to assist Prince William County and other localities recover from the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Lee's heavy rains and flooding in early September.

Traveling for turkey?

Viriginia Department of Transportation information is intended to help travelers have a safe Thanksgiving trip.

Online reporting of some crimes now an option for PWC residents

Prince William County police say residents can now report some non-emergency crime incidents online

Sleeping family alerted to fire in their Manassas home

A husband and wife and their three small children, all under six years of age, were unaware that a fire was burning on the second floor and in the attic of their Manassas townhouse until firefighters came through the front door in the early hours of Nov. 12.

Gainesville Middle teachers have a ball

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Stability balls help Gainesville Middle School teachers improve posture and burn calories during the school day. More than half of the staff members are using the balls instead of chairs.

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