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Dad arrested after attempting to take 3-year-old son from Woodbridge home

On September 5 at 8:42PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 15300 block of Elizabeth Burbage Lp. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a fight. The altercation escalated when the accused retrieved a machete and confronted the child’s mother and her family.

Entries being accepted for annual Congressional art competition

The Office of Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. All high school students living in Virginia’s First Congressional District are eligible and welcome to participate in the competition, themed “America the Beautiful.”

Free hands-on workshops for kids at NOVA’s Global Learning Center at Manassas Mall

Northern Virginia Community College will present a series of free STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning events for students of assorted ages with hands-on lessons at NOVA’s Global Learning Center in the Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas. All events run from noon to 5 p.m.

Prince William County Schools closed for King’s holiday Jan. 18 and more

The 2015–16 School Calendar for PWCS includes the following closings for January and February 2016: Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15 and half day Jan. 29 (elementary only).

Huge MLK celebration planned for Jan. 18 at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge

Students in Prince William County Public Schools will participate in the Annual King Day Celebration and Youth Oratorical Contest on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge. The event will begin at 11 a.m.

PWCS FLL robotics teams earn invite to state tournament

Five PWCS FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams traveled Dec. 4-5 to the FLL State Tournament at James Madison University in Harrisonburg and won an invitation to the State Tournament by being the top in three different judging categories and having success on the field during the robot game.

Seen Santa yet? If not, you can catch him at local libraries this week

Two of the libraries in the Prince William County Public Library System will be hosting visits from Santa Claus this week.

House of Mercy relying on community for gifts for 325 needy children by Dec. 10

House of Mercy in Manassas will be hosting its fifth annual Christmas with Mercy on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event provides gifts to children who, otherwise, might not receive any this Christmas. In years past, HOM has relied partly on Toys for Tots to help provide gifts; however, this year, it is relying on the "kindness of the community."

Second flag collection center opens in county on Sept. 12

On Saturday, Sept. 12, local Boy Scouts, Prince William County Solid Waste Division and Keep Prince William Beautiful will celebrate the grand opening of a second American Flag Collection Center in Prince William County. The Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, flag collection service will be joining the service at the county landfill for citizens and businesses to retire American flags with respect.

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