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July 19 community meeting about proposed new elementary school in Stonewall High area

The Office of Facilities Services for Prince William County Public Schools will hold a July 19 meeting to share information on a proposed elementary school to be located off Crestwood Drive at Ashton Avenue, at the Rosemont Lewis Park.

House agrees with Rep. Wittman: Continuing Resolutions (CR) harm US military’s capabilities

On July 17, the House of Representatives passed H.RES. 998, introduced by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), which addresses the readiness shortfalls of the Navy and the harms of continuing resolutions on our Armed Forces.

PWC students delve into French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Latin at Governor’s Schools

Sixteen students from Prince William County high schools are concentrating on specific foreign languages at academies through the Governor's School.

PWC students involved in medical/health science internship & NASA engineering mentorship

Two Prince William County students are among 40 students from across Virginia involved in summer in internship/mentorship programs through the Virginia Governor's School, according to a news release from Prince William County Schools.

Class schedules to be emailed Aug. 24 to PWC students and parents

Prince William County class schedules for middle and high school students will be sent via email shortly before school begins next month.

Manassas fire and rescue captain receives FO international professional designation

Capt. Matthew Fox from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department has been conferred a designation that only 448 others have achieved worldwide. He has completed the process to become a Fire Officer or FO and was awarded the designation recently by the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

Local company to donate new emergency vehicle to regional American Red Cross

QMT Windchimes in Manassas reports that it is donating the purchase of an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) to the American Red Cross - National Capital Region (NCR), according to a news release from the company. The Red Cross will use the ERV to serve the Prince William County area.

“Public Space” recycling bins to be installed at E.G. Smith Baseball Complex

Residents visiting the E.G. Smith Baseball Complex should expect to see a cleaner public park soon due to a significant grant made possible by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.

Body of adult male found along path at park in Woodbridge July 13

On July 13 at 6:47AM, Prince William County Police officers responded to investigate a body that was located in the 14400 block of Melbourne Ave in Woodbridge (22191), according to Officer Nathan Probus, police department spokesman.
Today's Obituaries

Pauline W. Shortridge, retired from Piedmont FSB, mother of two, attended Manassas Church of Christ

A funeral service was held July 7, 2018 at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas for Pauline Wampler Shortridge, 88, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Manassas, Va. The widow of Ervine Cecil Shortridge, she passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, after a brief illness at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del.

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Flying in US with cremated remains

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) issued this news release about procedures to follow if you plan to fly on US airplanes with cremated remains.
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