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Governor signs bill to require biennial review of concussion policies

Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation Feb. 22 designed to support and improve the safety of student athletes across Virginia. House Bill 1930, introduced by Delegate Richard Bell, requires the Board of Education to collaborate with stakeholders to biennially update its guidelines on policies related to concussions.

Hunting opportunities this fall in Virginia State Parks; three hunts in Northern Va.

Closeby hunts will be held in Prince William, Loudoun and Stafford Counties: Shotgun hunts (slugs only) will be held at Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, reservation period begins Oct. 5; at an undeveloped state park site in Loudoun County on Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, reservation period begins Sept. 6; and at Widewater State Park, in Stafford County, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, reservation period begins Oct. 3.

Gov. Northan to throw out first ball at P-Nats game July 6

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is scheduled to throw the first pitch at the Potomac Nationals game at 6:45 p.m. on July 6 at the Prince William County Stadium Complex, 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

At Covington-Harper Elem, PE teacher’s love of golf inspires partnership with Potomac Shores G.C.

Soon after being appointed as physical education (PE) teacher at Covington-Harper Elementary School in Dumfries, Douglas Gilbert, also a certified First Tee teacher, visited the neighboring Potomac Shores Golf Club to form a community partnership.

PWC grad Ali Krieger, international soccer star, to open sports complex named in her honor June 9

Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 9, at 9:30 a.m., to officially open the Ali Krieger Sports Complex. The sports complex is located at Potomac Shores, 2400 River Heritage Boulevard, Dumfries, VA, 22026.

Hiking restrictions to lift on Appalachian Trail Wednesday morning; fire 90% contained, NPS says

The 19.8-mile section of the Appalachian Trail that was closed by the Catawba Valley Fire will reopen tomorrow morning, May 2, at 8:00 a.m., according to a National Park Service news release issued shortly after 6 p.m. May 1.
Today's Obituaries

Suzanne M. Blais, former custodial manager at Vaughan Elementary School

A funeral service and celebration of life for Suzanne M. Blais will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Supervisor Lawson reschedules town meeting to Feb. 27

Due to the school closure on Feb. 11, Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson has rescheduled the Town Hall for the Alliance to Save Carver Road to Wednesday, February 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Haymarket Elementary School.

John Harper, former member Prince William County School Board

A funeral service was held on Feb. 15 in Dumfries for John Harper Jr., former member of the Prince William County School Board. Covington-Harper Elementary School was named, in part, for Harper.
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