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Notorious Pest Spotted Lanternfly detected in Prince William County

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) reports it has detected Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) (Lycorma delicatula) in Prince William County, Virginia, according to Michael Wallace, public information officer. The isolated SLF detection included egg masses and nymphs at one site within the county. SLF has also been found in the city of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick and Warren, which are all included in Virginia’s SLF quarantine. At this time, Prince William County has not been included in the SLF quarantine.

PWC Schools tapped for US Dept. of Education “Green Ribbon” environmental award

Prince William County Public Schools will receive the U.S. Department of Education’s 2021 Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award--one of only five U.S.school districts to earn the award in 2021.

New general manager hired for PWC Service Authority

Prince William County Service Authority Board of Directors has hired Calvin D. Farr, Jr., P.E., as the water and wastewater utility’s new General Manager, effective May 17, 2021.

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative prepared for snow, ice or sleet

"Accumulating snow or ice could result in trees falling on power lines and causing power outages," said Dan Swingle, vice president of NOVEC system operations. "Our crews, utility trucks, and our 24-hour operations center are ready to respond..."

Observation platform ready for use at Innovation Pond

The long awaited observation platform is now “open for business” at Innovation Pond at the end of Discovery Boulevard (in Bristow/Manassas), according to a news release from Prince William Conservation Alliance.

Rt. 29 Small Area Plan presentation postponed to Feb. 17, 2021

The Route 29 Small Area Plan, which was scheduled to be presented to the Planning Commission on Dec. 16, 2020, has been postponed to Feb. 17, 2021, according to a news release from the Planning Office. No reason was stated for the postponement.

Flower Gallery’s Doug Burroughs headlines holiday workshops on VCE Zoom

Three upcoming Wednesday Zoom classes on holiday flower design and plants have been scheduled by Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE).

Ask the Recycling Wonk - Recycling Q & A on Nov. 13

In recognition of America Recycles Day 2020, Prince William area residents can have recycling questions answered by experts this Friday, Nov. 13.

Volunteers needed for 11th annual Occoquan River Cleanup this coming Saturday, Sept. 12

This Saturday, Sept. 12, is the date for the 11th Annual Occoquan River Cleanup sponsored by the Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition. The cleanup will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will range along the length of the Occoquan River from Cedar Run/Broad Run, through Lake Jackson, and from the base of the Lake Jackson Dam to Hooes Run and the Town of Occoquan.

PWC to get $91 million in federal COVID Relief funds

“We welcome the $7.2 billion in relief for Virginia and are pleased the Biden Administration has listened to our calls to give states, localities, and tribes significant flexibility in determining how best to use these emergency funds,” said the Senators. “These funds will allow the Commonwealth and localities to recover from the economic harm of COVID, promote public health, invest in broadband, make up for lost revenue, and address many of the other impacts of the pandemic."

Woodbridge man charged with strangulation and assault & battery

Congressman Wittman’s statement on National Police Week

Virginia’s Individual Income Tax filing and payment deadline for 2020 is Monday, May 17

Woman, 24, charged with 3 counts of assault and battery on LEOs at local hospital Sunday evening

Woman out for walk in Manassas electro-shocked by passerby; police looking for suspect

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle near Noblewood Plaza May 6

Man, 85, accused of shooting another man, 63, during domestic altercation in Dale City

Firing of multiple gunshots in nearby areas of Manassas said to be unrelated

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