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McDonald’s awards scholarships

The McDonald's Family Restaurant chain has awarded scholarships to two Prince William County students. Woodbridge senior Victoria Coughlin and Potomac senior Kayla McDonald were two of the 42 Northern Virginia students chosen to receive scholarships from among more than 500 applications.

County sets tax rate, adopts budget

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors adopted the budget and tax rate for the coming year on April 29. In adopting the budget the board agreed to a tax rate of $1.148 per $100 of assessed value. The new tax rate means that next year, the average real estate tax bill will be $3,788. That's a little more than the estimate for the current year: $3,601. The headline projects in the $990 million budget are two new libraries in Gainesville and Montclair. The libraries had been approved by voters in the 2006 bond referendum and architectural plans had been unveiled last year with an opening date in September 2015.

Athlete of the Week: Jeremy Robson

Culpeper's Jeremy Robson enjoys the fast action and growing popularity of lacrosse. Photo by Marshall Conner.
Athlete of the Week for April 24 is Jeremy Robson who excels in boys lacrosse at Culpeper High School.

Meetings planned on high school zones

Prince William County school officials have scheduled two public meetings to get community input on the proposed boundary for the county’s 12th high school being built at 13833 Dumfries Road in Manassas. The meetings will be structured as a forum where community members can provide feedback on the proposal.

Culpeper Currents: Uncle Sam Calls

Historian Julie Bushong looks back on the impact of World War I drafts in Culpeper.

The Tasting Room:  Complexity reigns at Chateau O’Brien at Northpoint

John Hagarty pens The Tasting Room for the Culpeper Times.
South Wales wine afficionado and colunnist John Hagarty gives us a glimpse of another Piedmont area winery. Chauteau O'Brien in Markham specializes in reds. Worth a visit for sure.

Bobcat boys lax lead doesn’t hold in 9-7 loss to Lake Braddock

After winning three consecutive Northwest Region titles and making it all the way to the Group AAA state championship game last season, Battlefield is finally having what many opponents surely would consider an overdue moment of reckoning. Battlefield exited spring break at 2-4 on the season following a 9-7 loss last Wednesday against Lake Braddock in a game moved to the Bruins' artificial turf after rain soaked the Bobcats' grass field in Haymarket.

Guo earns $5,000 scholarship

Gainesville resident Aaron Guo has received a $5,000 scholarship from Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Responsible Scholar Scholarship Program. Guo was recognized for establishing Project AIMESS, a STEM initiative that teaches a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum in accordance with President Obama's Change the Equation program.

Bar Association sponsors middle school essay contest

The Prince William County Bar Association sponsors the Character Counts essay contest in Prince William middle schools each year and have announced this year's winners. Character Counts is a nationally recognized character education organization that focuses on trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Volunteers from the local bar association read all the essays submitted and selected the winners for each category.

Mennonite Brethen Collegiate Institute Music Tour comes to Culpeper

Musical performance will debut at State Theatre on Monday, April 14

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