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Haymarket, Occoquan name new vice mayors

- Earlier this month, Haymarket Town Council filled several positions with appointments to two boards and also named council member Steve Aikten the town's new vice mayor. Aitken was the only incumbent re-elected to the town council this past May and likewise became an automatic favorite to become the next vice mayor given his close tie with second-term Mayor David Leake. Council member Joseph Pasanello nominated Aitken and fellow council member Pamela Swinford at the July 7 council meeting, saying they've both "proven themselves" from their service to the town.

One-run victory keeps P-Nats on top

- By the time this story is printed in the newspaper, the Carolina League Northern Division standings could be completely upside down compared to the end of last week. It's that close between the four teams in the second half of the season. The last place Frederick Keys entered this week separated by just 3.5 games from division leader Potomac after the Nationals' walk-off 3-2 home victory over visiting Carolina on Saturday night at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge.

Marbury Lane fire incident

- A 17-year-old male was arrested without indecent and charged with 4 counts of attempted murder, 1 count of arson of an occupied dwelling and 1 count of manufacturing an explosive device/materials or fire bomb after an arson fire broke out on the 13700 block of Marbury Lane in Woodbridge. The fire began at 4:30 a.m. on July 27. The occupants, 4 adults, safely evacuated the home without injury and were assisted by the Red Cross.

Delegates query McAuliffe on immigrants

- Four Prince William-area lawmakers contacted Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week about the issue of unaccompanied immigrant children, but the governor responded that the federal government and a Bristow nonprofit might better address their concerns. Republican Dels. Jackson Miller and Tim Hugo sent the Democratic governor a letter July 15, seeking details on what it costs the state to provide care for the immigrants, classified as "unaccompanied alien children."

Love, family and home; Now vet is believer

- Cpl. Ronny “Tony” Porta lost two friends when his Humvee struck an improvised explosive device in Iraq on May 5, 2007. Porta survived, but he lost an arm, three fingers on his other hand, and suffered severe burns over most of his body. He wondered if he would ever have the things he wanted in life: love, family and a real home.

Pied Piper Theatre holds camps

- This summer the Pied Piper Theatre will be holding summer camp at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Theatre Express is a two-week camp for ages 8-12 that explores acting, improvisation, dance, musical theater, stage combat, mime, juggling, music and voice. The group will be offering two Theatre Express camps over the summer.

Stylize your space with simple, smart buys and updates

- (BPT) - Giving your home a stylish update can sometimes seem like a daunting and expensive task. But, it's actually easier than ever with the right mindset and design inspiration. Everyday items can easily be up-cycled while a couple of inexpensive projects can be completed for a quick style revamp of your space on almost any budget. Follow these tips to freshen up your home from the outside in and you'll be amazed at the impact.

COLUMN: ‘New Woodbridge’ takes shape

- Since I took office in 2008, we have worked together to transform our community and create what I call a New Woodbridge - a smart growth community that attracts high-paying jobs, reduces traffic congestion, and preserves residential neighborhoods. As a result of our efforts, over $1 billion in public and private investment is now coming to our community.

New homebuilding method cuts energy bills

- (BPT) - For people building new homes in the coming months, the ever-increasing pain of monthly utility bills for cooling and heating their homes has them looking for more energy-efficient construction methods. In 2014, homeowners have been burdened with electricity costs that rose 5 percent, heating oil 7 percent and natural gas 10 percent, as reported in USA Today. At the same time, homebuilders are challenged to meet increasingly stringent energy codes imposed by cities and counties.

County exceeds recycling goals

- Prince William County’s official recycling rate for 2013 was 40.5 percent only slightly behind the 41.3 percent rate for 2012. The county received confirmation of last years recycling rate from the Virginia Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) in June. Virginia requires each city, county, town or region to maintain a minimum recycling rate. Prince William County is required to maintain a rate of 25 percent.
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