TOP PRINCE WILLIAM NEWS
Sun., Sep. 21 - The results of the 2014 Community Survey are in, and overall, the citizens of Prince William County are very satisfied with the performance of their County government. The survey showed that county residents enjoy a high quality of life, receive effective and efficient services from their government, feel safe in their communities, and report they receive high value for their tax dollars. Survey results remained on par with the last survey conducted in 2012.
Sun., Sep. 21 - Once more Dominion Virginia seeks permission to upgrade its power lines, this time the ones running from Gainesville to Haymarket. The justification for the project is a giant data center allegedly in the works for online retail giant Amazon.
Sat., Sep. 20 - In the summer of 1861, the farms and fields surrounding Bristoe Station were filled with thousands of Confederate soldiers in what was then called Camp Jones. Disease and illness spread like wildfire and thousands died of sickness. Each year, the Civil War veterans of the camp are honored in ceremonies at what is now Bristoe Station Heritage Park.
Fri., Sep. 19 - A bomb threat has been reported at Lynn Middle School in Woodbridge.
Fri., Sep. 19 - Sharp contrasts were on display Sept. 8 at a Northern Virginia Technology Council forum featuring incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D) and his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, but agreements also surfaced on several business-related topics, including sequestration, continuing the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit, reforming federal tax policy and striking an appropriate balance when it comes to cybersecurity and civil liberties.