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Belvoir Federal gets new branch

- Belvoir Federal held a groundbreaking event on May 11 at the site of the new branch on the corner of 14th and Gunston Road in Fort Belvior. Base personnel and credit union industry representatives attended the groundbreaking event with other supporters.

Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion

- Telecommunications giant Verizon acquired mass-media company AOL Inc. for $4.4 billion May 12. The announcement came via Verizon's website. Both companies have a significant footprint in Northern Virginia. Verizon is one of the largest private employers in the county with significant government contracting operations.

Student art honored in congressional competition

- Two Prince William County high school students were honored recently in Prince William Rep. Gerry Connolly's seventh annual Congressional Arts Competition. Potomac High School student Husna Khan took third place for the piece entitled “This Isn’t a Cheetah” and Woodbridge High School student Margaret Anderson took fifth place with her piece “In like a Lion.”

Bill would provide college grants for high school students

- Sen. Mark R. Warner (D.-Va.), along with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), recently introduced the “Go To High School, Got To College Act” to increase college access for low-income students by allowing them to earn college credits in high school through the Pell Grant program. The bill is intended to maximize the efficiency of federal student aid and improve outcomes for students.

New shop opens in Manassas

- Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish and members of the Manassas City Council joined business owners Melissa Harris and Faye Brooks to commemorate the opening of Totally Vintage Design on May 2. “This has been a great year for businesses in the City of Manassas,” said Parrish. “The City of Manassas has worked to make this a business-friendly community and we are looking towards an exciting future for the business community."

Governor signs cyber security directive

- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed an executive directive to strengthen security measures overseeing personal data involved in transactions between citizens and state government agencies and institutions. Virginia becomes the first state to take executive action to ensure that consumer protection goals established by President Obama are adopted in the Commonwealth.
Area Obituaries
  • Charles Alfred Ramey
  • Mary Magista Torelli
  • Helen Frances (Carter) Weatherholtz
  • Robert George Lawrence (Bob)
  • Charles Henry Conley Wight
  • Houston Edward McNeal
  • Raymond C. Hughes, Sr.
  • Upcoming Events
  • All Fauquier County Libraries Will Be Closed
  • Bake Sale at Arterra Wines in Delaplane
  • Observance of Missionary and Ushers Day at Silver Hill Baptist Church
  • Rally Day at Mount Morris Baptist Church
  • Delaplane Strawberry Festival
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    CORRECTION:

    Conference 8 track and field scores

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    Champions galore in western Prince William

    LETTER:What an honor

    No SCC filing date set yet for 230kV power lines

    Freedom Museum celebrates Memorial Day

    Manassas man pleads guilty to $370K embezzlement

    May at the museum

    Prince William Guide



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