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Musician Norman Voss lights up the local scene as a singer, DJ and guitarist

- It was a random customer at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Woodbridge who inspired two of Norman Voss’ current pastimes: entertaining seniors and rocking a wedding. Voss, a singer, guitarist and professional DJ, grew up in Dale City. He started playing guitar as a young teen, about 30 years ago. He began singing a decade later and then he played consistently in bands through high school and college.

COLUMN:Call to Action - National Health Center Week is coming up

- Good morning Prince William! * Aug. 12-14 is National Health Center Week! The Greater Prince William Community Health Center will hold its sixth annual celebration under the tents at Ridgewood Health Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help. Please call Richard at 703-680-7950 Ext. 3107.

Keep bugs out, keep your home healthy

- It’s that time of year again. The bugs are invading your personal space. Instead of spraying harsh and harmful pesticides and chemicals in your home, try some cheap, natural methods to repel those pests from coming in doors. The “Times” has put together a list of green bug deterring methods for you to give a try.

Haymarket Bicycles owner wins nationals

- On the first day of the 2014 USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships, four jerseys were handed out and one went to Jared Nieters, co-owner of Haymarket Bicycles. On July 17 in Macungie, Penn., the national championships kicked off at the Bear Creek Resort with riders taking home the first four coveted Stars-and-Stripes jerseys and 23 gold medals of the competition. Jared Nieters edged Rob McGee of San Clemente, Calif. and Blackstar Racing by 34 seconds in the men’s 30-99 class.

EDITORIAL:If we build it, they will come

- Prince William County residents spent more than $119,070 in Myrtle Beach during the second week of July. How do we know? Sixty-three Prince William County families drove to South Carolina recently for a national dance competition.

COLUMN:Virginia Afield - Canaan, W.Va., is affordable,  outdoors-oriented and beats the heat

- What do you do when it’s time to pull the plug on the overloaded life you live? Do you head for the beach and spend about two month’s wages and wait about a day in line (or in traffic) to do so? Maybe you like the lake better? It’s certainly less expensive and our region has some nice ones.

Allegro brings Broadway to the Piedmont

- Ten years ago, Cyndi and Mark Romero were sitting around their dining room table with friends and fellow musicians, Lachelle and Sam Yoder, batting around the idea of a combination music school and performance center. They had 50 years of teaching and performing experience among them, and they all thought there was a real need for such an enterprise in the area.

Campaign switch: Shaw now running for 13th Va. House seat

- At least he knows when the election will be now. Democrat Donald B. Shaw II announced some weeks ago that he wanted to run for the Brentsville District seat on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Problem was, the spot wasn't yet open – and still isn't.

Foust opens Manassas office

- Democratic congressional candidate John Foust last week used the occasion of a campaign office opening in Manassas to highlight what he says are differences between him and his opponent on women's issues. Foust, a Fairfax County supervisor, faces GOP Del. Barbara Comstock in the race for the 10th District seat, which is being vacated with the retirement of longtime Republican Rep. Frank Wolf. He told a group of supporters that voters will have a clear choice between him and Comstock, who represents parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Richmond.

COLUMN:Community View - Heart saving test for babies is now law

- There are so many things that parents of a new baby have to worry about. Now as a result of legislation we passed this year, knowing whether or not your baby girl or baby boy might have a congenital heart defect should not be one of them.
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