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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.

COLUMN:Let’s Talk Golf - How to defeat the front nine, back nine blues

- In my line of work I get to hear about a lot of rounds of golf by my students and fellow pros. It’s not at all unusual for someone to come to the course and play the best round of their life on their front nine and suddenly crash and burn on the back nine with not only a bad score but one of the worst scores of the season. They step onto the first tee and the story of their round has yet to be developed. No expectations, just hit the fairway, now hit the green, now make the putt.

There’s an app for that; Manassas releases app

- Working to better coordinate citizen access to information about upcoming events, city dining and shopping options as well as improving access to City Hall, Manassas Councilman Ian Lovejoy has announced the release of the “Your Manassas” community resource app. The app, which is currently available for download from the iPhone app store, features the ability to report concerns directly to the city, has access to the city news feed and Facebook page and also hosts a directory of commonly used numbers and city contacts.

Student is first at school to earn certification

- Rising sophomore Grant Holbert recently became the first student from Christ Chapel Academy’s four-year Cyber Security Program to pass a certification exam. Holbert passed TestOut’s PC Pro certification, which measures the ability to do the hands-on portion of CompTIA A+ coursework.
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County exceeds recycling goals

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There’s an app for that; Manassas releases app

Student is first at school to earn certification

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World famous conductor Lorin Maazel dead at 84

EDITORIAL:Leave the kids out of it

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Manassas to unveil Gillum sign

ACTS director resigns

Local teams claim four District 8 baseball titles

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