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LETTER:Townsend gets it

- I write to express my support for Sara Townsend’s campaign to represent the 31st District of the Virginia House of Delegates. I’ve been a Virginia resident for nearly ten years, have lived in both rural and urban communities and understand the different needs of our region. Sara understands these needs too, and will fight to improve the lives of her constituents as well as to improve the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.

Bristow preschool opens its door

- The grand opening of the new Primrose School of Bristow was held on July 18 with a celebration that included school tours, face painting, a balloon artist, a scavenger hunt and an appearance from Percy the Rooster. The school’s chef also prepared snacks from the Primrose School's menu. Franchise owners Tom and Vikki Cheng officially opened the the school on July 6.

LETTER:Interfaith community addresses common issues

- Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) led by coordinator, Amy White, has been working in Prince William County with member churches to address issues common to segments of the community. The work of VOICE and volunteers from Holy Family Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Dar AlNoor Islamic Community, First Baptist Manassas Church, Sacred Heart, and St. Francis of Assissi was initially started because of the thousands of foreclosed homes in Eastern Prince William and Manassas.

Novant and UVA join forces; public input sought on new regional health system

- Novant Health recently announced plans to create a new regional health system by bringing the University of Virginia (UVA) in to the mix. The proposed system will include UVA Culpeper Hospital, Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center, Novant Health Prince William Medical Center and Novant Health Cancer Center.

EDITORIAL:Metro - get it done

- It's time for our local officials to stop kicking the can on Metro. Let's face it -- population is growing in Northern Virginia and it's spreading south. Traffic is increasing, density is increasing, pollution is increasing --- everything is increasing. We can't stop it but we can stop sticking our heads in the sand over it.

LETTER:Safety first

- Right on, Delegate Lingamfelter, thank you for making safety of Route 234 a priority and protecting the motoring public and the new Colgan High School traffic. Our county board of supervisors should “insist” that all new developments honor all county and state transportation codes.

LETTER:School start times need to change

- My name is Zack Rector. I am a senior at Woodbridge High school and a member of the Boy Scout Troop 1352. The purpose of this letter is to discuss the time switch of high school and elementary start times. I believe that the times should be switched. As of right now, high school morning bell is at 7:30, while elementary schools start 8:45 am. I find this a complete waste of time.

Police Reports; 07-31-15

- Today's report includes the arrest of one of the suspects involved in the April robbery of a pizza delivery driver as well as information on a suspect wanted for carjacking, grand larceny, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Ready to ride

- Prince William Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st) stopped by Whitt's Harley-Davidson over the weekend to wish the Combat Veterans Association well and to thank them for their service. The veterans group was preparing to leave for its Bull Run III fundraiser ride to Shenandoah. For the fundraiser, approximately 400 bikers raised about $30,000 to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

letter:United against the Bi-County Parkway

- From the outset, I have made clear my firm opposition to the Bi-County Parkway. It will come as a shock to many people in western Prince William County that Governor Terry McAuliffe is determined to resurrect the Bi-County Parkway despite intense public opposition. I have not encountered a single resident who supported the plan to ram this highway through communities in my Senate district.

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