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Governor brings new focus on clean energy and jobs

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) brought a new focus to renewable energy in Virginia as he presented the state’s 2014 energy plan to a group of business leaders and conservation groups. While he is pushing for policies that will help grow the green energy sector, McAuliffe said he remains committed to an “all of the above” energy strategy.

Fear the Bear!

- Coach McGeoghegan’s 90-pound National Gainesville Grizzlies had another big win over the weekend, cruising to an easy 20-0 victory over the Springfield Cowboys, their second shutout of the season. The Grizzlies finished the regular season undefeated with a 7-0 record and are now headed to the playoffs.

Brady retires after 37 years

- Manassas dermatologist John W. Brady Jr. has announced plans to retire after 37 years in the business. Before coming to Manassas he practiced at MCV in Richmond and in the U.S. Navy on a navy submarine as a medical officer.

Toys needed

- The Continental Events Center in Manassas is offering a $500 discount to companies that host parties or events at the center, provided that employers ask each guest to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be given to area children for the holidays. Individuals can also drop off toys as well.

Without funds, some riders’ trails will end

- Three years ago Carlos Diaz, a special education student at Forest Park High School, was extremely shy and withdrawn. Conversation did not come easily for him. Now, the senior high school student has joined the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and is up for a promotion to a leadership role. Diaz said he owes his success to therapeutic horseback sessions at Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center in Haymarket.

Washington sets timeline for Olympics deliverables

- Leaders of a potential Washington 2024 Olympic bid briefed local authorities recently on the expected timeline in the process that would prepare the area to throw its hat in the ring to host the games. In August 2013, Washington 2024, the group preparing the bid, was immediately contacted by the United States Olympic Committee, according to John Powell, the director of government affairs and programs at Washington 2024.

Qarni gearing up for election – next year’s

- One could forgive Atif M. Qarni if he's looking past Tuesday's election for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Like most folks in Virginia political circles, the 36-year-old Beville Middle School math teacher certainly wants his favorites to win next week.

CyberPatriot draws security students

- On Friday, Oct. 24, Battlefield High School was packed with more than 60 students representing 14 different teams competing in a competition called CyberPatriot. Eleven of teams were from Battlefield High School, two teams from Bull Run Middle School and one team was from Ronald Reagan Middle School.

COLUMN:Call to Action -  Operation Turkey needs your help

- Happy Halloween, but just as important, Happy Thanksgiving to hundreds of families in our community. SERVE in Manassas needs your help with Operation Turkey! You can help several ways. Gather your friends, family and businesses to collect food items that can be dropped off on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Nov. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manassas Adventist Prep School on Barrett Drive in Manassas. Volunteers are also needed on Nov. 16 to bring any extra food back to the pantry.

Enjoying Art

- The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Occoquan will display “Enjoying Art,” an exhibit featuring digital paintings by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield and hand-built pottery by Sherri Johnson of Fairfax. The exhibit will run through Dec. 1.

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