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Proposed psychiatric hospital rejected by state health commissioner

- A 40-bed mental health facility will not be built at Vint Hill. Virginia Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine on April 24 denied a certificate of need application filed by the Healthcare Corporation of America for the facility.

Author speaks at Haymarket post

- Air Force veteran and author Robert Dorr (center) is pictured holding his recent book “Mission to Tokyo.” Dorr spoke about the book at the quarterly American Legion Post 1977 meeting on May 9 at Haymarket Town Hall. The book focuses on Operation Meetinghouse, a Tokyo firebombing mission held in March 1945 which was one of the most devastating bombing events in history.

Gravely’s Odyssey team to compete for world title

- After winning first place in the Region 12 competition on March 21 and again at the state finals on April 18, Samuel L. Gravely Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind Team will now compete in the world finals. Their wins at the county and state level made them the only team from Prince William County to advance to the world competition this year.

Comstock rails against Metro funding cutback

- Prince William Rep. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10th) has said that a proposed cut in federal funding for the Metro rail system would seriously impair the system and harm development efforts for the region. In a briefing at the “Times” earlier this month, Comstock said she was working with the Northern Virginia congressional delegation to restore the funding.

A day in Nokesville

- Nokesville is a unique place in Prince William as essentially the last rural enclave left in the county. Each year, residents and visitors come together in the spring to celebrate the community's rural nature and spirit of camaraderie.

A day on the river

- Twelve boats, mainly fire and rescue boats, paraded down the Occoquan River as part of the Sail Occoquan boat parade and shore festival on Saturday. The event was intended to promoting safe boating on the river as the outdoor season begins.

Turning Washington Street into Main Street

- Washington Street is Haymarket's “Main Street” and Denise Hall is working to make it a place people enjoy visiting and doing business. The street is a work in progress in terms of growth. It has a mix of older businesses and newer ones with some undeveloped land next to the Fauquier Bank near U.S. 15.

County opens another flag collection center

- Local Boy Scouts, Prince William County Solid Waste Division and Keep Prince William Beautiful will celebrate the grand opening of another American Flag Collection Center in Prince William County on June 6. The flag collection service will be available for citizens and businesses to retire American flags with respect at the waste facility at 13000 Balls Ford Road in Manassas.

Pedestrian struck by Freightliner in Woodbridge.

- On May 22 at 4:15 a.m., investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Jefferson Davis Hwy. and the Prince William Pkwy. in Woodbridge to investigate a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

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.

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