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News & Notes: Major I-95 delays tonight, tomorrow ahead of new bridge opening

Major delays tonight and tomorrow to open second southbound bridge over Rappahannock River

Travelers can expect major delays on Interstate 95 southbound to allow the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to open the second I-95 southbound bridge over the Rappahannock River in the Fredericksburg area. [VDOT]

Prince William officials optimistic Bennett Elementary will reopen next week

Health and school officials remain optimistic that Bennett Elementary, the first Prince William County school building to be completely closed for in-person learning this school year, will be back open for students by next week. But they are stopping short of telling parents to plan for the return. [Insidenova.com]

Loudoun County schools tried to conceal sexual assault against daughter in bathroom, father says

On June 22, Scott Smith was arrested at a Loudoun County, Virginia, school board meeting, a meeting that was ultimately deemed an “unlawful assembly” after many attendees vocally opposed a policy on transgender students. [The Daily Wire]

Mason facilities plan to call for academic core, verdant “necklace” on Fairfax campus

A core academic area surrounded by natural beauty. Less traffic congestion. More housing for students and staff. Additional retail outlets. And the demise of the original campus buildings that are near and dear to some alums’ heart but aren’t really up to current academic standards. [Sun Gazette Newspapers]

First-time candidates seek open Garrisonville seat on Stafford School Board

With current Garrisonville representative Pamela Yeung seeking election to the Board of Supervisors, two first-time candidates are looking to replace her on the School Board. [Fredericksburg.com]

Recent Stories

The Patawomeck Tribe of Virginia have sent a cease and desist letter to Rick and Jerilynn MacGregor in response to a letter entitled “Where is the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia Inc. Recognition Does Not Equal Legitimacy September 2022”. The letter was sent to the tribe and the Stafford County Board of Supervisors in September 2022 questioning the legitimacy of the tribe claiming that there is no documentation supporting the Patawomeck as an indigenous tribe.

Tom Barkin, president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, spoke about rising inflation, jobs, and consumer confidence today in Woodbridge.

The 39th Annual Fall Jubilee in Manassas is postponed until Saturday, October 8. 

Increasing tax bills for Manassas residents is one reason Rick Bookwalter is running for City Council. 

Join Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center for Sentara Ladies Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5-7:30 p.m.!

This in-person event held at Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Drive, Woodbridge will include:Complimentary mini spa treatments, Delicious appetizers & desserts, Shopping with local vendors, Women’s health Q&A panel with local physicians, FREE health screenings to check Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, A1C & Body Mass Index.

Cash bar available. First 100 guests to arrive will receive a complimentary gift bag.

$25 per person – advance online purchase (via Eventbrite link)$30 per person at the door. Click here to purchase tickets today. All proceeds benefit the Sentara Cancer Network Resource Center on the campus of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge. This event is sponsored in part by Prince William Living, 97.1 WASH-FM and HOT 99.5.

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Frosty 3 Miler and Reindeer Run

It’s a Stafford Christmas tradition! Run with us on Saturday, December 10th on a 3-mile course along the rolling hills of Mine Road. Kids 12 and under can join the fun in the Reindeer Run! Costumes are always encouraged – we’ve seen

Halloween 5K and Monster Mile

It’s a Stafford Halloween tradition! Run or walk with us on Saturday, October 29th and take on Halloween Hill in the 5K! Kids 12 & under, you can run with your friends in the Monster Mile. Costumes are encouraged and prizes

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