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The first of two light industrial buildings at Merritt Business Park at Quantico Corporate Center are complete. [Sumitted photo]
New building: Merritt Properties announced today that the company has completed the first of two Class A light industrial buildings at Merritt Business Park at Quantico Corporate Center in Stafford County. [Press release]

Teachers begin bargaining: Just as students return from winter break, the push for collective bargaining rights for Prince William County Public Schools employees is beginning. [Insidenova.com]

Coronavirus field hospital established: Mary Washington Healthcare has shifted into its “crisis standard of care,”…the health care system also is activating a backup plan officials never wanted to have to implement. [Fredericksburg.com]

Prince William Dems step aside: The field of potential Democratic challengers to Rep. Abigail Spanberger in the new 7th Congressional District has narrowed as a number of high-profile elected officials have dropped out of the race for the nomination in a Democratic-leaning district that is expected to be highly competitive for Republicans. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

Youngkin appoints Nokesville man: Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has appointed longtime environmental consultant and entrepreneur Michael Rolband, of Nokesville, to lead the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. [Prince William Times]

Apology highway: Virginia transportation officials apologized Tuesday for last week’s backup on Interstate 95, which left some drivers stranded for more than 24 hours after a winter storm led to slick road conditions. [WTOP.com]

Recent Stories

Recently hired Chief of Police Al Siebert spends his first 100 days making a full review of the Haymarket Police Department.

Despite a new executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin making masks optional for parents and students, Prince William County schools will continue to require children and teachers to wear masks. 

Police found a 37-year-old Mary Anne Smoot suffering a gunshot wound in an apartment near a Costco warehouse near Manassas. 

A winter storm dumped nearly three inches of snow on the region before changing to ice and rain.

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