Mental health hospital proposed for Woodbridge – Inadequate mental health treatment in Virginia came front and center in November after state Sen. Creigh Deed’s son attacked his father before killing himself in the family’s home. [Insidenova.com]

Friends, Relatives Remember Patriot Grad Josh Morrison – The Patriot High School community mourns the passing of one of its recent graduates, Joshua Michael Morrison, 19. Morrison died Friday evening from injuries resulting from a car accident on Christmas Day in Nokesville. [Bristow Beat]

Schools lauded for extra efforts – Students from poor families often come to school straining under the weight of extra burdens: Hunger, stress and a lack of words. [Fredericksburg.com]