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Stafford tax preparer pleads guilty in scheme — A Stafford County tax preparer pleaded guilty Tuesday in a scheme that netted an estimated $600,000 in false tax refunds from 2009 to 2012. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
Stafford schools win state honors — Three Stafford County schools have received statewide recognition. Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Board of Education announced today that 212 schools and four school divisions earned 2014 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. [Fredericksburg.com]
Manassas recycling plant turns trash into profit– Troy Edwards didn’t flinch as hundreds of pieces of trash raced and tumbled below him — old newspapers, crushed water bottles, watermelon rinds, prescription pill bottles, a stray flip-flop and a multitude of other discarded objects bouncing noisily along. [Washington Post]
Lorena Bobbitt Uses Her Story to Help Victims of Domestic Violence — In 1993, a 24-year-old manicurist from Manassas, Va., did the unthinkable. News4 broke the story after a she cut off her husband’s penis while he slept. Twenty-one years later, Lorena Bobbitt says she can be proud of her name if it means telling her story will help other victims of domestic violence. [WRC-TV]Send news and photos to Potomac Local
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