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News & Notes: Manassas bypass, parents rally, Shelton Shop work

Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening in our area today.

Shelton Shop: Road crews will be working on a portion of Shelton Shop Road in North Stafford between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the Northbound lane of Shelton Shop Road will be closed directly in front of Fire Station 14. A flagger will direct traffic. Meanwhile, drivers can also expect to see work occurring on the traffic signal at the nearby Garrisonville and Shelton Shop roads.

Manassas bypass: The Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved on Tuesday, Oct. 19, a $15 million contract with WSP USA Inc., a multinational engineering firm, for the design of the Va. 28 bypass. The contract was approved in a party-line vote with all five Democrats voting to approve the contract, and all three Republicans voting against it.

Parents rally: Lt. Governor candidate Winsome Sears will be in North Stafford on Friday, October 22, joining Rep. Rob Wittman for a rally to support parents rights when it comes to their right to be involved in their child’s education in public schools. The GOP-led event will take place at Coffee Bar 1010 at the Quantico Corporate Center, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is the second appearance of a top-of-the-ticket candidate in Stafford County this week, after Glenn Younkin rallied more than 100 people outside the county government center on Tuesday.

Drug takeback: Police in our region will hold an annual drug takeback event designed to remind people to clear the shelves in their homes of unused prescription narcotics. On Saturday, October 23, drug-takeback events will be held at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge, Sentara Lake Ridge, and UVA Health Haymarket Medical Center.

World Polio Day: Congratulations to past District Governor of the Rotary Club of Stafford Sandra Duckworth, who secured a proclamation declaring October 24 World Polio Day in Virginia. Yesterday, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors issued a similar proclamation within the County.

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