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Woodbridge sushi joint talks culture, and the right way to eat sushi

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”529″ display_type=”ds-nextgen_royalslider”] The owner of a sushi restaurant in Woodbridge wants to help you learn how to eat sushi correctly. Bento Cafe Sushi & Roll, located at 13257 Worth Avenue in Woodbridge, has been open for 11 years – run by a woman who affectionately refers to herself as ‘Bento Mom’. Bento Mom came
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Why residents at this Woodbridge housing development are at odds with a property management firm

Dead plants, faded shutters, and a lack of communication. These are just a few of the things that residents in The Villages at Rippon Landing community are dealing with. The housing development just off Route 1 in Woodbridge began construction in 2005, under D.R. Horton, according to Prince William County Director of Development Services Wade
Dale City

Historic cemetery to be dug up for new Coles fire station

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”522″ display_type=”ds-nextgen_royalslider”] A historic cemetery will be disinterred to build a new fire station at Independent Hill. Following a unanimous vote from the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, after a public hearing at the McCoart Building on September 8, the graves will be moved to a different area on the property, in order
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A look at the new Stafford High School

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”527″ display_type=”ds-nextgen_royalslider”] School is starting for students at the new Stafford High School on Monday. Potomac Local got a tour of the new facility from Felix Addo, a school administrator, and Valerie Cottongim, a spokeswoman for Stafford County Public Schools. The high school was originally slated to open on September 8, with all other
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‘Bar J’ returns, bringing memories and chili to Occoquan

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”525″ display_type=”ds-nextgen_royalslider”] Bar J is back. Bar J’s Chili Parlour and Restaurant, a family owned chain of Tex-Mex restaurants that were popular in the 1980’s and 90’s, are reopening in Occoquan on 101 Mill Street. Kathy Anderson, the daughter of Bar J’s original owner John Anderson, has decided to partner with her son to
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Ventech Solutions coming to Manassas, bringing 200 jobs

Ventech Solutions, an information technology company, is bringing 200 new jobs to Prince William. According to a release from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development, Ventech Solutions is planning to invest more than $1.5 million, establishing the company’s regional base of operations at 23,392 square foot facility on Battleview Parkway in Manassas. Ventech’s
Gainesville

Friends, family ride for fallen Nokesville man in cancer fundraiser

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”524″ display_type=”ds-nextgen_royalslider”] A group of Prince William residents and family members of Jim Breslin are raising funds for ‘The Ride to Conquer Cancer’. The bike-riding fundraiser, which benefits John Hopkins University’s Cancer Center, will be a more than 150-mile ride on September 19 and 20. Tim Breslin’s brother – Jim Breslin – was the
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McAuliffe talks education, jobs with Stafford parents, administrators

Governor Terry McAuliffe met with parents, teachers and administrators at an ‘education roundtable’ at Brooke Point High School in Stafford last week. Meeting in the newly completed library facility at the high school, the roundtable, which was run by Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, gave time for parents to speak to McAuliffe about education.
Manassas

Prince William County could move cemetery to make way for new fire station

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”522″ display_type=”ds-nextgen_royalslider”] The Coles district is getting a new fire station. But the location and plan for the new Coles District Fire Station is currently the subject of some controversy, as one of the proposed sites would require the county to dig up and move an old cemetery on the property. The original station
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Occoquan Craft Show coming Sept. 26, 27

Get ready for some fun at the Occoquan Craft Show. The craft show – which is celebrating it’s 46th year – will be running September 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to Occoquan Craft Show Director Krista Forcier, more than 260 vendors will be exhibiting and selling items at the show.
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Haymarket power line: ‘Every resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia that is a Dominion customer will be paying for this project’

It will be up to Virginia’s State Corporation Commission to decide where a new electric transmission line will run in Haymarket. The project, which has been met with an outcry from the community, currently has five different routes that are on the table, according to the Dominion Power website. Recently, the Prince William County Board
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Lane closures planned tonight for I-95 South

Expect some traffic tonight on Interstate 95 southbound lanes near Fredericksburg. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) traffic will be stopped overnight during certain times. VDOT is currently working on a new overpass for Fall Hill Avenue, so traffic will be stopped so that concrete beams can be lifted over travel lanes. More
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Grab a bite at Duck Donuts in Bristow Center

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”518″ display_type=”ds-nextgen_royalslider”] There’s a new donut shop in Bristow. Larry Scherer and his business partner just opened the doors this Monday, of their first Duck Donuts franchise location at Bristow Center – on the corner of Route 28 and Linton Hall Road. “I’ve lived in Prince William County basically my whole life, and had