Stephanie Carter

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What's Up Woodbridge
NVFS receives 17,397 pounds of food from Wegmans

Northern Virginia Family Service's (NVFS) Hunger Resource Center in Manassas is getting a big donation from Wegmans. According to a release, Wegmans will be donating 17,397 pounds of non-perishable food to NVFS to help provide emergency food assistance to area families.

What's Up Woodbridge
Manassas teacher wins national business education award

A Manassas business teacher has been honored with a national education award. Robin Albrecht, who is a teacher at Osbourn High School, was recognized by the National Business Education Association (NBEA) with a Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2016 award.

What's Up Woodbridge
GMU building to be renamed for retired Senator Colgan

A George Mason University (GMU) building has a new name. Formerly known as the Occoquan Building, located at the GMU Science and Technology campus in Prince William, the building has now been renamed in honor of Charles 'Chuck' Colgan, the recently retire and longest-serving State Senator in Virginia's history, according to a release from State Senator Jeremy McPike.

What's Up Woodbridge
1 in 5 low-income preschoolers in Prince William are obese

More than 1 in 5 low-income preschoolers in Prince William are obese. That statistic is what inspired Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William (SBGPW), a local health and wellness organization, to act, according to a release.

What's Up Woodbridge
Prince William supervisors delay county budget discussion

The budget battle in Prince William County continues. Each year the Prince William Board of Supervisors goes through a budget process, with several meetings for public comment, markups, and changes. According to the county code, the board has a legal requirement to approve and adopt a county budget by May 15, but it's looking like there may be some delays.

Potomac Local
Is housing in Prince William affordable? - Potomac Local

Housing can be expensive. And for those that are economically challenged, the cost of housing in the Northern Virginia region can be a major hurdle that impacts their lives. According to a Prince William rental market comparison, a one bedroom apartment runs $961, a two bedroom runs $1582 and a three bedroom runs $1,801 per month.

Potomac Local
'Bar J' returns, bringing memories and chili to Occoquan - Potomac Local

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 restart the restaurant.

Potomac Local
Quicken Loans National to be a history-making event

Prince William County Economic Development Address: 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 240, Gainesville, Va. 20155 Phone: (703) 792-5500 Website: The countdown is on to when the global spotlight will be on Prince William County! Beginning July 27 and running through to August 2, 2015, the Quicken Loans National PGA Tour will be held at the Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Club in Prince William County, Virginia.

Potomac Local
Why repair shops won't use your auto parts

Keeping your car well maintained is important. And for some people, letting a technician isn't enough - they want to take the extra step and order their own parts and really be a part of the process.

Potomac Local
Why should your email be HIPAA compliant? - Potomac Local

Jewell Technical Consulting Address: 9720 Capital Court, Suite 305, Manassas, VA Phone: 703-794-1225 Website: If you're a healthcare service provider, you know how important that it is to protect your patient's information under HIPAA requirements.

Potomac Local
TelNet installs 32,800 feet of cable for Manassas students - Potomac Local

TelNet of Virginia, Inc. Address: 7655 Coppermine Drive, Manassas, VA 20109 Phone: 703-257-1991 Website: Students in Manassas schools are about to go digital. Manassas City Public Schools and TelNet of Virginia, Inc., have partnered together to implement the infrastructure that will assist with the Digital Learning Program- where all students will have access to a tablet device and wifi access at school.

Potomac Local
Prepare your medical records for EMR migration

With technology expanding into all industries, the medical industry is no exception. More and more, healthcare professionals have begun to transfer their data and patient's medical records to digital formats. There are several benefits to transferring over to an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.

Potomac Local
New summertime uses for olive oil and balsamic vinegar - Potomac Local

Looking for some new simple and flavorful recipes to try this summer? Then consider adding olive oil and vinegar to your dishes - in new and unique ways. Manassas Olive Oil, located on Grant Avenue in downtown Manassas, has a few recipes and summer food ideas they'd like to share.

Potomac Local
How to make sure your legal billing software is up to date - Potomac Local

When you turn on your computer, do you ever see a window, telling you it's time to update? Every software program requires updates at some point, while new features are added and vulnerabilities in the program are fixed. And for those that run a legal firm, having software on your side for billing purposes can be a huge help.

Potomac Local
Disabled vet could face jail time for painting picnic table - Potomac Local

Jail time for painting a picnic table. That is what 53-year old Woodbridge man Mickey Triplett could face after his court hearing on August 24. Triplett is a disabled Marine veteran and 22-year retired Washington D.C. corrections officer, who was living in the Potomac Ridge Apartments off of Woodmark Drive when the incident took place.