Prince George County, VA

Prince George County Farmers’ Market Is Open

The Prince George County Farmers’ Market opened on May 7 for its tenth season. Corrie Hurt, Market Manager, is pleased to announce that the Market will continue to offer SNAP matching incentives to customers this year through Virginia Fresh Match. Hurt said, “This means when you buy one, you get two. It’s a huge incentive for our customers to shop local.” The matching incentive will only apply to fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Wild bat tests positive for rabies in Prince George Co.

PRINCE GEORGE Co., Va. (WWBT) - A wild brown bat in Prince George County tested positive for rabies last week. The Virginia Department of Health said the bat was flying around a home along Berkshire Drive in North Prince George on May 12. Anyone with animals near Berkshire Drive who...
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PGCPS welcomes new principal

Prince George County Public Schools, J.E.J. Moore Family welcomes Mr. Nicholas Ligatti as the school's new principal for the upcoming school year. Joining the Moore team, sharing a first name with Mr. Ligatti, Mr. Nicholas Balducci will serve as the campus' assistant principal alongside current assistant principal Ms. Stephanie Thompson.

If you live on Berkshire Road in Prince George, be advised a rabid bat was found there

PRINCE GEORGE — The Crater Health District is advising folks who live in a north Prince George County neighborhood to monitor their health and that of any pets after a bat seen flying around one residence tested positive for rabies. According to a CHD statement, a wild brown bat was caught May 12 flying around a house on Berkshire Drive just east of Hopewell. The flying mammal, which weight less than a half-pound, turned out to be rabid. ...

Woman Arrested At Airport For Boyfriend's 2021 Murder After Flying Back from El Salvador

A Maryland woman wanted in the 2021 murder of her boyfriend was arrested at the airport after returning from El Salvador. Norma Elizabeth Rivas-Villacorta, 23, was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport on Sunday, according to a press release by the federal agency. Officials say the woman, who is from Riverdale, Maryland, had just arrived from El Salvador before he was arrested on charges of first- and second-degree murder.

Elementary Families: Complete Our Division's Title I Program Survey by Tues. May 31

The PGCPS division is inviting you and our families of elementary-aged children to participate in our Title I Program survey. Prince George County Public Schools' Title I Program focuses on helping eligible students meet the same high academic standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. Your participation in this survey will help inform division and school-level administration about your school's Title I Program's effectiveness and determine ways to improve student learning and teacher support.

Varina HS student places second in 4th District Congressional Art Competition

A Varina High School junior placed second in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s 4th District. Haley Gantz earned the honor for her work titled “Lois Mailou Jones” (pictured). A Prince George County High School student won the competition, and a student from the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School placed third. The winning entry will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside winners from each of the other congressional districts in the nation.
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Prince George teen Melissa Elizabeth Rivero wins 2022 Congressional Art Competition

PRINCE GEORGE – Melissa Elizabeth Rivero, a senior at Prince George High School, is the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. The nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored each spring by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize and encourage artistic talent. Rivero is an AP art student...
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Analysts say gasoline prices across the Tri-City area have jumped 18 cents in one week

Looking for cheaper gasoline in the Tri-City area? If you live in Prince George County, you are in luck. AAA of Virginia said Monday that Prince George has the lowest gas price of all localities within the Tri-City area. On average, consumers are paying $4.09 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel.  At the other end...

Anonymous donors gift Prince George HS students jewelry, accessories to accent prom ensembles

As the days ticked closer to Prince George High School's 2022 prom, the energy through the campus halls continued to rise as students eagerly awaited the return of a rite of passage in their high school lives. The excitement was further heightened thanks to the generosity of kind strangers who donated the gift of the use of beautiful and sophisticated jewelry to use to finish their outfits for last Saturday's event.

PGHS student-athletes celebrate collegiate commitments

Prince George High School student-athletes celebrated the next step in their educational journey during a special commitment ceremony surrounded by friends and family on Wednesday, April 25. Nearly a dozen graduating Royals signed their commitment letters to specific colleges and universities that they will be playing sports for in the upcoming year.