Prince William County Jail Populations Have Exceeded State Rate of Capacity by 100% »

During a recent meeting at the Old Manassas Courthouse, members of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, the Manassas City Council and the Prince William-Manassas Regional Jail Board learned…

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Prince William County Public Schools Take on Human Trafficking Problem »

“Stop. Teen. Trafficking.” A PWCS-created billboard at the intersection of Cardinal Drive and Route 1 subtly but starkly introduces the growing problem of teen trafficking to the local community while…

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Herring Supports EPA Ultimate Authority Over State’s Rights »

RICHMOND—Leaders of the state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization were startled April 10 when Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed an…

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Farm Bureau Supports GMO Labeling Bill »

WASHINGTON—The American Farm Bureau Federation voiced support on April 9 for legislation in Congress that would give the U.S. Food…

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Family Fridays in Manassas : Enjoy a Movie Under the Stars »

Family Fridays: Enjoy a movie under the stars

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EPA Overreach on Water Proposal Deemed a ‘Serious Threat’ »

WASHINGTON—After a review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “waters of the United States” rule, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s…

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Education

Virtual Virginia Unveils New Online Spanish Courses »

Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright unveiled the prototype for a series of innovative online Spanish courses today before educators and students at Highland High School in Monterey. The new virtual courses — Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish and Advanced Spanish — will be available…

Apr 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

NOVA-Manassas on the cutting edge with nanotechnology »

Manori Nadesalingam discusses the physics of nanotechnology, April 1, 2014, at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Nadesalingam teaches physics and engineering at NOVA. The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recently highlighted the science of nanotechnology through a series of presentations.…

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NOVA-Manassas presents ‘Building the Brain’ »

On April 28 at 7 p.m., the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host “Building the Brain,” a presentation by Mark Finley. The evening will start with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. Finley has…

Apr 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Honor society at NOVA-Manassas wins awards »

The Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College has won several prestigious awards. Brittany Shearer of Manassas received the PTK Alumni Award of Appreciation, given to alumni who have helped to enhance…

Mar 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Events

Monza Four-Course Spring Beer Dinner on April 3 in Old Town Manassas »

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Devil’s Backbone Brewery beer dinner, featuring beers like Vienna Lager, Pear Lager, Weiss and 16-point…

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Police Reports

Prince William County Police Report – Tuesday, April 22, 2014

**ARREST**   Malicious Assault by Caustic Substance | Brandishing –  On April 21st at 2:45PM, police responded to the 4800 block of Kempair Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a fight with weapons. The investigation revealed…

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Prince William County Police Report – Monday April 21, 2014

**INCIDENTS**   Armed Robbery – On April 18th at 11:28AM, officers responded to investigate a robbery which was reported to have occurred in the 8000 block of Ashland Ave in Manassas (20109) on April 17th around…

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Manassas

New City Manager for Manassas

City of Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish II and the Manassas City Council announce the appointment of William Patrick Pate of High Point, N.C. as the new city manager of the City of Manassas, VA. Pate…

Oct 1 2013 / Read More »

State Police Investigate Plane Crash at Manassas Airport

At 9:39 a.m., Virginia State Police were called to the Manassas Regional Airport for a crashed aircraft. Sahel Abdulrahim Bader, 35, of Fairfax, Va., was practicing take offs and landings in a 2000 Cessna Skyhawk 172S…

Aug 22 2013 / Read More »
Health and Wellness

Scientists Discover Brain’s Anti-distraction System

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Teen Distracted Driving Poses Serious Threat to Public Safety

Insights from key investigators provide new answers, reports the Journal of Adolescent Health Philadelphia, PA, April 17, 2014 – Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »
Business

Virginia Wine Industry Booming but In Need of Growers

AFTON—The Virginia wine industry has earned plenty of national and international accolades in recent years, but the amount of grapes being raised in the Old Dominion has remained relatively flat. And that’s hampering the potential growth…

Jan 16 2014 / Read More »

Cultured Oysters – Virginia’s New Aquaculture Pearl

RICHMOND—Virginia’s shellfish aquaculture industry continues to grow—especially the intensive farming of native oysters. After years of growth in the hard clam industry, aquaculturists are planting oysters in carefully managed beds on the Eastern Shore, along the…

Nov 21 2013 / Read More »
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