Talent soars at sold out State Theatre.
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Slick road conditions continued to cause problems Monday as more than 1,100 motorists crashed on Virginia’s highways. From 12 a.m. Monday through 6:30 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police troopers statewide responded to 1,145 traffic crashes and 451 disabled vehicles. Virginia State Police dispatchers fielded 2,952 total calls for service.
Teams from Osbourn Park, Patriot, Gar-Field, and Stonewall Jackson High Schools earn top honors Outside it was cold and rainy, but inside the Mansassas Park Community Center pool, students were feeling the heat of competition as their robot navigated the underwater course of the Northern Virginia Regional SeaPerch Challenge. Over two days, 488 students on 154 SeaPerch teams took their turn vying for a win that would take them to the next level of competition. Almost 200 volunteers were on hand in and out of the pool to make sure the event was a success.
As a member of the Lynn family, New Jersey native Jerry Casagrande was impressed with how many times his namesake adorned a building in Prince William County. “Every summer we went down to Occoquan,” said Casagrande, the grandson of former School Board Member Fred Lynn. “As a little kid, I thought it was Lynn town.” Casagrande, now a science teacher who lives in Alexandria, told the Prince William County School Board on Monday evening that the school system should re-bury what could be his ancestors on the site of the proposed 12th high school.
The last time many Americans paid attention to Ghana came when the coastal west African nation's men's soccer team eliminated their American counterparts from the 2010 World Cup with a 2-1 overtime victory. For Emmanuel Abebrese, what happens daily in the country hits a little closer to home. In fact, a lot closer: it's where he's from. It's also where he's seen abject poverty at the Apostolic Academy in Ashaiman, a school he's received more than $15,000 in grants to help develop. Abebrese returned to his alma mater in Woodbridge on Dec. 6 to help load dozens of refurbished computers donated by the school through the Virginia Star program into a van that would take them to a port in New York City, where they would later be shipped to Ghana.
Local elected officials on the western end of the county are pushing for the School Board to adopt a zero-based budgeting strategy and it appears they may have the upper hand to get their way.
It's been over a year since Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland (R) held a town hall meeting about site management for athletic playing fields in western Prince William County. Yet there is still inconsistent usage policies stemming from school to school about who can access what fields and when they can do it.
Two Minnieland Academy teachers have charged with abusing the children in their care. On November 7th, detectives from the Physical Abuse Unit began an investigation into child abuse allegations which were reported to have occurred at the Minnieland Academy at the Glen located at 4290 Prince William Pkwy in Woodbridge.
Kirk's contributions recognized
The chances that the 12th public high school in Prince William County will be the first to include a pool increased with the election of Loree Williams to the School Board. Now that pool proponents claim a suspected 5-3 majority of members on School Board, with the new Woodbridge District member in the majority, the pathways to defeating the pool proposal appear to be slim. While Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland (R) said during an interview that he likely will not be able to support the Board of County Supervisors approving a School Board budget that includes funding for the pool, one of the typical swing votes on the BOCS is lining up in the opposite camp.
Aaliyah Cyrus named as Athlete of the Week
With a failed 2-point conversion vs. Eastern View, Kettle Run loses another heartbreaker. Eastern View now at 9-1.