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EDITORIAL:If we build it, they will come

- Prince William County residents spent more than $119,070 in Myrtle Beach during the second week of July. How do we know? Sixty-three Prince William County families drove to South Carolina recently for a national dance competition.

COLUMN:Virginia Afield - Canaan, W.Va., is affordable,  outdoors-oriented and beats the heat

- What do you do when it’s time to pull the plug on the overloaded life you live? Do you head for the beach and spend about two month’s wages and wait about a day in line (or in traffic) to do so? Maybe you like the lake better? It’s certainly less expensive and our region has some nice ones.

Allegro brings Broadway to the Piedmont

- Ten years ago, Cyndi and Mark Romero were sitting around their dining room table with friends and fellow musicians, Lachelle and Sam Yoder, batting around the idea of a combination music school and performance center. They had 50 years of teaching and performing experience among them, and they all thought there was a real need for such an enterprise in the area.

Campaign switch: Shaw now running for 13th Va. House seat

- At least he knows when the election will be now. Democrat Donald B. Shaw II announced some weeks ago that he wanted to run for the Brentsville District seat on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Problem was, the spot wasn't yet open – and still isn't.

Foust opens Manassas office

- Democratic congressional candidate John Foust last week used the occasion of a campaign office opening in Manassas to highlight what he says are differences between him and his opponent on women's issues. Foust, a Fairfax County supervisor, faces GOP Del. Barbara Comstock in the race for the 10th District seat, which is being vacated with the retirement of longtime Republican Rep. Frank Wolf. He told a group of supporters that voters will have a clear choice between him and Comstock, who represents parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Richmond.

COLUMN:Community View - Heart saving test for babies is now law

- There are so many things that parents of a new baby have to worry about. Now as a result of legislation we passed this year, knowing whether or not your baby girl or baby boy might have a congenital heart defect should not be one of them.

Blaze ‘Elite’ receive looks from college coaches

- The Manassas Blaze 18U Elite travel showcase softball team is winding down its two-season-long schedule, finally ready to call it a summer after one more tournament Aug. 8-10 in Rock Hill, S.C. Since the beginning of the fall season and five tournaments into the summer, three Blaze players have signed on to continue playing softball competitively in college. Meanwhile, several others are receiving serious interest from college coaches too.

Police reports; 07-29-14

- **INCIDENTS** Malicious Wounding – On July 25th at 10:38PM, police responded to investigate a malicious wounding that occurred in the 1300 block of Bayside Ave. in Woodbridge (22191). The victim, a 51-year-old male from Lorton, was delivering food to an address. When no one answered the door, he began to return to his car. He was attacked from behind and struck several times with a bat or similar object.

Cardinal Heights Road fire incident

- On Saturday, July 26th, at approximately 10:30 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a 2 story single family home located in the 19200 block of Cardinal Heights Road in Triangle. Upon arrival fire and rescue units observed smoke billowing from a second story window. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the fire while proceeding to check for extension

Haymarket, Occoquan name new vice mayors

- Earlier this month, Haymarket Town Council filled several positions with appointments to two boards and also named council member Steve Aikten the town's new vice mayor. Aitken was the only incumbent re-elected to the town council this past May and likewise became an automatic favorite to become the next vice mayor given his close tie with second-term Mayor David Leake. Council member Joseph Pasanello nominated Aitken and fellow council member Pamela Swinford at the July 7 council meeting, saying they've both "proven themselves" from their service to the town.
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