TOP PRINCE WILLIAM NEWS
Fri., Oct. 9 - Heavy rains and wind forecasts forced Youth for Tomorrow to cancel their annual Country Fair held on campus set for Saturday, Oct. 3. Gary L. Jones, the CEO of Youth for Tomorrow, said safety was a factor. “[W]hen you have high winds and tents…we didn’t want to put people’s safety in jeopardy,” said Jones.
Fri., Oct. 9 - The City of Manassas Utilities Department will host Utilities Day on Saturday, Oct. 10, as part of Public Power Week. The 101-year-old Utilities Department will have a free open house from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be a pumpkin patch, moon bounce, bucket truck rides, and an ice cream truck for the children.
Fri., Oct. 9 - Thursday Oct. 1 saw a debate between Corey Stewart and Rick Smith over the Prince William County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman-at-Large position. The event also served to inform voters about changes in the voting process starting this Nov. 3. The debate took place from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas Campus. Approximately 50 people attended.
Thu., Oct. 8 - Marti Lawrence, owner of Needles in the Haymarket, understands building a successful business takes time and patience, much like learning how to knit and crochet. Lawrence has owned the Prince William County yarn, thread, and accessories shop for three and a half years after she bought it from the previous owners. She had worked for the previous owners for about six to eight years. “It just ended up being an opportunity at the right time,” Lawrence said when asked why she bought Needles in the Haymarket.
Thu., Oct. 8 - A quartet of high schools from Prince William County sent cheerleading teams to the Spirit Bowl competition Oct. 3, at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, and one of them returned carrying the big prize. With three minutes for each squad to show what they can do, the meet came down to something of a dog fight. The Bulldogs of C.D. Hylton earned the Spirit Bowl's team title - and the resplendent silver trophy cup that came with it - edging out the Bulldogs of the host school.