TOP PRINCE WILLIAM NEWS
Mon., Oct. 12 - An off-road dirt bike accident claimed the life of a Prince William County boy over the weekend. Colby Thomas Smith, 11, of Manassas died from injuries suffered in the accident. Investigators from the Prince William County Police Crash Investigation Unit responded to the 8400 block of Cabin Branch Ct in Manassas to investigate a crash involving a dirt bike on Oct. 11 at 1:27 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 10 - Golf. It keeps the body supple, the mind keen and the four-letter vocabulary sharp. It's also a favorite pastime for folks of all ages, any time of the year. Even now as we enter autumn, local links are in full swing. Prince William County boasts more than a dozen publicly-available golf courses, from fairways built for the novices to heavily bunkered challenges for the true scratch shooter. Here are 13 courses in Prince William where you're encouraged to grip it and rip it. Let's hit the links.
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.