Prince William News
Fri., Nov. 28 - The Berlin Wall no longer divides Germany's capital, but it's remembered in places like the Cold War Museum at Vint Hill, just south of Gainesville. Visitors can see a chunk of the wall now gone for 25 years, view a “duck and cover” public service message on sheltering after a nuclear blast, and recall the Kennedy-Khrushchev confrontation over Soviet missiles in Cuba that nearly led to war.
Fri., Nov. 28 - Does Black Friday make you want to kill people? You're not alone -- Victor Rook feels that way too. Fed up with horrible people, the Prince William author has written a book about it -- “People Who Need to Die.” Rook's horror story was inspired after he saw news stories about people being trampled at Black Friday sales.
Fri., Nov. 28 - Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Virginia's first Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Tourism Task Force during the Virginia-1 Tourism Summit in Reston on Nov. 17. Intended to showcase Virginia as a gay-friendly state to visit, the task force is the second of its kind in the nation and the first in the South, according to state tourism officials. Secretary of Commerce Maurice Jones will helm the panel comprised of “industry stakeholders, LGBT community members and business leaders,” according to the governor's office.
Thu., Nov. 27 - With holiday shopping upon us, the big guy in the red suit is making a list and checking it twice to ready for the season. Missing from his “nice” list are those “naughty” credit card hackers waiting to steal your credit information. Last year, hackers threatened to suck the fun out of the holidays by pilfering account information from Target customers, and more recently at Wells Fargo and Home Depot.
Thu., Nov. 27 - Cabela’s, a hunting, fishing and outdoor gear retailer, recently announced plans to open a new 79,000 square-foot location in Gainesville. Peterson Companies announced plans recently to redevelop the Betco Block Plant near the intersection and rezone it for the new Cabela's location.
Thu., Nov. 27 - With stars from here and abroad, the classic “Nutcracker Ballet” returns to the Hylton Performing Arts stage Thanksgiving weekend. The Sunday afternoon “Nutcracker Tea” at the Gainesville Ballet Company studios in Gainesville on Nov. 16 was the perfect opportunity for young dancers to peek inside the world of dance and meet the starts of the upcoming production “The Nutcracker” coming again to the Hylton.
Thu., Nov. 27 - Nov. 28 is for the doorbuster sales at big box stores on Black Friday but Nov. 29 is set aside for the locals. Small Business Saturday was designated in 2010 by American Express as the follow-up to Black Friday. It's a day when small locally-owned stores host sales and special events to bring in customers and to remind residents about where those shopping dollars go.
Wed., Nov. 26 - Alpha Academy hosted the Project Alpha Conference on Nov. 15 at Potomac Middle School in Woodbridge. The conference was put on in conjunction with Planned Parenthood of Washington DC (PPMW) and provided an environment where young men could learn about sexuality, manhood and relationship issues. A total of 28 young men between the ages of 12 and 14 attended the Project Alpha conference.
Wed., Nov. 26 - Concerns that 600 or more houses could be built at Vint Hill along with questions about a planned psychiatric treatment center brought about 100 residents out Nov. 12 to hear a presentation about what can and can't be built. The Vint Hill development is located just south of Gainesville and has generated concern and interest from Prince William residents. The concern is over increased traffic along U.S. 29 while the interest centers around the new businesses and opportunities that will be built in the development.
Wed., Nov. 26 - This week marks Thanksgiving so we'd like to take a moment to consider the things that we're thankful for. Aside from the obvious -- our friends, families, freedom, prosperity and pumpkin pie, we're thankful for the quality of life that we find in Prince William.