Prince William News
(StatePoint) Is your garage door working properly? If not, you may be sweeping an important problem under the rug. If other home repair projects seem more pressing, consider this: a broken or weak garage door can welcome crime, as many home robberies occur either in the garage or through the garage “A well-maintained garage door can help reinforce your family’s safety and security,” says Chris Terrill, CEO of HomeAdvisor, a leading website offering resources for home repair and improvement projects. “Minor fixes on your garage door now can go a long way in the future.”
Leading 14-0 and looking good, the Redskins walked off the field with the playoff hopes deadened after Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Giants. There was some delicious football over the holiday break – Ohio State and Michigan, Auburn and Alabama, Kansas City and Denver, even Philadelphia and Arizona. Then Washington and New York capped the festivities off, pitting two teams so hapless that they were given one of the replacement officiating teams from last year – or so it seemed. As the game wound down and Washington was making its final drive to tie the game – or, perhaps, in the spirit of Michigan coach Brady Hoke, to win it with a two-point conversion – officials magically transformed a second and 10 into a fourth and inches.
The U.S. Department of Interior is set to send $330,750 to Prince William County and the Town of Dumfries in an effort to move and upgrade the Quantico Creek culvert under Possum Point Road at Dewey's Creek to prevent flooding and road failures on the far eastern end of the county about one mile west of the Potomac River.
The Prince William County Landfill can now produce more than twice as much electricity as it once did. Three new, 20-cylinder, 2,230-horsepower, 4.8-megawatt diesel engines that are modified to burn methane, are now running to produce electricity to add to the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) grid.
Christmas in the Colonial era was a sedate affair. Decorations were spare and lavish gift giving had not yet come into vogue. “It was a lot of natural greens,” Rebecca Super, site manager at Rippon Lodge, said of Colonial Christmas decorations. “There wasn’t a Christmas tree or anything like that. It was very minimal decorations with a lot of natural things from outside.” On Saturday, Dec. 7, visitors to Rippon Lodge, located at 15520 Blackburn Road in Woodbridge, will be able to see examples of Colonial-era Christmas decorations, as well as decorations that would have been used during World War II.
When the General Assembly reconvenes in January, it should come as no surprise that the first thing on state Del. Tim Hugo's (R-40th) agenda is finding a way to block the Bi-County Parkway. Both he and state House Majority Whip Jackson Miller (R-50th) discussed some of their legislative priorities for the 2014 session last week during separate phone interviews.
**INCIDENTS** Bank Robbery – On Dec. 4 at 2:20 p.m., police responded to Smoketown Rd in Woodbridge to investigate a robbery. Employees reported to police that an unknown man entered the bank, approached the counter, and passed a note to the teller demanding money. The man took an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency before fleeing the bank and getting into a vehicle. No injuries were reported and no weapon was seen. Suspect Description:
Brentsville's Haleigh Kilby shoots for two against Manassas Park on Dec. 4 as the Tigers mauled the Cougars, 47-7. For the story and more photos from the game, pick up the Dec. 11 issue of the 'Times.'
Sheriff's deputies found a homeless man dead in a ditch from hypothermia near Remington on Thanksgiving morning. On Nov. 28, around 6 a.m., Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue workers were called to Roger Jenkins, 52, who was found dead in a ditch at the intersection of Freemans Ford Road and James Madison Highway.
Kitchen remodeling tips help save money (StatePoint) Kitchen remodeling can significantly increase home value. However this can get extremely expensive. But simple kitchen fix-ups can add both value and comfort to your space. With this in mind, consider sprucing up your kitchen without breaking the bank. Don’t know where to start? Try these tips from HomeAdvisor, a leading website offering resources for home repair and improvement projects: