Prince William News
Thu., Jul. 30 - It's been a long time coming since Adrian Zahand last ran the Prince William County Tennis Open or any of its predecessors. The tournament ran from 1988 through 1999, pitting top talent throughout the mid-Atlantic region against each other. Now the Montclair Tennis Club is preparing to host the event again in just over two weeks.
Thu., Jul. 30 - Imagine a scenario where you step in a bucket that won't come off your foot. You fall down six stairs and finally kick off the bucket but then wedge the other foot in and fall down the next three stairs. That's basically been the latter half of the month for the Potomac Nationals.
Thu., Jul. 30 - Grocery shoppers will have another option come September when a new Harris Teeter store opens near the Heritage Hunt active adult community in Gainesville. A side of the new building at Heathcote Boulevard and Catharpin Road carries a sign saying the chain is accepting applications to fill openings. The 53,000 square foot store will have a pharmacy, Starbucks and an online shopping service, according to Danna Robinson, communication manager for the grocery chain.
Thu., Jul. 30 - Dominion Virginia Power has decided to recommend against three transmission routes it previously considered for a Haymarket 230 kV double circuit transmission line and substation project. Five other possible routes still remain under study. On July 15, residents can get details from Dominion officials during an open house meeting scheduled to run from 5 to 8 p.m. at Battlefield High School in Haymarket.
Thu., Jul. 30 - Almost every elected official and candidate on the ballot this November will acknowledge crowding as a significant issue in Prince William County Schools. While the School Board and Board of County Supervisors have made limited headway on this issue in recent years, it seems we continue to work around the edges of this problem.
Wed., Jul. 29 - Last week the county saw Skeletor rob a bank, a single victim capture one of his attackers in a mob fight, a tazing and the arrest of of an attempted abductor.
Wed., Jul. 29 - I know I should feel awful for thinking this but I know I'm not alone either. As soon as I heard about the July 23 theater shooting in Louisiana, my mind raced to predict two narratives. First: "Solo white male shoots up a bunch of random people." (A commentary on our portrayals of race.) Second: "Just another day in America." (A commentary on gun violence.)
Wed., Jul. 29 - Residents of the 31st House District of Virginia (which includes parts of Dumfries, Dale City, Woodbridge, and Triangle in Prince William County, and Catlett, Calverton, and Casanova in southern Fauquier County) have an opportunity this year to elect an educator to the House of Delegates. Since only eight of our current delegates have a teaching background, the election of Sara Townsend would provide the much-needed addition of someone who has teaching experience and an interest in education policy.
Wed., Jul. 29 - From Manassas to Florida, the Greater Manassas Baseball League 8U Blue and Gray all-stars are gaining quite a reputation nationally. Two weeks ago, the GMBL team placed second at the Babe Ruth League Southeast Regional tournament in Alachua, Fla., qualifying the girls for the World Series. Also set to take place in Alachua County, that tournament is due to run from July 31 through Aug. 5 in Newberry, Fla.
Wed., Jul. 29 - Musician Stephen Ascone sings while patrons eat dinner and enjoy the night at City Square restaurant on Battle Street in Old Town Manassas on Friday night. On Aug. 7, Old Town Manassas will host a First Friday event for the 'Dog Days of Summer.'