Prince William News
Wed., May. 27 - If the head of Virginia's Chamber of Commerce is right, Northern Virginia, and Prince William County specifically, are poised for an economic coup. Last week, Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the state chamber, laid out the five components a region needs to develop the economy of the future: connectivity to the outside world, a competent workforce, intellectual capacity, an entrepreneurial spirit and a pro-business climate.
Wed., May. 27 - With less than two weeks remaining before the public primaries scheduled for June 9, one of the most competitive House of Delegates districts in the commonwealth only has one candidate. And that's after the leading candidate from each party dropped out of the race.
Wed., May. 27 - For about 1.5 frames, the Tuesday night Kettle Run-Brentsville District varsity girls soccer match up really could have gone either way during the Conference 27 semifinals. Yet all it took was one successful shot from the host Tigers to capture momentum and end Kettle Run's season with a 1-0 victory on the Prince William side of Nokesville. Brentsville's goal came from midfielder Emily Reighard, one of three freshmen on the varsity roster.
Wed., May. 27 - When it comes to cancer, heart disease or diabetes, nobody feels shameful or waits years to seek medical help. With most diseases, we start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention, regular screenings and early treatment. So, this Mental Health Awareness Month, I have to ask: why aren’t we doing the same for mental illness?
Wed., May. 27 - Three teams from Prince William County won outdoor track and field golds last week while another four took home team silvers from the conference finals. In Group 6A action in Woodbridge, the Forest Park girls (127 points) and Woodbridge boys (113.5 points) both claimed first place while the Viking girls (93 points) and Bruin boys (103 points) ended up in second during the Conference 4 finals at Gar-Field.
Wed., May. 27 - Swimmers, tubers and squirt gun enthusiasts filled SplashDown on Saturday, the first day of the season for the Manassas waterpark. While summer doesn't officially begin until next month, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the season so SplashDown is now open daily at 7500 Ben Lomond Drive in Manassas
Wed., May. 27 - The Quantico Town council gave itself a black eye last month before voting a week later to apply a soothing cream. During the April 9 council meeting, four of the five council members voted to bar residents from taking pictures or video of council meetings without the council's approval.
Wed., May. 27 - On Memorial Day we paused to remember American soldiers who have died defending our country. But there is no Civilian Victims Day. Soldiers sign on for danger; civilians do not.
Wed., May. 27 - Once called Decoration Day, this holiday was proclaimed in 1868 to honor those who died “in defense of their country during the late rebellion,” and originally was celebrated at Arlington Cemetery by decorating graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. For many years thereafter, Decoration Day – now most often called Memorial Day – was observed throughout America on the 30th of May.
Wed., May. 27 - As if in honor of Yogi Berra's recent 90th birthday, the championship game of the Cedar Run Conference 8 varsity boys soccer tournament perfectly embodied one of the quotable Hall of Famer's most famous aphorisms. It ain't over 'til it's over. "Just crazy. Little bit lost for words," said Battlefield head coach Nathan Nemerow. "Really proud of my boys that we were able to persevere, all the way down to the last second."