Prince William News
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.
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Perfectly nestled in the Kendrick area of the premier golf course community of Piedmont Country Club, this 4-bedroom, 3-1/2 bath, 3-car garage colonial is breathtaking. A charming facade with covered entrance, professional landscaping, a sprawling sun deck, and a light and airy floor plan are among the highlights at 14508 Chamberry Circle in Haymarket but they are only some of the features that make this home so beautiful.
Holiday shopping is a little different in medieval times. On Nov. 23, the Barony of Stierbach -- the Prince William-area chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, held its Holiday Faire at the Prince William Fairgrounds. In addition to anachronistic shopping, the event also included combat tournaments, archery, food and art competitions. More information on the local SCA chapter is located at www.stierbach.org. For more photos from the event pick up a copy of this weeks 'Times.'
I play a lot of computer games. (Act surprised.) I do this because I don't have a life. When someone asks me what I do for fun, my jaw works, my eyes dart and I sink into animal panic. I have no idea how to answer the question without sounding like a mutant. I play games. They're the spackle for my social existence. They keep me going like the promise of a fresh roadrunner keeps Wile E. Coyote's feet pedaling over a sheer drop. As long as I have something to engage me on a screen with a keyboard and a mouse, I don't have to think about how I'm hundreds of miles away from the amazing garlic bread they serve at my hometown Italian restaurant. When I get lonely or homesick, I turn to computer games. I know it's a bad habit. The games fill you up, but they're bad calories. You get a sense of accomplishment, but you've accomplished nothing real.
Armed Robbery – On Dec. 4 at 6:42 a.m, police responded to Winding Loop in Woodbridge to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 39 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was getting out of her vehicle when she was approached by an unknown man. The man displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The man took the victim’s wallet and car keys before fleeing the area on foot. No injuries were reported. Officers located the victim’s car keys nearby. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect. Suspect Description:
While partisan differences will inevitably show up on the legislative scoreboard between state Del. Rich Anderson (R-51st) and state Del.-elect Mike Futrell (D-2nd), particularly on social issues, the two actually have plenty of overlap in terms of agenda setting for 2014. Both laid out some of their plans during separate interviews last week. In November, Prince William voters elected Anderson to serve his fourth two-year term and cast enough votes on the southeastern end of the county to propel Futrell past state Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-2) in one of the few defeats of an incumbent across the commonwealth.