It’s that time of year. Summer camp season is upon us, and the excitement builds up in the household.
I can recall my youth and the constant annoyance I became to my parents to please put me into a summer sports camp. I attended Elite basketball camps in Pittsburgh all the way down to Orlando, Fla. I also participated in sports camps from soccer to football and I met a variety of great coaches and staff.
I developed numerous friendships with other campers whom would later turn out to be some of the same men and women that became star athletes respectively in their sports. (more…)
The woman police said robbed a bank at the intersection of Dale Boulevard and Interstate 95 earlier this month is behind bars.
Armed Bank Robbery *ARREST – On April 27, Vicky Samantha FLORES turned herself into police without incident at the Adult Detention Center in Manassas. The accused was wanted in connection to a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 2867 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge on April 5.
Arrested on April 27:
Vicky Samantha FLORES, 23, of no fixed address
Charged with robbery
Court Date: June 9, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond
The 23-year-old has a list of previous charges filed in Prince William County General District Court to include larceny of vehicle and drug distribution.
A recent rash of absences from Henderson Elementary School in Montclair is now believed to be caused by a flu outbreak.
Prince William County Public Schools released this letter from Henderson Elementary School Principal Suzanne Bevens sent to parents and students. (more…)
Gallery Walk is back and bigger than ever in historic Downtown Manassas on Friday May 6 from 6 to 9 pm. Residents and visitors are invited to come out and explore all of the arts this vibrant downtown has to offer.
This year, along with stationary visual arts, there will also be live performances of dance, music, and improv comedy throughout the streets.
Partnering with the Prince William County Arts Council, this year’s Spring Gallery Walk event has attracted a larger number of artists thus adding excitement for all that there is to see throughout the evening. (more…)
Susan Edwards is running for a seat on the Haymarket Town Council.
Voters will head to the polls on May 3, 2016, for a General Election for Haymarket Town Council. Edwards is one of eight candidates seeking a seat on Town Council, including incumbent Mayor David Leake. (more…)
The cost to get a concealed carry gun permit in Prince William County went down. But the amount of funding for the offices that process the applications is going up.
Members of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors in February negotiated a deal with the County’s Sheriff Glen Hill to lower the cost of obtaining a concealed carry permit from $50 to $15. Hill agreed for drop his $35 portion of the license fee in exchange for getting more money for additional staffing in his department.
With the deal, Hill will get two new sheriff’s deputies and a new patrol car in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The Prince William County Board of Supervisors agreed to fund the new positions if Hill agreed to the permit fee reduction — something he didn’t have to do as he is an elected official and is not bound to follow the direction of the Board of Supervisors, as the county’s police chief is required to do. (more…)
Wave action along the Potomac River continues to erode the shoreline at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge.
This summer, the park will begin work to prevent shoreline erosion with a new project that calls for placing rocks that sills, or jetties parallel to the shoreline. Sand and aquatic plants will be placed behind the rocks. As plant life grows, the roots will hold the sand in place, and rocks will help stop erosion caused by wave action. (more…)
Lizeth Lopez was reported to police missing on Tuesday, April 19. Police said Lopez’s car was found near her workplace in Woodbridge.
Investigators will not yet say where Lopez works.
Police are in need of information to help them in their search for the missing woman. Here’s more in press release: (more…)