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Open House: 9491 McGuinn Lane, Nokesville, VA

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9491 McGuinn Ln, Nokesville, VA 20181

Neighborhood: Nokesville

Listing Price: $510,000

Open House: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1-4pm

New Listing!! Awesome colonial on a VERY PRIVATE 6+ Acre lot, minutes to Route 234. This custom built home is three finished levels with 4 bedrooms, 2 full and one-half bath. Boasting a UNIQUE FIRST FLOOR MASTER SUITE!!

Upper level has 2 guest bedrooms, full bath, and huge playroom w/built in window seats and shelving. Remodeled kitchen w/granite counters, stainless appliances, tile backsplash & ceramic tile floor.

Finished bright and open walk out basement w/rec rm, den/office w/built-in shelving and tons of extra storage space.

The main feature of this property is the private lot!! Surrounded by trees, there are 2 huge decks, fire pit w/BBQ spit, 3 sheds (one w/power, ht & a/c) brick paver walkways, mature shrubs, extensive landscaping, GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING!!

Extra features include recessed lighting, upgraded light fixtures, crown molding, built-ins galore, chair rail, decorative columns, custom drapes and blinds.

Original owners have taken great care of this home, a true 10+. Must see.

Contact C.C. Bartholomew at 703-282-4800 or email cc@ccbartholomew.com

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Woodbridge teller refuses to hand over cash during attempted robbery

From Prince William police: 

Attempted Bank Robbery – On April 19 at 4:44PM, officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 13891 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an attempted robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown woman approached the bank area then passed a note demanding money.

When the teller refused, the suspect fled the bank. No injuries were reported. During the investigation, detectives with the Robbery Unit identified the suspect as Amanda Renee SEGURA. The accused was located and detained without incident a short time later at a hotel in Dumfries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on April 19:
Amanda Renee SEGURA, 32, of 306 Richelieu Ln in Wilmington, NC
Charged with attempted robbery

Court Date: June 28, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Candle sparks fire in Woodbridge apartment

From Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department: 

On Thursday, April 20th at 6:31 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to an apartment fire located in the 16800 block of Flotilla Way in Woodbridge.

Upon entry, fire and rescue crews observed fire damage to a bedroom’s carpet and television from a fire extinguished by the occupant. No injuries reported.

According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, the apartment sustained minimal damage estimated at $1,000.

The fire originated in the bedroom; the cause was an unattended candle and has been determined as accidental.


Live Well Festival to feature health and wellness activities, farm to table brunch, and paint class

It’s time for the year’s first outdoor festival in historic Downtown Manassas.

The 11th Annual Live Well Festival, will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Harris Pavilion and along West Street. Health and wellness information, exercise classes, a farm-to-table brunch, paint class and more will be available.

This year, bedrock YOGA will be teaching two free yoga classes at a.m. and 11 a.m. If you’ve never taken yoga and are interested it’s the perfect opportunity for your first class! Novant Health will be bringing out the Mammography Mobile, teaching Hands-Only CPR, and host information from their Wound Care Center, all great options to staying informed on your health. Several artists from the Banner Art Project will be displaying and selling work under the Pavilion, moon bounces will be out for the kids, and at 1 p.m. enjoy a performance by Lou Rosgen, or better known to some as Woodbridge Willie. A new paint class hosted by Emily Thomson of Manassas Olive Oil Company will also add to the entertainment schedule. All supplies will be provided and a gorgeous field of tulips will be your final product. Get your tickets here for the class which will begin at noon.

Another community favorite back this year is the Shred-It Truck. Last year’s new location in the Train Depot Lot was a huge success and it will return there again this year. Attendees planning to use the Shred-It Truck should follow the posted route signs along Prince William Street – cars will be able to turn into the parking lot via West Street and exit via Battle Street to then park in the garage and enjoy the rest of the festival. Bring a small box of papers or fill your trunk with all your old documents ready to be shredded – it’s free!

Back by popular demand, the Live Well Festival will feature a farm-to-table brunch prepared by Chef Will Landay, of C.J. Finz and BadWolf Public House. The 3-course brunch will be set up atop the flat railcar behind the iconic LOVE sign at 10:30 a.m. with the main course featuring roasted chicken with jalapeño cheddar grits. Tickets for the brunch can be purchased here.

For more information on the Live Well Festival along with other events in the City, please go to www.visitmanassas.org


IKEA Woodbridge announces 70 jobs, plans hiring event May 9

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (April 19, 2017) IKEA Woodbridge announces the posting for 70 seasonal/temporary positions for a 120 day assignment, with the possibility to be hired as a permanent co-worker after the 120 day period.

Applicants can apply online at https://seeacareerwithus.com/ and save the date for our Meet and Greet event May 9, 2017 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

ABOUT THE JOB An IKEA co-worker’s main task is to maximize sales and profitability in his/her area of responsibility using knowledge of the IKEA product range, local market conditions and the needs of customers. Together with thousands of colleagues around the world you will help to ensure the continued global success of the IKEA Concept – a concept that serves millions of satisfied customers each day.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT Your tasks will include:

IKEA has multiple positions available: Sales, IKEA Food, Logistics, Customer Relations. These Part Time positions range from 12 to 31 hours per week.

Candidates must be available to work on Saturdays, Sundays, and at least two nights a week.

YOUR PROFILE Your knowledge, skills and experience include:

You are confident about approaching and talking to people in a polite and friendly manner.
You are enthusiastic about working with others in a team.
You have a flexible approach to work and are open to change.
You have an interest in home furnishing and people’s everyday life at home.
You can prioritize and organize your own work to make efficient use of your time.

GROWING TOGETHER IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.
*No. of Positions: 70

ABOUT IKEA
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 392 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 43 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest

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A rainy day at Lake Jackson Dam

A photo of the Lake Jackson Dam near Manassas taken today at 11:11 a.m. Rain showers were moving through the area at the time the photo was taken.

In 2014, the county worked to fill the 89-year-0ld dam on the Occoquan River with concrete after two toe drains at the bottom were seen spilling an unusually high amount of water into the river from the bottom of the structure. 

The dam was filled with concrete and the unusual flow of water stopped.

When contractors went to fix the dam, there was no blueprints leftover from the time the dam was built for them to work with.

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Dumfries proposes more money for street paving

DUMFRIES, Va. — The culdesacs in the Knolls of Dumfries have a fresh layer of black pavement.

Tebbs Lane — the main thoroughfare from Route 1 that connects drivers to the courts — does not.

And that makes neighborhood resident Francesca Rusk-Wallace piping mad.

Here’s a portion of an email she sent us:

“In the past year, the entrance to The Knolls of Dumfries (Tebbs Lane) has been repaved twice – this past week, the side roads (Wilmer Porter Ct., Tompkins, Ct, etc.,) were repaved for the first time since I have lived here (12 years).”

“In the process, the main road (Tebbs Lane) now has orange spray paint on all of the manholes and various other parts of the road. the previously twice paved road now has been trashed and there is a huge tar spill at the entrance to Route 1. The street itself is cracked and in poor shape and now it is stained black from this work. The stains go all the way onto Route 1 and through the Triangle Shopping Center parking lot.”

“This is not the first time I have inquired about paving of Tebbs Lane, only to be told that it will not be done. This is now the second time I am also advising you that the road is now in WORSE shape after work has been done.”

Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman addressed Rusk-Wallace’s email at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting.

“The lady in Knolls of Dumfries is pretty fired up about paving the culdesacs, and she’s right. We need to find the money to pave the main drag,” said Foreman.

That money could come in the form of $100,000 in the town’s proposed budget for the fiscal year 2018. The new funds didn’t exist in last year’s budget and would be used for street paving and maintenance.

“The annual paving priorities are identified by the Public Works director, who evaluates the streets annually. A list of priorities is usually approved by the Town Manager in the Fall for milling and paving in the Spring,” stated Dumfries Acting Town Manager Larry Hughes in an email.

The Virginia Department of Transportation maintains Route 1 and Route 234, while the town public works department maintains the streets in the town.

Another resident says the paving work would be welcomed. 

“We don’t have too many potholes on the street, there is some cracking,” Heather Vivian, a Knolls of Dumfries resident. “I think it could go for another few years before paving, but I’m glad to see my tax dollars at work.” 

The Dumfries Town Council is expected to adopt its 2018 budget by June 30.

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Drug take back day scheduled in Haymarket, Manassas

From Novant UVA Health System: 

Safe disposal of expired and unused prescription drugs can be a challenge. If residents have these, then they are encouraged to attend Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, at two locations, one in Haymarket and the other in Manassas.  

In collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, the Prince William Crime Prevention Council and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Novant Health UVA Health System will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day event on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center.  

At Prince William Medical Center, officers will assist with the collection at a tented area in the parking lot outside of the Novant Health UVA Health System Hylton Family Women’s and Children’s Center or at the front parking lot tented area at Haymarket Medical Center.

 

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Smith wins Prince William Clerk of Court seat

MANASSAS, Va. — The second time is the charm.

Jacqueline C. Smith will be the next Prince William County Clerk of the Circuit Court and will serve an 8-year term.

She will replace the Michele McQuigg who died while in office in late February. Smith, a Democrat who ran on a platform of “getting politics out of the courthouse” beat challenger Delegate Jackson Miller (R-Manassas).

Smith, a Prince William County attorney, first ran for the job in 2015 but lost to McQuigg who, at that time, was elected to her second eight-year term.

Today Special Election was held in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Smith won the county by 11 points and Manassas Park by 12 points.

Miller, a Real Estate agent by trade won his home district of Manassas by 15 points. After the loss, Miller is expected to keep his job in the General Assembly in Richmond.

In Prince William County, Miller did well in the traditionally red precincts in the western end of the county. But it was in the east where Smith cleaned up, winning more than 70% of the vote in Dale City precincts like Saunders and Rosa Parks, and 80% of the vote in the Swans Creek precinct near Dumfries.

Voter turnout was higher than expected as just over 8% of the county’s 270,000 registered voters turned out for today’s Special Election.

In Manassas, more than 15% of the city’s electorate turned out to vote. In Manassas Park, 6% percent went to the polls.

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Woman, 87, killed in Old Bridge Road crash

Fatal Crash Investigation – On April 18 at 12:04PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the intersection of Old Bridge Rd and Antietam Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a two vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2004 Isuzu NPR truck was attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Antietam Rd from eastbound Old Bridge Rd when the vehicle collided with the driver of a 2007 Toyota Prius who was traveling in the westbound lanes of Old Bridge Rd. The driver of the Toyota Prius was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver and a passenger of the Isuzu NPR were not injured. Speed, alcohol, and drugs are not factors in this crash. The investigation continues.

Arrested on April 18: [No Photo Available]

Duane Patrick BAUGHER, Jr., 21, of 8749 Christopher Ln in Warrenton

Charged with failure to yield the right of way on a left turn

Court date: Pending | Bond: Released on a Court Summons

Identified:
The driver of the 2007 Toyota Prius was identified as Christine Duncan ROSEN, 87, of Woodbridge

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Police report arrest of man they say ‘grabbed the victim by the hair then gouged her eye’

From Prince William police: 

Malicious Wounding *ARREST– On April 15, Dashawn Lamar MOORE-TAYLOR, wanted for an assault which occurred in the area of Neabsco Rd and Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) on March 29, 2016, was located and arrested in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Arrested on April 15: [No Photo Available]

Dashawn Lamar MOORE-TAYLOR, 23, of the 19127 Wayne Dr in Triangle

Charged with attempted malicious wounding

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Malicious Wounding – On March 29 at 4:20PM, officers responded to the area of Neabsco Rd and Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 21-year-old woman of Fredericksburg, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal alteration which escalated. During the encounter, the accused grabbed the victim by the hair then gouged her eye with one of his fingers. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The accused fled prior to police arriving in the area. Following the investigation, officers obtained a warrant for the arrest of the accused.

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Granados wanted in abduction, assault and battery of Woodbridge woman

From Prince William police: 

Abduction | Assault & Battery – On April 17 at 8:17AM, officers responded to investigate an assault which occurred at a residence located in the 13400 block of Orchard Dr in Woodbridge (22191) earlier that morning. The victim, a 25-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was in the kitchen when the accused, an acquaintance, grabbed her from behind and attempted to take her towards his bedroom. The victim was eventually able to break free and go to her bedroom. The accused then left the residence and the victim later contacted police. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused, identified as Miguel Angel GRANADOS. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful.

Wanted: [Photo from January 2015]

Miguel Angel GRANADOS, 35, of the 13400 block of Orchard Dr in Woodbridge

Described as a Hispanic male, 5’10”, 170lbs with black hair and brown eyes

Wanted for abduction and assault & battery

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Sentara temporarily closes ER entrance, offers free valet

From Sentara: 

Effective Tuesday, April 18 at 6 a.m., people who need access to emergency services at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (SNVMC) will have to use the main entrance of the hospital. The existing entrance will be under renovation from April 18 to the end of June. The campus will have signs to help direct patients and visitors to the main entrance. Sentara will offer free valet parking services, 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. This service is intended to give patients ease of mind and to take

The campus will have signs to help direct patients and visitors to the main entrance. Sentara will offer free valet parking services, 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. This service is intended to give patients ease of mind and to take stress out of the process.

As a fully integrated health system, Sentara Healthcare is committed to introducing new services and technology to Northern Virginia. Sentara Healthcare is pleased to further its investment in patient care and optimize the healthcare environment within Prince William County. The ED redesign and renovation project will take place from April 2017 to the end of the year. During the renovation, the Emergency department will remain open and there will be no interruption in services.

 

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Novant Health lifts flu-related visitor restrictions

From a Novant Health press release:

 As of Tuesday, April 18 at 7a.m., all Novant Health facilities have lifted the visitor restrictions that were put in place on February 24. During the height of this flu season, Novant Health asked the community to keep visitors age 12 and under out of all its hospital facilities. As a result of the declining number of flu cases seen over the past few weeks, these restrictions have been lifted.

The decision has been made in collaboration with other regional hospitals including Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare System, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Cone Health, High Point Regional Health System and Randolph Health.

Individuals exhibiting flu symptoms still should not visit patients. Those symptoms include fever, cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and/or body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. However, people who are seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.

“We appreciate the continued support and flexibility of our patients, their families and the community,” said Dr. David Priest, medical director for infection prevention at Novant Health. “The visitor restrictions were necessary to protect our most vulnerable hospitalized patients, but now as we see the number of influenza cases continue to decline we are happy to welcome back visitors of all ages into our facilities.”
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Rescue crews called to I-95 south at Dale City

Fire and rescue crews were called to Interstate 95 south at Dale Boulevard about 9:40 a.m. after a vehicle crashed and closed in the center and left lanes. 

The right southbound lane of traffic and the collector lane for drivers entering and exiting the rest area are the only lanes open to traffic. 

Fire and rescue crews positioned apparatus on the highway to facilitate the lane closures to assist the crash victim. 

More details as we have them.

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Investigators believe children playing with lighters started house fire

On Sunday, April 16th at 12:17 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 10100 block of Sabin Drive in Manassas. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire in the rear of a three-story mid-row townhouse. A second alarm was sounded as the fire extended into the home and into the roof. Firefighters initiated an attack on the fire and quickly extinguished it.

No injuries reported.

According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, damages were extensive estimated at $125,000. (more…)

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For Governor hopeful Tom Perriello, a tough crowd of Democrats in Montclair

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Tom Perriello spent an hour and a half defending positions he once took as a Virginia Congressman, trying to convince Democratic voters that he’s changed his ways.

The Democrat who is running against current Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in a June 13 Primary Election took center stage at the Southlake Community Center in Montclair on Friday night. He laid out a vision for the state that entails free two-year tuition for community college students, expanding Medicare, more school funding, and raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“What does $28,000 a year look like? Some call it $15 an hour. I call it dignity. When you’re looking at $28,000 a year, you can start to exhale,” said Perriello of people in Northern Virginia working two or more jobs to support their families.

The one-term congressman represented Virginia’s heavily red 5th District from 2008 until 2010. On Friday, Perriello described himself as a left of the Democratic party progressive, and that he thinks Virginia residents are now more accepting of new ideas and as liberal as they’ve ever been. (more…)

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Woodbridge man charged with malicious wounding while brandishing a BB gun

From Prince William County Police:

Malicious Wounding | Abduction – On April 13 at 5:13 p.m., officers responded to a nearby hospital to investigate an assault. The victims, who were identified as 16 and 17-year-old juvenile males and an 18-year-old man, all of Woodbridge, reported to police that earlier that afternoon, they were driving in a vehicle near the intersection of Florida and Maryland Avenues in Woodbridge when a man, who was later identified as the accused, positioned his vehicle in front of their vehicle, preventing it from leaving. (more…)

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Smith promises a clerks office that meets the needs of a growing county

Jacqueline Smith is running for the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court, Prince William County. 

She’s running in a Special Election against current House of Delegates member Jackson Miller. 

Voters will head to the polls tomorrow, April 18 to choose the next Prince William County Clerk of the Circuit Court following the death of Michele McQuigg

Smith and Miller received the same Project: Election survey. Smith’s responses are posted below the jump.

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Prince William Free Clinic needs volunteers for annual health fair

Good morning Prince William – Spring is here so please join in all the fun special projects-

· Prince William Free Clinic is looking for volunteers to help with the Annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 1st 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Community partners will be present and clients of the clinic will have an opportunity to learn about available services. Your help is greatly needed to assist with various assignments. Please email Caitlin at: Caitlin.denney@pwafc.org for more info.

· Got Drugs? Saturday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is your chance to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. Take-Back drop off sites include: Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center, 8700 Sudley Rd., Manassas, Sentara Lake Ridge, 12825 Minniville Rd., Lake Ridge, and Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center. Unused prescription medications should not be disposed of in the trash where they can fall into the wrong hands and they should not be flushed as this contaminates water supplies. Take yours to a Take-Back location! (more…)

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Prince William County Landfill Donation Place to reopen

Just in time for spring cleaning, the Donation Drop Spot, previously known as “The Donation Place,” will reopen on April 19. Located in the Citizens’ Convenience Area at the Prince William County Landfill, The Donation Drop Spot will reopen on April 19 for the collection of a variety of reusable household items and clothing.

The hours of collection at the landfill will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and an attendant will be there to assist donors and provide a receipt. The Balls Ford Road Compost Facility will have bins available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for small household items and clothing.

Donations received at the Donation Drop Spot and bins will benefit the National Children’s Center and be operated by Savers. A full list of accepted items can be found at www.savers.com/donate/what-we-take. Although the Donation Drop Spot is in the same location as previous reuse programs at the landfill, the facility has undergone some improvements that will enhance work conditions and material storage.

Representatives for the National Children’s Center will be on hand Saturday, April 22 to celebrate the grand opening of the Donation Drop Spot. Light refreshments will also be served.

So, how did the for-profit Seattle-based thrift store chain Savers become involved with the landfill?  (more…)

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