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Dolores Walters

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Dolores Marilyn Walters (nee Wallin) went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She passed away under Hospice care at her apartment at Potomac Place Assisted Living in Woodbridge, Virginia after a relatively short but steady decline in her health.

Dolores was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 22, 1932 to Eugene and Myrtle Wallin. She and her sister Avis Bowman, grew-up in the Grandale neighborhood of the City and attended Coolidge Elementary School and Mackenzie High School. In 1948 she married Robert I. Walters whom she had known for many years from the neighborhood and school.

The marriage produced four children, Terrence (Terry) Walters currently in Wilmington, NC, Gerald (Jerry) Walters living in Sedona, AZ, Kerry Walters of Woodbridge, VA, and Diane (Walters) Phillips of White Lake, MI. Dolores was a devoted and loving stay-at-home mom for the children while they were growing up in Detroit and later Dearborn, MI, and excelled at every aspect of homemaking, especially sewing and cooking. She enjoyed reading, visits to the lake, and Pinochle for relaxation. Later she worked at Flint Ink in Redford, MI for approximately 15 years until she and her husband retired to Fairfield Glade (FFG), TN where they had vacationed for several years prior. (more…)

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Prince William County has established itself as an important part of the economic landscape of the Greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area and Northern Virginia.  The County’s contributions to the Northern Virginia economy has resulted in the region singularly accounting for roughly 45 percent of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s total economic activity and 37 percent of all employment, as recently reported in the 2016 State of the Commonwealth Report.  

As Virginia’s second-largest and fourth-fastest growing County, Prince William County has grown consistently and continues to expand and diversify.  Last year, Site Selection, cited one of Prince William County’s Department of Economic Development projects as “…the top project in capital investment [in Virginia] for 2016, to date, is a $350 million Iron Mountain data center going into Manassas.”  SmartAssets also named Prince William County among the state’s top 5 investment locations.

In the last five calendar years [2011-2015], projects closed by the Prince William County Department of Economic Development alone intend to invest a record $2.7 billion and to create 2,900 jobs.  2015 was the fifth year in the Department’s history that it logged over half of a billion dollars in capital investment, with $660 million and more than 600 new jobs. 

“Twenty years ago Prince William County recognized the importance of Economic Development and dedicated a new Department to work on defining a roadmap to its future,” said Corey A. Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors. “Today, we are realizing the benefit of laying the foundation for a prosperous economy and continue in our dedication to raise the bar higher for our business community and citizens by delivering on increased capital investment and high-paying, highly-skilled jobs.”

“By concentrating in life sciences and information technology we are creating growth opportunities that are opening up new markets and new types of business opportunities, influencing other technology sectors and the region, as a whole,” said Jeff Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Department of Economic Development, Prince William County.  “The County’s growth is owed in part to its strategic location and excellent competitive edge, such as a ready supply of highly-educated young professionals, affordable and available land and competitive labor costs, all of which result in a strong value proposition.”

Throughout its growth, Prince William County has distinguished itself as a premier business destination, that has made significant strides in its new role as a thriving science and technology hub.  There has also been a notable increase in employment opportunities within Prince William County.  As of 2015, the County provided job opportunities for over 122,000 persons.  In fact, over the period 2010-2015, job growth in Prince William County convincingly outpaced that of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area at 18% compared to 6%; as well as that of the state of Virginia which also saw a 6% increase.  Similarly, the number of businesses in Prince William County increased by 20% over the same period compared to 11% growth in the Washington D.C. metro area and 12% growth for all of Virginia. 

By all indications, Prince William County’s ability to generate job opportunities within its boundaries is expected to continue into the foreseeable future, based on the latest round of estimates released by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.  According to those projections, job growth in Prince William County is expected to outpace that of any of the other observed localities in the metro area.  Over the 30-year period, 2015-2045, the County is expected to add an additional 114,000 jobs – an almost 80% increase. 

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‘Suspect drove away…with a luggage rack on top and a patriotic sticker on the passenger side window (possibly “God Bless America” with American flag)’

From Manassas City Police Department: 

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2017, a male subject entered 7-Eleven, located at 9112 Mathis Ave, and demanded money from the clerk while pointing a knife at her. The clerk complied and the suspect exited the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The ). The suspect is described as a white male, mid- 40s-50s, and approximately 6’ tall with a thin build.

**The same suspect attempted to rob Family Dollar, located at 9112 Mathis Ave) at approximately 7:30 p.m. on the same night.**

‘Two adults and two children, displaced by the fire’


On Tuesday, January 3rd at 2:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in a two-story single family home located in the 14300 block of Lindendale Road in Dale City.

Upon arrival firefighters observed smoke showing from the home. As fire and rescue crews made entry, they discovered a dryer on fire that extended into some cabinets located in the kitchen. Firefighters initiated suppression and extinguished the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The occupants, two adults and two children, displaced by the fire, were home at the time of the fire when the homeowners, who were drying clothes, noticed the dryer emitting smoke and catching fire.

According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, preliminary damages are estimated at $20,000.

A Building Inspector was on scene and has posted the home unsafe.

The fire was an appliance fire and has been determined as accidental.

‘Details for the visitation, funeral and burial: Senator Charles J. Colgan’

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Details for the visitation, funeral and burial : Senator Charles J. Colgan

Visitation: 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Monday, January 9 at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 10 at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas

Burial: following the services at Stonewall Memory Gardens, 12004 Lee Hwy., Manassas, VA 20109 

Additional details available at Pierce Funeral Home, Inc. –  

‘One victim is suffering from a gunshot wound and is being flown to a medical facility’

From police: 

*INCIDENT: Shooting | Manassas;
Officers are investigating a shooting which occurred in the 8800 block of Rixlew Lane. One victim is suffering from a gunshot wound and is being flown to a medical facility. Nearby schools have been advised as a precaution. The investigation is continuing. More information will be released when available.





Shooting Investigation – On January 4 at 3:41PM, officers responded to the area of Rixlew Ln and Ashton Ave in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two male victims by a wooded area near the above location. One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound while the other victim sustained a minor, non-gunshot related injury. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Police have secured the area and nearby schools were notified as a precaution only. At this time, this incident does not appear to be random and there’s no public threat. The investigation continues.

‘When she got there turns out baby Kenzi was ready, and birthed at 4:42 am on New Years Day’


Baby Kenzi was originally due on Jan 17 and his date was pushed up a couple times. While home on New Years Eve, mom randomly begin to get contractions every 3 mins. Mom was unsure then contacted her mother, her mother told her she needs to go to the hospital. Mom still did not think she was ready, but went anyway. When she got there turns out baby Kenzi was ready, and birthed at 4:42 am on New Years Day. Baby was the first baby born in the 2017 at Sentara Hospital in Woodbridge, Va. Weighing in at 9.47 ounces with a length of 20 inches.

Baby: Kenzi Cordera Foote-Davis

1/1/2017, 4:42 am, 9 lbs. 4.7 oz., 20 inches (male)

Mother: Latosha L. Foote

Father: Steven C. Davis

Brother: Kamare C. Foote-Davis (5 yo)


‘We have the first 2017 baby born at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center’


Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center’s first baby of 2017 is a boy, Colt Alan Hopkins born at 8:23 p.m. on January 3 delivered by Eugene Louie-Ng, MD and weighing in at 8 lbs. 6 ounces and 20 inches long. Parents are Heather and Alan Hopkins of Culpeper, Va. Older brother Tyler age two will welcome him at home.