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Police Investigate Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Woman Found in Manassas

 July 18, officers responded to the area of Pineview Road and Cregger Lan in Manassas to investigate a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene …
Wanted Tavyion Omari Thorton

UPDATE: Police Believe to Have Arrested All Suspects in Manassas Mall Shooting

Shots were fired outside Manassas Mall, on Tuesday afternoon, prompting shoppers to panic.
Fauquier County Sheriff SUV

Fauquier Pursuit Ends Juvenile Crime Spree; Deputy Arrests 3

Following a vehicle pursuit, on Route 29, on Saturday, a Fauquier Sheriff deputy detained three Loudoun juveniles wanted for a crime spree in Loudoun County, Va. and West Virginia, and interrupted their plans to rob a gun shop. 

Most fun cities in America

Stacker looked at WalletHub's ranking of the most fun cities in the U.S., considering entertainment and recreation, nightlife and parties, and cost.

EDUCATION & LEARNING

Gov. Glenn Youngkin Issues Executive Order Establishing Cell Phone-Free Education in Va K-12 Public Schools

A student hides a cell phone under a desk.

Executive Order 33 directs the Virginia Department of Education [VDOE] to draft guidance for public school divisions to adopt local policies and procedures establishing cell phone-free education.  

Patriot Culinary Students Win 5 Top-Tier Awards in Epcot Cooking Competition

Patriot Culinary students are excited to have won five awards at the Epcot's

They say too many cooks can spoil the soup; however, in the case of Patriot High School’s Culinary Program, 31 students from three local high schools: Patriot, Brentsville and Battlefield, …

28 familymoon ideas for 2024

Honeymoons.com presents its best familymoon destinations around the world with ideas to help make any adventure a unique experience for all family members.

EDUCATION/BUSINESS
Megan Barefoot, Director of The Learning Experience in Bristow, is a welcoming face at the school along with TLE's playful characters, like Bubbles the Elephant.

The Learning Experience Opens Early Childhood Academy in Bristow

When The Learning Experience: Academy of Early Education offered Megan Barefoot the position of site director at their new Bristow center, she jumped at the opportunity. Barefoot is an early …

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Brentsville District High School Girls Soccer Team after winning the 2024 Class 3 Virginia State Title.

Brentsville Girls Soccer Captures Second Straight State Class 3 State Title

  After trailing 1-0 at halftime, Brentsville (19-2-1) rallied for a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday over Western Albemarle at Monticello High School.   Facebook Twitter Email Print Copy article link Save Peyton McGovern decided enough was enough. …

COMMUNITY EVENTS & FEATURES
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Members of the Prince William Little Theatre Cast of '110 in the Shade' act out the train scene in front of Manassas VRE Train Station.

Prince William Little Theatre Presents '110 in the Shade'

Prince William Little Theatre (PWLT) is thrilled to announce its upcoming production of the classic American musical "110 In The Shade."

'Just Another Day' Art Exhibit by the Infinity Collective

ARTfactory to Feature the Infinity Collective in “Just Another Day” Exhibit Exhibit dates: June 20 – July 27, 2024 Artist Reception: June 29, 6-8 pm 9419 Battle St, Manassas, Free & open to the public Exhibit Summary …
ARTfactory building in the City of Manassas.

ARTfactory Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

ARTfactory, a creative arts center dedicated to providing quality programming in the visual and performing arts to Manassas, Prince William County, and surrounding areas.
Riders demonstrate their posture while riding in the Silver Eagle Show Series.

Silver Eagle Stable Announces 4th Annual Show Series

Silver Eagle Stable Annual Show Series will return this April with shows running one Saturday a month through November.
COMMUNITY NEWS

FRT Purchases Gainesville's Virginia Gateway Shopping Center for $215 million

Federal Realty Acquires Virginia Gateway in Dynamic & Affluent Northern Virginia 110-Acre Retail Hub with Market-Dominant Position and Strong …

Prince William Supervisors Vote to Keep Data Center Overlay District Intact

The Gainesville and Brentsville supervisors argue that keeping the Data Center Overlay District would presently be detrimental to schools, existing businesses and the power supply.
Illustration of the proposed Prince William County Sports & Event Center.

Prince William's $140M Sports Complex Facing an Uncertain Future

The proposal for an over $100 million indoor athletics facility in Prince William County faces a dicey future as a majority of elected officials appear unable to coalesce around it.

What does brand loyalty look like now? Why businesses are revamping their customer rewards programs

Task Group analyzed Deloitte's 2024 retail industry outlook report to see how well customer rewards programs can strengthen brand loyalty.

NEWS & CRIME

10 of the most expensive Olympic Games in history

OLBG consulted a Council on Foreign Relations analysis to find out which countries have hosted some of the most expensive Olympic Games in history.

Food stories from around the web

5 simple (but smart) kitchen upgrades to save you time this summer

(BPT) - Summer is here! The warm weather is the perfect excuse to spend time outdoors doing what you enjoy with the people you love. To maximize your time for relaxation and enjoyment, it’s a …
Outdoors

Grizzly bear conservation is as much about human relationships as it is the animals

Montanans know spring has officially arrived when grizzly bears emerge from their dens. But unlike the bears, the contentious debate over their future never hibernates. …
You can save cold cash and still keep your home cool.

Navigating the Heat to Keep Power Bills Cool

(NAPSI)—The heat of summer doesn’t just mean it’s time to drink more water or eat ice cream to keep cool. It also means an increase in air conditioning and energy to cool your home. The U.S. …
You can learn how to save money and protect the environment from a new online tool.

The EPA Can Help You Save Big On Energy Efficient Upgrades For The Home

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most homeowners, there’s probably a laundry list of major upgrades you’d like to make to improve the efficiency, performance, and functionality of your house. However, …
Here’s hot news on saving cold cash: Window film may cut your home’s cooling costs.

Cutting Summer Cooling Costs

(NAPSI)—When monthly utility bills arrive, many Americans are getting hot under the collar.   In fact according to the National Energy Directors Association, this summer’s residential …

How To Update Your Deck For The Perfect Summer Outside

(BPT) - Summer is here, and that means it’s time for a home maintenance refresh. With record-high temperatures hitting across the country, it’s important to pay attention to your …

7 home security to-dos before your summer vacation

(BPT) - As temperatures have risen and summer has arrived, the anticipation of vacation has filled the air. Whether you’re planning a local getaway or an international adventure this summer, …

Six Perfect Pieces: American Hardwood Furniture for Today’s Home

(NewsUSA) - Solid wood has always been the gold standard when it comes to high-quality home furniture. “Whether it’s something major like a dining table and chairs or a smaller item like a …

How to DIY A Deck Drainage System

How to DIY A Deck Drainage System

(NewsUSA) - If you plan to add an elevated deck to your home, there’s one element that will greatly increase its value and function: an under-deck drainage system. These systems, which divert …

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Banned books make up the sophomore English curriculum at this high school
Chalkbeat reports on a New York City high school class that is reading banned books to open their minds.
BookTrib's Bites: Four Captivating Spring Reads
(NewsUSA) - Writers of the Future Volume 40 by L. Ron HubbardSpine-tingling. Breathtaking. Mind-blowing.Experience these powerful new voices—vivid, visceral, and visionary—as they explore …
New Writers and Illustrators Win Decades-Old Science Fiction And Fantasy Contest
(NAPSI)—Decades of helping writers and artists have resulted in the latest edition of L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future by the winners of the 40th annual Writers of the Future and the …
A Story To Sing About
(NAPSI)—The next time you listen to a lullaby, a love song, carols or karaoke, consider this: Why do people sing? A charming answer to that intriguing question comes from YouTube creators and …
Young Author Translates 4,000-Year-Old Text to Reveal Fascinating Insights into Ancient Egypt
(NewsUSA) - Educators everywhere should scrap their current lesson plans and make the new book Be a Scribe! by 16-year-old Michael Hoffen and co-authors Dr. Christian Casey and Dr. Jen Thum part of …