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Suspicious death in car fire at Veterans Park in Woodbridge now being investigated as homicide

On March 16, the body discovered inside of a burning vehicle at Veterans Park located at 14300 Veterans Dr in Woodbridge underwent an autopsy at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas. Based upon further examination of the victim’s body and the preliminary investigation, police detectives and fire investigators are now investigating the victim’s manner of death as a homicide.

False alarm at Neabsco school

Officials of Prince William County VA Public Schools say a faulty smoke detector alarm caused the evacuation of Neabsco Elementary School in Woodbridge VA earlier this afternoon. All are safe and have returned to school, according to Irene Cromer, spokesman for the school division.

Manassas City Police Beat 2/27/12

Manassas VA City Police Department's crime report for Feb. 27, 2012

Everything I needed to know about business, I learned while running a rock and roll band

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The Confidentials in the early days (courtesy photo)
Teen musicians may think of a band as art--creating a unique sound. Playing in a band can be good training for a future life in the business world. A drummer-band manager reveals the business lessons he learned while booking and playing gigs from the time he was 15.

All outside fires temporarily banned in Prince William County

Threat of critical fire weather is forecast for Prince William County VA on Feb. 24. The Fire Marshal issued a temporary ban on all outside burning starting on Feb. 23

No burning before 4 p.m.; mild winter has Virginia officials worried about wildfires

The "no open burning ban before 4 p.m." is now in effect in Virginia. The threat of dangerous wildfires is a scary part of spring, and 95 percent of the fires have been found to have been caused by humans. According to the governor, the wildfire threat is more pronounced than usual due to the mild winter.

Patriot High’s architect tapped to design county’s 12th high school

Moseley Architects, the firm that won statewide honors in Virginia for its design of Patriot High School and T. Clay Wood Elementary School, both in Nokesville, has been awarded the contract to design and engineer the 12th high school in Prince William County VA.

PWC Police Beat 2/21/12

Prince William County VA Police Department's crime report for Feb. 21, 2012

Patriot High School resumes classes after evacuation

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Front of Patriot High School in Nokesville (Observer file photo)
Fire officials in Nokesville VA have given the okay for Patriot High School to resume class and other activities after the school was evacuated earlier this morning for an unidentified "strong odor." The cause of the smell has since been identified, according to Irene Cromer, supervisor of community relations for Prince William County Schools.
Today's Obituaries

Richard Lee Profitt, Prince William County Schools employee

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Profitt will be held at Manassas St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Rd. Manassas VA , 20110, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Arthur Reed Jr., security assistant at Stonewall Jackson High School; husband, father, friend

A funeral service for Arthur Reed Jr., security assistant at Stonewall Jackson High School, who passed away at his home on January 25, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Dumfries, with interment at Quantico National Cemetery. Since 2014, Mr. Reed has been a part of the Stonewall Jackson High School family and positively impacted the lives of many students and staff members.

Carolyn Pope Kyker, librarian for 15 years at Bristow Run Elementary

A funeral service was held on Dec. 7, 2017 at Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg, Va., and a burial service was held on Dec. 9, 2017 in Johnson City, Tenn. for Carolyn Pope Kyker, who died on Nov. 29, 2017.
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