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Traffic fatality in Triangle under investigation

Pedestrian, 23, dies Jan. 19 after being struck by vehicle on Jan. 15 near Quantico Gateway Drive and US 1.

New lanes now open on I-95

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Motorists driving Interstate 95 are now shaving between 10-20 minutes off the commute between the Occoquan exit in Prince William County and the Springfield Interchange in Fairfax County, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. An additional lane in each direction, between VA 123 at the Occoquan exit and VA 7100, Fairfax County Parkway, opened three months ahead of schedule. More than 220,000 vehicles use this stretch of I-95 daily, VDOT said. For full details, see the July 27 edition of the Old Bridge Observer. (Photo courtesy VDOT)

Blood donors asked to ease critical shortage

Blood donations hit a 12-year low in May and June; donors are needed now to boost the supply of blood.

Civil War scene on Manassas lawn depicts “Angel of the Battlefield”

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With the Manassas City commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on the horizon, John Van Sickle of 9209 Maple Street has gotten into the spirit of the upcoming occasion by displaying Union and Confederate flags and a Clara Barton scene in his front yard. Nurse Barton, often called Angel of the Battlefield, treated the wounded at the battles of Bull Run I & II. Van Sickle said she was authorized by President Lincoln to enter the battlefields and was founder of the Sanitary Commission, which later became known as the Red Cross. Clara Barton was also known as the lantern lady, for her constant nighttime rounds, attending to wounded soldiers. The Van Sickle display is on the section of Maple Street between Old Centreville Rd. and Mathis Ave.

Manassas college campus closing to accommodate Civil War commemoration

Classes, services and activities at Northern Virginia Community College's Manassas VA campuses will be suspended July 20-24 to expand visitor access to civil war commemorative events, reenactments and activities in Prince William County and Manassas.

“Gods and Generals” commemorates Civil War

The "Gods and Generals" movie depicting scenes from the Civil War, which started 150 years ago. The movie premieres in Manassas at the Hylton Center on July 22.

PWC Police Beat 7/6/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for July 6, 2011.

Parade of Nations held in Lake Ridge

Rockledge Elementary School showcases 27 countries from around the world at school's first Parade of Nations

County hires new director of existing business

Prince William County's Department of Economic Development has a new director of existing business
Today's Obituaries

Betty Ruth Benson, retired US government worker, wife of 61 years and mother of six

Betty Ruth Benson, wife and mother, and a resident of Haymarket, VA, passed away on November 27, 2019.

Otis Charles Luttrell passes away Oct. 30

A funeral service for Otis Charles Luttrell will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Sudley United Methodist Church in Manassas, Va., with burial to follow at the Sudley United Methodist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church from 12 Noon- 2 p.m. before the service.

Suzanne M. Blais, former custodial manager at Vaughan Elementary School

A funeral service and celebration of life for Suzanne M. Blais will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery at 1 p.m.
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