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VDOT Traffic Alert: Ashton Ave. in Manassas to be closed at night Aug. 15 and Aug. 16

Ashton Avenue between Crestwood Drive and Lomond Drive in Manassas will be closed to through traffic Wednesday night, Aug. 15 and Thursday night, Aug. 16 from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning. The closing is for Prince William County Service Authority water main work, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Woman killed in Manassas; man charged with murder

Detectives from the PWC Police Department's Homicide Unit confirmed the identity of the victim killed at a residence located in the 8900 block of Rugby Rd in Manassas on August 10. The victim was identified as Terri Jo HILBRAND, 54, of Manassas. The accused, identified as Dale Andrew WOLFE, has been arrested in connection to the death which stemmed from an altercation inside the residence. The accused and the victim were known to one another.

PWC Police arrest suspect in Woodbridge ABC store robbery; employee injured

From Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.

Employee hurt when bottles of alcohol leave ABC store in Woodbridge

Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2018.

Comcast expands its fiber optic-based network in Manassas to 1 Gbps

Comcast Business has announced a $1 million plus investment to expand its fiber optic-based network in Manassas. This will reach more than 400 additional businesses and directly benefit hundreds more by making the network more accessible, south of Manassas Battlefield and Interstate 66. The expanded service is "capable of delivering up to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of network capacity," according to the Comcast news release.

Prince William school health expo for parents Aug. 17

Prince William County Public Schools and the Office of School Health Services will hold a free Parent Expo on Friday, Aug. 17, from 7-9 p.m. at the Edward Kelly Leadership Center (14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112, room 1101).

National Night Out on lawn of Manassas Museum tonight, Aug. 7

Tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Manassas City Police Department will be hosting its annual family-friendly National Night Out event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas. The event includes demonstrations by first responders, free Museum admission, opportunities to meet City staff and volunteers who help keep residents safe year-round.

NIBCO Inc. to expand its manufacturing operation of wrought copper fittings in Shenandoah Valley

NIBCO, a provider of valves, fittings, and flow control products for commercial, industrial, and institutional construction, as well as residential and irrigation markets, will expand its manufacturing operations, retrain current employees and add 30 new jobs. Its plant has been located in Stuart's Draft for 49 years.

CORRECTION: Time & Location for Haymarket National Night Out Aug. 7

The Bull Run Observer of Aug. 3 incorrectly reported the time and location of Haymarket's National Night Out. Correctly, The Town of Haymarket's National Night Out event will be held in Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the QBE building located at 14600 Washington St.
Today's Obituaries

Ryan Murray, super senior at Battlefield High School, Haymarket

Ryan Murray, a super senior at Battlefield High School, Haymarket, endeared himself to many in and around Haymarket and Gainesville with his sunny disposition, broad grin, and outgoing personality; making new friends every day.

Michael McKinney, 66, of Winchester, master mechanic, veteran, classic car buff, father of two

Michael Wayne McKinney, 66, of Winchester, VA passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Visitation will be Friday, July 20, 2018 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Victory Church with a funeral service at 2 p.m. The family welcomes anyone to bring his or her classic car. Burial will be private.

Pauline W. Shortridge, retired from Piedmont FSB, mother of two, attended Manassas Church of Christ

A funeral service was held July 7, 2018 at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas for Pauline Wampler Shortridge, 88, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Manassas, Va. The widow of Ervine Cecil Shortridge, she passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, after a brief illness at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del.
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