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New historical marker erected at River Mill Park in town of Occoquan

The Town of Occoquan recently received a new historical marker, situated at the base of the Nathaniel Ellicott footbridge and the town’s River Mill Park. This new marker details the history of the Ballendine Ironworks and the Janney Cotton Mill.

PWC Police Beat 7/22/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for July 22, 2011.

Sesquicentennial events at MNBP

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The 150th Civil War anniversary was commemorated July 21-24 in Manassas and Prince William County.

“Gods and Generals” reveals Civil War

Thousands of young men from the north and south converged on the fields of Manassas 150 years ago to see who would be the victor on July 21, 1861. The battle, known as the first major land battle of the 1861-1865 Civil War, or the First Battle of Manassas, resulted in a Confederate win. The war lasted longer than expected; more than 620,000 casualties occurred before Lee finally surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865.

PWC Police Beat 7/21/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for July 21, 2011.

Blackburn’s Ford Battle Remembered

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Reenactors and Civil War history lovers John McAnaw, Mark Trbovich and color guard members pause for a moment of silence on July 18 to remember the 34 men who died 150 years ago at the Battle of Blackburn’s Ford at the Prince William-Fairfax county border.

PWC Police Beat 7/20/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for July 20, 2011.

Krieger, former local, vied for World Cup

Ali Krieger, 26, who played in the 2011 World Cup Soccer match against Japan used to play for Prince William County high schools Forest Park and Hylton. Watch for an upcoming issue of the Observer to highlight her.

PWC Police Beat 7/19/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for July 19, 2011.
Today's Obituaries

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

A funeral service and celebration of life for Suzannw 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.

Supervisor Lawson reschedules town meeting to Feb. 27

Due to the school closure on Feb. 11, Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson has rescheduled the Town Hall for the Alliance to Save Carver Road to Wednesday, February 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Haymarket Elementary School.

John Harper, former member Prince William County School Board

A funeral service was held on Feb. 15 in Dumfries for John Harper Jr., former member of the Prince William County School Board. Covington-Harper Elementary School was named, in part, for Harper.
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