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Community Baccalaureate service for graduating seniors May 19 at Park Valley Church

All graduating seniors in western Price William County are invited to participate in a non-denominational Baccalaureate Service on Sunday, May 19, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Park Valley Church in Haymarket.

“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.

Some county offices closed July 21

Some Civil War commemorative events scheduled in Manassas close some Prince William County offices on Thursday, July 21

Civil War items on temp. exhibit at Manassas Battlefield museum

Four Civil War items unveiled in temporary exhibit at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Va.
Today's Obituaries

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.

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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