The State of NoVa: Manassas


Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Buffalo Wild Wings waitress in Manassas invokes ‘no guns’ policy on Prince William police officers

Chain has a policy of no guns, though police may get an exemption

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas, Prince William County | Tags:  Buffalo Wild Wings, Manassas, Va., Scott Lupton

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

New Prince William newspaper, Web site to launch next month, fill News & Messenger void

A weekly paper will pick up where daily News & Messenger left off.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Manassas, Media | Tags:  Manassas News & Messenger, Prince William news, Bruce Potter, Kari Pugh

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, last race track in Northern Va., shuts ’er down

Need for speed exceeded by need for townhouses.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas, Sports | Tags:  Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas, Va.

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Manassas News & Messenger and InsideNoVA.com, top Prince William news sources, closing down

Warren Buffett company kills prime P.Wm. news source, 33 lose jobs

By Tom Jackman  |  12:35 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Manassas, Media | Tags:  Manassas News-Messenger, Inside Nova.com, Warren Buffett, World Media Enterprises

Posted at 02:46 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Fairfax County woman builds livable ‘tiny house’ as part of sustainability movement

A Fairfax County resident has built a 210-square-foot home for her master’s degree.

By Donna Peterson  |  02:46 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Development, Manassas | Tags:  Sarah McNair, tiny house, American Public University

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The Tri-County Parkway is looking like a done deal for Loudoun, Prince William counties

The major north-south highway will skirt the western edge of the Manassas battlefield.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Development, Manassas, Prince William County, Loudoun County | Tags:  Tri-County Parkway, Bi-County Parkway, Sean Connaughton, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Manassas battlefield

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Northern Virginia creating even more soccer stars

A 15-year-old from Manassas Park is being courted by the pros, and an Ashburn teen is playing in Colombia.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, Ashburn, Manassas Park | Tags:  Lina Granados, Herbert Mejia-Flores, Virginia

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 11/20/2011

Manassas profits from mass casualties (reenactment)

Despite heat that cancelled some events, and the likelihood that the 150th anniversary won’t be repeated, the July reenactment of First Manassas helped fill Manassas cash registers.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:03 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas | Tags:  Battle of Bull Run, Virginia

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Was there Honesty in guns-for-drugs deal?

ATF says it had a deal with Irving C. “Swerve” Honesty, but no one knows where to find him anymore.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas Park, Crime | Tags:  Irving "Swerve" Honesty, Virginia

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Battle of Bull Run? Yep, there’s an app for that

A smartphone app that uses GPS technology to narrate your way around the battlefield in Manassas is now available for free, but only for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iTouch.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas | Tags:  Battle of Bull Run, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Manassas City actually expands a homeless shelter

A shelter which helps homeless families is being expanded from 60 to 92 beds.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas | Tags:  homeless shelter, Virginia

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Manassas City fire department is a mess (UPDATE: New chief will take job after all)

The fire chief and his interim successor have both resigned, and now the incoming chief has informed Manassas City he’s having second thoughts. (UPDATE: He’s taking the job.)

By Tom Jackman  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas, Firefighters | Tags:  Brett Bowman, Manassas fire department, Virginia

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Manassas man linked to grisly NYC slaying

A former Manassas man is allegedly involved in a sensational New York City homicide.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas, Crime | Tags:  Raul Barrera, Sarah Colt, Virginia

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 04/10/2011

In Manassas, Buddha is on the lam

“Buddha” has eluded the law in Manassas. “Butta” got picked up in Fairfax. Crime nicknames can be so crucial.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:25 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas, Crime, Prince William County | Tags:  criminal nicknames, Virginia, buddha