The first issue of Prince William Today rolled off the presses last week. (Kari Pugh/Prince William Today)

The demise of the Manassas News & Messenger may well result in improved news coverage of Prince William County. The folks behind Leesburg Today picked up the website and launched the weekly Prince William Today print edition.

And the folks who publish the Loudoun Times-Mirror also quickly dived in and launched both a website and a print edition of the Prince William Times. The print editions of both papers published their inaugural editions last week, and we’ll see if both can thrive and compete in Prince William, as they appear to be doing in Loudoun County.

The Prince William Times published its first issue and wasted no time declaring a Citizen of the Year. (Prince William Times)