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2008-08-06 09:00:37

By Bennie Scarton Jr., Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Aug. 6--After a year's absence from the grandstand stage at the Prince William County Fair, country music is back. 'The Lost Trailers," whose recording of "Holler Back" is in the top 10 "Billboard" Hot Country Songs, will give a concert for country fans on Monday at 8 p.m. The opening act will be Richie Fields and his Big Time Country band from Marriottseville, Md., and Nashville, Tenn. "We listened to our fans who said they...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

By Bennie Scarton Jr., Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Aug. 6--Prince William Symphony Orchestra season tickets are now on sale with the Oct. 4 season opener to feature a South African cellist. The orchestra will present four concerts in its Mainstage Series which will be conducted at Grace E. Metz Middle School in Manassas. Subscription tickets are $65 for adults, $50 for seniors and free for all students 21 and younger as well as for all teachers and can be purchased by calling...

2008-08-04 06:00:31

By Amanda Stewart, Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Aug. 4--The Prince William Board of County Supervisors will consider several special use permits at their Tuesday evening meeting, including one that would allow a bunny rescue to operate out of house in the Gainesville area. County staff and the Planning Commission recommended approval of a special use permit for Bunny Lu Adoptions, a rabbit rescue and adoption service proposed to operate out of a house on Padgett Drive in the...

2008-07-29 00:00:38

By Elisa Glushefski, Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 29--A report on Dominion Virginia Power's application to build a 65-mile 500-kilovolt transmission line will go before the State Corporation Commission with a recommendation for approval. SCC Hearing Examiner Alexander F. Skirpan Jr. filed his report making that recommendation on Monday for both Dominion's and Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company's proposals to construct two transmission lines, totaling 240 miles, in three...

2008-07-26 15:00:32

By Bennie Scarton Jr., Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 26--With delays mounting at traditional and crowded airports, unreliable airlines and highways becoming more con-gested, a new firm is operating at Manassas Regional Airport to provide a stress free way to fly above these constraints. Skyway Air Taxi, the first next-generation air taxi company owned and operated in Virginia, has launched an inno-vative and time-saving way to travel that gives a passenger a direct flight to the...

2008-07-23 15:01:06

By Elisa Glushefski, Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 23--Since upgrades were made to Prince William County's 911 call system, the primary server that relays the calls has experienced interruptions on four occasions. The first led to a seven-minute delay in dispatching firefighters to a house fire in Dale City, officials said Tuesday. The first problem was on May 28--the day of the upgrade to equipment that handles 911 and non-emergency telephone traffic--after Verizon technicians...

2008-07-19 09:00:36

By Bennie Scarton Jr., Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 19--An inaugural festival "celebrating life along the Occoquan River" is planned for July 27 in five locations from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Prince William and Fairfax counties. The Occoquan River Festival 2008 will take place at Belmont Bay, historic Occoquan, Occoquan Regional Park, Rivergate Condominiums and Workhouse Arts Center. "We have a full day of great activities that include history, fun, food, music and shopping and...

2008-07-18 18:00:28

By Bennie Scarton Jr., Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 18--By BENNIE SCARTON JR. A variety of lectures will precede performances of the "Gray Ghost Voices" at the Mary Louise Am-phitheater on the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The initial lecture will be tonight at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Richard G. Williams Jr., an award winning author and frequent speaker on subjects of the Civil War. His topic will be "Stonewall Jackson and Slavery." The other...

2008-07-17 09:00:36

By Kipp Hanley, Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 17--The Manassas Park City Council passed a water rate increase on Tuesday, albeit grudgingly. "We looked at all the options but there were no other viable solutions but to raise the rates," said Coun-cilman Bill Treuting. The new rate, which will be on a sliding scale based on consumption, was necessary due to rising infrastructure costs as well as state and federal mandated upgrades. Currently, the city charges residents a $35...

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By Kipp Hanley, Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 16--The Manassas Park City Council passed a water rate increase on Tuesday, albeit grudgingly. "We looked at all the options but there were no other viable solutions but to raise the rates," said Councilman Bill Treuting. The new rate, which will be on a sliding scale based on consumption, was necessary due to rising infrastructure costs as well as state and federal mandated upgrades. Currently, the city charges residents a $35...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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