Saturday, May 18, 2013
Attorney general gets the nomination for governor.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. See: VA GOP Nominates Ken Cuccinelli for Governor's Race The full text of Cuccinelli’s speech runs below: I think you now have a better sense of why I’m one of the luckiest guys in Virginia. I want to thank my wife, Teiro - who is such a great advocate for me and our shared principles - and my children who have stood by me every step of the way. I also want to thank my mother and father for being here today and providing great examples for me over the years. Wherever you are from in Virginia, Teiro and I are thankful you are here and we are humbled by your support. With today being …
Cuccinelli formally received the nomination Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. Cuccinelli, 44, essentially locked down the Republican nomination in November 2012, when outgoing Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced he wouldn’t be seeking the nomination. Bolling cited party officials’ vote to change the nominating method from a primary election to a convention as the main reason for withdrawing his hat. "I see a Commonwealth where our people once again lead in liberty and opportunity," Cuccinelli said in his address. "Where striving to achieve is respected, even when we fall short, and it’s celebrated when we succeed. I see a Commonwealth where we restrain our debt so we …
Ken Cuccinelli is expected to accept the gubernatorial nomination Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention in Richmond.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expected to formally accept the Republican nomination for Governor on Saturday morning, delivering a speech at the Virginia GOP's convention. More than 13,000 delegates are registered for the event. As the Republican candidate, Cuccinelli will face off against Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Nov. 5 general election. The address is scheduled to begin around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. You can stream it live in the video above.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Contract Solutions Inc. (CSI) celebrated its ribbon cutting Thursday with business leaders from the Manassas area.
Corliss Udoema said she went from a makeshift office in her kitchen to landing multi-million dollar contracts with the federal government, all by using a simple method. “One word: prayer,” Udoema said on Thursday from Contract Solutions Inc.’s brand new office space just outside of Manassas in Prince William County. “(I prayed) for wisdom. I started with the computer and the telephone I had at home and with the brains the good lord gave me,” said Udoema who is the president and CEO of CSI. A crowd of local business leaders welcomed Udoema and CSI to its new home on Thursday during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The company is an employment agency of sorts, but its scope is far broader than that, she said. CSI employs about 100 …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Organizers: "Manassas Tea Party was one of those at the center of the attack."
The Manassas Tea Party says it was one of the conservative organizations faced with extra hurdles and unusual delays in receiving tax-exempt status from the IRS, according to a post by organizers at the MTP website. President Barack Obama announced the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller on Wednesday night. The Justice Department launched an investigation Friday into the extra scrutiny applied by IRS employees on tea party applications and whether high-ranking members of the IRS misled or lied during congressional testimony in 2012, according to the New York Times. "The Manassas Tea Party (MTP) was one of those at the center of the attack by the Internal Revenue Service," according to the statement at the MTP website. "…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Smart Markets Inc. Farmers' Market is Manassas Park is from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays in the Manassas Park City Hall parking lot.
Check out video of freshly popped pocorn at the Manassas Park's weekly farmers' market.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The veteran veterinarians of Prince William Animal Hospital are preparing to break ground on a new building on its existing lot in Manassas.
Veterinarian Teresa Brown's dream of building a larger animal hospital to serve the 5,000-plus patients is one step closer to coming true. The city of Manassas issued a Special Use Permit for the building of the new 8,600 square foot facility—the new home for Prince William Animal Hospital. The practice will remain on Nokesville Road on the same parcel of land as the current hospital located inside a small house, Brown said. The three buildings now on the property-the animal hospital, a staff break room and a storage facility-will eventually be torn down as the phases of the new hospital are completed. The new hospital will have two floors: the ground/basement level will be about 2,800 square feet while the first floor will be 5,800 square…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Letter to local lawmaker from Trader Joe's official does encourage Prince William County-area residents to keep the hope for TJ's alive.
It looks like the popular Trader Joe's food store chain won't be doing business in the Prince William County-area anytime soon, leaving many area residents to continue their regular mecca to the nearest TJ's in Centreville. In April, Prince William County Supervisor Michael May reached out to the company and asked if it would consider opening a store in Woodbridge. May's letter prompted a response from Rachel Broderick of Trader Joe's customer relations. "While there isn't "one" reason why there isn't a TJ's where you live and work, one thing I can tell you is that we expand at a much slower rate than most grocery stores because we are still a privately held company," Broderick wrote. "While your area isn't in our two-year plan for …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
It's National Bike to School Day. What's the status of an approved plan to build a sidewalk along Euclid Avenue from Blooms Quarry Road to Manassas Park Middle School.
It's National Bike to School Day, but it's unlikely students will be riding to Manassas Park Middle or High Schools, and it isn't because of the rainy weather. The City of Manassas Park received a $425,000 grant in February of 2012 from the Virginia Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to Schools program to build a sidewalk along Euclid Avenue from the middle school to Blooms Quarry Road. According to VDOT data,the project has a completion date of June 2015, said Robert Williams, the Safe Routes to School Coordinator for VDOT. The program is locally administered by Manassas Park, so that date may have changed, Williams added. The Manassas Park point of contact for the project couldn't immediately be reached on Tuesday for comment. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The cities of Manassas and Manassas Park are each searching for new city managers.
Both Manassas and Manassas Park are searching for new city managers to lead each city, after the men in the current positions announced they would both be departing in June. After about a year on the job, Manassas City Manager John Budesky announced in March that he would be leaving his post to take care of a sick family member near Richmond. He's moving to Hanover to be near the sick family member and has accepted another position in the Richmond area. Meanwhile, James "Jim" Zumwalt, city manager of Manassas Park, told city council members last month that he wants to join his wife in retirement. Zumwalt began working as the city manager in January 2011, after serving in a similar role in Paduca, Ky. Zumwalt's last day is June 30, the end…