Update — Sept. 17, 2015
The scheduled debate between Democrat Jeremy McPike and Republican Hal Parrish on Oct. 6, 2015 has been canceled.
Due to requests for date and venue changes, the campaigns were unable to agree to a date and location for the debate.
I thank the Prince William County Republican Committee and the Prince William County Democratic Committee, Prince William County Public Schools, Home Instead Senior Care of Manassas, and the Bull Run Unitarian Universalists for working with Potomac Local in attempting to secure a debate location.
Best of luck to both campaigns. Election Day is November 3. You can read our election coverage at ProjectElection.com.
Uriah Kiser – Publisher
Candidates Jeremy McPike and Mayor Hal Parrish for Virginia’s 29th Senate district will meet for a debate hosted by Potomac Local on
October 6 at 7 p.m.
The candidates are looking to fill the seat currently held by long-time incumbent Senator Chuck Colgan, who will be retiring this year.
You may submit questions for the 29th district Senate debate.
The debate will be held at the multi-purpose room at Home Instead Senior Care on 9817 Godwin Drive, Manassas, Virginia 20110.
Potomac Local is sponsoring the event, in partnership with the Prince William County Democratic Committee and the Prince William County Republican Committee.
Potomac Local Publisher Uriah Kiser, Prince William Regional Editor Stephanie Tipple, and University of Mary Washington Professor Stephen Farnsworth will be moderating the debate.
The candidates were briefed on the format of the debate as follows:
— Candidates will be introduced to the audience
— Short bios for each candidate will be read
— A candidate will be asked a specific question
— The candidate will have three minutes to respond
— An opposing candidate will have three minutes for rebuttal
— A new question is asked of different candidate and process repeats
Potomac Local will accept reader-submitted questions that may be asked of the candidates during the debates.
The event is open to the public.
Campaign literature and signs are only permitted outside of the building and must be removed upon event conclusion.
A candidate who won a seat on the Quantico Town Council declined to do the job.
Rodney Thompson Middle School, 75 Walpole Street, 1/31, 2:06 p.m. Sergeant C.M. Hammond responded to a fight report.
Virginia officials are concerned there may not be enough electricity to go around and power Northern Virginia’s data centers under extreme conditions.
A fire broke out at a house in Dale City on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Every Sunday from May until November, the Dale City Farmer’s Market offered to donate their leftover fresh produce to the North Virginia Food Rescue to help those struggling with hunger.
The Dale City Farmers Market has been serving its local community since 1987. It is one of the largest open-air markets in the area. Their first donation last May was over 3,300 lbs of produce. That single donation provided 2,825 meals to food insecure communities.
Since that time, they have completed 28 food donations totaling nearly 127,000 lbs taken to the food bank by Paxton Van Lines. This provided more than 105,800 fresh meals to those in need.
Miller & Smith announces Cascades at Embrey Mill, is now selling. The age qualified 55+ Active Adult community offers main level living with low- maintenance homes designed for homeowners to enjoy a carefree lifestyle in Stafford, Virginia, near Fredericksburg, Quantico and Washington, D.C. The villa style attached homes at Cascades at Embrey Mill are priced from the upper $400,000s. The Rainier plan is available with and without a walkout lower level delivering three to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms and up to 2,800 square feet with a two-car front entry garage. The Rainier plan prioritizes space and flexibility via uninterrupted flow between rooms. Top wish list items such as a primary suite located on the main level, walk-in closets, and optional add-ons such as vaulted ceilings and zero entry primary showers attract prospective buyers. Other add-ons include a screened- in porch, patio and patio with screened-in porch. Buyers who need extra space can select a Rainier with a walkout lower-level plan. A community surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty, the Cascades at Embrey Mill offers residents 10 miles of trails and community gardens, pools, parks, a community café and multiple gathering spaces. An easy connection via I-95 to nearby national hotspots allows residents to live a universally fun and fulfilled life just minutes from home. Prospective buyers are encouraged to visit the newly decorated model home at 247 Smokebush Drive to see the Rainier model firsthand. Contact Debora Flora at 703-300-1333 for information.