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Man Stabbed, Robbed At A Manassas Shopping Center

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) - A property assessor was stabbed and robbed this morning while he was taking pictures at the Canterbury Village Shopping center in the 8600 block of Sudley Road, in the City of Manassas, police said.

Sgt. Tim Neumann told 9NEWS NOW that the 59-year-old photographer was approached by two Hispanic males who demanded his camera and money while he was working in the rear of the shopping center.

When he refused, Neumann says the two young men attacked him. They beat and kicked him and stabbed him multiple times. The beating happened directly behind a daycare center.

Two women who work at nearby business saw the attack and began honking on their horns, which caused the suspects to flee.

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Yogen Fruz Opens New Location At Potomac Mills

This was sent to us from Lauren Horsley of Bitner Goodman:

WOODBRIDGE, VA (September 20, 2010) – Potomac Mills, the largest outlet and value retail destination in Virginia, will celebrate the resurgence of the frozen yogurt craze with the addition of the latest location of Yogen Fruz, the internationally recognized frozen yogurt chain with over 1,200 stores in 25 countries.  This much anticipated new eatery is slated to join Potomac Mills’ Neighborhood 2 near The Outlet Store – Bloomingdale’s in November.

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Virginia Democrat Opposes Plan To Raise Taxes On Wealthy

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) - When the President came to a Fairfax neighborhood this week, he chose a place where a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans may not go over well.

"I'm not sure if I'm in favor of it," said Katie Hesford.

Republican Chris McCloskey who wore an anti-Obama t-shirt said, "I want to see the Bush era tax cuts extended."

The average annual household income in Fairfax County is over $100,000. And though couples pulling in $250,000 or more may not consider themselves wealthy in this high-cost-of-living region, they are. And they'd pay more taxes if the President has his way. But the President won't have Democrat Congressman Gerry Connolly's vote.

"Now is not the time to be raising taxes on any income group," said Connolly.

Rep. Connolly says raising taxes on the wealthy could hurt the economy, which is what the republicans have been arguing.

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Classy Kids Childrens Consignment Sale Coming Soon

Kids are just getting back to school, and with this tough economy back-to-school shopping is dreaded. However, locally owned and operated Classy Kids Children’s Consignment Sale is coming to town and is surely a way to save some extra money. The sale will be held at the Prince William County Fairgrounds October 13 through October 17.

Classy Kids Children's Consignment Sale is celebrating its 5th year and is still accepting consignors and volunteers. What once started in the basement of a church in Old Town Mansassas has grown into a massive event that fills the Home Arts and the Commercial building at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Don’t miss out!

Manassas Museum Offers Free Admission on Smithsonian Museum Day

This event was sent to us by The Manassas Museum:

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, The Manassas Museum will participate in the sixth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. Museum Day is an event when museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and smithsonian.com visitors.

Attendees must present Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to the Museum. The card is available online at smithsonian.com or in the September 2010 issue of Smithsonian magazine.

The Manassas Museum traces the history of the Northern Virginia Piedmont region, and tells the compelling story of the ways the Civil War touched the area. It also includes displays and artifacts from the founding of Manassas, and its early days as a city.

Auditions for "Charlotte's Web" in Manassas

Calling all actors ages 8-18! On Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 auditions will be held for the November production of the Pied Piper Children's Theatre "Charlotte's Web." Auditions will be conducted at the Center for the Arts located at 9419 Battle Street in Manassas, VA.