The Manassas, Va., City Council and Mayor Harry Parrish have hired William Patrick Pate as city manager. Pate, assistant city manager of High Point, N.C., since 1999, will join Manassas in late October.
The Wings, Wheels & Warriors airshow at Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia attracted hundreds of visitors Saturday. The free event featured displays of aircraft and vintage cars. The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team also performed.
Hopkins Candy Co.'s factory in Manassas, Va., is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The century-old facility has produced a wide selection of hard candy, fruit drops, crystallized jellies and its well-known satin-finished candy.
El Nopal, a Hispanic grocery store in Culpeper, Va., plans to expand in March in response to the growing market in the area. The store will occupy the adjoining space to house an arcade, an Internet cafe and a restaurant.