News Messenger

The News & Messenger was a daily newspaper that was published in Manassas, Virginia and was one of a number of competing local papers covering the Washington, D.C. suburbs and exurbs in the region. The paper was owned by Berkshire Hathaway's World Media Enterprises division, which also published the weekly Stafford County Sun. In August 2010, The Potomac News and Manassas Journal Messenger combined into one daily paper called the News & Messenger. The Woodbridge office was closed and all the printing and page layout was done in other cities. The publication was based in the Manassas office. The Potomac News rose to national prominence twice in the 1990s, first with its coverage of the John and Lorena Bobbitt scandal (both were Manassas residents) and then later for its coverage of the Beltway sniper attacks. [1]