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Henderson based Variety Stores announced it will open a Roses store, a unit of the company’s retail division, in the former Maxway location at 1217Julian R. Allsbrook Highway in the Great Falls Shopping Center.
Former Manassas teacher Kevin Ricks was able to lure vulnerable teenage boys into his life for 32 years, leading to secret, drunken sexual attacks while deftly ducking police and school administrators. His international trail of abuse came to a halt in a Virginia courtroom Thursday with a guilty plea that ended his teaching career.
Ricks, 50, acknowledged in Prince William County Circuit Court that he took indecent liberties with a 16-year-old boy who had been his student at Osbourn High School. The conviction means Ricks must register as a sex offender, and he could face as many as 10 years in prison at his sentencing Oct. 28.
Mayor Emery Doughtie hopes to have a meeting with the city manager and attorney this week to see what and how long it will take to get the Roanoke Rapids Theatre back in the city’s control.