Gazing out of his high-rise office window behind Tysons Galleria, Michael Caplin can see – and take pride in – the beginnings of Tysons Corner’s rebirth. Comments (0)
Fairfax County government offices will open at noon today, while schools will be closed, due to late-in-the-season winter weather that has rolled through the area.
A motorist was traveling northbound in the 1800 block of Creek Crossing Road, N.E., on Feb. 28 at 2:43 p.m. when the vehicle struck the driver’s side mirror of a legally parked vehicle, Vienna police said. The driver left the scene without exchanging information, police said.
Vienna police were dispatched to McDonald’s restaurant, 544 Maple Ave., W., on Feb. 27 at 10:02 p.m. after receiving a report about a vehicle fire.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has 2,000 trucks on the road clearing away the snow that turned St. Patrick’s Day white around Northern Virginia.
A late-season snow storm has prompted another round of closings and cancellations in Northern Virginia. If you have a closing to add, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of students from Marshall Academy will compete in CyberPatriot VI, the national high-school defense final competition, March 26-28 at National Harbor in Maryland.
Alistair Norton of George C. Marshall High School received honorable-mention in the video-game category of the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
The National Weather Service in Sterling says parts of Northern Virginia, including Prince William and Fairfax counties, could see eight to 10 inches of snow by Monday afternoon.
John Foust’s path to the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf appears to have been cleared, with the departure of attorney Richard Bolger from the race.
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce has announced the following new members (principal contact points in parentheses):
The McLean Project for the Arts has issued a call for entries for its summer exhibition, “Transformations: From One Thing to Another.”
Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) will host a town-hall meeting on Saturday, March 22 featuring Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources William Hazel to discuss efforts to close the gap in uninsured Virginians.
The mid-point of the winter real estate market showed a mixed bag in ZIP codes across the Sun Gazette coverage areas, with sales and prices during February up in some areas, down in others, and available inventory plentiful in some corridors and scarce in others.
Monday, April 14, is the last day for Town of Vienna residents to register to vote in the May 6 town election for mayor and three Town Council members.
A total of 412 students from 20 Fairfax County high schools and the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall were recognized at the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference held last weekend in Virginia Beach.
McLean High School has been named an Online Pacemaker Finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association for The Highlander Online, its web-based student newspaper.
Dennis Rice has been involved in construction since the late 1960s and is accustomed to scrutinizing the cost of materials and services.
Markets in 59 out of the approximately 350 metropolitan areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). This represents a net gain of one from the previous month.
Home sales across the District of Columbia and its inner-core suburbs were down in February from a year before, but a healthy increase in strong prices helped to push overall market volume up nearly 5.9 percent.
We should be admiring the daffodils this time of year, but winter's not ready to let go just yet.
Fairfax Attorney Richard Bolger announced this morning he is suspending his campaign for the 10th Congressional District and endorsing the only other Democrat in the race, Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Vienna Public Information Officer Kirstyn Barr, who in the last four years enabled the town to broadcast meetings on cable television and helped officials craft their first-ever strategic plan, will step down April 11 to become town manager in Occoquan.
A 64-year-old Falls Church man was killed Wednesday morning when he was struck by a car on Gallows Road.
A 22-year-old Herndon woman faces drunken driving, eluding and grand larceny charges after a high-speed chase from Fort Belvoir to Dale City on Tuesday morning ended in a crash that injured seven.
Five students from Fairfax County Public Schools, all attending Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, have been named semifinalists in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search.
From March 17 through April 28, the disinfectant used in drinking water in parts of Fairfax County and several surrounding jurisdictions will temporarily switch from chloramine to chlorine, leading to what could be a different smell and taste.
Vienna residents would see higher real estate tax bills and pay less for water under the town’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, while the town government would pay more for employee health-insurance premiums, pensions and some salary adjustments.
A resident living in the 500 block of Beulah Road, N.E., told Vienna police on Feb. 28 at 2:13 p.m. that people claiming to work for a tree service had been in the neighborhood soliciting for tree-trimming work.
A resident living in the 400 block of Center Street, S., told Vienna police on March 2 at 3:12 p.m. that while applying for a mortgage she had become aware of several loans that had been opened in her name without her knowledge.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to the 1000 block of Park Street, S.E., on March 2 at 12:37 p.m. after receiving a report about a possible domestic assault.
The Capitol Steps will perform political satire as a fundraiser for the James Madison High School all-night graduation party on Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. at the high school.
Northern Virginia Model Railroaders will host an open house at the historic Vienna Train Station, 231 Dominion Road, N.E., on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
A cold front blew through Wednesday night, bringing with it damaging winds and tens of thousands of power outages across Northern Virginia.
The Occoquan Town Council has chosen its new town manager.
Walking through a cavernous big-box retail outlet or puzzling over 40 different kinds of toothpaste for sale at the grocery store, shoppers may pine for the bare-bones, practical wares and intimate conviviality of an old-fashioned general store.
Home sales were up modestly across Fairfax County compared to a year before, but average sales prices showed improvements in all three segments of the market, according to new figures.
Fairfax County police have identified the driver and passenger who were killed when the vehicle in which they were riding crashed in Merrifield on Feb. 3.
A Fairfax County police officer on March 3 at 2:40 p.m. stopped the driver of a vehicle that was going backward on Rugby Road in the Chantilly/Oakton area and subsequently arrested the driver for driving while intoxicated.
A motorist told Vienna police on Feb. 28 at 1:05 p.m. that as he was traveling northbound on East Street, N.E., an unknown vehicle pulled in front of his vehicle, causing him to swerve.
A Fairfax County police officer was driving on Colshire Drive in McLean on March 1 at 2:40 a.m. and attempted to stop the driver of a Toyota Camry on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
It will be April or perhaps even May before sections of Route 123 and Route 7 in and around Tysons are fully repaved.
U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) on March 6 gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives designed to give support to those, like himself, who stutter.
Teams from Longfellow Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology won first place in the regional Science Bowl, held in Newport News and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Flint Hill School has received three awards in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III design and communications awards program.
Visit Fairfax, the Fairfax County government’s tourism-marketing arm, won six Adrian Awards, including a best-in-show, at the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International awards gala, held recently in New York City.
The Vienna Department of Public Works is slated to begin its spring street-sweeping program later this month.
The traditional sluggish start to the real estate year resulted in a downturn in residential real estate sales across Virginia, but an uptick in prices.
The 2014 Northern Virginia Housing Expo will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lee High School in Springfield.
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