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Fairfax County animal-control officers have expressed concern about a possible rabid fox seen in the area of the 1400 block of Laburnum Street in McLean.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Fairfax County’s unemployment rate dropped from 3.1 percent in November to 3 percent in December, closing out a year of slow but generally steadily falling joblessness.
It was in the late spring of 1961 when 12-year-old Lance Newman participated in ninth-grade graduation ceremonies at Arlington’s Stratford Junior High School. And on Feb. 2 of this year, for the first time in nearly 55 years, he was back in the auditorium where that ceremony took place.
Efforts giving localities the power to prohibit, or tax, single-use plastic bags appear to be going nowhere in the 2016 General Assembly session.
The eye-level grasses poking through the snow and waving in the winter winds at Great Falls Library weren’t mown this fall for a reason: Insects and pollinators lay eggs in the plants’ stems.
Design Changes, Delays, Higher Costs Coming to Vienna Community Center Renovations
Vienna soon will get more advanced technology to read water meters.
A resident living in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police that sometime between Jan. 25 at noon and Jan. 26 at 8 a.m., someone had slashed a rear tire on his vehicle and attempted to pry open the gas cap.
An employee at The Hope Center, 140 Park St., S.E., told Vienna police on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. that she had been bitten on the finger by a cat named Blizzard Snowflake, while attempting to perform a medical procedure.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
The Washington region’s unemployment rate ticked below 4 percent at the end of December, part of a continuing – if still uneven – economic improvement nationally.
The recent recalibration of the minimum passing score on the GED high-school equivalency examination resulted in good news for hundreds of Virginia adult learners who took the test from early 2014 to early 2016.
Reem Acra will be honored as Marymount University’s 2016 Designer of the Year at the school’s annual student fashion show, Portfolio in Motion, to be held on April 28 in the Rose Benté Lee Center on Marymount’s main campus.
Arlington County officials long have prided themselves on tracking down residents who owe taxes and convincing them to pay up. Last August, after the end of fiscal year 2015, Treasurer Carla de la Pava announced the county’s tax-delinquency rate had hit a record low of just 0.27 percent.
Working in 12-hour shifts, Vienna’s plowing crews made comparatively short work of the Jan. 22-23 storm that dropped about 2 feet of snow on Northern Virginia, town officials said Feb. 1.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Flash back to 1974, when the streaking fad was at its apogee and a man ran across the stage at the Academy Awards, flashing a peace sign and showing off his (as my ol’ English teachers might put it) dangling participles for all the world to see.
Charlie, a pup from City Dogs Rescue in D.C., is one of 49 young rescue dogs featured in this Sunday’s Puppy Bowl XII on Animal Planet.
Most of Northern Virginia is under a flood watch through 6 a.m. Thursday.
World War II veteran Arnold Sells recently was recognized by Chapter 10 (Arlington/Fairfax) of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with the chapter’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.
Those casting absentee ballots in the 2016 general election will have to provide their own postage.
Fairfax County Republican Committee chairman Matt Ames is seeking a second term in March, but will face a challenge by the editor of a conservative local newspaper.
The driver of tractor owned by the town of Vienna was clearing snow on Westbriar Court near Old Courthouse Road, N.E., on Jan. 25 at 4:23 a.m. when the plow struck a manhole cover. This caused the tractor to rock, injuring the driver’s leg.
A man living on Yeonas Drive, S.W., told Vienna police on Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. that he and his sister had become involved in a heated argument that culminated when he threw her on the bed and grabbed the telephone from her hand.
A resident living in the 2100 block of Haycock Road in the McLean area told Fairfax County police on Jan. 26 at 6:08 a.m. that someone had entered the residence and fled when seen by an occupant of the home.
A resident living in the 400 block of Council Drive, N.E., told Vienna police on Jan. 26 at 9:54 p.m. that he and his neighbor had been having an ongoing dispute regarding the noise from his playing his drums.
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A former middle school teacher in Fairfax County arrested last year after he was allegedly caught with a 16-year-old girl now faces child pornography charges, police said.
Many bills submitted by local legislators have been killed or continued before the midway point of this year’s General Assembly’s session, but others have cleared their respective houses and are awaiting action in the other legislative body.
The Great Falls Citizens Association will host an information meeting on the future of the Marmota Farm property, the largest undeveloped piece of property in the community.
A Veterans American History Forum will debut on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at the McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) canceled classes for seven straight days recently following a pair of snowstorms – one a dusting, the other a doozy – and now must reopen schools without risking its students’ safety or academic prospects.
Fairfax County Public Schools has been named one of the charter members of the Green Schools Alliance District Collaborative, a group of 21 U.S. school districts that will combine their collective power to support more efficient solutions to environmental sustainability.
The nomination period has been extended to Feb. 9 for the 2016 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards.
Community Residences will receive $456,288, Wesley Housing Development Corp. will receive $655,576 and Pathways Homes will receive $600,000 for initiatives in Fairfax County, part of a $6.9 million combination of loans and grants to preserve affordable housing across the commonwealth.
Michael Donnelly, customer service manager at the Falls Church Harris Teeter, was so busy ringing up Powerball tickets last month, he ended up making a mistake – a lucky, $7 million mistake.
The year-long 80th anniversary celebration of Virginia State Parks kicks off with a new customer loyalty program and more workshops and activities for visitors.
Ten students in grades 4 to 8 at the Langley School tested their geographic knowledge during the first round of the 28th annual National Geographic Bee on Jan. 14, with seventh-grader Chris Stewart winning the school’s competition for the second straight year.
For the fifth consecutive year, schools in the Langley High School pyramid are raising money for Stop Hunger Now, with a goal of reaching $29,000, a sum that would purchase 100,000 meals for school-age children.
“Goldilocks on Trial,” an original play written by Fairfax County Public Schools speech and drama teacher Ed Monk, will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at McLean High School.
Bookies probably wouldn’t even lay odds on the chance of Republicans picking up the 8th Congressional District seat, it seems so out of reach. But two Republicans say they have the goods to give U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) a run for his money.
Fairfax County election officials say McLean, Vienna, Falls Church and Merrifield are areas in which they are most in need of polling-place officials for the March 1 presidential primaries.
Efforts by the newest member of the Arlington legislative delegation to provide local-option minimum-wage increases have died in Richmond.
The arrivals hall at the International Arrivals Building at Washington Dulles International Airport soon will have a new name.
Three members of Boy Scout Troop 987, sponsored by Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Vienna, received Eagle rank during a Court of Honor ceremony held Jan. 16 at the church.
Fairfax Education Association (FEA) president Kimberly Adams has just six months left of her three-year term, but she’s determined to keep pressing for more funding for Fairfax County Public Schools.
Democrats wishing to descend on Philadelphia in July as delegates to the Democratic National Convention may want to circle Jan. 30 on their calendar.
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