Fairfax County officials on Sept. 16 broke ground for a 274,000-square-foot public-safety headquarters that will give police and fire operations a technologically modern and energy-efficient b… Comments (0)
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Enterovirus-D68, the respiratory bug that has been making children sick, sometimes severely, across the country has been confirmed in central Virginia, state health officials reported today.
The family of missing Northern Virginia native Hannah Elizabeth Graham said she would never disappear on her own and they fear foul play.
Two months after the fight over Medicaid almost threatened to leave Virginia without an approved budget in time for the start of the fiscal year, lawmakers this week hammered out a deal to address the state’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall.
Total passenger counts were down at Northern Virginia’s two main airports in July, compared to a year before, as carriers continue to sort out their expansion and contraction at Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International airports.
The Board of Supervisors has transferred an 11.7-acre parcel in Dranesville District to the Fairfax County Park Authority for use as parkland.
Can the cost of something be both pricey and a relative bargain? When it comes to getting married in Fairfax County, the two do not appear to be mutually exclusive.
The Fairfax County Police Department will hold its eighth annual K-9 Krawl 5K on Saturday, Oct. 18.
A woman was sitting in her vehicle in a parking lot of a shopping center in the 6800 block of Redmond Drive in McLean on Sept. 5 when a man exposed himself, Fairfax County police said. The suspect was described as white and about 30 to 40 years old.
A two-story, 27,000-square-foot addition to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy will enhance training opportunities and bring Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training back from a satellite location, county officials said at a Sept. 11 dedication ceremony.
On Sept. 10, Fairfax County Government Channel 16 celebrated its 30th anniversary of bringing county government home through television.
A woman living in the 100 block of Patrick Street, S.E., told Vienna police on Sept. 6 at 10:54 p.m. that she and the father of her child had been involved in a heated argument that turned physical when the man reportedly struck her.
An employee at Vienna Rexall Drug Center, 150 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on Sept. 9 at 1:18 p.m. that a man in the pharmacy was attempting to fill an altered prescription.
A Fairfax Connector bus driver told Vienna police Sept. 10 at 8:20 a.m. that a man had gotten on her bus, struck her on the arm and refused to pay his fare, police said. The driver passed the suspect off to another bus driver, then notified police.
Wendy Jones knows it’s important to make a dramatic entrance.
State Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34th) is none too happy with the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. And it all stems from remarks of the FCC chair over the nickname of the Washington Redskins.
Two Fairfax County cultural organizations soon will be ensconced in a leased space in Merrifield.
Dr. Russell Libby, M.D., FAAP, of McLean has been selected to receive the Charles “Buzzy” Vanchiere Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ national conference and exhibition, to be held in San Diego in October.
She’s a grandmother of 14 and a great-grandmother of five. Sounds like a candidate for a rocking chair, right? No way!
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) was sworn into office Sept. 12, giving the Arlington/McLean district representation in time for the General Assembly special session called to address Medicaid expansion and other issues.
Elected officials from Prince William, Fairfax and Arlington counties joined other regional leaders to offer a collective “count us in” Sept. 11 when Russ Ramsey and Ted Leonsis, chair and vice chair of “Washington 2024,” delivered their first formal pitch about the area’s new Olympic bid to board members of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
A large fireball was spotted from Virginia to New Jersey late Sunday night, prompting dozens of reports to the American Meteor Society.
The McLean Orchestra will hold its next business mixer – “Instrumental to Business” or “i2B” – on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Chimas Brazilian Steakhouse.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227 will meet on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Neighbor’s restaurant, located in the Cedar Lane Shopping Center in Vienna.
Every detail of the new Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute’s National Capital Region location, which opened this academic year in Fairfax, has been designed with one goal in mind: to help students learn English.
American Legion Post 180 will kick off its Information and Entertainment Series on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. at the post, 330 Center St., N.
Managed white-tailed deer hunts are scheduled for the Mason Neck federal wildlife management area in Lorton and the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge this winter.
The 45th annual used-book sale sponsored by the McLean branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be held Sept. 19-21 at the McLean Community Center.
The Town of Vienna’s “Mayor’s Walking Group” will meet at Town Hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, with each week focusing on a different route running between 2.5 miles and three miles.
Virginia Cooperative Extension recently released a new e-book, “Question and Answer Guide for Starting and Growing Your Own Business,” to provide Virginia business owners with essential information in an easily accessible way.
It’ll have to be a chant of “We’re No. 2” for Fairfax County again this year, when it comes to tourism and business-traveler spending in the commonwealth.
The Vienna Community Band is recruiting musicians for its upcoming season, with a special emphasis on those who play saxophones, clarinets, French Horns, oboes and bassoons.
Robert Kettler, founder of the development firm Kettler, has been elected to a seat on the 32-member board of the Tysons Partnership.
“Lackluster” is the word used by analysts at the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University to describe the real estate market in Washington and its inner core in August.
A regional group’s quest to have the Washington, D.C., area host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games has found favor among several Fairfax County supervisors.
Major jurisdictions across Northern Virginia have seen increases in median sales prices during the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2013, according to new figures.
The Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH) is now on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fairfaxhomeless.
Local historian Jim Lewis will lead a tour of the Flint Hill Cemetery in Oakton on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. The cemetery is located at the corner of Chain Bridge Road and Courthouse Road, adjacent to Church of the Brethren.
It's a long shot, but geomagnetic storms may create an especially intense display of northern lights late tonight, with Virginia being in the southern-most reaches of visibility.
Sales were down but average and median sales prices were higher in August compared to a year before, as inventory continues to build across the Northern Virginia homes market.
A total of 205 Fairfax County Public Schools students from 19 high schools have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. for 2015.
The Vienna Community Enhancement Commission will hold its annual native-plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Vienna Community Center.
Southwest Airlines has the potential to become the second-largest carrier at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport by the end of the year.
It will go down as a summer of discontent in the Fairfax County real estate market, with weak sales, rising inventory and a longer lag time for properties to find buyers.
The Vienna Town Council agreed Sept. 8 to publish in a newspaper the list of properties within the town for which the owners are in arrears on their real estate taxes.
A dedication ceremony is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. for the Little Free Library, which is being dedicated to the memory of the late Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman.
On Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m., a local resident reported to Vienna police that she and the employee of a convenience store in the 500 block of Maple Avenue, W., were involved in an argument over the purchase of lottery tickets.
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