U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) made the Silver Line his top priority as far back as 1995, when he won a special election to serve as Providence District supervisor following Katherine Hanl… Comments (0)
State transportation leaders hope to add toll lanes, rapid-bus service and perhaps eventually extend Metrorail along Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway to cope with the projected crush of commuters in coming decades.
An employee at Pizza Hut, 541 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on July 7 at 10:30 p.m. that a customer had paid for a delivery with suspected counterfeit $10 bills. Vienna police continue to investigate this case.
A customer at Advanced Auto Parts, 311 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on July 8 at 4:35 p.m. that she and a male customer had become engaged in small talk, but when the small talk changed to an invitation from the man to stay with him at the beach, she began to feel uncomfortable.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
If fundraising is any indication, it will be a close race between the two candidates vying to replace 33-year Congressman Frank Wolf.
More Parking Spaces Being Created at Reagan National: There may not be much room to maneuver, but officials with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) say they are doing what they can to increase parking availability for travelers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Lucas Lin of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology won first place in the Technology Bowl division of the 2014 National Technology Student Association Conference.
The Vienna Town Council voted unanimously July 7 to allow a developer to subdivide a property in the town’s Windover Heights Historic District and add two more houses.
Fairfax County police dispatched an animal-control officer to the 2200 block of Richelieu Drive in the Vienna area on July 2 at 7:27 a.m. after receiving a report of an injured raccoon in a residential neighborhood.
A resident living in the 1000 block of Fairway Drive, N.E., told Vienna police on July 4 at 6:04 p.m. that he had been walking his dog when two small dogs began chasing him.
An employee at The Clock Shop, 109 Church St., N.W., informed Vienna police on July 3 at 12:34 p.m. about receiving a telephone call from someone who claimed to be with Dominion Electric and demanded payment via a “Green Dot” card. The employee immediately recognized the call to be a scam, noted the caller’s information and contacted the police department.
A resident living in the 700 block of Cottage Street, S.W., told Vienna police that on July 10 between 3:00 a.m. and noon, the rear window of his parked vehicle had been shattered by what appeared to be flying debris from a machine used by a landscaping company to cut a neighbor’s lawn.
An apparent fireball streaked through the skies over the Washington area Thursday evening, prompting dozens of reports to the American Meteor Society.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted training exercises over the skies of the Washington area this week, and Wednesday's late-night flights were particularly loud.
Inventory remained plentiful as the local real estate market transitioned from spring to summer, with nearly all ZIP codes within the Sun Gazette coverage area seeing more homes being listed than was the case a year before.
Eight additional Fairfax County Public Schools graduates from the class of 2014 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
Following a week of on-site public education and warnings, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Fair Oaks District Station on July 14 began a comprehensive pedestrian-enforcement campaign around the Vienna Metrorail Station.
President Obama on July 15 urged more funding for transportation infrastructure and technology and an end to gridlock in Congress.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded on July 10 at around 8:25 p.m. to a high-rise building fire at 7900 Westpark Drive in Tysons Corner.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded on July 8 at around 9:35 p.m. to a single-family house fire at 10501 Dunn Meadows Road in the Vienna area.
News of interest from across Fairfax County.
News of business and economic development across Fairfax County.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Passenger counts at Northern Virginia’s two primary airports saw increases in May from a year before, but the decline in domestic travelers at one of the two remains a concern.
The Fairfax Circuit Circuit Court’s online pre-application process for marriage licenses has been recognized by the Public Technology Institute as a “Significant Achievement” in the group’s 2013-14 Technology Solutions Awards program.
Vienna police on July 4 at 11:17 p.m. arrested a 22-year-old Vienna man on DWI, hit-and-run and drug charges following an accident in the 100 block of Maple Avenue, W.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded on July 11 at about 8:10 a.m. to a single-family house fire at 200 Mashie Drive, S.E., in Vienna.
Wholesome entertainment is rare these days, so it’s a delight to behold McLean Community Players’ production of “Guys and Dolls,” which explores the tug of war between the sexes without getting crude or profane.
The first installment of Town of Vienna 2014 real estate taxes is due on Monday, July 28. Owners of residential property inside the town limits – both residential and commercial – pay the tax on top of the real estate tax imposed by Fairfax County.
The third annual Farm to Fork Loudoun culinary initiative will be held from July 24 to Aug. 3 at restaurants throughout Loudoun County.
The Vienna Police Department, in conjunction with the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System and Navy Federal Credit Union, will offer a four-day RAD self-defence program for women starting later this month.
The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties has awarded Fairfax County third place among communities over 500,000 residents in its 2014 Digital Counties Survey.
The Vienna Arts Society will host a “fun”-raiser for the arts on Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the current “Fun-n-Games” exhibition that is on display.
After years of construction detours and months of additional delays, Northern Virginia commuters soon will hear two magic words: “Doors opening.”
Arlington and Fairfax officials increasingly appear to be playing a game of beat-the-clock: Trying to get the Columbia Pike streetcar project into the construction stage before voters get a chance to alter the political landscape.
Tamara Derenak Kaufax (Lee District) has been selected by her colleagues to chair the Fairfax County School Board for the 2014-15 school year, while Ted Velkoff (at-large) was selected vice chairman.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has been selected by the National Recreation and Park Association to receive the 2014 Excellence in Inclusion Award.
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is waiving adoption charges for cats through July 19.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Dean K. Phillips Chapter 227, which covers much of Northern Virginia, is seeking to grow its membership from a current 252 to 300.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Washington metro area through 8 p.m.
Metro’s new Silver line will mean some big changes for commuter bus riders in western Prince William County.
The Fairfax County Electoral Board has agreed to use Dolley Madison Library for in-person absentee voting for the Aug. 19 special election in the 48th House District.
John Marshall Bank recently gathered bikers together for a motorcycle ride to benefit Fisher House Foundation, which provides military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization from an illness, disease or injury.
John Gaudet will discuss his new book, “Papyrus: The Plant That Changed The World from Ancient Egypt to Today’s Water Wars,” on Saturday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Books a Million in McLean.
The Vienna Business Association has announced the following new members:
A slight increase in average sales prices couldn’t offset a decline in total real estate sales across Fairfax County in June, leaving the market short of last year’s billion-dollar volume for the month.
A rise in the average sales price of single-family homes was about the only good news in the June Northern Virginia home-sales report.
Home sales across the District of Columbia and its inner-core suburbs were down in June from a year before, and even an increase in average sales prices couldn’t push the total sales volume above the same point last year.
A safety vest drawn into a fan motor sparked a Thursday evening fire that left $15,000 damage to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Annandale.
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