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Employment across Fairfax County during the first quarter of 2015 was up 0.5 percent from the same period a year before, one of the smaller growth rates among the nation’s largest localities, according to new federal figures.
It’s normal for real estate agents to spend a considerable amount of time with their clients during the process of buying or selling a property.
What do consumers think of green homes? And, what are the most important elements of a green-built home?
A standing-room-only crowd of anti-gun protesters and gun-rights supporters – some of whom openly carried handguns and at least one rifle – filled the main hall at the McLean Community Center on Oct. 7 to learn what McLean Citizens Association (MCA) could do about a firearms store’s relocation near a McLean school.
While it’s praiseworthy that hundreds of Northern Virginia have schlepped out to attend a number of Virginia Department of Transportation meetings on the proposal to add tolls to Interstate 66, this whole issue boils down to a simple math equation: 9>8.
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce honored local business people and community members Oct. 6 at the organization’s annual “Suits and Sneakers Celebration,” held at the Pavilions of Turkey Run at Claude Moore Colonial Farm.
In its inaugural year, Young Men’s Service League Vienna-Oakton’s 31 mothers and their sons have focused on “Philanthropy, Education and Leadership” while completing more than 1,200 of service with Northern Virginia philanthropies to make a difference in their community.
The 2015 Vienna CROP Walk for Hunger is slated for Sunday, Oct. 18 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Vienna Town Green.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Look up in the sky Friday afternoon and you might just see some vintage warplanes flying in honor of the nation’s disabled veterans.
A child in Fairfax County has tested positive for measles and health officials are trying to identify people who may have been exposed to the highly-contagious virus.
Begun more than 160 years ago at a former farm, Flint Hill Cemetery has served as the burial ground for many Vienna and Oakton residents.
The Sun Gazette has issued its endorsement related to the Fairfax County public-safety bond on the Nov. 3 ballot.
News of interest from across Fairfax County.
News of business and economic development across Fairfax County.
News of crime and punishment from across the community.
There are a number of current high school head coaches of various sports in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas of Fairfax County who have reached significant milestones in career victories, with some leading their teams to state championships.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to the 200 block of Lewis Street, N.W., on Sept. 28 at 4:14 p.m. after residents reported a naked man was standing outside yelling at the neighborhood’s children. Upon arriving, the officer was met by two other officers who had the man seated on the ground.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to Park Terrace Court, S.E., on Sept. 25 at 11:26 a.m. after receiving a report about juveniles smoking in the stairway of a building. Upon arriving, the officer encountered a juvenile male suspect and his girlfriend, who were attempting to conceal themselves from him.
A man living in the 900 block of Ware Street, S.W., told Vienna police that on Sept. 25 a vehicle had been driven in a reckless manner on the street. The complainant told police he ran toward the vehicle and a heated argument ensued between him and the driver, who then began do drive away slowly while taunting him.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to the AT&T Store, 211 Maple Ave., E., on Sept. 30 at 6:20 p.m. after an employee and a customer both telephoned Vienna police to report an assault had occurred. Upon arriving and speaking with the people involved, the officer learned the dispute started after the customer did not receive the cell phone accessories he had been promised.
As local elected officials go, few have personas more mild-mannered than Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville). But of late – and, perhaps coincidentally, in the midst of a bid for re-election – Foust certainly has turned up the rhetoric when it comes to gun control.
The plan for tolls on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway continues to draw flak from elected officials, and those who aspire to be, from the outer suburbs.
The McLean Citizens Association will host a candidate forum on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the McLean Community Center.
Breezes, birds, flowers and trees – and other wonders found in local parks – inspired young poets across Fairfax County to enter the “Why I Love Parks” poetry contest.
For the second time in less than a year, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34th) and Republican Craig Parisot are battling for one of the region’s few hotly contested House of Delegates seats.
The Fairfax County Deer Management Program began its 2015-16 season Sept. 12 and as of Sept. 24, a total of 159 deer were harvested by 109 archers in 48 parks across the county.
Fairfax County police are warning local residents to make sure to check the business licenses of contractors who come to their doors soliciting paving work.
With the moderate to heavy rainfall expected this past weekend, Fairfax County police said there has been some concern over the impacts this weather might have on local wildlife. Some flooding in low-lying areas is natural and many wildlife species are adapted to respond, often by simply moving to higher ground, officials said.
Every month, Fairfax County’s domestic-violence hotlines receive more than 240 calls, victims request 64 family-abuse protective orders, 13 families escape to an emergency domestic-violence shelter and police arrest about 160 people for domestic-violence-related offenses.
The Great Falls Volunteer Fire Station will host its annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
VDOT warns of delays during Wednesday morning rush hour due road work.
A plan for tolls on I-66 inside the Beltway has drawn the ire of a bipartisan group that incudes Loudoun County supervisors, legislators and candidates for state and local offices.
Local residents can improve the environment and contribute to the health of their neighborhood by planting a native tree in their front yard this fall or next spring, with the help of the McLean Trees Foundation.
Jonathan Aberman of McLean has been appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority.
The Timber Lane Elementary School PTA will be the beneficiary of the next fundraisers held by the Community Charity Champions initiative of HBC Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty.
Candidates for Board of Supervisors chairman numbered three and were as different as could be during a Sept. 29 debate convened by the Great Falls Citizens Association.
New regulations promulgated by the federal Consumer Protection Finance Bureau, and currently in the implementation phase, are changing rules related to financing and closing of real-estate transactions.
Feeling downright cheerful this morning? Have an extra spring in your step?
A win is a win no matter how close the final score, and Fairfax County Public Schools eked out a year-over-year increase – albeit a tiny one – in SAT scores.
The Great Falls Citizens Association will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6 to discuss the community’s commitment to “dark skies” to promote astronomy and appreciation of the stars and constellations.
Clyde Paul Smith of Great Falls has been appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources, and was elected vice chairman at the board’s Sept. 17 meeting.
Virginia Task Force 1, Fairfax County’s urban search and rescue team, is preparing for deployment to South Carolina to assist in this weekend’s devastating floods.
A 19-year-old Woodbridge man was killed and four others injured Saturday night in a crash on Telegraph Road in Lorton.
Historic Vienna Inc. will hold its fall membership meeting on Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Vienna Town Hall.
The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department will present “Fire Safety in Your Home,” a program by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Park Shopping Center, 262M Cedar Lane, S.E.
The Women’s Center will host its “Reaching Forward – Giving Back” benefit gala on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
Students and faculty at St. Mark Catholic School in the Vienna area celebrated Sept. 29 with a thanksgiving prayer service and ice cream topped with blue M&M candies following the institution’s being named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School.
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