A Vienna police officer was on patrol at Lawyers Road and Blackstone Terrace, N.W., on Aug. 16 at 3:25 a.m. when he observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway. The officer then observed a man r… Comments (0)
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Turnout for the Aug. 19 special election for the 48th District House of Delegates seat was on the low side compared to similar special elections held across the commonwealth this year.
The Fairfax County Electoral Board has referred the names of 17 individuals to the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Virginia Attorney General and the federal Department of Justice for investigation of possible voter fraud.
Fresh off its success with last year’s stream-restoration project on Wolftrap Creek, Vienna officials now have set their sights on revamping the eroded stream bed along Hunters Branch in southwest Vienna.
The Vienna Town Council on Aug. 18 approved a $236,000 contract with Sagres Construction to build sidewalks near the Vienna Train Station.
A Fairfax County police officer on patrol Aug. 22 at 1:11 a.m. located a stolen vehicle on Interstate 495 and attempted a traffic stop.
An employee at Jiffy Lube, 210 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on Aug. 12 at noon that the company had performed an oil change on a vehicle, but after the work was completed, the customer left without paying for the service.
A Vienna police officer was on patrol in the 100 block of Maple Avenue, W., on Aug. 15 at 1:58 a.m. when a concerned motorist flagged him down and informed him a naked man had been running down the street.
An area resident told Vienna police on Aug. 15 at 4:36 p.m. that she had been dog-sitting for her parents, while they were out of town. She stated she let the dog out into the back yard of her parents’ home, located in the 600 block of Thelma Circle, S.W., and returned inside.
George C. Marshall High School’s new leader has spent years getting to know the school as an assistant principal and now he’s taken the reins.
McLean and Vienna leaders are close to crystallizing plans to renovate and expand community centers in both those locales.
Great Falls Studios presents “A Sea of Sticks and Stones,” a juried exhibition of 80 pieces by 34 studio members, running Sept. 3-29 at the U.S. Geological Survey national headquarters, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston.
The Vienna Business Association will host the September Regional Women’s Circle of Influence breakfast, to be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at Maplewood Grill in Vienna.
Incoming Del. Richard “Rip” Sullivan Jr. (D-48th) heads for a meeting with House Speaker William Howell (R-Fredericksburg) this week, armed with petitions pressing for Virginia’s participation in an expanded federal Medicaid program.
The U.S. economy continues its recovery from the steep recession of several years ago, but Northern Virginia’s economic prospects are making only anemic progress because of reduced federal spending and replacement of high-paying jobs with ones of lesser earning power.
During Labor Day weekend, firefighters from the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department once again will be at intersections around Fairfax County collecting for the “Fill the Boot” campaign benefiting the Greater Washington Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Coming weeks will bring a start to the conversion of 19 toll-free lanes along the Dulles Toll Road from “exact change” to “E-Z Pass only” both at the main toll plaza and at exit ramps along the roadway.
Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal crash on Fairfax County Parkway in Reston this morning.
Commuters driving on Interstate 66 near Centreville Monday morning were met with some confusing, crooked lane lines.
A woman living in the 500 block of Malcolm Road, N.W., told Vienna police on Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. that she had received a telephone call from someone who told her she had won a prize.
The English as a Second Language program at St. Mark Catholic Church is seeking volunteers for the 2014-15 academic year.
A Vienna police officer was on patrol in the 100 block of Courthouse Road, S.W., on Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. when he observed a man sitting bent over at a bus stop, with a large amount of frothy liquid coming from his mouth.
Allen Hudson, an executive with Sahouri Insurance & Financial in McLean, has been chosen as one of the “Top 40 Brokers Under 40” by Business Insurance magazine.
Mary Alice Hayward of McLean has been appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority.
Just 20 days after launching a fundraising campaign asking community members to help “Save Our Butts,” University Mall Theatres reached its goal of raising $100,000
Republican House of Delegates contender Dave Foster was upbeat in a note to campaign supporters Thursday.
Inventory of homes on the market may continue to be running relatively high, but that didn’t stop three of the eight ZIP codes in the Sun Gazette coverage area from seeing average sales prices of $1 million or more in July – with a fourth close behind.
The McLean Community Center Board of Directors on Aug. 20 set an $8 million budget for the first phase of an upcoming renovation-and-expansion project at its main facility on Ingleside Avenue, but also approved an option to reduce the project’s scope if financial circumstances so warranted.
The McLean Community Center Governing Board voted unanimously Aug. 20 to seek a fiscal year 2016 tax rate of 2.3 cents per $100 assessed valuation, the same rate McLean tax-district residents currently pay.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce will host a debate between U.S. Senate candidates Mark Warner, the incumbent Democrat, and Republican Ed Gillespie on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11th) has been elected by his colleagues to serve as rector of the George Mason University board of visitors.
Four Virginia institutions of higher education made the 2014 list of the 500 best colleges and universities on the planet, compiled annually since 2002 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
An employee at Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St., S., told Vienna police that sometime between July 1 and Aug. 12, someone had taken the copper downspout from the building’s exterior.
A resident living in the 1400 block of Cottage Street, N.W., told Vienna police on Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. that he had listed a vehicle for sale on Craigslist. He stated a buyer answered the advertisement and came to the resident’s home to purchase the vehicle.
A resident living in the 300 block of Moorefield Road, S.W., told Vienna police on Aug. 10 at 11:50 p.m. that he had observed someone backing the family’s vehicle out of the driveway.
The Friends of Vale School House/Vale Club will hold an open house for prospective members on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the historic schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road in Oakton.
The Vienna Woman’s Club will hold an open house and membership drive on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library in Vienna.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
A man who authorities said sold heroin to a 16-year-old Northern Virginia girl who died of an overdose was convicted this week of drug distribution charges.
The Vienna Community Center’s renovation and expansion plans nearly are ready for Planning Commission review and a local youth-sports group now has pledged a half-million dollars to defray some of the cost of building the center’s new gymnasium.
Democrats retained the 48th District House of Delegates seat Aug. 19, as voters opted to send Richard “Rip” Sullivan Jr. to Richmond in a special election called to fill the seat of Bob Brink.
Richard “Rip” Sullivan Jr. is headed to Richmond with Medicaid on his mind.
An employee at The Ventures Group, located at 115 Beulah Road, N.E., told Vienna police on Aug. 8 at 9:36 a.m. that she believed a homeless person might have been living in the back stairwell of the building.
A Vienna police officer’s motorcycle was parked legally on St. Andrew Drive near Westbriar Drive, N.E., on Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m. when it was struck by a vehicle whose driver was being stopped for a traffic violation.
An employee at Vienna Wolf Trap Hotel, 430 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Aug. 12 at 9:30 p.m. that three dogs belonging to one of the hotel’s guests had gotten out of their room and were running around the parking lot, barking at other guests and preventing them from exiting their rooms or cars.
News of interest from across Fairfax County this week.
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