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Arlington News

Neighborhood Spotlight: Donaldson Run — A Walk in the Park

Donaldson Run is recognized as one of the best places to live in Virginia partly for its tree-covered scenery and parks, but how well does it preserve that reputation? We’ve…

Arlington Chamber to resume in-person Business After Business events

In another sign that normal(ish) times may be on the rebound, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its first in-person Business After Business networking session since the…

Arlington County Board makes appointments to boards, commissions

Arlington County Board members have made the following appointments to local boards and commissions:

Arlingtonians participate in bicycle event to raise funds in battle against cancer

A number of Arlington residents are slated to be among 6,000 riders – including 26 from Virginia – taking part in a two-day, 211-mile bikeathon – the Pan-Mass Challenge, or…

Arlington officials: ‘Lee Highway’ will still be acceptable to Postal Service

To borrow from a phrase of Barack Obama: If you like your Lee Highway address, you can keep your Lee Highway address.

Town center in Green Valley expected to be ready in September

They have to surmount some issues surrounding utilities, but Arlington officials expect to have the John Robinson Jr. Town Square in the Green Valley neighborhood ready for public use by…

WHINO, half restaurant, half art gallery, opens at Ballston Quarter

The 6,200-square-foot WHINO restaurant is big, with six different seating areas including a 25-seat open kitchen bar, a 51-foot long cocktail bar and an 11-seat tasting bar. (Courtesy WHINO)The latest…

Police Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Fraud Suspect

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a larceny from false pretenses and is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the suspect captured in home surveillances…

Whitlow’s Is Closing Next Week and Throwing Itself a Going-Away Party

People walk past Whitlow’s on Wilson in the afternoon light (Staff Photo by Jay Westcott)Whitlow’s, the long-time watering hole on Wilson Blvd, is closing its doors for good on Saturday,…

Del. Hope lauded by Va. orthopaedic group

The Virginia Orthopaedic Society has named Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) its 2021 Legislator of the Year.

Arlington Firefighters, EMTs Honored by Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Four members of the Arlington County Fire Department were honored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce this month as part of the organization’s annual Valor Awards for first responders. Firefighter/Paramedic…

Juneteenth Holiday Closing: June 18–19, 2021

Arlington County Government offices, courts, libraries & some facilities are closed on June 18-19, 2021, for the Juneteenth holiday. Trash & Recycling Trash/Recycling Curbside Routes – Regular service on Jun. 18…
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Fairfax

Slave owned by George Washington honored in Mount Vernon

Local leaders, students and visitors gathered Saturday at Mount Vernon to honor Ona Judge, a slave owned by George Washington who fled to freedom in 1796. “I’m certain that neither…

3 found dead in Herndon, police say

Three bodies were found inside a house in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Saturday morning, in what Herndon police said appears to be the scene of a homicide. The Herndon Police…

Springfield Town Center COVID-19 vaccine site helps Fairfax target underserved areas

Fairfax County has exceeded President Joe Biden’s goal for COVID-19 vaccines, but county health officials are still working to reach those on the margins who are not yet vaccinated.

School board approves boundary change but parents upset with lack of community engagement

The boundary adjustment map approved by the school board. Click to enlarge.The Fairfax County School Board approved a boundary adjustment June 17 that changes the attendance areas of elementary schools…

George Mason University baseball player dies

A George Mason University baseball player has died at the age of 20.   Sang Ho Baek of Salisbury, Maryland, died on Saturday, June 12, according to the school’s athletics…

Turf battle among 74-year-olds leads to assault charge in Vienna

A 74-year-old Vienna woman faces a simple-assault charge following an incident with a neighbor that occurred in late May.

Fairfax continues to battle Philly for Mid-Atlantic home-sales supremacy

Fairfax County in May made up some ground in its quest to have the highest 2021 home sales across the Mid-Atlantic region, but continues to trail perennial champ Philadelphia.

Home-sellers continue to hold upper hand in most areas of Virginia

Year-over-year home sales prices grew 16.6 percent statewide in May, putting more than $50,000 extra into the pockets of typical sellers as the post-COVID market juggernaut rolls on.

Teen charged with abduction, other offenses following police chase in Fairfax Co.

An 18-year-old from Portsmouth, Virginia, was arrested on multiple charges after police said he led a state trooper on a chase in a stolen car on Friday morning in Fairfax…

EV News: Volvo, Others Push EVs; BMW, Land Rover Prep H2

Local author teams up with aviator for tale of adventure

Named after the famed aviator who disappeared in the South Pacific in July 1937, Amelia Earhart in 2014 flew 28,000 nautical miles around the world using roughly the same route…

Cómo Vender Tu Coche en 3 Sencillos Pasos

(BPT) - ¿Estás pensando vender o cambiar tu viejo automóvil? Si bien la despedida emocional puede ser difícil, considera lo siguiente: los autos usados están en gran demanda al momento,…
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Prince William

A violent 45 days in Prince William County, police reports show

Here’s a look at a compliation of reports published by the Prince William County Police Department over the past 45 days. On June 17 at 6:15PM, officers responded to the…

Gunfire exchanged on playground, bullet grazes 9-year-old girl

Prince William County Shooting into a Residential Dwelling – On June 17 at 6:15PM, officers responded to the Riverwood Apartments located in the 2700 block of Yosocomico Ln. in Woodbridge…

25 new police officers added to the force in Prince William

The Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement 48th Session graduated on Friday, June 18, 2021, in a ceremony at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas (20110).…

Bailey to rename Dumfries street after African-American settlement

A road will be renamed for an African-American settlement that was founded near Dumfries 200 years ago. Mine Road in Dumfries will be renamed Batestown Road at 11 a.m. Saturday, June…

Rappahannock regional libraries embrace technology, expand resource catalog

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library has released its quarterly report and according to that report, more patrons have been coming to the library due to the agency’s embrace of technology.To…

DDI to wider roads: Major transportation upgrades underway outside Manassas

The effort to build the second diverging diamond interchange in Prince William County is well underway. The new interchange, a relatively new design in Virginia, that puts traffic on the…

Dumfries mayor sells ‘key to city’ to would-be podcast sponsors

How much is the key to Dumfries worth? Apparently, $1,200. Mayor Derrick Wood has placed a “key to the city” into an advertising package for his podcast, “Spotlight Dumfries.” A…

Prince William investigating complaint that police official used racial slur

Prince William County officials are investigating a claim by the head of the local NAACP that a senior police official used a racial slur to refer to the organization’s leader…

Police: 9-year-old girl grazed by bullet while inside a Woodbridge apartment as groups exchange gunfire outside

A 9-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet while inside a Woodbridge apartment Thursday night after two groups exchanged gunfire outside, according to police.

The Artisan Market advertised for July has been rescheduled.

Our previously advertised July Artisan Market has been rescheduled to occur during HolidayFest on December 4 & 5, 2021. The post The Artisan Market advertised for July has been rescheduled.…

Prince William teachers get one-time $1,600 pay adjustment

During its June 16 meeting, the Prince William County School Board approved a plan to provide all active employees a one-time pay adjustment for the purpose of recognizing the extraordinary…

Manassas Jazz Festival returns Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Manassas Jazz Festival features live jazz music, as well as wine, beer, and spirits from around the area – something for everyone to enjoy.
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Reston / Herndon

BREAKING: Police believe Herndon homicides linked to suicide at Reston Town Center

An apparent triple homicide reported in Herndon this morning (Saturday) is suspected to be linked to a suicide in Reston, a Herndon Police Department spokesperson says. A tipster alerted Reston…

BREAKING: Three people found dead in Herndon home in possible murder, police say

Herndon police are investigating a possible homicide after three people were found dead this morning (Saturday). Officers are currently investigating the scene in the 500 block of Florida Avenue, and…

Matchbox at Reston Station is now targeting a mid-July opening

A lobster diavolo pizza with spicy lobster cream sauce, seasoned tomatoes, basil and mozzarella at Matchbox (photo via Matchbox/Facebook)Matchbox at Reston Station is targeting a mid-summer date for opening. The…

Reston rentals: June 18, 2021

If you’re looking to rent in Reston, you’ve got options. There are currently 83 homes listed for rent, according to Homesnap. You’ll find everything from lakefront properties to high-end condos,…

School board approves consolidation of adult education programming in Reston and Herndon area

Fairfax County School Board meets during its regular meeting on Thursday, June 17. (Screenshot from FCPS meeting)The Fairfax County School Board is providing expanded support for adult education programs and…

Authorities call on drivers to slow down at two Reston crossing areas

The intersection of New Dominion Parkway and Fountain Drive in Reston (via Google Maps)Fairfax County police and a local supervisor are asking residents to slow down and be more careful,…

What to expect for Juneteenth in the Reston and Herndon area

The Spring Meeting House at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon (via Fairfax County Park Authority)(Updated at 3:35 p.m.) For the second year in a row, Fairfax County will observe…

French cafe Le Vingt-Trois in Herndon is the owner’s dream come true

Exterior of Le Vingt-Trois Cafe & Bakery in Herndon (via Le Vingt-Trois Cafe & Bakery/Instagram)A couple of days a week, Mary Achi gets up around three in the morning to…

Police arrest suspects in attempted robbery in south Reston, near location of March fatal shooting

Three individuals stole cash from people in a car last night (June 15) at the 2200 block of Winterthur Court, approximately the same location as a fatal shooting in March.…

Reston Home Insider: Tips for first-time homebuyers in a seller’s market

Like many first-time homebuyers, you’ll first reach out to family and friends when you decide to buy your first home. While the advice you receive has the best of intentions,…

New law will change the rules of the road for drivers and bicyclists starting July 1

If you’re passing a cyclist or group of riders in a vehicle, you’ll soon have to change lanes a lot more. A new law going into effect July 1 will…

As Arlington seeks new logo, Fairfax County’s emblem has a complicated history of its own

The Fairfax County seal adorned on the Fairfax County Government Center (Courtesy of Machvee/Flickr)The Fairfax County Government Center, where county policy is created and official functions take place, is an…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Future of former Container Store still up in the air, but some proposals are under review

After being adapted for emergency uses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the former Container Store in Vienna could undergo another transformation. The vacant storefront at 8505 Leesburg Pike near the Greensboro...

Planning commission defers decision on West Falls Church development

Concerns raised by both local citizens and Fairfax County Planning Commission members over the impact of a new West Falls Church Metro station development plan prompted the commission to defer a...

DEVELOPING: Route 123 closed in McLean around CIA HQ

Route 123 is currently closed to traffic around the CIA headquarters in McLean. The Fairfax County Police Department said just after 11:20 a.m. that Dolley Madison Boulevard has been shut...

Fairfax County employee accused of soliciting sex with minor online

A civil engineer for the Fairfax County government has been accused of soliciting sex from an underage boy online. Francesco Lauretti, 46, of Vienna, was allegedly caught in a sting...

Construction resumes on The Monarch condo building with new contractor hired

Construction has begun again on the Monarch, the luxury condominium high-rise being build as a part of the Arbor Row development in Tysons. The Monarch team announced yesterday (Thursday) that...

Vienna country club seeks to replace tennis bubble with new court facility

A multimillion-dollar indoor tennis facility is slated to come to the Westwood Country Club in Vienna. The club is seeking to replace its existing tennis bubble with a new facility...

Judge orders new trial in student’s sexual assault lawsuit against Fairfax County School Board

A former Oakton High School student will get another day in court after a three-judge panel ordered a new trial in her lawsuit against the Fairfax County School Board over...

Learn how a local chef pivoted during COVID-19

Meet The Providence's executive chef, Chef Obataiye Allen, who's serving up regionally inspired food to the senior living community.

With internet discount set to run out, Fairfax County continues effort to fix broadband access disparities

With federal money that gives low-income households a discount on internet service set to run out this year, Fairfax County leaders and staff are looking at ways to ensure people...

Vienna considers proposal for mixed-use development on Church Street

The developer that owns a cluster of retail and office properties on the corner of Church Street and Lawyers Road in Vienna wants to turn them into a single building...

A guide to free outdoor concerts around Tysons this summer

With COVID-19 vaccines now widespread, some outdoor summer concerts and music festivals put on hold last year have sprung back to life. Across the Tysons area, there are several options...

Black Chamber of Commerce has been overlooked by Fairfax County’s business relief planning, director says

Fairfax County is slated to send additional funding to businesses that suffered the most during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a Black nonprofit says more can be done. The Northern Virginia...
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Loudoun

GoGi 92 Korean BBQ in Leesburg shares first look at new menu

GoGi 92, the new Korean barbecue restaurant, has shared its menu for the first time. The restaurant opened this week at the Village at Leesburg but hadn’t released any specific…

Teacher discounts and deals explode in wake of Challenge Coin news

By now, most everyone in Loudoun has heard about the frustration among many local school teachers, as well as many parents, over the decision to give teachers a commemorative “Challenge…

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Scoreboard: June 16-18 games

Dominion (boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse) and Independence (baseball, girls soccer) high schools each won a pair of regional tournament championship games Friday.

One dead, one injured in Sterling crash

A vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Sterling left one woman dead and another hospitalized with serious injuries, according to Virginia State Police.

Woman dies following multi-vehicle crash in Sterling

A woman died following a Friday afternoon crash in Sterling, state police said.

For Hillsboro a new road is a new beginning

The dust has barely settled after a 14-month infrastructure project in Hillsboro was finalized several weeks ago — and town officials were ready to celebrate on Friday.

Purcellville passes zoning amendment restricting height in historic downtown

After the Purcellville Town Council rejected a zoning amendment in April that would have changed building height regulations in the C-4 zoning district, the council reconsidered the motion on June…

1 dead, 1 injured after crash in Loudoun County

One woman died and another woman is seriously injured following a car crash in Loudoun County, Virginia, on Friday afternoon. Virginia State Police said that at approximately 2:30 p.m., a…

LGBTQ flags stolen, slashed but later replaced in this small Loudoun County town

Victims of theft and vandalism of Pride flags in Lovettsville say the town is trying to turn hate into love.

New hemp-derived CBD store in the works for Ashburn

The store is reportedly coming to a spot off George Washington Boulevard.

Former Tuscarora runners excel on national stage

Derek Johnson lined up in the third lane at Hodges Stadium in Florida, getting set to compete in his first NCAA championship race May 28.

Virginia nears 70% COVID-19 vaccine goal as cases continue to fall

Virginia is just a day or two from surpassing President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccination goal as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to fall both statewide and in Northern Virginia.
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Alexandria

Alexandria woman dies after south I-95 crash, according to state police

54-year-old S. Fields-Rogers’ Ram pickup truck ran off the road and struck a tractor-trailer. She died on the scene.

1 Alexandria woman dead, 1 man seriously injured after Friday morning crash on I-95

An Alexandria woman died Friday morning following a crash on Interstate 95 in Hanover County, Virginia. An Alexandria woman died following a crash on Interstate 95 in Hanover County, Virginia.…

State Police: Alexandria woman dies after crash on south I-95

54-year-old S. Fields-Rogers’ Ram pickup truck ran off the road and struck a tractor-trailer. She died on the scene.

New ‘Soul Food Saturdays’ Walking Tour in Alexandria Starts June 19

Launches June 19th at Goodies Frozen Custard in Old Town ALEXANDRIA, VA – Two family-run businesses are sharing a bite of American history through an innovative new Old Town walking…

Get to Know These Amazing 27-Black Owned Businesses in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Juneteenth is upon us, making it the perfect time to highlight and celebrate  the accomplishments of small businesses locally run by African American entrepreneurs. This article lists…

Takeout Find: Shababi is Serving Authentic Plates of Palestine in Alexandria

Set Up a “Neighborhood Drop” To Enjoy Savory Palestinian Food Chef and Owner of Shababi, Marcelle Afram trusses a chicken (photo by Kelli Goel)ALEXANDRIA, VA – Yalla Shababi…is a call for…

Rising Music Star Sam Grow on Living On Music: Churning Along Despite It All

Latest Song Has 50 Million Streams Worldwide; Grow Joins Steve Houk This Monday at 7 For rising country music singer/songwriter Sam Grow, not being able to play music as the…

Local restaurants respond to staffing shortages: Lack of hospitality workers is an ongoing fallout of the pandemic

By Katherine Hapgood |khapgood@alextimes.com With the world opening back up, eating out at one’s favorite local restaurant is again a reality. While this would seem like a boon for restauranteurs…

Seniors: Seniors need protecting too

By Mac Slover When most people hear or think of bullying, they usually associate it with children. We must recognize that bullying can occur at any age, including senior adults.…

Ready player won: How NOVA’s esports program found unexpected success during the pandemic

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Northern Virginia Community College, like all institutions across the country, had to reevaluate everything it was doing.…

What’s Up With Alexandria’s Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta?

ALEXANDRA, VA – If you are a poetry enthusiast in the area, then it’s likely you’ve heard the name of KaNikki Jakarta. This renowned artist is Alexandria’s first African American…

FOUND: Police searching for missing 34-year-old Virginia man

Alexandria police say Peter Edwards has mental health concerns.
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