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Arlington News

Enter to win VIP access to the DC Bike Ride

Want the VIP treatment for the region’s favorite social bike ride? Of course you do. DC Bike Ride invites riders of all ages and abilities to bike through 20 miles…

County Manager proposes $3.9 billion, 10-year infrastructure plan

Arlington County staff present the details of County Manager Mark Schwartz’s $3.9 billion CIP for 2023-32 (via Arlington County) From a new Columbia Pike library to a dedicated pickleball court,…

Police: Dozens of cars stolen or stripped of airbags over the past three weeks

Arlington is in the midst of a rash of vehicle-related crimes. In just the past three weeks or so, 28 cars have been stolen and 35 airbags have been stolen,…

NWS: Be careful with potentially record-breaking weekend heat

After a relatively cool spring, the D.C. area is going to get a blast of mid-summer temperatures this weekend, and forecasters want residents to prepare. The National Weather Service has…

Columbia Pike Partnership and Black Heritage Museum moving down the Pike due to redevelopment

The Columbia Pike Partnership and Black Heritage Museum of Arlington are moving down the Pike due to the imminent redevelopment of Fillmore Gardens Shopping Center, both announced yesterday (May 18).…

Listing of the Day: 801 N. Barton Street

Address: 801 N. Barton Street Neighborhood: Lyon Park Listed: $2,149,000 Open House: Saturday, May 21 from 1- 4 p.m. Welcome to this stunning home, minutes from the heart of Arlington’s…

Boring Title: Do you need title insurance when buying land?

Title insurance is boring, but Allied Title & Escrow is here to decode the jargon and make it (somewhat) more interesting. This biweekly feature will explore the mundane (but very necessary!) world…

ACPD: Drunk driver slams into 7-8 parked cars, garbage cans and a utility pole near Rosslyn

An Arlington man has been charged with DUI after police say he struck 7-8 parked cars near Rosslyn on a rainy weekday afternoon earlier this month. The incident happened on…

Overflowing trash cans are causing a mess, but the county is looking to clean up

An overflowing trash can in Pentagon City (photo courtesy of Rebecca/@rdc20132) Overflowing trash cans are becoming a more common sight in Pentagon City and Crystal City, but the county is…

Arlington foster parent of year celebrated for commitment

Jill Abbott, who has been honored as Arlington County’s Foster Parent of the Year for 2022, says her commitment is rooted in the desire to help children, no matter what…

Morning Notes

A pedestrian crosses Wilson Blvd. near a protected bike lane with artificial sunflowers (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Fish Kill in Four Mile Run Last Week — “Anyone visiting lower…

VDOT looking for public input on bridge project in Fairlington

The Virginia Department Transportation will take public comment through June 1 on plans to rehabilitate the South Abingdon Street bridge over Interstate 395 in the Fairlington community.
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Fairfax News

Fairfax Co. teacher arrested for possession of child pornography

Kristine Knizner, a Fairfax Co. teacher was arrested and charged with two felonies that police say are connected to the possession of child pornography.

Woman Arrested for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

Franconia Police District – A 28-year-old woman from Springfield has been arrested and charged with two felonies related to the possession of child pornography. The investigation began on May 17…

Fairfax, Woodson High Score Cappies Nominations

Continuing the tradition of outstanding, local, high-school theater, Fairfax and Woodson last week received a total of 10 Cappies nominations.

Middle School Library Will be Renamed

Katherine Johnson Middle School’s library will soon be renamed in honor of Fairfax City Schools Superintendent Phyllis Pajardo.

UPDATED: Two dead, one critically injured in wrong-way I-495 crash

State police have identified two men killed in a fiery wrong-way crash Tuesday night on the Capital Beltway.

Police identify those killed in fiery wrong-way crash on I-495 in Fairfax Co.

A wrong-way driver slammed into another car, causing it to burst into flames. Both drivers were killed, police said.

Construction site may be cause of dozens of fish found dead in Fairfax

Eighty fish were found dead inside Long Branch Stream. Now, officials are working to find out the cause.

Goodwin House acquires Hermitage Northern Virginia from Pinnacle Living

Goodwin House Inc., a not-for-profit regional senior living and health care services organization, has acquired Hermitage Northern Virginia, a senior living community in Alexandria.

Inova Health System launches Inova Children’s General and Thoracic Surgery

Inova Health System has opened Inova Children’s General and Thoracic Surgery next to Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital on Willow Oaks Corporate Drive in Fairfax.

McLean AAUW honors students for inclusion efforts

The McLean Area branch of the American Association of University Women recently gave its Student Inclusion Recognition Awards for 2022 to Olivia Zhang of McLean High School and

Great Falls foundation lauded for patriotic endeavors

The Fairfax Resolves chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) on May 14 recognized the Great Falls Freedom Memorial Foundation for continuous “Exemplary Patriotism in the Display of…

Fairfax launches 'Potomac Banks' branding for South County

There’s a brand new “Potomac” in town.
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Prince William News

Gun in school: Police called after suspended student found trespassing

A student brought a gun to school in Fredericksburg. At 7:40 a.m., police went to Walker Grant Middle School, 1 Learning Lane, for a report of a 15-year-old student who…

House drives in 2 vs. Delmarva; FredNats loose 3 in a row

By Eric Bach Fredericksburg Nationals Brady House picked up a pair of RBIs, but the FredNats fell for a third straight time at Delmarva (Salisbury, Md.) Thursday by a final…

Laser fire: Blaze linked to engraving device

At 7:53 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, Prince William County fire and rescue crews were dispatched to the 18000 block of Crossroads Court in Triangle, near Triangle Elementary School. Occupants reported…

Awesome animal alert: Meet Lincoln, Stafford’s newest accelerant sniffer

Fire Marshal Pappas and Lincoln The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department has a new member. Lincoln, an ignitable liquid detection canine, is now on active duty. Lincoln is a…

PW Conservation Alliance sponsoring Town Meeting June 2

Prince William Conservation Alliance is sponsoring a town meeting on data centers on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at Jenkins Elementary School

Occoquan begins Concerts at the Mill May 21

The Town of Occoquan's free concert series in River Mill Park kicks off Saturday, May 21, with returning artist Cheley Tackett entertaining listeners with her own brand of Americana music,…

Fairfax, Prince William counties sees drop in homelessness count

According to a new report by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Fairfax and Prince William counties saw a slight drop in homelessness in this year’s point-in-time count. The count…

Dumfries home declared unsafe for occupancy following a May 18 fire

The Prince William County Building Official declared a two-story home in Dumfries unsafe for occupancy following a fire May 18.

Think you might like farming? May 24 field day for veterans

Small farm outreach workshop May 24 aimed at military veterans to be held in Petersburg by Virginia State University.

CDL A Driver (Home Daily) and Warehouse Opportunities!

A state-of-the-art distribution facility is under construction in Stafford, Virginia just off Exit #140 on I-95. Genesis Logistics is recruiting for CDL A Driver (Home Daily) now and will be…

Part of Vint Hill Rd. in Greenwich area to be closed Friday night, May 20, for roadwork, VDOT says

Vint Hill Road (Route 215) in the Greenwich area of Nokesville, between Greenwich Road (Route 603) and Burwell Road (Route 604) in the area of Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville…

School bus subscription: Manassas considers leasing electric vehicles

Manassas residents could be getting a new subscription service. The city's public school division aims to enter into a three-year agreement with Massachusetts-based Highland Fleets to replace 12 diesel buses…
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Reston / Herndon News

Dulles Toll Road fees could be hiked up to cover Silver Line Phase 2 costs

Trips on the Dulles Toll Road could get costlier next year. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority‘s Board of Directors is considering a plan to raise tolls by an average of…

Fairfax County’s electric vehicle goals clouded by rising infrastructure costs

Fairfax County hopes to rely entirely on electric and non-carbon-emitting vehicles by 2035, but projected costs could become an obstacle. While the county government already has electric vehicle charging stations…

Comstock’s plans for ‘Commerce Center’ near Wiehle-Reston East revealed

A new “Commerce Center” is taking shape at the door of the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Comstock, the Reston-based developer behind the massive, mixed-use Reston Station, plans to bring 1.3…

Fairfax County Public Library gets big gift for new materials from Reston Friends

The Friends of Reston Regional Library (FRRL) is celebrating Fairfax County Public Library’s theme for 2022 — the year of literacy — with a record-setting gift. The nonprofit organization, which…

Greek restaurant Knossos coming soon to Elden Street from Leesburg

The family behind Knossos Restaurant, an eatery that called Leesburg home for a decade, is bringing its Greek and American cuisine to Elden Street. Owner Sarfraz Nawaz said many customers…

Reston firefighters help deliver baby at station

Firefighters at the Reston Fire Station on Wiehle Avenue were met with a different kind of task this morning (Tuesday). A crew of fire fighters helped deliver a baby around…

New ‘Salute to Reston’ murals take shape at The Harrison in Reston Town Center

Frequenters of Reston Town Center may notice new artwork in the area. Local artist Bryan King began work yesterday (Monday) on two new murals at The Harrison at Reston Town…

Clydespocalypse Now: We Browse the RTC Clyde’s Auction So You Don’t Have To

The Clydespocalypse is upon us, but fear not, lovers of boat models and biplanes: The iconic Reston Town Center eatery's collection of tchotchkes is currently up for auction, meaning you…

JUST IN: Thunderstorm Warning issued for Fairfax County

Fairfax County is officially under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued the alert, which will last until 4:45 p.m. today (Monday). Here’s more from NWS…

Multiple people stabbed near county human services building in Reston

An argument ended in three men getting stabbed behind the North County Human Services Center in Reston last night (Sunday), Fairfax County police say. According to the Fairfax County Police…

Fairfax County lands $8.9M in federal funding for affordable housing

Fairfax County has gotten a little help from the federal government for its efforts to increase the availability of affordable housing. The county was awarded a total of $8.9 million…

Herndon carnival set for June in lieu of annual festival

This year’s alternative to the annual Herndon Festival — a carnival — is set for early June. The Herndon Carnival will come to the Northwest Federal Credit Union (200 Spring…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

McLean Day festival returns in full, with ride preview on Friday

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Lewinsville Park Saturday (May 21) for the first full-fledged McLean Day since the COVID-19 pandemic began. After getting canceled in 2020 and...

Furniture Max’s Memorial Day event begins… now!

If you need furniture NOW and at a holiday discount, Herndon’s Furniture Max is standing by! Furniture Max in Herndon wants you to know they have a wide selection of...

Proposed ‘community improvement district’ in Tysons could be model for county

Fairfax County has big plans for Tysons, and to realize them, it may end up laying the groundwork for a new approach to economic development. Now in its second decade...

Town of Vienna Wins Three National Communications Awards

The Town of Vienna is getting national recognition with three Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC). The awards were announced last night…

Fairfax County considers spreading developer costs for sewer upgrades among residents

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is examining whether developers should continue to bear new infrastructure costs or split the costs among current residents and other property owners. Sewer fees...

JUST IN: Child with measles may have exposed people at Inova Fairfax Hospital

People who were at Inova Fairfax Hospital’s emergency department earlier this week may have been exposed to measles, the Virginia Department of Health reported today (Wednesday). According to VDH, an...

Basic Burger is now open at Tysons West

It took longer than anticipated, but Basic Burger has officially arrived in Tysons. The Arlington-based burger joint opened the doors of its new Tysons West restaurant at 5 p.m. yesterday...

County officials debate allowing bigger, brighter electronic signs

Fairfax County is examining its signage rules to possibly allow bigger and brighter electronic signs. Staff discussed the matter yesterday (Tuesday) during a Board of Supervisors’ land use policy committee...

NEW: Lidl is coming to Pike 7 Plaza in Tysons, replacing Staples

Office supplies are out, and cheaply priced groceries are in at Tysons’ Pike 7 Plaza. The German grocery store chain Lidl has signed a lease for space in the shopping...

Police: One person killed in crash on Capital Beltway in Tysons

A fiery crash on the Capital Beltway in Tysons last night (Tuesday) resulted in one person’s death and another person being hospitalized. The Virginia State Police responded to the crash...

Wheel of Fortune LIVE! is Coming to Capital One Hall

 Friday, September 23, 2022 Tickets on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10 AM  “Wheel of Fortune LIVE!,” an all-new theatrical experience, is going on tour across North America and will…

ArtsFairfax Announces the 2022 Arts Awards Honorees

ArtsFairfax to Recognize Capital One Hall, Gary and Tina Mather, Mark Brutsché, and Fall for the Book on October 28   The 2022 ArtsFairfax Arts Awards, to be held on Friday, October…
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Loudoun News

'Stop the Steal' allegations hit Loudoun electoral board

Given a chance to detail allegations of "massive voter fraud," only a handful of conservative critics turned up.

Ranger Wrestling Club trio win triple crown

Three members of the Ranger Wrestling Club recently completed the triple crown of winning tournament titles in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling during the same year.

Report finds falling student achievement in K-12 schools

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's public schools, which have long enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence, have experienced a yearslong trend of declining student performance exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic,…

Mobile axe throwing comes to Loudoun County

Axe throwing venues have been all the rage in recent years.

Loudoun County Foster Parents Celebrated for Exceptional Service

May is Foster Care Month.

Drivers could pay $6 fees starting in January when exiting Dulles Toll Road

A proposal calls for an increase of 75 cents to the Dulles Toll Road every five years starting in 2023 to help fund the Silver Line.

Dulles Toll Road tolls could increase to $6 in January

A trip today on the Dulles Toll Road that costs $4.75 could cost $6 in January.

Commonwealth's Attorney Launches Justice Academy for Summer 2022

Bond Rating Agencies Reaffirm Loudoun’s Triple-A Rating

The bond rating agencies praise the county's strong operating performance.

‘Jury Duty’ Scams Lead to Reminder from LCSO & Clerk of the Circuit Court

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gary M. Clemens, are once again reminding residents to be aware of jury duty scams.

Our View: Expanding commuter bus service is a win for everyone

This week, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors passed a matter allowing staff to begin exploring the feasibility of expanding commuter bus service to and from a number of locations.

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes…
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Alexandria News

New police chief inherits staffing shortage issue in Alexandria department

Chief Don Hayes took over the role last month following 41 years with the police department.

New Alexandria police chief takes helm of department, staffing shortage remains an issue

Chief Don Hayes took over the role last month following 41 years with the police department.

The Old Presbyterian Meeting House is a place of history and worship

By Kimberly Jackson | kimjacks@hotmail.com Driving through Old Town, tourists might miss one of the oldest places in the city, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. Tracing the history of the…

Tying the knot: An Alexandria Romance

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com When Cody Mello-Klein moved to Alexandria in December 2018 to work as a reporter at the Alexandria Times, the Boston-area native was not only launching his…

City Council approves Eisenhower project

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com City Council voted at the public hearing on Saturday to move forward with a multi-family housing development at 2111 and 2121 Eisenhower Ave. A large portion…

Larcenies and thefts from vehicles on the rise in Alexandria

Alexandria’s Part 1 crime rate is up, and it’s mostly due to an increase in larcenies and thefts from cars. Police released the city’s Part 1 crime statistics for 2022…

AWLA: Carlie loves toys and her adoption fees are covered

Terrier mix Carlie might be a handful, but she makes up for it with positive energy. The three-year-old’s adoption fees have also been pre-paid by a generous donor, and the…

Juvenile assaulted and robbed by four males near Seminary Plaza Shopping Center

A 13-year-old boy was robbed by a group of males in the 4600 block of Kenmore Avenue on May 12 (Thursday). The incident occurred at around 4 p.m. near the…

Resident advocacy group racing against time to prevent wave of Southern Towers evictions

With a potential wave of evictions incoming next month, a group representing tenants of Southern Towers is trying to indirectly pressure the building’s owner into giving residents a reprieve. The…

Virginia State Police identify two men killed in I-495 crash near Telegraph Road

Alexandria Police have released the identities of the two men killed on Insterstate 495 near Telegraph Road on May 12. Abdellah Bougrine, 54, of Alexandria, and Driss Bougrine, 59, of…

Alexandria Sherriff's Office says a 25-year-old inmate died in its custody

Anthony Moaf, 25, of Fairfax County died after suffering a "medical emergency" in his cell Wednesday morning, the sheriff's office says.

Police investigating Fairfax man’s death in Alexandria jail

The William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center (Photo via City of Alexandria) Alexandria law enforcement is investigating the death of Anthony Mouf, a 25-year-old Fairfax County man in Alexandria’s William…
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