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Arlington News

More Than Half of Active Arlington Voters Have Already Cast Ballots

Arlington has just crossed the 50% mark. New figures released today by the Arlington County elections office show that 85,776 votes have already been cast in the upcoming Nov. 3 election.…

NEW: ‘The Lot’ Owners to Open Pop-up in Former Clarendon Ballroom Space

The owners of The Lot, the popular outdoor beer garden near Clarendon, are planning a new seasonal pop-up in a familiar space. “[We] are converting the iconic Clarendon Ballroom into…

AHC Inc. Installs Solar Array at New S. Glebe Road Apartment Complex

Arlington is getting a little greener. Affordable housing developer AHC Inc., in partnership with Arlington County, introduced 342 solar panels at The Apex complex (2900 and 2910 S. Glebe Road)…

Early Work Underway for New Harris Teeter, Apartments in Ballston

Early stages of construction have started on the future site of a new Harris Teeter, three apartment buildings and a new green space in Ballston. Utility relocation and demolition of…

South Arlington Vintage Market Goes Viral On TikTok

Euphoria, a pop-up flea market that has drawn huge crowds to Arlington’s normally quiet Barcroft neighborhood, went so viral on the social media app TikTok that it’s now on hold…

Crime Report: October 27, 2020

This report is published every weekday, except County holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding…

Outdoor comedy night in Ballston set for Wednesday

The setup is similar to last month’s outdoor movie night, shown here. (Courtesy Ballston Exchange)Ballston Exchange will host an Outdoor Comedy Night on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $25 for…

More potential homebuyers getting priced out of Arlington Co.

The housing market in Arlington County, Virginia, is not cooling off, with sales and prices showing among the biggest gains in the nation in September. The median price of what…

New names for Lee Highway in Arlington narrowed to list of 20

Lee Highway — the stretch of U.S. Route 29 running east-west through Arlington County, Virginia — will get a new name. The list of 20 possible replacement names has been…

Arlington jail’s anti-rape efforts win recertification

The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office has met all applicable Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards following an audit that was conducted earlier this year, and has won recertification.

Arlington parks department, staffer pick up accolades

The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation recently received three awards from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society.

Arlington board members make appointments

County Board members on Oct. 20 made the following appointments to local boards and commissions:
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Fairfax

Fairfax County extends early voting hours for Thursday, Friday

Virginians who plan to vote early in person in Fairfax County will have more time Thursday and Friday after officials said they were extending hours. Thirteen early voting sites in…

Reston Hospital Center collects more than 300 pounds of medication during ‘Crush the Crisis’ event

Reston Hospital Center, in partnership with the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Community Services Board, held a successful opioid take-back day on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Crime Report: Items Stolen From Two Parked Cars

Two vehicles had items stolen out of them on Wrens Way in this week’s Crime Report. Larceny-Theft from Motor Vehicle, 300 blk Wrens Way. October 13, unknown suspect(s) unlawfully entered…

Girl Scouts Show Out at FIRSTfriday Earlier in Month

(Photo: Courtesy Bev Rocco)Slightly late, but Saint James School Girl Scout Troop 1109 were the featured artist(s) at Art and Frame Falls Church’s FIRSTfriday event to start October. Special guests…

Critter Corner: Tazzy

Tazzy is all ready to greet trick or treaters this Halloween…in body. Whether they’re there yet in spirit is to be deteremined. Critter Corner: Tazzy on Falls Church News-Press Online.

Survey says: Local residents have more home space than U.S. average

The average resident of the Washington metropolitan area has about 5 percent more space to stretch out in at home than the typical American, according to figures from the U.S.…

Frying Pan bovines hoof it in first-ever NASCOW race

Trotting at a pace between walking and stampeding, the 11 cows that took part in the first-ever “NASCOW” race Oct. 16 at Frying Pan Park in Herndon kept their eyes…

Fairfax County teachers union opposes new concurrent method for instruction

A union representing teachers in Virginia’s largest school system believes instructors and parents have been ambushed by a dual announcement from the Fairfax County Public Schools superintendent, demanding a decision…

Investigation Continues into Shootings in City of Alexandria

The Virginia State Police, at the request of the City of Alexandria Police chief, is investigating a series of shooting incidents that occurred Oct. 26.

Voting: What You Need to Know Now Until Election Day

Election Day is around the corner, and here are tips if you’re voting early, voting by mail or in person on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Vote Early Until Oct. 31 The…

From the Front Page: In Plein Sight

(Photo: Courtesy Michele Black)THE PLEIN AIR ART Festival, hosted by Falls Church Arts, concluded on Oct. 17 right outside of City Hall.Read From the Front Page: In Plein Sight on…

Son Charged with Murder in F.C. Father’s Stabbing

A man was arrested in the Idylwood area of greater Falls Church last week after he was found in the home of his father who had been stabbed and killed,…
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Prince William

Where to vote early in Prince William County

This is the last week for early voting in Virginia.

UPDATED: Prince William reports 160 new COVID-19 cases — the most since early August — but no new deaths

New COVID-19 cases reported in the Prince William Health District spiked to 160 on Tuesday, which was the highest one-day total since Aug. 7 and more than five times the…

How SUVs, pickups and suburban poverty affect Virginia’s rising pedestrian death toll

Courtesy of Virginia Mercury

Friends of the Occoquan arrange successful river clean-up despite coronavirus

October has arrived, and with it, at 6 feet apart, the Friends of the Occoquan conducted their fall cleanup.

City of Alexandria Wanted Subject in Custody

Mitchell D. Thompson, 26, of Alexandria, Va.,has turned himself in to the Virginia State Police. The post City of Alexandria Wanted Subject in Custody appeared first on Bristow Beat.

VDOT: Expect Route 28 N/ I-66 Shift to New Permanent Alignment on or about Oct. 31

Ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East will be accessed from the left-most lanes of northbound Route 28 for approximately two weeks; Route 29 (Lee Highway) South drivers will…

Coates Ellis says Manassas residents need lower tax rates, Route 28 bypass

Theresa Coates Ellis supports the Route 28 bypass, which is an extension of Godwin Drive, which would provide a direct link for drivers who commute from western Prince William County,…

Manassas City Unveils Statue, Commemorating Woman Who Helped Found Local African American School in 1893

The Memorial pays tribute to Jennie Dean who, despite being born into slavery in 1848, changed the lives of countless African Americans in the region when she established the Manassas…

Manassas Park, developer team to create a downtown to ‘bring to life a place’

Many people know Manassas Park only as a stretch of congested Va. Route 28, bordered by the historic city of Manassas and Prince William County. The independent city of Manassas…

County needs more funding for planned commuter garage in Woodbridge

Prince William County is seeking additional state and federal funding for a $53 million commuter garage on Opitz Boulevard after a failed effort to build a new stadium for the…

Changes proposed for student restraint and seclusion policy

Stafford school officials are reviewing how much time they have before notifying a parent their child was restrained at school.

Aspring Va. hip-hop artist found dead in car trunk after crash in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities found the body of an aspiring hip-hop artist inside the trunk of a Virginia man’s car after he crashed on a Miami highway, police said. Robert…
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Reston / Herndon

Herndon Planning Commission OKs Redevelopment of Residence Inn

A plan to redevelop the Residence Inn on 315 Elden Street took a step closer to final approval this week. At a meeting Monday night, the Town of Herndon’s Planning…

Wheelock Cites Disagreement to Alcorn’s Stance on Hidden Creek Redevelopment

Wheelock Communities, the owner of Hidden Creek Country Club, says it will continue to move forward with community engagement on the future of the golf course, even though Hunter Mill…

Fairfax County Task Force Pushes for Carbon Neutrality by 2040

Fairfax County should attempt to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 and eliminate all waste from county government and school operations by 2030, the Fairfax County Joint Environmental Task Force (JET)…

After Major Algae Bloom, Reston Association Explores Big Funding Boost for Lake Management

In mid-August, a major and possibly toxic algae bloom blanketed Lake Thoreau following Reston Association’s treatment of an invasive plant in the lake. The treatment, which RA said was one…

Weekly Planner: Rainbow Teen Book Club, Pet Parade and Halloween Spooktacular

The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Reston area. We’ve searched the web for events of note in Reston, Herndon…

Fairfax County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase, But Not Accelerate

The number of COVID-19 cases in Fairfax County continues to increase with a reported weekly average of cases hovering around the 450-mark. But the data show no signs of acceleration…

Reston Community Players Holds Month-Long Concert Series Fundraiser

Reston Community Players has announced a special month-long concert series, ‘RCP Gives Thanks’, to show gratitude to the Reston community for its support this year.  The virtual mini-concerts will feature…

Alcorn: Planned Hidden Creek Country Club Redevelopment Will Not Happen

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn has made a clear statement on the future of Hidden Creek Country Club — whic owner Wheelock Communities hopes to redevelop into a 100-acre…

Fairfax County Permits Closed Tents to Help Businesses This Winter

This week, Fairfax County businesses received clearance to continue to outdoor dining, fitness, and exercise activities under social distancing rules with heated, enclosed tents this winter. “Businesses have been able…

Westbound Route 7 Lane Closures in Herndon This Weekend

The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning bridge rehabilitation work over Sugarland Run this weekend, causing lane closures on westbound Route 7. Only one lane on westbound Route 7 will…

Reston Association CEO’s Plan for No Assessment Increase Receives Board Pushback

Reston Association CEO Hank Lynch is aiming to keep next year’s member assessment rate unchanged at $708. But at a Board of Directors’ meeting on Thursday night, some members suggested…

FCPD to Offer Tips on Internet Safety for Kids

As students spend more time in front of screens for virtual learning, staff from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit will offer internet safety tips for children. The…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Vienna Town Council Approves COVID-19 Winter Preparedness Discussion for Local Businesses

What does the word ‘invite’ mean? That question occupied the bulk of a Vienna Town Council discussion on Monday night regarding a proposal to invite Vienna restaurant lenders, owners, landlords and…

Fairfax County Requests to Rename Tysons Corner Metro Station

Fairfax County has requested approval to change the Tysons Corner Metro Station’s name, dropping the word “corner” so it becomes “Tysons Station.”  According to a press release from the Washington…

BREAKING: Fairfax County Police Look for McLean Robbery Suspect

A Capital One Bank in McLean was robbed Tuesday afternoon, Fairfax County police reported at 2:20 p.m. Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department are currently on the scene at 6890…

Fairfax County Students Can Access Library Through Free Program

Young readers now have virtual access to the Fairfax County Public Library through a new program created in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools.  LEAP, or Library Equity Access Pass,…

Corners are out and crossings are in as Metro considers station name changes

The post Corners are out and crossings are in as Metro considers station name changes appeared first on Tysons Partnership | Tysons, VA.

Graham Road Community Building Turf Field to Be Replaced

The synthetic turf field at the Graham Road Community Building in Falls Church is going to be replaced. As part of its consent agenda, the Fairfax County School Board voted…

Falls Church Allocates More COVID Response Funding but Warns of Dire Fiscal Straits Ahead

In a work session discussion yesterday, the Falls Church City Council considered a new distribution of funds in the FY 2021 budget to help cover issues ranging from COVID response…

Vienna Selects Builder for New Police Station

Hoar Construction will build the Town of Vienna Police Department’s new station. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with an office in Vienna, the construction company beat out four other bidders for…

Tysons’ First Restaurant Week Sends Sales Skyrocketing

Tysons’ first Restaurant Week, which ran from Oct. 12-18, was a “huge success,” according to restaurateurs. When the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce followed up with each of the 19 participating…

Weekly Planner: Halloween Wave Parade, Craft Popups and Concert

The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Tysons area. We’ve searched the web for events of note in Tysons, Vienna,…

After School Care Program for Vienna Elementary Schools

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Town of Vienna Pushes to Have School Closure Authority Shifted Away from School Boards

As the Town of Vienna puts together its legislative agenda for the upcoming session in Richmond, the proposed policies are a mix of addressing the new crises and trying to…
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Loudoun

Loudoun County native one of four killed in Outer Banks duplex fire

Sarah Quigley grew up in Purcellville and moved various places around Loudoun County and southern Maryland, but she always longed to live by the ocean.

Customs agents catch concealed canaries coming through Dulles

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture detector dog recently found two live canaries, along with some prohibited fruit, in a traveler's luggage at Dulles International Airport.

Ashburn’s Tava Fry opens second location in Herndon

The brand opened their first location in July.

Urbano Modern Italian opens for business in Sterling

The fast-casual Italian restaurant features breakfast dishes as well as a lunch and dinner menu.

Seven-day COVID-19 case averages rising in Virginia, region

The average number of new COVID-19 cases is rising in both Virginia and Northern Virginia, according to the latest reports from the Virginia Department of Health.

Arrest made in case of protesters painting sidewalk in Leesburg

Leesburg police have charged a Fairfax County resident with destruction of property following a September incident in which protesters painted a sidewalk on South King Street.

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Staff member at Loudoun County school tests positive for coronavirus

A staff member at a Loudoun County, Virginia, elementary school has tested positive for the coronavirus. The staff member was last at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School on Oct. 7,…

5 Affordable Anti-Aging Tips from a Celebrity Dermatologist

(BPT) - With all the changes that have occurred this year, it’s not surprising that women everywhere have been reassessing their skincare routines. Spending more time at home has spurred…

UPDATED: Wrong-way driver results in fatal Ashburn crash, police say

A passenger vehicle was traveling the wrong way on Waxpool Road in Ashburn when it collided with a pickup truck, killing the vehicle's driver and injuring four passengers, the Loudoun…

One person killed, five injured in Ashburn crash

One person died and five others were injured in a Monday morning crash at Waxpool Road and Mission Critical Drive in Ashburn.

Gibson nominated for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award

Washington Football Team rookie running back Antonio Gibson is one of three nominees for this week's FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award.
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Alexandria

Alexandria Drive-In returns for encore

The Alexandria Drive-In was such a hit during the summer of quarantine that it’s returning for a special encore movie series this fall. “We really had no idea what we were…

25% of recent Alexandria COVID-19 cases possibly tied to workplace

As the long-predicted fall surge of COVID-19 accelerates nationwide, the City of Alexandria in Virginia is detailing how over 400 of its recent cases possibly originated. Its Health Department interviewed…

Wood-fired steaks, seafood at new Alexandria waterfront restaurant

Ada’s on the River will open in early 2021. (Courtesy Alexandria Restaurant Partners)A wood-fired restaurant will join multi-million dollar condos and other development at Old Town Alexandria’s new Robinson Landing…

Some Alexandria residents asked to shelter as police search for shooting suspect

Alexandria police are asking some residents to shelter in place after two shootings in North Old Town that left one law enforcement officer wounded. Residents between Bashford Lane and Montgomery…

Nat’l Breast Center Foundation Celebrates Success of Virtual Walk to Bust Cancer

$125,000 has been raised so far, and there’s still time to donate Alexandria, VA – The National Breast Center Foundation celebrated a rewarding victory today when it raised more than…

Honored at Last: Revolutionary War Patriots Remembered in Alexandria Graveside Event

The George Washington Chapter Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Grave Marking Ceremony The Sons of the American Revolution graveside during the marking ceremony in Alexandria. (Photo:…

Security guard shoots, injures man in Alexandria restaurant

A restaurant security guard shot and wounded a man in Alexandria, Virginia, early Saturday morning. Police said the shooting happened around 1 a.m. at Lillian’s Restaurant on Mount Vernon Avenue.…

Circuit issue causes outage, leaving thousands without power in Northern Virginia

Thousands of Northern Virginia residents were without power Friday night due to a circuit issue, Dominion Energy officials said. The power and energy company reported some 10,000 people without power…

Washington DMV Fun: Flashlight Corn Maze is Spooky and Fun

Bring Your Flashlights and Reserve Your Time Slots in Advance! The corn maze at night is an entirely different experience. (Photo: Greenstreet Gardens_LOTHIAN, MD – Corn mazes are always fun,…

Million dollar condos to temp Amazon HQ2 professionals

D.C.-based developer Fortis Companies has broken ground on a luxury condo building at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia, near both Amazon’s second headquarters at National Landing and the planned Virginia…

Breaking Ground: New Luxury Condos Near Amazon HQ2 and Virginia Tech in Alexandria

FORTIS to Deliver 138 Condos in Summer 2022 at Potomac Yard Metro Station, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Alexandria, VA – Just minutes from Amazon’s new HQ2 complex in Northern Virginia,…

Public Invited: Alexandria Graves of Revolutionary War Patriots to be Recognized, October 24

George Washington Chapter, Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution Conducts Grave Marking George Washington Chapter honored its own members by hosting a grave marking ceremony in 2019 at the…
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