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Arlington native Neffy performs NPR Tiny Desk concert following contest win

"I would be lying if I said I hadn't dreamt about something like this," Neffy said.

JUST IN: Trump thanks Arlington, says ‘see you soon’ in statement

President Trump delivering a speech in Pentagon City in 2020 President Biden reportedly repeated Donald Trump’s name 24 times during his gubernatorial campaign stop in Arlington last night, and it…

‘Vegan honeybees’ take up residence on roof of The Cheesecake Factory in Clarendon

The Crossing Clarendon is buzzing with activity. The mixed-use shopping and residential center formerly known as Market Common Clarendon is now home to tens of thousands of honeybees. “We’ve been…

President Biden rallies for Virginia Democrats in Arlington

President Joe Biden is rallying Virginia Democrats to turn out for the party’s candidates up and down the ballot.

There are free Lyft rides this Halloween weekend, courtesy of SoberRide

ACPD SoberRide (Photo courtesy of Washington Regional Alcohol Program) There will be free Lyft rides in Arlington and across the region this Halloween weekend. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP)…

Arts Focus: Ten Arlington artists offer wares at Alexandria Clay CoOp Holiday Pottery Sale

This column is sponsored by Arlington Arts/Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development. Ten Arlington ceramic artists are among those participating in the Alexandria Clay CoOp’s annual Holiday Pottery…

How Arlington is tackling its rising, pandemic-era office vacancy rate

In late 2019, Arlington’s rate of vacant office space was at a six-year low, 15.5%, and poised to continue dropping. But the pandemic reversed that trend, and today, the vacancy…

Here’s when Halloween trick-or-treating is happening in Arlington this year

Elementary schoolers trick-or-treat in Courthouse in 2013 (staff photo) If you’re a long-time local with kids, you know the drill. But for others, a refresher on Arlington’s Halloween habits may…

Arlington offering more booster shots as local Covid cases tick down

Arlington Covid cases as of Oct. 26, 2021 (via Virginia Dept. of Health) Arlington County is now offering booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The county’s…

Arlington parks department wins national accreditation

The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation has received accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association.

President Biden stumps for McAuliffe at campaign event near Pentagon City

On a gusty, very brisk fall evening, President Joe Biden once again visited Arlington to campaign for Terry McAuliffe. “You don’t need to imagine how great a governor Terry McAuliffe…

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You’re a busy person and don’t always have time to check to see what’s going on locally, we get it. Maybe you rely on social media to bring you your…
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Fairfax

Maryland man struck, killed by train on tracks near Burke Road in Fairfax County

The fatal incident happened on the train tracks near Burke Road and Rolling Road, police say.

Man Fatally Struck by Train in Burke

West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal pedestrian crash involving a freight train that occurred earlier today at 12:42 a.m. in…

In 53rd District, a genteel (and perhaps competitive?) race emerges

Voters living in the 53rd House of Delegates District have a choice Nov. 2 between four-term incumbent Del. Marcus Simon and Republican challenger Sarah White.

In 34th District, a rematch in a changed world

The 34th House of Delegates District election Nov. 2 between incumbent Del. Kathleen Murphy (D) and Republican challenger Gary Pan is a rematch of their 2019 race, but plenty has…

Police, fire chiefs featured at McLean forum

The public will have a chance to hear from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief John Butler and Police Chief Kevin Davis during an online public-safety forum to be held…

Person struck, killed by train on tracks near Burke Road in Fairfax County

The fatal incident happened on the train tracks near Burke Road and Rolling Road, police say.

Fairfax County Electoral Board is violating Virginia Law

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Inflation alert: Vienna police vehicle suddenly cost more than expected

Vienna officials this year approved the purchase of three new vehicles under the town’s replacement program, but because the vendor received the purchase orders after the manufacturer’s building-date cutoff, those…

Fairfax neighborhood struggles to slow down speeding cars driving past stop signs

Fairfax neighbors have turned to fighting speeding cars with their own signs, only to watch them be taken down.

Flash flood watch issued for parts of Northern Virginia ahead of storms

With the potential for multiple rounds of possibly severe storms into the overnight, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for parts of the region.

21st Annual Drug Take Back Day – Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout

Officers from the eight district police stations throughout Fairfax County helped collect more than 1,400 pounds of unused and expired over the counter and prescription medications on Saturday, Oct. 23.…

In Memoriam: Roy Lee “Buzz” Fox

April 1936 – October 2021
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Prince William

Candy-apple maker named Manassas Woman of the Year, will lead the annual Christmas Parade

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Abortion, election integrity topics at Fredericksburg Delegate debate

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VEA steps into Prince William Education Association dispute

The Virginia Education Association took sweeping oversight of its Prince William chapter Monday night, entering into a memorandum of understanding with the Prince William Education Association’s executive board that strips…

Gainesville data center proposal moves forward on technicality

A proposal to build a new data center along Interstate 66 in Gainesville will go to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors without a formal recommendation from the county…

Manassas’ first library, the newest in the system, is the least visited

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Daily Caller video shines a national spotlight on controversial Prince William County School Board meeting

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Tanyard Hill Road in Occoquan to close overnights for paving

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be performing long-awaited paving of Tanyard Hill Road in Occoquan starting tonight through Friday, weather permitting.

HAPPENING in southern Fauquier County

The Flying Circus concludes its 51st year of shows on Sunday

Siemens Gamesa chooses Virginia for offshore wind turbine blade factory

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Va. Board of Education ups staffing ratios in revising Standards of Quality

The 2021 prescriptions build upon the board’s work during the 2019 SOQ review cycle and represent evidence-based proposals to create a stronger system of support for students, teachers and support…

Disposable vape products reported missing in VA Smoke Shop break-in

On Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at 9:28PM, officers responded to the VA Smoke Shop located at 1410 Old Bridge Rd. in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a burglary. The business owner…

New poll finds Virginia gubernatorial race virtually tied

Virginia’s gubernatorial race is nearly tied with 41% of likely voters supporting Democrat Terry McAuliffe and 38% supporting Republican Glenn Youngkin, according to the latest statewide poll conducted by the…
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Reston / Herndon

Halley Rise development looks to move forward on timber office

A Brookfield Properties executive has detailed the company’s plans to advance a state-of-the-art office building in Reston for the Halley Rise development. The company says it is using distinguished architectural…

Reston Association to rename Brown’s Chapel Park after longtime worker

Brown’s Chapel Park includes the historic church its named after as well as recreational facilities (Via Google Maps) Reston Association could rename a field to honor a grounds maintenance supervisor,…

Cornerstones seeks donations for annual food drives

Hunter Mill Supervisor Walter Alcorn helps a Cornerstones effort to get bags that have food and gift cards as well as other bags with toiletries to those in need. (Photo…

Makers Rise construction continues near Dulles airport

Crews are building a luxury residential project with ground-floor commercial space along Dulles Station Boulevard near the Innovation Center Metro station. The Makers Rise project (2311 Dulles Station Boulevard) under…

New hot chicken spot opening in Herndon next month

  Hot chicken fans have another option to satisfy cravings for a Nashville-style sandwich in Herndon. Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken plans to open up a 1,350-square-foot location in Worldgate Centre…

Major construction at Innovation Center South continues for senior facility

While a road leading to the entrance of Innovation Center Station is still closed, construction crews are feverishly raising buildings near the yet-to-open Metro station. Bethesda-based Donohoe Construction Co. crews…

Planning Commission clears planning, accessibility issues with Isaac Newton Square proposal

Pedestrian accessibility and walkability issues with a proposal to redevelop Isaac Newton Square were officially cleared by the Fairfax County Planning Commission. At a meeting on Oct. 20, planning commissioners…

Weekly planner: Theater performances, networking night and more

Monday, Oct. 25 “The Blackest Battle” (7:30 p.m.) — A production at the CenterStage blurs the lines between cinema and live performance, showing a story of racial violence in a…

Nonprofit raises $476K for historic farmhouse at Fairfax County park

The Ellmore Farmhouse in Frying Pan Farm Park that ServiceSource is looking to maintain and upgrade through a Resident Curator Program (Photo courtesy ServiceSource) A nonprofit helping people with disabilities…

Lack of beds, resources in mental health facilities drain Herndon Police Department

Herndon Police Chief Maggie DeBoard says that the lack of beds in mental health facilities is compounding a mental health crisis and taking much-needed local officers off the streets for…

Local tech company relocating headquarters to Reston Town Center

An office building in Reston Town Center located at 11955 Democracy Drive (Via Google Maps) Reston-based company ScienceLogic is relocating its headquarters. It’s looking to move into the 13th floor…

Fear not, Fairfax County: Northern Virginia Paranormal digs up help for the living and the dead

Maybe a haunted hallway? (via Gregg Scott/Flickr) Janie Daum sometimes wishes she never got involved investigating the paranormal and speaking with spirits. “Most people that want to do it, they…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Reston Community Center Earns Two Honors At Virginia Recreation and Park and Society Annual Conference

Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center and longtime Board member Bill Bouie awarded for excellence Reston Community Center earned honors in two categories at the 2021 Virginia Recreation and Park and…

Amid safety concerns, Fairfax County finds hundreds of aging high-rises

Safety crews investigate after the partial collapse and demolition of a Surfside, Florida, high-rise (via NIST) Following the collapse of a 40-year-old high-rise in Surfside, Fla., officials in Fairfax County...

Taco Bamba Launches Bowls

Taco Bamba has launched “Pack The Bowl” on menus at each of its six locations in Northern Virginia and Rockville, Maryland. Pack the Bowl is Taco Bamba’s answer to salads,…

Q&A: Meet the House of Delegates District 35 candidates

Editor’s Note — With all 100 seats in Virginia’s House of Delegates on the ballot, Tysons Reporter is running Q&A-style profiles of the races in the Tysons area this week ahead of...

Pet of the Week: Tip Toe, a wide-eyed tabby rescued from the trash who’s still finding her way in life

Meet Tip Toe, a short-haired tabby who has come a long way from the trash can where she was found at 4 weeks of age. Now just over 1 year...

Fairfax County launches online data platform to track Tysons evolution

Members of the public can now follow Tysons’ transformation from office hub to “America’s next great city” from their laptop. Fairfax County has repackaged its annual report on the implementation...

Poll: Have you voted in Virginia’s 2021 general election yet?

November is on the horizon, and in Virginia, that means it’s almost time for another Election Day. This year, voters will determine the Commonwealth’s future for the next four years,...

Extra funds requested after Vienna police station construction exceeds budget

The Vienna Town Council approved increasing a contract yesterday (Monday) for construction on the police department’s new station. The council agreed to allow up to $67,680 more in response to...

Proposed Fairfax Connector route would speed up bus trips between Tysons and Springfield, FCDOT says

If someone wanted to take a bus from Tysons to Springfield right now, they would have to sit through dozens of stops to travel the roughly 15 miles from north...

Q&A: Meet the House of Delegates District 34 candidates

Editor’s Note — With all 100 seats in Virginia’s House of Delegates on the ballot, Tysons Reporter is running Q&A-style profiles of the races in the Tysons area this week ahead of...

Prosecutors plan to appeal dismissal of cases against Park Police officers in fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar

A federal judge in Alexandria agreed with legal arguments for two U.S. Park Police officers after they pursued a 25-year-old motorist in 2017 and fatally shot him in his Jeep....

Fairfax County board defers decision on rezoning for The Boro extension

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors expressed enthusiasm for plans to expand The Boro to the north side of Westpark Drive in Tysons at a public hearing last Tuesday (Oct....
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Loudoun

BKD Bagels in Leesburg starts soft opening Thursday

Bagel fans in Leesburg have eagerly been waiting for BKD Bagels to open its doors and tomorrow — Thursday, October 28 — is the big day.

Cornerstones launches affordable-housing projects in Loudoun, Fairfax

A Reston-based nonprofit is working with Loudoun and Fairfax counties to build 214 new affordable housing units over the next three years.

Human Service Nonprofit Grant Application Process for Fiscal Year 2023 Opens November 8

An informational webinar is set for November 9.

Loudoun esperando la aprobación final para la vacuna COVID-19 para niños de 5 a 11 años

Loudoun Offers Mental Health Education & Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in November

The virtual classes are free; pre-registration is required.

Loudoun Waiting on Final Approval for COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

There’s a lot of news about the various approval phases of COVID-19 vaccine, which may cause some confusion about when your child can actually get vaccinated. While on October 26…

Judge Finds Sufficient Evidence to Sustain Charges in Sexual Assault Case

Burgers, Fries & Chicken coming to Purcellville

A former fast-food restaurant in Purcellville is being transformed into a new quick-service restaurant called BFC, or “Burgers, Fries & Chicken.”

You’re not alone in this fight: 5 tips for Black women facing triple-negative breast cancer

(BPT) - Advocating for yourself is one of the most important things you can do when facing a breast cancer diagnosis — but you don’t have to do it alone.…

Mobile park residents ask for answers from Leesburg, Loudoun during protest

As residents of Leesburg Mobile Park marched Tuesday night in an effort to save their homes, they expressed concerns about a continued lack of communication from the potential buyer and…

GM Boosts EV Infrastructure with 40,000 New Chargers

Mr. Beast Burger on the fritz in Ashburn — and it may be our fault

Ashburn area residents looking to try out the new Mr.
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Alexandria

ACPS superintendent says staffing shortages are due to last year’s hybrid learning

Alexandria City Public Schools is seeing a shortage of classroom monitors, bus monitors and substitute teachers. Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. told the School Board last week that ACPS’ Human Resources…

Apology? Alexandria City Council wants restitution from Dominion Energy for ‘Art On The Avenue’ power outage

The Alexandria City Council wants more than answers from Dominion Energy for a recent power outage on the busiest day of the year in Del Ray — they want restitution.…

Landmark-area development doubles residential space while scaling back on retail eliminating office

While only in the conceptual phase, the Landmark Overlook development would transform the corner of South Wilkes Street and Stephenson Avenue into a mixed use property with hotels or office…

Coronavirus partially to blame for uptick in airplane noise over Alexandria

As it turns out, the uptick in airplane noise over Alexandria is one of the many little side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. At an update to the City Council last…

Nicecream closes on King Street in Old Town

Nicecream, the shop that makes ice cream with liquid nitrogen, has permanently closed on King Street. The Arlington-based company opened shop in Old Town at 726 King Street four years…

Metal detectors not under consideration within Alexandria City Public Schools

Metal detectors are not being considered at Alexandria City Public Schools. After a rocky start to the school year with multiple students caught bringing weapons to Alexandria City High School,…

Torpedo Factory plans could include cafe, maker-space, and ‘gloryholes’

The city is looking at options to move things around in the Torpedo Factory and insert some surprises into activity holes on the ground floor. In a Torpedo Factory Art…

Del Ray featured on PBS show If You Lived Here

The Del Ray neighborhood was recently profiled on the latest episode of the PBS show If You Lived Here. This episode took a look at three homes in the neighborhood…

Wegmans in Carlyle now hiring as the store heads toward opening next year

Rendering of Reese, an apartment building in the Carlyle Crossing development, courtesy Stonebridge Wegmans, the commercial centerpieces of the Carlyle Crossing development at 2495 Mandeville Lane, is starting a hiring…

Seminary Hill affordable housing development headed to city review

The Alexandria Housing Development Corporation is planning to head to city review by the end of the year for a new project that will add 31 affordable housing units to…

Photos: The Del Ray Halloween Parade makes big comeback

Batman, Mr. Incredible, Cruella De Vil… The Del Ray Halloween Parade was back in style on Sunday, October 24. Thousands of costumed heroes, villains and all in-between showed up for…

Check out Old Town’s most haunted hot spots

Alexandria has a rich tradition of ghost sightings. Stories of paranormal experiences have been passed down and enthralled and terrified listeners for generations. But where have these sightings occurred? Many…
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