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Fellowship funds to boost Arlington poetry initiative

Holly Karapetkova, a professor of literature and languages at Marymount University and the official poet laureate of Arlington, has received a $50,000 fellowship from the American Academy of Poets. She is one 22 poets laureate serving states and localities from...

Democrats overwhelmingly, but not unanimously, back bond package

By overwhelming but (with one exception) not unanimous margins, the Arlington County Democratic Committee has voted to support the six Arlington government bond referendums on the Nov. 8 ballot. The action, in line with decades’ worth of tradition within the...

Arlington school system almost there on staff recruitment

Arlington Public Schools is on track to have all the teachers it needs to welcome students back to classrooms later in August. With just 68 full-time vacancies, the school system’s ranks were 97.8-percent filled as of Aug. 4, Superintendent Francisco...

Arlington County Fair draws ever closer

“What a Ride!” is the theme of the 2022 Arlington County Fair, to be held Wednesday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Aug. 21 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. More than 75,000 visitors are expected to attend the 46th installment of the...

NAACP, church launch school-supply drive

The Arlington branch of the NAACP is teaming up with Mount Olive Baptist Church to collect school supplies. The effort is designed to “help children get a positive start to the upcoming school year,” NAACP officials said. School-supply donations can be...

Arsenal Blue win summer baseball tourney

The Arlington Travel Baseball 12-under Arsenal Blue won the Shenandoah Valley Athletics Summer baseball tournament in Harrisonburg.  For the spring/summer season, the Arsenal Blue had a 24-4-1 overall record, ending on a 14-game winning streak. In Shenandoah, the Arsenal finished 2-0...

Arlington Tech grads come out on top in TV-production competition

Lina Barclay and Ellie Nix, two 2022 Arlington Tech graduates from the Arlington Career Center, won the first-place gold medal in the Television (Video) Production contest at the annual National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships, held recently...

Arlington jobs picture brightens in new data

If two downstate jurisdictions wouldn’t mind stepping out of the way, Arlington could regain the solo crown of lowest jobless rate in Virginia that it held for years and years in the pre-COVID environment. With 151,259 residents counted in the...

Grant to Historical Society will help tell stories of enslaved

The Arlington Historical Society is among 18 recipients of grants totaling $153,200 being presented by Virginia Humanities to non-profit organizations across the commonwealth. “Our grantees connect us to new ideas, new perspectives, to pieces of the Virginia story we did...

N.Va. jobs comeback paralleling state rebound

Northern Virginia’s year-over-year jobs comeback generally mirrors that of the commonwealth as a whole, according to new state data. The local region’s change in non-farm employment was up 45,800 (to 1,526,800) June 2021 to June 2022, according to figures released...
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Vienna Post 180 team selects its 2022 MVP

As a result of his all-around versatile and productive performance, Bannon Brazell was chosen as Vienna Post 180’s Most...
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