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Historical Society program to look at Upton’s Hill

Local historian and re-enactor Peter Vaselopulos will discuss the Civil War history of Upton’s Hill during an Arlington Historical Society program on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. The site, which in more recent years was home to the Rouse...

Historical-essay competition looks at impact of 9/11

The Arlington Historical Society and Cherrydale Columbia Lodge 42 again are gearing up to present the Arlington Historical Essay Contest for youth in grades 8-12. Students are asked to write an essay on: “How did the 9/11 attack affect Arlington?...

As Dulles begins rebound, Reagan National still lags

Even as Washington Dulles International Airport continues to dig out of the COVID-infused air-traffic cliff-dive of 2020, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport continues to lag considerably. With 340,116 passengers passing through its terminals in January, Reagan National’s passenger count was...

FCPS students win honors in DECA competition

A total of 193 students from 15 Fairfax County Public Schools high schools were recognized as competitive-event winners at the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference, advancing to international competition. Thirty-five students were named firstplace winners, 28 students earned second-place awards,...

Signs of a rebound: BWI reopens long-term lot

In another sign that – pending some major reversal of fortune – air travel is back on track for a solid spring and summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has reopened its long-term parking well ahead of plans. The Long...

Vienna officials to discuss budget plan in community forum

The proposed Vienna municipal budget will be the topic of discussion during the next “On Deck with Mercury” program, to be held on Tuesday, April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. Town Manager Mercury Payton...

Maintenance crew stumbles upon man in home

On March 30 at 4:30 p.m., a maintenance crew entered a vacant residence in the 1000 block of South Wayne Street in Arlington and encountered a man inside. The crew exited the home with the resident still inside, and...

Police: Suspects captured after convenience-store robbery

On March 29 at 2:59 p.m., an individual entered a convenience store in the 400 block of 23rd Street South and went behind the counter, at which point he was confronted by an employee, Arlington police said. According to police,...

Police: Stun-gun use leads to unlawful-wounding charge

On March 31 at 10:36 a.m., Arlington police were dispatched to the 900 block of South Buchanan Street where an individual had entered the home of a resident without permission, police said. Before police arrival, a verbal altercation ensued, during...

Mistakes costly for McLean in loss to Yorktown

Right from the start, when the McLean Highlanders lost a fumble on the opening kickoff that led to an opponents’ touchdown, things didn’t go well in their Liberty District high-school football game against the host Yorktown Patriots. Yorktown won, 28-10,...

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