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Fairfax posts third pedestrian fatality of year

A 36-year-old man died following a crash that occurred April 9 at 10:12 p.m. near Arlington Boulevard and Graham Road in the Falls Church area, Fairfax County police said. Detectives from the department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit preliminarily have determined that...

1st-quarter N.Va. home sales up nearly 20% from 2020

Total home sales during the first quarter of 2021 stood a whopping 19.9 percent higher than at the same period in 2020 in Northern Virginia’s five major jurisdictions, marking essentially the last comparison to a pre-COVID environment. A total of...

Madison wins region semifinal game

Continuing their season-long trend of playing stingy defense, the host and top seed Madison Warhawks (7-0) defeated the fourth-seeded Wakefield Warriors, 28-7, in a 6D North Region Tournament semifinal high-school football game April 9. Wakefield (4-2), which trailed 21-0 entering...

MCA has some caveats on county’s concepts for development

The Fairfax County government is nearly finished drafting comprehensive-plan language that would allow for the downtown McLean’s redevelopment, but the McLean Citizens Association still has concerns regarding parking, stormwater management and the number of new residential units. The Board of...

Fire auxiliary to host drive-through spaghetti dinner

The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a “drive-through spaghetti dinner” fund-raiser on Saturday, April 24. “During these trying times, we have not been able to hold our usual fund-raisers, and this is an opportunity to safely raise funds...

Data: Regional jobs picture continues to brighten, but slowly

The Washington metropolitan area continued to crawl out of its COVID-induced spike in joblessness in February, but continues to have a long way to go to regain the strength it had headed into the pandemic. With 3,316,299 metro-area residents in...

Marshall cross country teams earn a sweep

The Marshall Statesmen won the girls and boys National District cross country championships at Burke Lake Park, the girls with 36 points and the boys with 34. For the girls, Hayley Pooden was the highest finisher in second in 19:35....

Historian to focus on Civil War impact along Georgetown Pike

Historian Karen Washburn will present “Collateral Damage,” a program on the experience of those living in the area of Georgetown Pike during the Civil War, during the Tuesday, April 20 meeting of the Great Falls Senior Center. “We are delighted...

Online celebration to boost foster, adoptive families

Formed Families Forward, an organization promoting foster, adoptive and kinship families, will hold its annual “Spring Forward” celebration online on Saturday, April 17 from 9:45 to 11 a.m. The event will feature interactive sessions for all ages, as well as...

Records set at Concorde, Liberty meets

There was one personal school record set and a rare team mark established about an hour apart by local winners in boys Concorde and Liberty district high-school cross country championships, also region qualifiers on April 8. In the Concorde meet,...
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Arlington teachers win Wolf Trap grants

Two Arlington Public Schools teachers have received grants from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts to fund...
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