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‘Balance’ is back in N.Va. homes market

A “more balanced” homes market between buyers and sellers isn’t the worst thing in the world. In fact, it can be healthy. And that’s the phase the local area appears to be moving back into. “Homes continue to sell at a...

Dismissing objections, Fairfax imposes bag tax

Fairfax County shoppers will pay a 5-cent tax on disposable plastic bags starting next year if they choose not to use another option, such as reusable bags, to carry their items. The Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 Sept. 14 to...

Va. SAT scores up, but participation way down

While average SAT scores among members of the Class of 2021 in Virginia were up, state education officials – who released the data – were cautious about taking a victory lap. The reason? Average scores were higher, but number of...

Ex-employee at cookie shop comes back for second bite … of trouble

An employee at Crumbl Cookies, 203 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Sept. 10 at 4:38 p.m. that a former employee who had been banned from the store Sept. 7 had returned to the premises to retrieve his...

Vehicle-tampering suspect skedaddles after being spotted

A Vienna resident living in the 100 block of Saratoga Way, N.E., on Sept. 6 between 3 and 3:15 a.m. observed a man tampering with his vehicle, Vienna police said. When the man saw the resident, he fled, dropping the...

Park Authority on hunt for resident-curator at Vienna property

The Fairfax County Park Authority has begun accepting application from those seeking to become resident-curator of another of its properties, this one located in the Vienna area. Ash Grove is one of the few standing 18th-century Virginia houses. The original...

Police: Vienna employee finds brake lines cut

On Sept. 10, an employee at Loyal Companion, 144 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police reported that on Aug. 23 he had left his vehicle parked in the lot behind the business. When he returned to the vehicle, he found...

Vienna driver hit with felony hit-and-run, DWI charges

A vehicle being driven northbound on Nutley Street, S.W., at a high rate of speed on Aug. 27 at 8:09 a.m. struck a second vehicle that was turning onto Tapawingo Road, S.W., Vienna police said. The striking vehicle’s driver fled...

Suspect tied to 7-Eleven robberies in Oakton

Authorities have served warrants against a 32-year-old man in connection with four recent robberies of the 7-Eleven convenience store at 9511 Blake Lane in Oakton, Fairfax County police announced Sept. 14. Detectives from the Robbery Squad of the department’s Major...

New Fairfax parks chief has local roots

Jai Cole, who grew up in Fairfax County, is returning to the community as executive director of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Fairfax supervisors on Sept. 14 affirmed the hiring decision made by the Park Authority board of directors. Cole,...
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Oakton Now 4-0; Marshall wins in OT

The latest and most significant victory so far this season for the undefeated Oakton Cougars (4-0) came the night...
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