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Bill would allow driver-recruitment ads on school buses

A measure being patroned by a freshman legislator would allow local school districts to advertise the hiring of bus drivers on the buses themselves. The measure – HB 452 – was introduced by Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax). It would allow...

Bill would make it easier to hire Va. teachers from overseas

A measure being patroned by a local legislator would make it easier for Virginia school districts to hire educators from outside the U.S. State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) has introduced a measure that would require the Virginia Board of Education...

Meeting set on McLean Central Park project

The Fairfax County Park Authority has announced plans for an online informational meeting on McLean Central Park’s development-concept plan on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Participants can watch the meeting at www.publicinput.com/McLeanCentralPark or listen by calling (855) 925-2801 and entering...

Realtor Q&A: How is professional evolving?

Local Realtors agree the overall market has changed in various ways over the years, and some were asked by the Sun Gazette what skill sets are helpful today that were unnecessary a decade or so ago.Here are their answers. Natalie...

Home-builders still upbeat, but increasingly nervous

Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply-chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower to 83 in January, according to...

College roundup of high-school athletes

COLIN O’CONNOR: Great Falls resident Colin O’Connor played in four games during the football season for the U.S. Naval Academy team. The sophomore defensive back accounted for six tackles and two assists. He also was a special-teams player on...

Public-Safety Notes, 1/20/22 edition

News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County. UNATTENDED CANDLE CAUSES FIRE, MAJOR DAMAGE TO McLEAN HOME: The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Arlington County Fire Department on Jan. 8 at 10:42 p.m. dispatched units to a reported...

Schools & Military, 1/21/22 edition

News of the achivements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. ** Audrey Spann of Vienna has been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University. ** Jacob Walsh of Vienna, Sean McGuire of...

Swim and dive teams hope for routine postseason

With so many schedule changes because of COVID and weather issues, there has been no consistency or momentum to the regular-season portion of the high-school swimming and diving campaign. Maybe that will change with the busy three-to-four week postseason schedule,...

Potomac School presents inaugural regional service award

The Potomac School on Jan. 14 honored Ericc Powell, a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, as the recipient of its inaugural Potomac School Award for Exemplary Service. Powell received the honor during a school-wide assembly honoring the life...
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Police: Robber pummels store clerk after being asked for ID

On Jan. 18 at 7:37 p.m., an individual attempted to purchase items from a business in the 3100 block...
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