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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...

Yorktown wins fifth straight football game

For the Yorktown Patriots, the shortened seven-game high-school football season was like two campaigns. There was the 0-2 beginning when the Patriots lost badly and struggled in all aspects of the game. Then there was the 5-0 finish, when Yorktown...

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...

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...

State Fair banking on a return in the fall

The State Fair of Virginia, which was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, plans to return with in-person offerings starting on Sept. 24 at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell. “Fair organizers are excited to welcome everyone back for...

Football seasons end for Arlington teams

The unusual 2020-21 spring time pandemic-based and shortened varsity high-school football season ended this weekend for Arlington’s four teams. The Yorktown Patriots (5-2) were the only winning squad, with the Wakefield Warriors (4-2) and Washington-Liberty Generals (1-4) losing and the...

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,...

Remodelers bullish on future prospects

The pandemic has done many unpleasant things. But on the up-side, it’s made the nation’s home-remodelers ever more bullish on the future. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released its Remodeling Market Index (RMI) in the first quarter...

Report: Chesapeake Bay health has its ups, downs

While seeing a not insignificant year-over-year decline, the population of adult crabs in the Chesapeake Bay remains at sustainable levels and the crab population is not being overfished, according to new data. Between 2019 and 2020, the abundance of adult...
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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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