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Fairfax County

Fairfax ends 2022 on chilly note in real estate

Santa delivered many things in December, but a robust home-sales market in Fairfax County was not among them. Don’t blame Saint Nick: The local market has returned to its normal seasonality, which means (far) fewer sales each December and January...

County officials confirm arrival of chronic wasting disease in deer

Chronic wasting disease has been confirmed for the first time in a white-tailed deer harvested in Fairfax County, officials said Jan. 14. An adult male deer harvested on private land in Vienna during this deer-hunting season has tested positive for...

Fairfax falls to Philly in 2022 home-sales sweepstakes

It was back to its familiar spot – #2 in the Mid-Atlantic – for the Fairfax County home-sales market in 2022. With 14,484 home sales during the 12-month period, Fairfax County finished second to Philadelphia (17,274) among the 70-some jurisdictions...

Fairfax officials: Blight is impacting beech trees

If the leaves of beech-tree saplings have dark-green stripes in the veins, or if more mature trees have reduced foliage, they may be showing signs of beech-leaf disease, Fairfax County officials said Jan. 12. Infected trees also may exhibit puckered,...

Fairfax delegation to General Assembly preps public hearing

The Fairfax County delegation to the General Assembly will hold a public hearing to receive testimony related to the 2023 session on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in...

Editorial: An election ‘improvement’ that isn’t

We’ve always had admiration for Kate Hanley, dating back to her days on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and continuing through current service on the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s board of directors and as secretary of the Fairfax...

Fairfax candidates, staffs will have chance to take finance training

With a large number of election campaigns to be run across Fairfax County and elsewhere in Northern Virginia in 2023, there may be a large number of first-time candidates in the mix. For those newbies, as well as more established...

Fairfax average s/f home-sale prices again back under $1 million

The average sales price for single-family homes across Fairfax County took another dip from August to September, marking the second consecutive month average prices have been below the million-dollar threshold. The declining average price likely is a reflection of both...

Fairfax clawing back in tourism spending

Though still down from pre-pandemic levels, Fairfax County continued to make inroads in terms of rebounding tourism spending in 2021, according to new state figures. Domestic visitors spent an estimated $2.4 billion in Fairfax County in 2021, up more than...

Annual deer-culling effort begins in Fairfax

The Fairfax County Deer Management Archery Program began Sept. 10 and will run through Feb. 18. Under the oversight of the Fairfax County Police Department, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Park Authority, NOVA Parks and other public landholders, the...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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