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Fairfax voters OK school bond by lopsided margin

Fairfax County voters by a two-to-one margin have approved a $360 million school-bond referendum. The proposal garnered support of 67.8 percent of the electorate, according to preliminary results reported Wednesday morning and counting 247 of the county's 250 precincts. The result...

Editor’s Notebook: Is he going to punch out a nun before Election Day?

I’ve got no idea how this gubernatorial race is going to turn out – nobody does – but if one looks at how the two candidates are performing under pressure, you have to guess that Glenn Youngkin is feeling...

Philly lengthens home-sales lead over Fairfax County

With three quarters of the year down and one left to go, Philadelphia has slightly lengthened its lead over Fairfax County for real-estate supremacy in the Mid-Atlantic region. With 1,573 residential transactions going to closing last month, the City of...

Fairfax, Philly running neck-and-neck in 2021 home sales

It could be a race to the finish for real-estate supremacy in the Mid-Atlantic. With seven months of data down and five to go, Fairfax County slightly trails Philadelphia in total sales across the region, according to figures reported Aug....

Fairfax playing catch-up in battle for home-sale supremacy

Fairfax County in May made up some ground in its quest to have the highest 2021 home sales across the Mid-Atlantic region, but continues to trail perennial champ Philadelphia. In May, Fairfax recorded 1,978 sales to 1,753 for Philadelphia, according...

Fairfax, Philly still battling it out for real-estate supremacy

Can Fairfax County make it two years in a row, surpassing the city of Philadelphia for the most home sales in any single jurisdiction across the Mid-Atlantic in 2021? Odds seem to caution against it, but new figures show that...

Fairfax outpaced by Philly in home-sale marathon

Barring another jolt to the national economic system, it appears that Fairfax County will be playing bridesmaid to Philadelphia in 2021, in terms of home sales. For the first quarter of the year, the number of residential properties going to...

Fairfax forums to focus on paving, restriping

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is planning a series of online meetings to discuss the county government’s planned 2021 paving and restriping efforts. Held in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Transportation, meetings for communities in the Sun Gazette...

Great Falls group wants Fairfax zoning rewrite to support U.S. flag

Old Glory holds special significance and should not be lumped in with other flags that would be governed by proposed new Fairfax County zoning rules, according to a resolution passed Feb. 16 by executive-board members of the Great Falls...

Philly tops Fairfax to start 2021 home-sales race

Fairfax County, which in 2020 unseated the city of Philadelphia to take the crown in Mid-Atlantic home sales, finds itself in second place as the new year begins. The City of Brotherly Love (its sports fans notwithstanding) posted 1,245 closed...
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Golf teams see plenty of tournament action

Of the local high-school golf teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas, the McLean Highlanders have enjoyed the most...
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