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Supervisors reject bid for pool by McLean homeowners

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 24 unanimously upheld county officials’ denial of a McLean couple’s request to add a rear-yard swimming pool in an environmentally sensitive area. Applicants John Zecca and Lindsy Noble, who own the nearly...

McLean man arrested for allegedly stabbing stepfather to death

Fairfax County police on Jan. 10 arrested a 39-year-old man after he allegedly stabbed his stepfather to death in their McLean home. Police responded at 11:03 p.m. to the reported stabbing in the 1200 block of Colonial Road. The caller...

VDOT efforts in McLean draw community criticism, blowback

Some McLean residents have been horrified in recent weeks by tree cutting near Live Oak Drive in advance of building a new interchange for the 495 NEXT Project and say the result will resemble the jumble of flyovers at...

Synthetic turf proposed for Linway Terrace Park ballfield

Fairfax County Park Authority officials are planning to hold a community meeting and open a public-comment period next month on a proposal to convert the baseball diamond at Linway Terrace Park in McLean from natural to synthetic turf. The request...

Veterans Day ceremony looks at contributions of women to military service

From teaching her foreign languages to pushing her to her physical limits, the U.S. Army forged Phyllis Wilson’s character over her 37-year career. Wilson described at American Legion Post 270’s annual Veterans Day commemoration, held Nov. 11 at McLean High...

McLean festivities to focus on importance of dark skies

The Fairfax County Park Authority is partnering with the McLean Citizens Association, Dark Sky Friends and the Analemma Society to host a celebration of the importance of dark skies. Participants can come to the historic house in Lewinsville Park in...

Activists ponder: Should McLean go the incorporation route?

It’s an idea that’s been bandied about for decades: Should McLean incorporate itself as a city or town to obtain greater sway over its fortunes than being under Fairfax County’s control? The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) in January 2021 formed...

Fire from unattended meat smoker kills dog, damages McLean home

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Arlington County Fire Department on Sept. 28 at 1:46 a.m. dispatched units to a reported house fire in the 6900 block of Birch Street in McLean. Arriving units found fire showing from...

Historic church celebrating 150 years of community service

Interfaith congregations from throughout the region have joined together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historically black Shiloh Baptist Church at 8310 Turning Leaf Lane in McLean, with additional special activities on the way. The religious center has supported...

Funding stream OK’d for Scotts Run project

Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will finance a $6,615,000 stream-restoration project along Scotts Run in McLean, following the Board of Supervisors’ authorization July 19. Supervisors directed County Executive Bryan Hill or his designee to ink an...
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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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