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Northern Virginia Sun

Editor’s Notebook: 29 down, how many more to go?

It was 29 years ago this very day – Jan. 2, 1994 – that a much younger, much more dark-haired and much less jaded li'l Scotty walked into the Northern Virginia Sun newsroom to begin work as managing editor. (OK,...

Editor’s Notebook: New Year’s in wartime

I have made this threat/promise before, but some day when I get some free time on my hands, I am going to find myself some grant-funding moolah and use it to stitch together a compilation of the weekly columns...

Editor’s Notebook: Enjoy some birthday cake on us!

This week marks the 87th anniversary of the first edition of the Northern Virginia Sun, our predecessor, rolling off the presses. The inaugural issue date was Dec. 12, 1935. Times have changed a lot since then (newspaper salaries not so...

Editor’s Notebook: In 1972, local high-schoolers were ga-ga for Dick

One of my favorite local-history items has rolled around once again for this week's papers, taking us back to the Oct. 28, 1972, edition of the Northern Virginia Sun. (A nifty 50 years ago? Time flies ....) The Sun was...

Editor’s Notebook: Tooting our horn (because who else will?)

A little self-congratulations are in order here at Sun Gazette World Headquarters, where earlier in the week we passed the mark of 5,000 news/sports/commentary items (all local!) on our newish Website. It took about 13.5 months to reach that milestone,...

Editor’s Notebook: Who wears short-shorts?

We’re going to take the wayback machine to this coming week back in 1943, where perhaps to nobody’s surprise the Northern Virginia Sun’s front pages were somewhat preoccupied with the war. You know, the big one. (Although give it a...

Editor’s Notebook: Happy birthday … to us!

It was this very week -- Dec. 12, 1935, to be extra-precise -- that the first edition of what then was known as the Northern Virginia Sun rolled off the presses. The big story in that week's edition was the...

Editor’s Notebook: Can you go home again?

You have to have lived in the, cough, “DMV” long enough – well, long enough to not be caught dead calling it “the DMV” – to remember when the “Morning Zoo” (later moved to afternoons) team of Don Geronimo...

Editor’s Notebook: Oh, Don-Don, just hush up

We had an editorial some weeks back noting that, if only former President Donald Trump would hold his tongue and refrain from sending out incendiary messages about the looming Virginia gubernatorial race, the state GOP might stand a decent...

Editions of vintage newspapers digitized, online

As part of a partnership that includes the Library of Virginia, the Center for Local History of the Arlington library system and the Sun Gazette, archive materials from a number of Arlington newspapers can now be found online. Editions of...
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