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Remembering Preston Caruthers, who helped build modern N.Va.

In his memory, the Sun Gazette reprints coverage from November 2007, when Caruthers was presented with the Spirit of Community Award by the Arlington Community Foundation. All references in the article are as of 2007. Preston Caruthers grew up in...

Civic leader remembered for commitment to children

Ensuring that the annual celebration of student achievement put on by the Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs went off without a hitch required the organizational skills of a general combined with the zeal of an evangelist. Dr. Margaret Wilson proved...

T.R. Cook, who chronicled Vienna life for decades, dies at 93

For decades in the town of Vienna, T.R. Cook was the man who took people’s portraits and photographed business and community events, recording the town’s history. Cook, who died Dec. 11 at age 93, made the town a better place...

Obituary: Former Co. Board member helped set in motion a progressive Arlington

Tributes poured in after news came that Albert Eisenberg, who served both on the Arlington County Board and in the Virginia House of Delegates, had died Nov. 15 at the age of 76. “The causes Al championed both on the...

Graveside service set for former W-L principal

A graveside service for William Sharbaugh Jr., who served as principal of what was then Washington-Lee High School from 1976 to 1999, will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane, Pa., on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Sharbaugh,...

Death of Dewberry brings back recollections of 1971 campaign

In a long, fruitful and storied life, making a run for political office represented just a small fraction of time. And for Sidney Dewberry, it also proved to be one of the few times he didn’t find success, even...

Great Falls leaders laud legacy of environmentalist

Former Great Falls resident and longtime environmentalist and animal lover Robin Ould Rentsch filled her life with adventures all over the world. Rentsch, who died of Alzheimer’s disease May 30 at age 83, “lived life with gusto and had endless...

Former Vienna town manager dies at 74

John Schoeberlein, who served as Vienna’s steady-as-you-go town manager for 26 years before retiring in May 2011, died May 30 at age 74. Schoeberlein collapsed while doing yard work and could not be revived by rescue personnel, said his wife,...

Tributes pour in after death of civic titan Hazel

The late John “Til” Hazel helped transform Northern Virginia into the heavily developed economic juggernaut it is today, elected officials and business leaders said. Tributes flowed in from local leaders after Hazel died March 15 at age 91 at his...

Noted local historian Connie Stuntz dies at 98

Connie Stuntz, a World War II cryptographer who later authored four books on Northern Virginia’s history, died Feb. 9 at age 98 at her Vienna-area home. Constance Barton Pendleton Stuntz was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Falls Church to Grace...
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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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