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Mercia Hobson

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Town of Herndon Mayor debate

Town of Herndon Mayor debate

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9-11 Ceremony Planned for Great Falls

All are welcomed.

All are welcomed.

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Space Center Planned for Reston

G.M.U. holds Space Day on Sept. 10

G.M.U. holds Space Day on Sept. 10

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Behind-the-Scenes at Cirque du Soleil KURIOS

Reopening the Cabinet of Curiosities in Tysons.

Reopening the Cabinet of Curiosities in Tysons.

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RA’s Dog Paddle 2022

Paws down the best fun

Paws down the best fun

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Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival Is Labor Day Weekend

Church's legendary hospitality welcomes the community.

Church's legendary hospitality welcomes the community.

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Park Authority Cuts Down 130-plus-year-old Tree

Does felling the tree prevent risk of injury or death?

Does felling the tree prevent risk of injury or death?

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Military Appreciation Mondays Are Back

First dinner in the series supports Semper Fi and America's Fund.

First dinner in the series supports Semper Fi and America's Fund.

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Town of Vienna Police Department Headquarters to Open

Ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours planned for Friday.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours planned for Friday.

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Back to School with FCPS

A snapshot of Aug. 22, 2022

Photos by FCPS photographers Karen Bolt and Donnie Biggs and via social media

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Local FCPS Students Head off for SY2022-2023

Keeping students safe getting to and from school.

Keeping students safe getting to and from school.

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Reshaping Stereotypical Profiling and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder

Local juried art show and auction support recovery.

Local juried art show and auction support recovery.

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National Night Out 2022 Hunters Woods-Style

Intelligence-led policing directs law enforcement resources to where they do the most good.

Intelligence-led policing directs law enforcement resources to where they do the most good.

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Great Falls Grange Foundation Town Hall Meeting

Provides update and a look ahead.

Provides update and a look ahead.

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Making a Splash at the 2022 Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta

Event by Reston Historic Trust draws thousands.

Event by Reston Historic Trust draws thousands.

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Students Raise Alarm on Senate Bill 656

New policies mandated by Jan. 1, 2023 could hurt LBGTQ+ students.

Does every student in a Virginia public school curriculum, Black, Indigenous, students of color, disabled, immigrant, and others, deserve to be accurately represented?

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Meet Virginia's 2022 3M Young Scientist

Harvesting energy from mechanical sources.

Harvesting energy from mechanical sources.

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Foust Says He's Not Running in 2023

No fifth term for legacy leader.

No fifth term for legacy leader.

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Black Lives Matter Banner Slashed at Reston Church

Black Lives Matter Banner Slashed at Reston Church

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Cellular Service Disruption at Lake Anne Impacts 9-1-1

Vendors’ point-of-sale systems also experiencing difficulties.

Vendors’ point-of-sale systems also experiencing difficulties.

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Block Party Blast at St. Tim's

Parishioners and community members rock in the sunshine.

Parishioners and community members rock in the sunshine.

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Reston Association Chooses New CEO

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

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Farmers Market Fun Days "On" in Herndon

Come for the market, a walk through the Red Caboose, and Market Fun Days

Come for the market, a walk through the Red Caboose, and Market Fun Days

Can’t Get a Foot in the Door

Housing discrimination found in Fairfax County.

Housing discrimination found in Fairfax County.

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No More Mailbags for Beloved McLean Postal Carrier

Hard to fill this carrier's shoes.

Hard to fill this carrier's shoes.

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Swimmers, Take Your Mark

Mayor visits Herndon Olympics

Mayor visits Herndon Olympics

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GRCC Presents 2022 Awards for Excellence

Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

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Storytime for Little Historians

Young children learn about Reston and its founding principles.

Young children learn about Reston and its founding principles.

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Chill'n at the Roots Festival on Lake Anne Plaza

Community gathers for a fun-filled day in rain.

Community gathers for a fun-filled day in rain.

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Rotary Club of Great Falls Holds Annual Meeting

Installs leadership and recognizes honorees.

Installs leadership and recognizes honorees.

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Pam Grosvenor, Recipient of The Glen Sjoblom Award 2022

GFCA's Executive Board holds award ceremony

GFCA's Executive Board holds award ceremony

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Traveling Players Perform Free Family-Friendly Plays

Free and on The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center

Free and on The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center

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MWAA Proposes Dulles Toll Road Increases

Public comments accepted through Aug. 10, 2022.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will propose raining the toll rates on the Dulles...

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Rallying FCPS Pride Children and Parents Face Protesters Outside Meeting

Fairfax County School Board presents LGBTQI+ Pride Recognition and Adopts Updated Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Fairfax County School Board presents LGBTQI+ Pride Recognition and Adopts Updated Student Rights & Responsibilities.

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Naturalization Ceremony by USCIS Held in the Town of Vienna

Their stories are now our stories, to be woven into the fabric of the United States of America.

Their stories are now our stories, to be woven into the fabric of the United States of America.

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Post-Roe, Fairfax Supervisors Unanimously Forge Ahead

Speaking out, supervisors approve three-part board matter.

For residents in Fairfax County and the rest of Virginia and the nation, the future for abortion rights and access is uncertain now that the Supreme Court has...

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing achievements in education.

Recognizing achievements in education.

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing the achievements in education in a challenging year.

FCPS Honors 2022

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Hardening older FCPS Entrances to Secure Them from Shooters

Multilayered approaches to keep children safe in schools

School shootings

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Fairfax County Officials Announce New Tourism Brand for South County

Connect, reconnect to the treasures.

At a media briefing held Wednesday, May 17, against the backdrop of George Washington's Mount Vernon...

Burglaries and Destruction of Property at Two Black Churches

Not hate crimes but a cry for help.

Four crimes within days at two Black churches and a tripped alarm at a third Black church, all located on Fordson Road in Alexandria's Gum Spring Community, looked ominous.

FCPS to Consider Trust Policy

CASA members and allies speak out at rally and public hearing.

FCPS policy

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No Stopping School Board Naming New Division Superintendent

Student protests, petition and NAACP objections fail to derail the endgame.

School superintendent

Fairfax School Board’s Frustration Shows

Does the process diminish new superintendent’s appointment?

School Board

Fairfax County Budget Hearings

Comments favor funding for low-income and affordable housing, police and first responders pay increases, parks, and more.

Budget

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Coalition for TJ Files Emergency Request to Vacate the 4th Circuit Stay

Case alleges anti-Asian American discriminatory admissions process

Emergency request

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44th Annual Fairfax County Valor Awards

Valor is more than bravery or courage. It goes beyond what is expected.

Valor awards

2022 Shape of the Region Conference

‘Finding our way back to mental health.’

Mental health

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Helping to Feed Hungry Families

Stuff the Bus event brings in much needed food donations.

Stuff bus

New Deputy County Executive for Safety and Security Named

Board of Supervisors appoints former Fire and Rescue Department's assistant chief.

Appointee