Fairfax County, Virginia, circa 1926. "Freeman House Store -- Vienna, Va." A historic structure that figured in the Civil War. Our title comes from a retail detail. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
In the fall of 1774, as they heard about the crisis in Massachusetts, George Mason and his Fairfax County neighbors organized an “independent” militia company outside Gov. Dunmore’s control. For their commander they naturally chose Col. Show More Summary
He’s a white, 67-year-old jazz saxophone player from Takoma Park. And now, from his townhouse in Fairfax County, Mark E. Mitchell has amassed a collection of African American memorabilia which places him at the forefront of experts in African American … Continue reading ?
Three teens convicted in Fairfax County, made cellphone videos of themselves having sex with young girls unaware they were being recorded, according to the Washington Post
A Fairfax County student was sentenced to three days in a juvenile detention center for producing sexually explicit cellphone videos of drunken sex acts with other teens without their consent. [Post] A man was killed in a shooting in NE D.C. Show More Summary
In the news: Frager's hardware store burns, man arrested for March killing of shoe store worker, Fairfax County has highest graduation rate among large school districts. [ more › ]
The smartphone revolution has reached Joe Cecconi, which may mean it isn’t a revolution anymore. The retiree from Fairfax County got his Samsung Galaxy S III six months ago, finally giving up on his old flip phone. He hardly ever uses the apps, but he said he found the smartphone very useful for “the Web, texting and making calls.” Read full article >>
Fairfax County schools and sports officials have been very attentive to the growing concern about head trauma in football, including seminars for parents and the Centreville youth football league being one of the first three in the nation to try out the new "Heads Up" tackling program. Show More Summary
(HERNDON, Va.) — Authorities say two people suffered minor injuries when a small plane crashed into the living room of an apartment outside Washington. Capt. Willie Bailey with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Virginia says the plane ran out of fuel early Friday and crashed, injuring two people — one in the apartment and one in the Cessna 177B. Show More Summary
Early morning crash of small plane into apartment building.
Ziller Hagel, the 20-year-old son of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, was in Fairfax County District Court Wednesday morning, where charges stemming from a marijuana arrest last year were dismissed, records show. Hagel was arrested on the misdemeanor charge last June, … Continue reading ?
The son of a former Bush adviser allegedly killed a friend with a hatchet over a drug dispute, according to police. [Times] A former Fairfax County principal was charged with sexually molesting a young boy in 2009 during a camping trip organized by a church. [Post] MARC trains are attracting more passengers than ever. [Examiner] [ more › ]
Ron Maggiano is a social studies teacher at West Springfield High School in Fairfax County. In 2005, he won the Disney Teacher Award for innovation and creativity, and in 2006, he won the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Family Teaching Prize … Continue reading ?
On Sunday afternoon, standing outside the Virginia GOP’s headquarters in vote-rich Fairfax County, Bishop E.W. Jackson finally became a real politician. He’d just won his party’s nomination for lieutenant governor. Democrats and the press, dazzled by their luck, had just started digging into Jackson’s YouTube record of incendiary quotes. Show More Summary
When the Farmers' Public Market opened at Third and Fairfax in 1934, it hosted just 18 farmers, representing only a sliver of LA County's 12,000 farms. Though the produce wasn't always top notch (even the market's founder wrote once that...
The Brain Foundation is one of the many great non-profit groups in our area who provide a valuable service, in this case housing for the mentally ill, and we've featured it in this space before. But now it needs more than $14,000 toShow More Summary
George Mason University has decided not to pursue the appeal of a Fairfax County judge's ruling that Stephanie Kermgard, a Virginia resident and Navy veteran, was entitled to in-state tuition, a difference of about $18,000 per year.Show More Summary
The average Fairfax homeowner will pay about $216 more in property taxes during the next fiscal year, after the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a one-cent increase in the residential tax rate as part of its overall budget process. Read full article >>
After the recent uproar over the possible destruction of the Tysons Forest on Old Courthouse Spring Branch, behind Route 7, a Fairfax County planner pointed out to me that there was a second green space in Tysons Corner: Scotts Run Park, east of the Beltway and closer to Pimmit Hills than either of the Tysons malls. Show More Summary
In the news: Three Fairfax County teens convicted on felony charges for recording sexual encounters, new security protocols in place for D.C. standardized tests and Arlington wants to move ahead with streetcar. [ more › ]