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2 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

School notes: Virginiaa s back-to-school sales tax holiday runs Aug. 1-3

Families in Virginia will receive a break from sales tax on their back-to-school shopping this weekend as the state holds its annual tax holiday.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Fairfax, VA

6 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

New study shows true cost of getting a speeding ticket

A new online study shows that after factoring in the costs of increased insurance premiums, the true cost of getting a speeding ticket in Virginia comes out to nearly 2.4 times more than the cost of the actual ticket.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Fairfax, VA

10 hrs ago | TBD.com

Weekend Planner: Axe-Throwing, Lego Brickfair, 4-H Farm Show & Carnival, and more

Immerse yourself in everything Lego at the Brickfair this Saturday and Sunday at the Dulles Expo Center.

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Related Topix: Dulles, VA, Herndon, VA, Wolf Trap, VA, Falls Church, VA

14 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Silver Line service begins

When the first official passenger train left the Wiehle-Reston East Station Saturday afternoon, the crowd of transit enthusiasts who had lined up to be a part of local history erupted in cheers.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Tysons Corner, VA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Fairfax Times

News Briefs -- FairfaxTimes.com

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors gave final approval Tuesday to a plan to transform the remaining portion of the former Lorton Prison complex into a mixed use community.

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Related Topix: Lorton, VA, Herndon, VA

Loudoun Times

Aldie man sentenced to 14 years for armed robbery of a local 7-Eleven

Darius Foster, 18, was sentenced to 14 years active incarceration with eight years probation on July 28 in Loudoun's Circuit Court for his involvement in the armed robberies of a Sterling 7-Eleven and two McDonald's.

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Related Topix: Aldie, VA, Sterling, VA, Chantilly, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fairfax Times

Churches aid Afghan interpreter

Photo by Bill Shugarts Abdul Hameed's children, ages 6 and 3, pitched in to help move donated furniture into their apartment.

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Fairfax Times

School Board funds move to full-day Mondays with extra cash

The Fairfax County School Board voted last Thursday to fund a move to full-day Mondays for elementary schools as it divvied up surplus year-end dollars.

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Fairfax Times

The woods are alive with music

Shamus Ian Fatzinger/ Fairfax County Times Erna Swidyastuti of the Indonesian group called Santi Budaya performs the Peacock Angelo dance from Bali as part of the Cultural Heritage Nights Concert Series at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale Saturday.

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WRIC-TV Richmond

Dominion gives grants to Va environmental groups

The grants support projects that protect and preserve natural habitats, prevent pollution, make nature accessible and educate the public about environmental stewardship.

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Related Topix: Virginia Beach, VA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Supervisors seal deal for Silver Line garage at Va. 28

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a contract that lets building get underway on the Silver Line's next parking structure.

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Related Topix: Dulles, VA

Fairfax County

Alexandria Area House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687 Duty PIO : 703-877-3702 fire-rescue.PA-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov News Release 14-74 Date: July 30, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, Alexandria, VA

Alexandria Gazette-Packet

Letter: Choosing Wisely In November

Franklin Roosevelt stated, "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to do so wisely."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Tim Kaine, Nancy Pelosi

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Washington Post

Fairfax board rejects extension of controversial Lorton landfill's use

In a vote Tuesday that reflected the deep community divisions around a plan to extend the life of an industrial landfill in Lorton, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors decided to close the landfill several years sooner than expected.

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Related Topix: Lorton, VA, Mount Vernon, VA

NBC Washington

Man Arrested in Fairfax Co. Gas Station Robberies

Gone in 40 seconds -- that's all it took for a bold robber to strike and run. Only on News4, Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver takes you inside as that violent robbery played out.

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WUSA-TV Washington

New FBI Headquarters shortlist: 2 Md. & 1 Va.

Two sites in Prince George's County and one in Springfield are on the shortlist for the new FBI Headquarters.

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NBC29

Military school official accused of sexual battery

Reginald "Reggie" Franklin is accused of groping the wife of an alumnus during a school function, a dinner party in McLean in Fairfax County on Feb. 22. Attorney Phoenix Harris also says Franklin turned himself in to police in Virginia on July 1 and has since returned to New Mexico.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Business Journal

Janitors at Fort Belvoir could walk off the job tomorrow

Janitors for Fort Belvoir will strike Tuesday morning if the Atlanta-based federal contractor they work for refuses to come to the table to renegotiate the terms of their contract.

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Related Topix: Fort Belvoir, VA

Business Journal

Rep. Jim Moran weighs in on Fort Belvoir janitor strike

Representative Jim Moran, D-Virginia, is weighing in on a pending strike of janitors that work at Fort Belvoir, asking the garrison commander at the Fairfax County Army installation to take appropriate action "to ensure the contractors are held responsible for their actions."

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Related Topix: Fort Belvoir, VA

CE News

U.S. DOT celebrates opening of Silver Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - On July 26, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other U.S. Department of Transportation officials celebrated the opening of the first phase of the Silver Line - the largest expansion of Metrorail service in 20 years - connecting the nation's capital to Tysons Corner and the Reston area of Fairfax County.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, Reston, VA, Dulles, VA, Loudoun County, VA, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf

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