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2 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end

In some spots, the train tracks rise 40 feet above some of Virginia's priciest real estate, held aloft by massive concrete trestles.


Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, Reston, VA, Dulles, VA, McLean, VA

6 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Taxi firms accuse Herring of siding with Lyft, Uber

A Lyft car, with its trademark pink mustache. The company has faced opposition in other markets for its nontraditional business model as it moved into dozens of cities since its inception in 2012.


8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Fairfax to vote on spending millions to end half-day classes

The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on using $7.6 million to cover the estimated cost of extending Mondays from half a day of classes to a full day for elementary students in the coming school year.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Education

11 hrs ago |

Sobriety Checkpoint Set for This Weekend in West Springfield District

Fairfax County Police announced today that there will be a sobriety checkpoint conducted this weekend in the West Springfield Police District .


Related Topix: West Springfield, VA, Fairfax Station, VA, Lorton, VA, Springfield, VA, Annandale, VA

15 hrs ago | Business Journal

Fairfax County paintball pitch now a neighborhood war

Before there can be battles on the field, Clifton neighbors are warring off the field - publicly and in Fairfax County planning circles - over a proposal to install the jurisdiction's first paintball business.


Related Topix: Clifton, VA

20 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Schools set to expand language programs in Fairfax County

Fairfax County school officials Monday laid out an ambitious blueprint to bring foreign language programs to all elementary schools within five years, but questions of feasibility remain.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

23 hrs ago |

Route 50 3-Year Project Nearing Completion

The Route 50 Mega Project that has plagued drivers in Fairfax and Loudoun counties for nearly three years is nearing completion.


Related Topix: Loudoun County, VA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Fairfax County

136th Recruit School Graduates 63

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 News Release 14-72 Date: July 22, 2014 For approximately six months, 63 recruit firefighters have been undergoing training to respond to fires, ... (more)


Related Topix: Fire, Fairfax, VA

Fairfax County Police combat the rise of sex trafficking among young girls

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. Fairfax County Police are seeing an increase in the sex trafficking of young girls, and investigators say the Internet is helping criminals expand their business.


Related Topix: Alexandria, VA

Dog Stabbed, Silver Line, Wednesday Storms, Food Trucks and KISS in Concert

Patch has 31 community sites in Northern Virginia. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours.


Related Topix: Reston, VA, Arlington County, VA

Police: Capital One Bank Robbed on Leesburg Pike

A bank in the Bailey's Crossroads area was robbed Friday, after another branch of the same bank, also on Leesburg Pike, was robbed in June, according to police.


Related Topix: Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Fairfax County Considers Easing Food Truck Restrictions

Fairfax County could soon adopt new zoning rules that will make it significantly easier for food trucks to conduct business by allow them to visit construction sites, office buildings and shopping centers.


The Washington Post

Six defining stats about Tysons as it enters the Silver Line era

The Silver Line is here. It's connecting Washington to Tysons, once a rural crossroads with a single gas station but now a place that Fairfax County officials think could become the next major American city .


Related Topix: Dulles, VA, US Politics, US News

Fairfax Times

Dawn of a new day for transit

Dawn of a new day for transit


Related Topix: Reston, VA, Fairfax, VA

Fairfax Hunt Club Owner Submits Proposal for Option to Develop Land

The owner of the Fairfax Hunt Club in Reston would like the option to develop the land, according to an online proposal submitted to Fairfax County by Robert P. Hostler.


Related Topix: Reston, VA, Wedding, Fairfax, VA, Vienna, VA, Herndon, VA

Potomac Local

Foust Opens Manassas Office, Seeks to Replace Frank Wolf in Congress

It's a joint election office for Senator Mark Warner who is seeking reelection, and for John Foust, a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors member hoping to replace outgoing Congressman Frank Wolf .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Manassas, VA

Police Release Results from Sobriety Checkpoint in Franconia-Springfield Police District

Fairfax County Police have announced the results of Friday night's sobriety checkpoint conducted in the Franconia Police District.


Related Topix: Franconia, VA, Lorton, VA

Police: Pedestrian Held Up at Knifepoint in Falls Church Area

Fairfax County Police report that a pedestrian was held up at knifepoint early Sunday morning in the Falls Church area, according to a news release from Fairfax County Police.


Related Topix: Falls Church, VA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Texting While Driving: Virginia's Worst Offenders

It's been one year since Virginia adopted its strictest law yet to curb texting while driving.


Related Topix: Virginia, Prince William County, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Arlington County, VA, Loudoun County, VA

PHOTOS: Silver Line Ribbon-Cutting at Open House for Wiehle Ave/Reston East Metrorail Station

If you missed the open house this weekend at the Silver Line's Wiehle Avenue/Reston East Metrorail Station, no worries.


Related Topix: Reston, VA