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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...

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Taking on Beyer

Five Republican candidates seek nomination in convention to challenge incumbent congressman.

Usually Republicans have to recruit candidates to run against four-term U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8). Not this year. Five Republicans are seeking the Republican nomination for the 8th Congressional District in a convention later this month.

We Are Better United To Do More (24) For The Community

During the last two years, we have seen small businesses, families, and loved ones devastated by this pandemic. We have united with our neighbors...

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Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

Expanding to two days and returning to the Old Town Alexandria waterfront for the first time since 2019, the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival kicks off...

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Community Center Opens in the Buckman Road Area

It’s more than just basketball courts and shuffleboard though.

WISH center

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.

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Maps Tell Stories of the Past

People have been making maps of the Mount Vernon area for four centuries and maps convey more than pictures,” Kevin Green began as he...

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Over the Edge

Rappellers raise funds for New Hope Housing.

Excitement was mixed with tinges of fear as more than 80 volunteers rappelled down the 14-story Crystal City Hilton as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser for New Hope Housing.

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Loss of Trees Is a Tragedy

It hurts, it's wrong and it must change. You may have seen the start of construction and removal of large, established trees at the former Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church at 6510 Fort Hunt Road...

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The Things that Keep Me Up at Night

A wife, mother, and small business owner makes a difference with just one call.

In celebration of its five-year anniversary of partnering with schools to fight teen hunger, Food For Neighbors recognized key volunteers and school administrators. Food For Neighbors began just over five years ago by helping hungry students in two schools. Now the all-volunteer nonprofit is serving approximately 1,700 students weekly in 29 schools in Fairfax County and Loudoun County.

The Teacher who Taught Me That Teaching Matters

As another school year approaches its close, capped by the annual standardized testing season that hijacks the reasons any teacher teaches, I do what most teachers do...

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Mount Vernon Student Got a Lesson in Politics

Senate page program pays off for eighth grader.

Senate page

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United Community Honors Reverend Dr. Keary Kincannon

Hyland Humanitarian Award is the top award and goes to those who make positive impacts.

Reverend Kincannon Awarded

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Everyone’s Feeling the Cold Temps in April in Springfield

Those in the plant industry are taking steps to protect the crop.

Cold April

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Mural Project Spreads Positive Vibes in Mount Vernon

One of several planned for the Richmond Highway corridor.

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Earth Day: We Can Do Our Part

Earth Day

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Mount Vernon Trail Turns 50

Trail volunteers and a bald eagle were recognized at the birthday celebration.

MV Trail Turns 50

FCPS to Consider Trust Policy

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

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