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Gas Prices Still Steep; Does It Pay to Shop Around?

Prices down from a few weeks ago.

Gas prices

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Local Artist Takes on A Three-Story Mural

Wall of designs and bubbles adds to the portfolio of Marisela Rumberg.

Artist does Mural

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Mount Vernon Deals with July’s Heat Wave

Hot temps bring out the frozen treats and creativity.

Heat Wave

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Local Artist Pens Virginia Urban Posters

Posters, paintings and quirkiness run in the family at Urban Redeux in Hollin Hall.

Urban Redeux

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Rising Baseball Star Threw His First Pitch in Springfield

The former WSHS star will be tuned into the MLB draft in mid-July.

Local Baseball star

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Pot Dispensary Getting Ready to Open in Mount Vernon

Beyond Hello Cannabis Dispensary almost ready for grand opening.

Marijuana

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Raising Money for a Shot at the Gold

Local track team looks to the Junior Olympics

Car wash fundraiser

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Gum Springs Community Day Doubles as Juneteenth Celebration

Residents come together to celebrate their sense of community.

Gum Springs Day

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Belle Haven Flood Wall: Solution for Coastal Flooding?

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study brings out residents, scientists and naysayers.

Flood Walls

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Summer’s Here and Possibly Time to Stay Put

Fairfax County has plenty of options for a “stay-cation” this summer.

Summer Stay-Cation

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Memorial Day Salute in Hollin Hills

Second-annual gathering brings neighbors together.

Memorial Day Salute

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Local Shark Tanker’s Go Before the Board

Creativity to cope with aging brings out local entrepreneurs.

Local shark tank

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Bike To Work Day, Month of May Tradition

An upbeat activity for an upbeat month heading into summer.

BTW 2022

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Plans Continue to Progress for Original Mount Vernon High

Adaptive reuse are the buzz words for the county’s historic school campus.

Original MVHS plans

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Beach Vibes Surround Exhibit at the Nepenthe Gallery

Exhibit kicks off Thursday evening, May 26.

Art Show

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Officials Examine Southern Beltway Section for Express Lanes

Plan calls for express lanes to cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Southern Express Lanes

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Community Center Opens in the Buckman Road Area

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

WISH center

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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.

Mural

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Fixing Intersection Is First Step in the Penn Daw Area of Mount Vernon

Revitalization, BRT and upscale apartments are part of the picture.

Revitalization

Economic Outlook for Mount Vernon Emerges from Covid Dip

Job market stronger, housing is still pricey; graphs dip for the pandemic.

Chamber mtg.

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Trees or Bikes in Mount Vernon?

Along Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, trees get the short end of the stick.

Clearing for trail

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Blast from the Past: Time Capsules

These historical preservation tidbits are popping up everywhere.

Time Capsules

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Virginia Room is Fairfax Library System’s Research Lab

Many family historical mysteries are uncovered here.

Virginia Room

Changes Coming for Franconia Government Center

Request for Proposals put out to add affordable housing

Lee Dist Government Center

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Ides of Bark Brings Out the Dogs in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon pets ruled at this fourth annual event.

Dog event

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Gum Springs Resident Celebrates 102

Car parade had well-wishers, neighbors and Mount Vernon officers.

Resident turns 102

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Tradition Comes in the Steak and Cheese Sub at Mama Mia’s

After 39 years, the husband-and-wife team are hanging up their spatulas.

Mama Mia's closing

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Greenery of Spring Celebrated at River Farm in Mount Vernon

Plant extravaganza set for the second weekend in April.

Plant fair

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County Art Contest Focuses on Water Conservation

High school artists called on to explore “One Water” theme.

Art contest

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New Golf Game Opens in Old Golf Venue in Kingstowne

In an area slated for houses, Rudy’s golf provides options for golfers.

Golf place opens.

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Mount Vernon Trail and Parkway Improvements are Underway

Efforts from Rep. Don Beyer and National Park Service are proceeding near Waynewood Boulevard.

Parkway and trail improvements

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Mount Vernon Artists Shine at Gallery Opening

Nepenthe Gallery borrowed a Greek term for “a place of no sorrow.”

Art Gallery

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New FABB Official Provides a Look From Across the Pond

Biking experience in Denmark provides a different angle for local biking.

New FABB member

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Original Mount Vernon High School Picked for Food Preparation Incubator

This developing business accelerator aims to be a plus to the area.

Food incubator

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Documentary Film: "Family Cemeteries: Is there room in Fairfax County?"

Documentary film on local cemeteries.

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Group Opposes Cinder Bed Road Bikeway

Forest cover and a rare magnolia bog could be damaged by path to Franconia-Springfield Metro.

Cinderbed Bikeway

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Before Cell Phones, Texting and the Web, CB Radio Ruled

The Citizen Band culture even had their own colorful lingo.

"Blast from the Past" with CB Radios

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Musicians and Artists Ease the Cancer Experience

Soothing sounds echo through the lobbies at the Inova cancer centers around Northern Virginia.

Inova treatment

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‘One’ BRT Line Will Roll Down Route One in Mount Vernon

The unveiling highlighted advantages and a new look.

New BRT unveiled

Man Shot by Police in Lorton Identified, Charged

Officer not yet named.

Man shot is identified

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New Fire Station Gives Firefighters an Edge in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon station has bigger bays and quarters in a rapidly growing area.

New Fire Station

Police Shoot Armed Man in Lorton

Suspect was out on a warrant and in a van parked on a Newington area street; police say he pointed a gun at them.

Shooting in Lorton

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Climate Change Study Warns of Coastal Flooding in 2050

County program called "Resilient Fairfax," would provide prevention steps.

Climate Study

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