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Fatal Shooting in Fair Haven

Detectives continue to investigate a fatal shooting in Fair Haven that left one man dead.

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Local Volunteers Boost Bluebirds, Monitor Nestboxes

Bluebirds

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Woodlawn’s Diverse History

Beyond the Gentry

Woodlawn

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Are Longtime Businesses Leaving Hollin Hall Shopping Center?

Are Longtime Businesses Leaving Hollin Hall Shopping Center?

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Chamber Receives Report on General Assembly Activities

Roll for a casino in Fairfax County?

“It was a session with a lot of changes,” said State Senator Scott Surovell speaking to the Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce at the annual General Assembly Report business breakfast.

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School Board Hearing on Budget Poorly Attended

Why didn’t more people testify?

Dr. Ricardy Anderson (Mason District representative) welcomed the six people who testified Tuesday evening, May 14, at the Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing on the budget. The time between the first speaker, Nancy Trainer, starting her testimony, and Arthur Purves, the sixth speaker, ending his testimony was approximately sixteen minutes.

FCPS Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

FCPS Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

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‘Addictive Cell Phone Usage’

Fairfax County School Board spurred to action on student cell phone use

Cell phones

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In Support of Mural on Water Tank, Gateway to Gum Springs

Mural on Watertank

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May Day, May Day, Fire in Lorton

Smell lingered for miles.

Fire in Lorton

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Stop for Pedestrians in Fairfax County Crosswalks

Supervisors adopt ordinance amending county code to stop, not just yield.

Yield

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Restoring Ecology at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center

Gardens and plants

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Children’s Nature Library to Reopen at River Farm

The American Horticultural Society will reopen the Children’s Nature Library and Reading Room at River Farm, headquarters of the AHS. This dynamic space for young readers, which closed in 2020 due to the pandemic, will once again offer an extraordinary collection of over 1,700 books focused on nature and gardening.