A Great Falls nonprofit has spent the last decade helping bring clean energy to rural homes in Africa, and that work has now earned it global recognition courtesy of an international award for projects and organizations dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
After a month of build-up, the Virginia General Assembly’s special session intended to look at gun violence prevention legislation lasted all of 90 minutes.
A new slate of state laws took effect in Virginia on July 1 as the Commonwealth observed the beginning of a new fiscal year.
April 7 might not have been a day that many of us saw as significant, but for New York Times best-selling author, Immaculée Iligabiza, and the millions living in the country of Rwanda, it marked the 25th anniversary of the start of something truly tragic; the Rwandan genocide, a mass murderi…
Given the frequency with which it occurs, gun violence has become a near-constant topic of discussion in U.S. national politics, but it is particularly urgent in Virginia right now as state legislators prepare to convene on July 9 for a special session to address the issue.
Former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will serve as George Mason University’s interim president this fall while the public university’s board of visitors searches for a permanent appointee.
The Tall Ship Providence Foundation has just announced the date for the much-anticipated arrival of the Tall Ship Providence in Alexandria. The ship, which is a reproduction of the original Providence, the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy, will arrive in Old Town on the…
An Alexandria man was sentenced June 28 to 10 years in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and transferring obscene matter to a minor.
The Virginia General Assembly will reassemble in Richmond on July 9 for a special session to consider legislation intended to address gun violence after a Virginia Beach city employee killed 12 people on May 31.
Fairfax County is on track to host Virginia’s first state-funded self-driving public transportation project after receiving a grant for an autonomous electric shuttle pilot planned for the Merrifield area.
Shortly after Len Trahan retired seven years ago, he suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk and inhibited his ability to function on the left side of his body.
Rising Oakcrest Senior Megan Meehan won first place in the Tenth Annual Gabriela Mistral Youth Poetry Competition with her poem “Guardian Angel.” She also received an Honorable Mention for another work entitled “Silent Ones Are Waiting.”
A lawsuit arguing that Fairfax County Public Schools officials failed to efficiently and properly respond to a student’s allegation of sexual assault will go to trial after a federal judge denied the county school board’s motion for summary judgment on June 10.
Commuters traveling in Tysons Corner around rush hour on June 6 were greeted by the sight of about two dozen protestors marching through the streets behind a banner with the slogan “Good jobs, strong communities.”
Next year, Fairfax County will have a new Commonwealth’s Attorney for the first time in a decade after former federal attorney Steve Descano beat incumbent Ray Morrogh for the Democratic Party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary elections.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman candidate Jeff McKay has held steady through all the pressure and challenges of a primary race unprecedented in recent county history, counting on his experience to prevail with voters over the promises of change offered by his opponents.
If there is one lesson that Fairfax County School Board at-large candidate Cheryl Buford picked up from her time with the U.S. Department of Education, it is the value of local decision-making in the American public education system.
On June 1, the New Horizon Bass Anglers Youth Foundation Inc. hosted its annual Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Fairfax. Connor G. Liu, a 7th grader attending Rachel Carson Middle School won the age 7-15 division. Connor caught a total of 17 fish. There were two awards divisions, Ages 1-6 and 7-15.
As more than a hundred veterans and eyewitnesses arrived at the doors of Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly it proved that this was going to be another successful oral history day.
A familiar mantra among shelters, nonprofits, and other organizations dedicated to addressing homelessness is that anyone can become homeless.
Sid Thakker’s award-winning science fair project began as many science fair projects do: with a basic observation and a burning desire to learn more.
Fairfax County’s I-95 landfill in Lorton may become home to the longest indoor ski slope in North America and one of the longest in the world.
Ryan McElveen is perfectly fine, proud even to be described as “a school board member who has antagonized supervisors he now seeks to lead.”
When Tristan Rogers was 6, he decided to raise money so that children like him elsewhere in the world can have food to eat.
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Fairfax County History Commission dedicated a historic marker at Colvin Run Mill pointing out the difficulties farmers and miller faced during the War of 1812. From left to right are Gregory Wilson, Sally Lyons, Barbara Peters, Dranesville Sup…
The Fairfax County School Board established employee compensation as a priority in the Fiscal Year 2020 advertised budget it adopted in February, and thanks to a transfer request that was fully funded by the county, the school board was able to ultimately fulfill its promise.
On the weekend of May 24, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology joined 331 of the top high school quiz bowl teams at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2019 High School National Championship Tournament to determine which team was the best.
Multiple lanes of southbound Route 28 near the on-ramp from eastbound Sterling Boulevard to southbound Route 28 will be closed during overnight hours this weekend for underground pipe installation work, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The two ramps from Sterling Boule…
For the first time in nearly 20 years, every four-year Virginia public college has frozen tuition, this time for the 2019-2020 school year.
A new fight over Reston National Golf Course is brewing after two Baltimore, Md., developers announced on May 19 that they had closed a purchase of the 18-hole, 168-acre golf complex on Sunrise Valley Drive.
On May 18, a vibrant crowd of more than 130 historical enthusiasts were mesmerized by the long-anticipated unveiling of the Civil War Trail’s marker entitled, “Mystery of the Centreville Six.” The gathering took place at the McDonald’s restaurant at 5931 Fort Drive in Centreville, and center…
A Manassas man is facing multiple charges after an early morning shooting left one man dead and sent others to the hospital. The shooting happened in the 14500 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Chantilly on May 24 at 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot …
When Rachna Sizemore Heizer’s son was in second grade, she saw firsthand how far Fairfax County Public Schools had to go to be truly inclusive of students with disabilities.
The proposed Lorton Community Center project will go before the Fairfax County Planning Commission during its May 22 meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.