In a 10,000 square-foot, open-plan office accessible from the back of a low-lying, nondescript building in Reston, a team of engineers, software designers, beverage scientists, accountants, and marketing professionals are working to revolutionize drinking water.
The advocacy group 'Mothers Out Front Fairfax County' did not expect its Clean Buses for Kids campaign to see such swift progress.
The one thing everyone who watched Halle Companies’ presentation on its plans for Kingstowne Towne Center could agree on was that the developer’s new proposal is an improvement from its old ones.
Edward Raul Mejia Sandoval, 22 and Manuel Enrique Casco, 34, both of Md., were arrested Sept. 2 after allegedly robbing a local business shortly after 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 in the 700 block of Elden Street in the Town of Herndon. Mejia Sandoval was charged with two counts of robbery and two coun…
Fairfax County Public Schools students likely had a lot on their minds when they woke up on Monday for the first day of a new school year, from anxieties about new classes and teachers to the anticipation of reuniting with friends after the long summer.
The revitalization of West Falls Church will start small with new traffic signals, wider sidewalks, and other infrastructure tweaks, but over the next decade, these changes will add up to an entirely new look for the area between Route 7 and the West Falls Church Metro station.
On August 24, at approximately 9:45 a.m., officers from the United States Park Police were dispatched to a report of a dead body at Great Falls Park. The individual was first reported by a kayaker. Investigation revealed that the man fell onto some rocks and was killed.
Police have arrested Kevin Norton, 50, of Springfield, in a suspected indecent liberties case that occurred on Aug. 14, at the Springfield Town Center.
As Fairfax County makes progress toward embracing solar energy, some local environmental advocates have turned their sights to a new front in the battle against climate change.
Fairfax County has terminated a contract for electronic waste collection, recycling, and disposal services after the local recycling company Securis filed a protest against the county for how it handled the competitive bid process.
One of the few privately maintained stormwater management facilities left in Fairfax County may eventually come under county control.
A Fairfax County Public Schools music teacher has been convicted on three counts related to the solicitation of a minor, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced on Monday.
Almost two decades after leaving Fairfax County for the federal government, Jonathan Fahey hopes to return to the county’s Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, this time as the top prosecutor.
Virginia delegate and dentist Ibraheem Samirah (D-86th)--who currently represents parts of both Loudoun and Fairfax counties in a district represented by Republican Delegate Tom Rust from 2002 to 2016--interrupted Republican President Donald Trump’s speech in Jamestown on July 30 to protest …
There are two competing versions of Eritrea, a small country caught between Sudan and Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa.
Fairfax County has identified just over $2 million in damages and other expenses resulting from rain that flooded the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region on July 8.
On July 31st, a group of families from Fairfax's Mantua community hosted a supply drive to collect items for immigrants crossing the U.S. border. Over 40 boxes of supplies were donated, sorted and shipped to the Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley by the volunteers.
Fairfax County NAACP President Kofi Annan has resigned from leading Fairfax County’s branch of one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the U.S.
Fairfax City’s Economic Development Authority has finalized an agreement with the Parry Restaurant Group to redevelop the Park View property at 3936 Old Lee Highway. The current building on the property is leased by the Fairfax Surf Shop, which will hopefully relocate somewhere within the ci…
Fairfax County Public Schools has not conducted a full-scale school boundaries review in about 35 years, and a work session that the Fairfax County School Board held on July 22 to discuss possible changes to the boundary adjustment policy illustrated why officials have been reluctant to tack…
A semblance of normalcy has returned to the Greenspring Retirement Community more than two weeks after an outbreak of respiratory illnesses struck the senior living facility, putting 23 people in the hospital and possibly contributing to three deaths.
Last month, approximately 150 community members, local businesses, elected officials and County leaders came together to celebrate the completion of the Huntington Levee and improvements to Farrington Park. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck welcomed those assembled and thanked form…
A wanted sex offender suspected of attacking a woman in Reston on June 11 is in custody after FCPD detectives arrested him in Fairfax on July 17.
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.