The Fairfax-based National Rifle Association and hundreds of Second Amendment supporters flocked to the State Capitol this week, voicing their opposition to proposed gun control bills in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly that would literally take legal guns away from Virginia residents.
Fairfax County could potentially increase the amount of paid parental leave it gives employees to six weeks under a proposal being considered by the Board of Supervisors for next year.
For the 120 Metro workers on strike at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Cinder Bed Bus Garage in Lorton, 2019 ended in anxiety with no promise of relief when the calendar flips to a new year.
George Mason University’s search for its next president should be conducted in the open with opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to meet, question, and evaluate finalists for the top administrative position, Mason faculty members and students argued in a demonstration on Dec. 12.
As a privately held corporation, the George Mason University Foundation is not obligated to disclose records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court determined on Dec. 12.
"The people who love live music and who make music happen are as important as the musicians,” said Ken Avis, local musician and co-host of radio show Antidote Sounds, mentioning one name that I was slightly familiar with: Eve Thompson. “Eve has been finding and presenting diverse, high-quali…
Fairfax Connector returned to its regular weekday schedule this week after the labor union that represents its workers with Transdev struck an agreement with the private contractor to end a strike that significantly hampered Northern Virginia’s largest local bus system.
Fairfax County moved to significantly ramp up its use of solar energy on Dec. 10, announcing that it has awarded contracts to install solar photovoltaic arrays at 113 county government, park, and school facilities.
The yellow brick road in the basement of Annandale United Methodist Church is not magical. It does not pass under rainbows or lead to an Emerald City in the Land of Oz, contrary to the colorful graphics on the sign placed over entrance six.
Like most of her prospective customers, “Your CBD Store Fairfax” co-owner Beth Collingwood initially approached cannabidiol with skepticism.
“Go west, young man” is the phrase Americans think of when contemplating our nation’s westward expansion to the Pacific Ocean. But James O’Neil “Neil” DeAtley—originally from West Union, Ohio and living in Independence, Missouri earlier this year—went east; to Springfield, Virginia to be exact.
Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI), Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company, will expand its North American headquarters operation at a new location in Fairfax County. The project will create more than 50 new jobs. The governor made the announ…
Community members who take part in Fairfax County’s autonomous shuttle pilot project when it launches in the Merrifield area will ride an EasyMile EZ10 shuttle.
This coming Tuesday, November 19th, Kalypso's Sports Tavern at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston is hosting a comedic appearance by none other than Kevin Farley, brother to the late Chris Farley. How funny is Kevin? You be the judge. Tickets are just $20, but hurry, space is limited. Enjoy a night o…
On Saturday, Nov. 9, the sixth annual DC’s Dancing Stars Gala netted more than $450,000 for local charities. The event was hosted by co-founders and co-chairs Maria Coakley David and Jim David at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington D.C., and featured seven local Celebrities, four Corporate Ch…
No grocery store can fully capture the breadth of Asian food, but the City of Fairfax’s new Super H Mart comes close.
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Ashburn, joined Lennox’s Nationwide “Feel the Love” social responsibility campaign for the 2nd year in a row to assist a family in need.
In 1969, the Virginia Travel Corporation adopted the motto “Virginia is for Lovers” in a push to attract a new generation of visitors.
Fairfax County has banded together with nine other jurisdictions in Northern Virginia to form an economic development alliance dedicated to promoting the region as an attractive place to do business.
If you are a member of the “learning never ends” tribe, then you are probably aware of The Great Courses, a company that produces exceptional video and audio college-level courses taught by top professors, shaped by customers’ input. The courses can be streamed on your laptop, TV, or tablet …
On its website, Fairfax County announced on Oct. 2 that it will no longer accept glass bottles and jars in curbside recycling bins, retroactively effective as of Oct. 1.
There was no shortage of Wawa enthusiasts at the kick-off for construction on the convenience store chain’s new location in the Town of Vienna on Sept. 24.
Until today, Fairfax County residents experiencing domestic and sexual violence had to travel to the Historic Courthouse in Fairfax or the South County Human Services Building in Alexandria to talk with an advocate face-to-face.
A sales and marketing company based in Falls Church is the subject of a new religious discrimination lawsuit filed in Alexandria by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a self-described civil rights organization dedicated to helping American Muslims.
While some ancient traditions continue to live on unmodified, some go through a few changes to adapt to modern times.
While Hurricane Dorian left Northern Virginia untouched, the region might not be as lucky in the future, as climate change exacerbates the intensity of hurricanes and other extreme weather events.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Inova Health System, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in Northern Virginia, has made its network of providers and facilities available to additional Medicaid and, potentially, Medicare members after coming to an agreement with Optima Health, the health insurance provider announced on …
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.
A new slate of state laws took effect in Virginia on July 1 as the Commonwealth observed the beginning of a new fiscal year.