Fairfax County News

September 22, 2017
Collateral Damage: Repaying a Debt of Compassion

In October 1886, John L. Rice-formerly a private of the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry-made his way on horseback to Amos and Margaret Benson's home in northern Virginia, intent on repaying an old debt. How Rice incurred that debt, and how he went about repaying it more than 20 years after the war ended, is the stuff of legend-a legend that endures today even though all that remains of the Bensons' home is a pile of rubble.

September 22, 2017
Virginia State Police investigating early morning hit-and-run

At 6:20 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 22, Virginia State Police say they responded to a report of a hit-and-run of a VDOT Safety Services Patroller in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Exit 166B in Fairfax County.

September 22, 2017
D.C.-Area Teachers Spend Millions Out-of-Pocket on Supplies

Washington, D.C.-area public school teachers spend millions of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses to buy extra supplies for their classrooms, according to an investigation and teacher survey conducted by the News4 I-Team. The purchases include a wide range of classroom items, including stationary, cleaners, prizes, food, printers and posters.

September 22, 2017
Erickson Living has plans in Fairfax, but will there be community support?

Erickson Living envisions a senior community on the site of the former Northern Virginia Training Center near George Mason University.

September 21, 2017
ACFD Assists on Route 7 SunTrust Bank Fire

The Arlington County Fire Department helped out on a structure fire call at the SunTrust Bank in Seven Corners this morning. ACFD sent units to the bank at 6300 Leesburg Pike around 11 a.m. to assist Fairfax County Fire & Rescue with the reported electrical fire.

September 21, 2017
Why Fairfax County should welcome short-term rentals

At a public hearing on September 5 in Reston, Fairfax County residents voiced their concerns and requests regarding the county's efforts to draft regulations governing short-term rentals .

September 21, 2017
In the shadow of Trump's Loudoun County golf club, a family-friendly oasis

Built around 1990, Lowes Island features a collection of planned communities that offer residents access to an abundance of trails for hiking, biking and running, "gorgeous views of the Potomac River," and quick access to shopping options and transportation hubs such as Dulles International Airport, said Sheila Cooper, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty. Barbara Conzone said that she could have become discouraged after her search for the ideal house dragged on for nearly a year.

September 21, 2017
Buchanan Partners, Miami firm pay $81M for N. Va. industrial portfolio

Buchanan Partners has teamed with a Florida-based investment firm to acquire a 700,000-square-foot industrial portfolio in western Fairfax County, the pair announced Wednesday.

September 20, 2017
Fischer extradited to Virginia on charges of solicitation of a minor

Kenneth Brian Fischer, 39, of the 800 block of Amherst Lane in Westminster, is facing charges in Virginia on four counts of solicitation of a minor in connection with an online chat investigation that began on Aug. 31 by the Fairfax County Police Major Crime Bureau, Child Exploitation Unit, according to a news release from Maryland State Police, which assisted in the investigation.

September 20, 2017
One of Trump's nominees may have voted illegally in Virginia

As President Donald Trump's controversial commission on voter fraud seeks to gather evidence, it won't have to look far for some suspicious activity: a ballot cast in last fall's presidential election in Virginia by Jeffrey Gerrish, Trump's nominee to be a deputy U.S. trade representative. Gerrish, whose nomination is pending in the Senate, sold a home in Fairfax County, Virginia, in July 2016 and bought a home in North Bethesda, Maryland, the same month, according to public records of the sales, which list the Maryland home as Gerrish's "principal residence."