Fairfax County News

April 23, 2018
In Fairfax County, 'obsolete' office buildings are in highest demand

Nearly two-thirds of all office buildings in Fairfax County are considered "obsolete," according to documents provided to the county's supervisors, but that's not to say those properties are useless or unwanted.

April 22, 2018
Reston community groups, county at odds over planned zoning changes

The Coalition for a Planned Reston, a collection of local community groups, remains unconvinced by Fairfax County's proposal to increase the area's planned residential community district density limit, coalition representatives said this past weekend in response to a letter from the county's Department of Planning and Zoning.

April 21, 2018
Pratt ending partnership with two King George doctors

Pratt Medical Center hopes to continue providing medical care in King George County after it splits from Sentara Healthcare, but not with two longstanding doctors, including one who's worn his white coat in Dahlgren for almost 33 years. That's Dr. Rosier Dedwylder, who opened his family medicine practice on July 1, 1985, three years after earning a degree from Duke University Medical Center.

April 21, 2018
The Manassas Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 25th Anniversary Season with Russian Silver

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director James Villani, will conclude its 25th Anniversary Season with Russian Silver on May 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. The highlight of the concert will be the performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's magical Scheherazade, where the orchestra will be augmented with 21 advanced musicians from seven area high schools and one middle school, representing 3 different school districts, Prince William County, Manassas City, and Fairfax County Schools.

April 20, 2018
Schapiro: In NoVa, a big target becomes even bigger

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April 20, 2018
Listen: Va Del. Tim Hugo Discussed How Republicans Blocked a Tax Increase For New Metro Funding.

Del. Tim Hugo, a member of Virginia's House Republican leadership, represents parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties Virginia lawmakers narrowly rejected Gov. Ralph Northam's proposed changes to a new Metro funding bill.

April 19, 2018
Map: Opioid Overdoses Killed Over 1,200 Va. Residents in '17

More Virginia residents died of opioid overdoses in 2017 than in any other year in at least a decade. In 2017 alone, 1,227 lives were lost, according to preliminary data released by the state.

April 18, 2018
The Cornerstones' of Community Honored at 2018 Best of Reston Awards

More than 600 people gathered for the 2018 Best of Reston Awards for Community Service at the Hyatt Regency Reston on April 12, 2018. Simon Fellows: William G. "Bill" Bouie , Joseph L. Ritchey , Vicky Wingert , Lynn Lilienthal , Beverly Cosham , Charles A. "Chuck" Veatch , Not pictured: Jim Cleveland , Karen Cleveland and Priscilla Ames - deceased.

April 18, 2018
Va. assembly to decide on Metro taxes, veto overrides

As Virginia's General Assembly meets for its annual reconvened session Wednesday, the proposal for new dedicated funding for Metro ranks among the key issues. The current bill provides $154 million more per year, mainly from money that today goes to Northern Virginia transportation projects, including, at times, Metro.

April 18, 2018
Plans for Richmond Highway includes widening, Bus Rapid Transit system new

Plans are on the drawing boards to transform Richmond Highway in Alexandria, which call for a nearly 9-mile Bus Rapid Transit system from the Huntington Metro station to Fort Belvoir. Plans are on the drawing boards to transform Richmond Highway in Alexandria, which call for a nearly 9-mile Bus Rapid Transit system from the Huntington Metro Station to Fort Belvoir.