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1 hr ago | Patch.com
"These are mixed-breed puppies and we expect they'll be small to medium sized," according to a post at the Fairfax Animal Shelter Facebook page. "We know they look like Lab pups, but their mom looks like a Feist mix."
4 hrs ago | NBC29
As the family of a missing University of Virginia student arrived in Charlottesville to search for her, Morgan Harrington's family reached out to offer support. Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old first-year UVA student, has been missing since early Saturday morning .
5 hrs ago | Business Journal
James Down Turner, an Alexandria-based attorney, doesn't much care for the stock market. He's put his money into real estate, primarily in the Route 1 corridor, and business is good.
9 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle on more rigorous exams introduced three years ago. The Virginia Department of Education said Tuesday that 555 out of the state's 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks on the annual statewide Standards of Learning tests last year.
11 hrs ago | Patch.com
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Supervisor John Cook broke ground Tuesday morning on the new Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters. They were joined by Deputy County Executive Dave Rohrer, Fire Chief Richard Bowers, Police Chief Ed Roessler and other members of the Board of Supervisors.
17 hrs ago | Potomac Local
Drivers crossing south into Woodbridge from Fairfax County on U.S. 1 could soon be greeted by a new apartment development on the Occoquan River. A plan to build 720 apartment homes along the banks of the Occoquan River next to a concrete plant is set to be heard Wednesday night at a meeting of the Prince William County Planning Commission.
UPDATE 1:40 p.m. Hannah Elizabeth Graham, the reported missing student, is a graduate of West Potomac High School , according to NBC-4. The school is located in Fairfax County in an area south of Old Town Alexandria, often referred to as "Alexandria."
Fairfax County Police set up a sobriety checkpoint in Reston Friday night that netted three drivers charged with DWI, according to a news release from police. Police do not release the whereabouts of the checkpoint beforehand.
The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Office will be holding an information session for prospective students at a school near you. Last spring, the school offered admission to 487 students for the Class of 2018 , out of 2,900 who applied.
The City of Manassas announces the hiring of Bruce Goudarzi as the Deputy Director of Public Works. Goudarzi comes to the City with more than 30 years of government experience in the public works arena.
On September 12, 2014 Dr. Jorge Arias left this world for his heavenly home where he can rest and find peace. Jorge married the love of his life, Kathy Arias, in California in 1971.
Three features of civil forfeiture law and five Supreme Court decisions make it easy for police to take money from motorists. One afternoon in August 2012, Mandrel Stuart was driving with his girlfriend into Washington, D.C., when a Fairfax County cop pulled him over on Interstate 66, ostensibly because the windows of his SUV were too dark.
We're starting the week off with a roundup of some of our more uplifting stories from the past week, from our Patch sites in Northern Virginia and DC. PHOTO: The annual Fall for the Book Festival continues this week at George Mason University in Fairfax.
On Wednesday morning, Jennifer Whiteree left her home in Manassas at 7 to begin a 15-mile commute to her job in Chantilly. She arrived an hour and 45 minutes later, at 8:45.
Barbara Comstock, Republican candidate for Congress, smiles while chatting with a constituent during the Hob Nob in the Valley held at Lord Fairfax Community College Friday evening in Middletown. Rich Cooley/Daily John Fox, right, gives assistance to Marilyn Williams, left, and Rick Steele, center, both of Front Royal, while they cast their votes during a straw pole during Friday evening's Hob Nob in the Valley event held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:33 pm
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