Fairfax County News

September 20, 2018
Herndon Downtown Site Plan Submitted

In the fall of 2017, Larry Bergner, Comstock Senior Vice President of Development shakes the hand of Town of Herndon Mayor Lisa C. Merkel. Comstock Venture LC and the Town of Herndon moved forward with a signed Comprehensive Agreement, which defined responsibilities of both parties in the redevelopment of 4.675 acres of town-owned land in Herndon's downtown into a mixed-use project.

September 19, 2018
Update on Fairfax County 4-vehicle fatal crash

At 4:31 a.m. Tuesday , the Virginia State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 at the 162 mile marker. The crash involved four vehicles, including three pickup trucks and a Toyota sedan.

September 18, 2018
The cost of first-class stamps increased to 49 cents on Jan. 22, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

College students at Old Dominion are having a tough time casting absentee ballots over a problem that costs cents - U.S. postal stamps. Lisa Connors with the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs told a local radio station this week that a recent focus group shed light on the logistical "hump" for college students.

September 18, 2018
Woman Airlifted to Hospital After Vape Pen Explodes in Va.

A woman was airlifted to a hospital with burns after her vape pen exploded in Northern Virginia on Saturday, officials say. The woman was sitting in a car outside a vape shop in Herndon when the device exploded about 3:30 p.m., a representative of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said.

September 17, 2018
Map: After Accident, See Which Schools Have Room Partitions

Source: Information provided by school districts. Note: D.C. Public Schools was unable to provide information on room partitions.

September 17, 2018
Police Civilian Review Board looks to expand its powers as it begins to develop working bylaws

City Council has charged the board with promoting accountability and transparency within the Charlottesville Police Department to build trust, relationships and civilian engagement with the local community. The Charlottesville Police Civilian Review board continued to struggle with the extent and scope of its powers at the body's meeting this past Tuesday as it looks to begin drafting bylaws for consideration by the City Council.

September 17, 2018
Heavy rains mark Florencea s effect in DC area weather

Florence's effects in the area will come in the form of some heavy rains and strong storms this week. Showers move into the southwestern counties and will track parallel to the Appalachians Monday, passing north on Tuesday, Storm Team4 meteorologist Mike Stinneford said.

September 14, 2018
Inova nixes seniors' healthcare program in Fairfax

Inova, whose new 1.2 million-square-foot Merrifield campus is said to be poised to become the future of medical technology, has recently decided to shut down its PACE program providing care for seniors and the elderly.

September 14, 2018
Community leaders take pride in high school name change from J.E.B. Stuart to Justice.

Student Irene Hossain, Rep. Gerry Connolly , Ernest Johns, Fairfax County School Board Mason District Representative Sandy Evans, and Joan Johns Cobbs cut a ribbon to conclude the official re-dedication ceremony for Justice High School.

September 14, 2018
County braces for Hurricane Florence: officials warn of potential flooding early next week

Hurricane Florence is expected to hit hardest in the Carolinas and southern Virginia, but the potentially life-threatening storm could still affect the Fairfax County area through early next week with rain and possible flooding.