Fairfax County News

July 21, 2018
The forgotten graves of soldiers killed 157 years ago, during the Battle of Blackburna s Ford

On July 18, 157 years ago, the Battle of Blackburn's Ford was fought during an extremely hot and humid afternoon. The battle occurred several miles south of Centreville, Va., near where present-day Route 28 crosses Bull Run.

July 21, 2018
Fairfax County appoints John Butler to lead Fire and Rescue Department

Fairfax County has found its new fire chief in John S. Butler, who has led the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services in Maryland for the past four years.

July 20, 2018
Washington-Lee students sue Arlington Co. Schools over renaming high school

The Arlington School Board voted to change the name of Washington-Lee High School. Now, two students are suing, accusing board members of voting without public input, against their own rules.

July 20, 2018
Fairfax County recently rated as 4th happiest county in America, but is it really that perfect?

Fairfax County was recently rated as the fourth happiest place to live in America, per a study by smartasset.com .

July 20, 2018
Fairfax County establishes Green Business Partners Program

As the fight against climate change strengthens around the world, the movement for renewable energy is capitalizing on the increased demand fueled by government initiatives such as tax credits and cash-back incentives that have led to significant declines in renewable energy costs in the past decade.

July 20, 2018
Fairfax startup uses drones for vertical building cleaning

Lucid co-founders Andrew Ashur, Adrian Mayans and David Danielson have created a unique tethering system that cleaning the exterior surfaces of buildings by using an industrial drone.

July 20, 2018
More than a pet store, Fauquier partners tend a paradise for parrots

On Valentine's Day some 20 years ago, Tammy Kramer's husband presented her with a very special gift - a white cockatiel.

July 20, 2018
End of the road for I-66 'red X' sign

The "red x" or green arrow that can open up an extra lane to traffic on Interstate 66 will switch off for the final time Friday night between Virginia Route 123 and the Capital Beltway. Much of the Active Traffic Management system that has helped boost speeds outside of rush hour by opening the additional lane through Fairfax County is being turned off less than three years after the $39 million system was activated.

July 19, 2018
Sound baths wash away stress

Soaking in a warm bath at the end of a long day is one way to unwind and de-stress. But a growing number of Zen-seeking locals are swapping bubbles for bowls to experience a different kind of bath - a sound bath.

July 18, 2018
Midday mess snarls traffic for miles on I-66

Emergency crews from Fairfax and Prince William counties were called to milepost 53 where two tractor-trailers and three other vehicles collided in near Route 28 before 2 p.m. Traffic backed up for about 10 miles, from the scene of the crash to at least Oakton at milepost 60. Tow trucks were brought to remove the crashed cars, and heavy equipment to remove debris from of the trucks that ran off the highway into trees on the right side of the road.