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Burke: Robinson to Face Undefeated South County in 6A North Semifinals

Rams RB Foncha rushes for 157 yards, 3 TDs in win over Chantilly.

The Robinson football team will travel to face South County at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 6A North region semifinals.

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Lorton: South County to Host Robinson in 6A North Semifinals

Q&A: RB Ramsey enjoys father’s gumbo on Thanksgiving.

South County will host Robinson at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 6A North region semifinals.

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Burke: Lake Braddock Football to Host Westfield

Q&A: Burins RB Atkins commits to Vanderbilt.

Lake Braddock running back Lamont Atkins committed to Vanderbilt on Sunday.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Football Suffers Playoff Loss to South County

Q&A: Lineman Opoku, RB Annan discuss semifinals, other teams and next season.

The West Potomac football team finished 8-4 in 2015, losing to South County in the 6A North region quarterfinals.

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Alexandria: Bishop Ireton Football Loses in State Championship Game

Cardinals fall to Benedictine in second straight state final.

The Bishop Ireton football team lost to Benedictine 35-6 on Saturday.

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Charming “Harvey” from 1st Stage

Screwball comedy with terrific performances.

With impeccable comic mastery, 1st Stage has produced a priceless, crisp “Harvey,” the 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning play written by Mary Chase.

Area Roundups for Burke, Fairfax, Lorton and Springfield

The inaugural Turkey Trot for Parkinson’s is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 26 at Burke Lake Park. Events including a five-kilometer run/walk and one-mile “Gobble Wobble” walk are set to begin at 9 a.m.

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250 Brave Cold in 23rd Burke CROP Hunger Walk

Jennifer Weiner’s wristband read 11,188 steps. That’s how many it took the Springfield resident to complete the 3.7-mile Burke CROP Hunger Walk on Nov. 22. Weiner is Rabbi Educator for Congregation Adat Reyim, which sent more than a dozen volunteers to the fundraiser for the 14th straight year.

Burke, Springfield: Drug awareness meeting at Lake Braddock highlights rise in youth heroin use

Youth Heroin Use Described As ‘a big problem’

Heroin use is here in Fairfax. “It’s definitely here,” said 19-year veteran officer employed by both the Fairfax County Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration as a Task Officer who spoke at a drug awareness meeting sponsored by the Lake Braddock Secondary School Parent Teacher Student Association.

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A Violinist with ‘a Special Gift’

Masato Chang of McLean advances in the Music Teachers National Association Competition.

Thirteen-year-old Masato Chang from McLean recently won the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition for his category on the violin, in Virginia. This makes him one of the highest-scoring string players for his category.

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Springfield: Special Bible Exhibit at First Church of Christ, Scientist

How did the King James Version of the Bible come to be? In a one-day exhibition celebrating International Bible Day on Nov. 23, Springfield resident and historian Bruce Slawter showcased several ancient Bible pages and explained some of the book’s origin story.

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Mount Vernon: Arcadia Farms Offers Veterans More Purpose in Life

Beads of sweat on Laron Murrell’s forehead glisten under his grey wool beanie as he digs his hoe into the live earth. On one side, the Woodlawn Plantation mansion stands, a relic from 1800. The plantation overlooks Fort Belvoir, situated across Route 1 bustling on a gleaming Monday morning in November.

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McLean High Seniors Face, Discuss Real-life Ethical Issues

Summing up the experiences of Ethics Day.

A swarm of students in blazers, slacks and dress shoes funneled into McLean High School’s auditorium on Nov. 18 as the senior class congregated for the annual Ethics Day.

Great Falls Author Paints a Powerful Portrait

Laura Elliott launches her newest novel, ‘DaVinci’s Tiger.’

It began about twenty years ago with a single question. Award-winning author Laura Elliott says the idea for her newest novel was first ignited when her daughter Megan, then a small girl, walked into the room one morning and asked her mother, “Did you know that the only Leonardo in all of the Americas is right here in Washington, D.C.?”

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Camper’s Trophies and Awards Recognized

Long-time Fairfax business receives inaugural Small Business Award.

Long-time Fairfax business Camper’s Trophies and Awards is the recipient of the inaugural Small Business of the Year Award, bestowed by the City of Fairfax’s Economic Development Office.

‘People Near Us Struggle to Eat’

Our Daily Bread needs community’s help for the holidays.

It is tough to be hungry anytime, but especially during the holidays. So Fairfax-based nonprofit Our Daily Bread (ODB) is seeking individuals, families, companies, churches and community groups to sponsor individuals or families for December holiday meals.

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Remodelers, Suppliers Join Forces to Help Clifton Woman

Sun Design Remodeling and partners donate services to upgrade deck and wheelchair ramp for local woman with spina bifida.

A coalition of local remodelers and home improvement suppliers are set to repair the deck and wheelchair ramp surrounding the home of Dixie Dawson, a long term Clifton resident with spina bifida.

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Reston Ready for Season of Giving

Where to give, how to help in Reston area.

“I do everything early,” says Phyllis K. of Reston. Phyllis prefers to remain anonymous because “it’s not about blowing your own horn. It’s about helping others.”

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Herndon All Heart for Season of Giving

Where to give, how to help in Herndon area?

Last year in this special “season of giving section” we introduced you to “Arleta,” a Herndon mother of 8-year-old twins who had lost her husband to cancer earlier in the year.

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CyberPatriots Meet FireEye Experts

Most school field trips take in a museum, maybe a visit to a historic house or possibly a kid-centric performance of some kind.