Latest stories

Latest stories


Fairfax County: Torres Walks Free

Former police officer released five days after sentencing for killing John Geer

Former Fairfax County Police Officer Adam Torres walked free this morning.

Alexandria Letter: Another View Of Davis

Letter to the Editor

At its June 13 meeting, two members of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names made mistaken statements about Jefferson Davis.

Alexandria Letter: Saint Jane?

Letter to the Editor

I hereby nominate Dr. Jane Grayson for sainthood. All those in favor, say “Aye!”… I was picking up records at Alexandria Hospital and, stopped by the Cancer Center to leave a note for Dr. Grayson just to say, “Hi!” and that I’m doing well.

Pool Preparedness: Tips to Get Pool Ready

From The Old Town Boutique District

As of last week, school is officially out. If I may borrow a line from Harold Hill … that means summer break with a capital B, that rhymes with P and that stands for Pool. Unlike the pool in “The Music Man,” the only trouble with the swimming pool is knowing what to bring. Here is the ideal packing list for a swell summer.

Tease photo

Alexandria: Festive Times at Oronoco Bay Park

An estimated 10,000 people were expected to attend the fifth annual Vine on the Waterfront, formerly known as the Alexandria Food and Wine festival, at Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria on Saturday, June 25.

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Column: Help Reduce Gun Violence

Commentary– Join effort in Congress.

I was moved and inspired last week by my colleagues — starting with the great civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis — who had the tenacity and creativity to launch a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on solutions to gun violence.

Centreville Sports: Girls Lacrosse Players Awarded First Team All State Honors

Centreville High School senior and recent graduate Madison Duncan and junior Elizabeth Murphy have been named to the Virginia High School League all state team. Madison and Elizabeth were named to the first team at the lacrosse state meeting last week. Centreville Girls Lacrosse advanced to the state semi-finals for the second consecutive year.

Arlington Sports: WGCC Lightning Defeats Congressional

Ryan Baker sets new team record.

Arlington Sports: Donaldson Run Thunderbolts Fall

In its opening meet of the NVSL Division II season, the Donaldson Run Thunderbolts fell to McLean’s Hamlet Green Feet with a final score of 271.5 - 148.5.

Tease photo

Junction: A Crossroads of New Food and Old Favorites

The new bakery and bistro aims to open shortly after Independence Day.

On the corner of Monroe and Mount Vernon avenues, a landmark building has been given new life.

Tease photo

Westfield Graduates: Ready for the Future

Learning to persevere.

Westfield High School’s commencement speaker, Ishwarya Sivakumar, selected in a school audition process, gave her 655 graduating classmates “one last ecology lesson” on Tuesday, June 21, in the EagleBank Arena at George Mason University.

Tease photo

Mountain View Honors Students

Three seniors recognized during graduation ceremony.

During Mountain View’s spring commencement last week, three graduating seniors were honored with special awards from the faculty.

Tease photo

Mountain View: ‘Struggle Develops Your Strength’

Mountain View grads share stories of perseverance.

Mountain View High is a school full of heart, and it’s openly on display at every graduation.

Weekend Fun: June 30 to July 4

Weekend fun in Reston and Herndon

Weekend Events: June 30 to July 4

Weekend events

Week in Reston

Free Webinar on Intrusion Detection

Weekly happenings in Reston.

Tease photo

Uke Tunes Return to Lake Anne

Seventh annual Ukulele Festival set for Saturday, July 9.

Tease photo

Restonian Takes 72-Hour Tennis Marathon Challenge

From the kayakers to the trail runners at her Lake Anne residence, tennis marathon challenger Bonnie Vona sees workout opportunities abounding.

Commentary: Police Push-back on Commission Recommendations

The Fairfax County Commission on Police Practices submitted its unanimous report to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) over eight months ago.

Commentary: The Right to Bear Arms

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is one sentence long: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”