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Mount Vernon: MVCCT Names 2015 Scholarship Winner

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre (MVCCT) named Andrew Schurr as its 2015 scholarship recipient.

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Springfield: West Springfield Holds 48th Commencement

First-year principal Michael Mukai commented that after his brief time with West Springfield’s graduating seniors, he wasn’t ready for them to go yet. “And your parents, after 18 years, aren’t ready for you to go yet either,” Mukai said, to a mix of applause and laughter from the audience at George Mason University’s Patriot Center.

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Springfield: Edison High School Graduation held June 22

Lofty eagle imagery permeated the Thomas A. Edison High School commencement exercises. Principal Pamela Brumfield challenged graduates “to lead and soar as an eagle.” Class vice president Sara Meyer explained “Eagle Pride” as the intangibles related to working your hardest.

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Arlington: Washington-Lee High Graduates Look to the Future

Washington-Lee High School’s 2015 graduation was held at D.A.R. Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Burke: Lake Braddock Secondary School Commencement held June 17

Purple robes flooded the floor of the George Mason University Patriot Center basketball arena as Lake Braddock Secondary School graduates processed to their seats.

Police Still Looking for Springfield Student

Fairfax County detectives in the Police Department unit that handle missing persons are continuing to search for missing Robert E. Lee High School student Cesar “Steven” Boquin Zambrano of Springfield.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: June 26-28

Events in the Alexandria/Mount Vernon areas this weekend.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: June 26-28

Events in Arlington for the upcoming weekend

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Potomac Weekend Fun: June 26-28

Events in the Potomac area for the upcoming weekend.

Fairfax Station: South County Graduate Completes Attendance Streak

Cara Yates has never missed a day of school. Ever. From kindergarten on, the South County High School 2015 graduate kept a perfect attendance record the whole way.

Lorton Area Roundups

A 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead at Inova Fairfax Hospital on June 18, Fairfax County Police announced Friday, June 19.

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Springfield: New Giant Opens at Kings Park

Kings Park-area residents have been waiting for the return of their neighborhood grocery store.

Burke: Police Investigating Sexual Assault of 17-Year-Old Female

A 17-year-old female was walking on the Roberts Parkway Bridge, near Premier Court, between 1 and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 when she was reportedly offered a ride by a man in a silver sedan, Fairfax County Police said.

Fairfax: Testifying ‘Took Courage, But it was Important’

Matthew’s victim explains how assault affected her.

On Sept. 24, 2005, Jesse L. Matthew Jr. viciously attacked a young, City of Fairfax woman, leaving her beaten and bloody on the ground. But in court last week – and during his June 8 trial – she needed only words, not fists, to respond to him at last.

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Arlington: Wakefield High School Salutes Its 2015 Graduates

Wakefield High School held 2015 Commencement ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall on June 18.

Letter: Irony of Park Petition

Letter to the Editor

Unfortunately some who volunteer to serve in the civic arena do so mainly to pursue their own personal agenda and impose it on the community at large.

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Mt. Vernon: Amphitheater Renamed for Retired Lee District RECenter Manager

Leon Plenty was general manager of the Lee District RECenter from 1982 until his retirement in December, 2014. At a ceremony on June 17, Plenty was recognized for his work with the renaming of Lee District’s amphitheater in his honor.

Mt. Vernon: Red-Hot Brownies Fight Fire

Fire station praises troop’s teamwork.

Preparing to conclude their first camping trip on Solomon’s Island, third graders Anna Foote and Logan Jackson of Brownie Troop 1157 decided to check the campground to see if they had left any items behind. What they found instead were crimson embers and budding flames in an unattended fire pit at the evacuated neighboring campsite.

Letter: Not Easy Jobs

Letter to the Editor

A while ago, a city councilor expressed concern as to whether we could be the next jurisdiction to suffer a black riot over "an overzealous (white) cop." Two weeks ago, while walking three goldens and a yellow lab through Founders Park, I saw three (white) police officers, with two hovering over a (black) man on the ground. Apparently they were waiting for paramedics. I found myself wondering why there was no one video taping. From personal observation, if you're committing a crime in this city the police are going to come after you regardless of your skin color.

Letter: Council Punts on Clover-College Park

Letter to the Editor

As a resident of the Clover-College Park neighborhood I am dismayed and bemused by the latest contentious development issue before the City Council.