Double Shooting on Okla Drive in Fairfax; Decedent Identified

As detectives continue their investigation into the Jan. 6 double shooting on Okla Drive, they have identified the deceased woman as 51-year-old Donna Pentek.

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Reston: Olivia Beckner Breaks South Lakes High Record in the 1,000 Meters Race

Track & Field

South Lakes High School had a successful showing at The Ocean Breeze Freedom Games indoor track meet Saturday, Jan. 7 in Staten Island, N.Y., which was highlighted by a record-setting performance by junior Olivia Beckner in the 1,000 meters.

Visitor’s Account: A Bad Day at Town Center

I'm writing about a recent experience with the newly installed pay parking system. I realize that the entire system is new and might have "kinks" to work out, but overall I feel the experience was a disaster and an embarrassment to the parking system.

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Reston Town Center Retailers, Patrons Wrestle with New Parking Fees

Reston: Viewpoints: What do you think of the new parking fees?

“Oh, I didn’t know they started charging …. I’ll stick to weekends now I guess, since that’s free.”

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Reston: Company Quits Negotiations with RA on Lake House Independent Review

The company selected by a special committee of the Reston Association to review the purchase and renovation of the deficit-plagued Lake House property backed out of negotiations.

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No Injuries after VRE Train Hits Car in Clifton

No one was injured after a Virginia Railway Express train struck a car that had become stuck on the tracks in Clifton on Jan. 5, according to Fairfax County Fire & Rescue.

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Fairfax Mayoral Candidates Tackle the Tough Questions

Forum held Monday night at City library.

Fairfax City Council members Michael DeMarco, David Meyer and Ellie Schmidt each hope to become the new mayor on Feb. 7.

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Connolly, Bulova Visit Humane Society of Fairfax

The Humane Society of Fairfax ( had two special visitors over the holiday come spend time with the animals.

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Reston: Mission Accomplished


The Dulles Corridor Rail Association (DCRA) Board of Directors voted last week to merge with the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) with the Alliance going forward to represent transportation interests for the region.

Two Strangers, One Kidney, a New Documentary

Sixteen years ago, Springfield resident Gennet Belay got the phone call that saved her life. She was one of three candidates for a kidney transplant and a few days later, became the lucky recipient.

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Reston: Hats Off to Reston Family

The McKnight family volunteering in the Hat Project for the Women’s March on Washington.

The McKnight family of Reston may have slightly underestimated exactly what it meant to volunteer their home to serve as the area collection point for the hats being knitted for the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington.

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Week in Herndon


The MOMS Club of Herndon will host monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19

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New Principals at Herndon High, Herndon Elementary


Elizabeth Noto has been named principal of Herndon High School, effective Jan. 30.

Week in Springfield

Blankets for Homeless Needed

Blanket Drive will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 with drop off location at Outback Steakhouse, 6651 Backlick Rd/Springfield, from 11 a.m. to 5 pm.

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Herndon: Town Mayor and Councilmembers Sworn-In for 2017-18 Terms


Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel and town council members were sworn into office for their 2017-18 terms on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Herndon Municipal Center.