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'I Felt 'At Least I'm Somebody"

Centreville woman meets birth father after 45 years.

Tina Diep Carmichael and Joe Nguyen reunited.

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Improve Driver Laws, Reduce Road Deaths

Virginia’s highway safety report card.

Clifton resident Debbie Sausville represented Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at a recent Capitol Hill news conference where Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) issued “report cards” rating all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their progress toward adopting 15 optimal laws that scientific studies, data analysis and real world experience show are effective at preventing death and injury on roadways.

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Fairfax County Executive Proposes $4.10 Billion Budget

Calls for no increase in real estate taxes; falls $61 million short of schools’ request.

An exercise in “triage and trade-offs” was how Mount Vernon District Supervisor Daniel Storck described the FY 2018 budget as proposed by County Executive Ed Long to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Educators say these lessons are urgently needed in current racial climate.

Even though Elavie Ndura knows that it is a daunting challenge to help children grasp the entirety of the African American experience in the shortest month of the year, each February she and other educators give it their best effort.

Police Apprehend Suspects In Herndon House Shooting

The Fairfax County Police Department apprehended four suspects who shot at a home on Poener Place in the Herndon area on Sunday, Feb. 12, around 10 p.m.

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Cornerstones of Our Community — Best of Reston Finalists Announced

On Feb. 9, Leidos hosted a Sneak-Peek Reception where 22 finalists were announced as candidates for the Cornerstones of Our Community — 2017 Best of Reston Awards.

Investigation of Reston Association and the Tetra Deal — Finally

Independent Progressive

After months of delay and obstruction, Reston Association finally signed a contract to review the RA internal decision to acquire the Tetra property; the community referendum and acquisition of it; and, management and accounting for its renovation and operation.

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Reston Lions Announce Music Competition Winners

Fourteen students participated in the James A. Bland Music Competition, co-sponsored by the Reston Lions Club and the Reston Community Center, held at the Hunters Woods Center, on Feb. 7.

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Freezin' for a Reason in Reston

Virginia Polar Dip attracts 200 participants; raises $80,000 for Camp Sunshine.

With water temperature at 38 degrees, more than 200 participants took the plunge in the 10th Annual Freezin' for a Reason (Virginia Polar Dip) on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Lake Anne Plaza's waterfront in Reston.

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Heated Debate About Reston's Lake House Review

Members of the Reston community vented their frustrations and concerns about an independent review of the Reston Association that is underway during a community input session at RA headquarters on Thursday, Feb. 9.

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Fighting Installation of Cell Tower in Potomac

Public hearing date yet to be scheduled.

They came to demonstrate their opinions, express their views and, hopefully, block the approval of a cell tower near their homes.

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Police Seek Help in Missing Person Case

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Potomac area man.

Ensuring Food Security in Montgomery County

Resulting from legislation passed by the Montgomery County Council, the county has launched a plan to address the nearly 78,000 county residents who are unsure where they will get their next meal.

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Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect captured on surveillance footage.

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Grant Thornton Opens in Rosslyn

Grant Thornton, an audit, advisory and tax firm, opened a new office in Rosslyn on Feb. 9.