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Arlington: Changing Genres from Thriller to Self-Help

Local author uses his novels’ characters to address life.

Years ago Charles Toftoy conceived of an idea for a thriller mystery novel in which four unlikely friends shared their talents to solve crimes.

Behne, Brittingham Wed

USMC 1Lt Daniel Scott Behne married USMC 1Lt Jessica Brittingham on Saturday, June 20, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. Scott is a Centreville High School 2007 "007" graduate and a 2011 U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Scott commissioned into the Marine Corp and is currently stationed at Cherry Point Marine Air Station in N.C.

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652 Students Graduate from Chantilly High

110 students had 4.0 GPAs or higher; receive $4.9 million in scholarships.

Despite a power outage and rain storm, Chantilly High's spirited graduation ceremony at GMU's Patriot Center carried on last Thursday, June 18 without a hitch.

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Chantilly: Remembering Reema in Song and Dance

8th Annual Remembrance Cabaret for Reema Samaha was June 13 at Westfield High.

In Jail: Don’t Confuse Mental Health Services with Treatment

14 mental health staff available to 1060 inmates.

A young man with ruffled hair and tired eyes peers out through the rectangular window of his single cell door.

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JMU Is Next For Taylor Enrique McHugh

Virginia Episcopal School graduated 52 students and offered a certificate to one English Speaking Union student during its 99th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23. Headmaster Tommy Battle congratulates Taylor Enrique McHugh, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tomas McHugh of Centreville. He will be attending James Madison University in the fall.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

Alexandria: Cookie Sales Yield Toys Donation

Benson Leavitt, 8 years old, raised $260 and used the money to buy and donate toys to the Center for Alexandria’s Children.

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Reston Prepares For World Police and Fire Games

Volunteers sign up to assist in national sports event.

This week, staff affiliated with the Fairfax World Police and Fire Games have been greeting and authorizing the volunteers and participants in the upcoming events at 1800 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston.

Obituary: Alice June Atkinson Higgins

Obituary

Alice June Atkinson Higgins died on Monday, June 22, 2015.

Obituary: Olive Jean Osbourn Powell

Obituary

Olive Jean Osbourn Powell died on June 7, 2015 in Alexandria, after a brief illness.