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Amazon Gives $1 Million Locally to Fight the Impact of COVID-19

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Awards Block Grants.

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It’s Demo Time in Reston

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Station 25 comes down.

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Plan C For Bride and Groom in Herndon

Life and love amid coronavirus.

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Helping as Many as They Can in Herndon

Food for Neighbors revamps to offer drive-thru and walk-up distribution.

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Arts Herndon Calls for Rainbows of Hope During Pandemic

A sidewalk in the U.K. with a child's chalk drawing is the inspiration.

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Forty Units Strong in Vienna

Cunningham Park Elementary Love Parade is a mobile greeting card of support.

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Coronavirus in Reston

Precautions against possible exposure taken at the U.S. Geological Survey JW Powell Building.

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Viewpoints: Navigating COVID-19

From an elderly man to a state senator.

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Under the Shadow of COVID-19

Hospital, ministry, charity, and funeral home respond to the new reality.

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Global to Local: Coronavirus Defines Us

Week Two 03/15-03/21– feeding children is priority for FCPS.

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Opinion: Commentary: ‘Our Priority Is to Save Lives’

Governor Northam orders statewide closure of certain non-essential businesses: all public and private schools K-12 closed for the rest of the academic year.

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Small Acts of Kindness in Herndon: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Five individuals receive Town of Herndon Good Neighbor Award.

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Coronavirus in Reston

Precautions against possible exposure taken at the U.S. Geological Survey JW Powell Building.

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Fairfax County Supervisors Approve Issuance of Declaration of Emergency

Resolution empowers County Executive to make decisions.

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Global to Local: This Is Not a Test

Week one: 03/09-03/15: COVID-19 pandemic hits the area.

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Reston Updates – Releases & Alerts

Lucky Leprechaun 5k postponed to June 14.

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Reston Hospital Center Designated Level II Trauma Center

Crashes to gunshot wounds: Trained staff and equipment have you covered 24/7.

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Shape, Line, Color and Texture Come Together in Reston

Reston jeweler and artist Sandra Dovberg.

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2020 Hunter Mill District Paving and Restriping

Pedestrians, cyclists, drivers voice concern over road conditions.

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Saying Goodbye to Herndon High Gym

Hornets’ Sports Boosters held a Goodbye Gym Party Saturday, March 7.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month 2020 in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Commission for Women honors “Valiant Women of the Vote.”

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“Invest in Fairfax,” Says Grassroots Coalition

Reaction to County Executive’s FY21 Advertised Budget

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Farmland Catapults to Economic Engine of Fairfax County

Tysons Partnership celebrates the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan for Tysons.

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Proactive Response to Opioid Abuse in Fairfax County

It could be your son or daughter, dad or mom, your spouse. It could be the secret you.

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Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County Presented

Senior and junior high school students honored.

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Preserving and Improving Reston’s Hunters Woods Fellowship House

Long-term investment provides affordable housing.

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Vienna and Hunter Mill Priorities Discussed

Supervisor Alcorn holds his first Vienna Town Hall meeting.

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Opioids and Drug Abuse Escalate Locally

Part one of a two-part series: Three NOVA communities, six organizations host Public Forum – Operation Drug Prevention in Great Falls.

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K9 Doby – End of Watch: Feb. 22

Police canine served alongside law enforcement officers.

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Fairfax County Launches JET Task Force

Joint Environmental Task Force addressing climate change and environmental sustainability.

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Retiring Flags With Respect in Herndon

Eagle Scout candidate hosts U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony.

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All-around Regional Champion in Herndon

Gymnast Kerry Gallagher wins regional title.

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Clip Cloppin’ to That Lovin’ Feeling in Reston

Horse-drawn carriage rides in Reston Town Center.

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A Chance to View the Fascinating and Incredible in Reston

2019 Audubon Photography Award Winners Exhibition.

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Herndon Solicits Budget Comments

Councilmembers and citizens speak out.

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Giving More Than Love in Herndon

McNair E.S. students participate in The Love Quilt Project.

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Progress Report on McLean Business Center Study

McLean CBC Task Force and County staff review draft Comprehensive Plan text.

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Stock Those Shelves in Reston

Fighting child hunger on the weekend.

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A Real-world Learning Experience in Reston

SLHS students present final designs for large-scale sculpture at Reston Town Center.

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Chronicling the Past in Bronze in Herndon

Town installs four of the final six Historic Markers.

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No Grad Left Behind in Herndon

Parents raise $7,500 at Casino Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser for HHS Class of 2020 grad celebration.

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Tremendous Needs Still Not Funded in Fairfax County

School Board adopts $3.2 billion budget seeking $172.2 million increase.

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Focus on Social Justice at First Baptist Church of Vienna

Church hosts its fourth annual Justice and Legislative Sunday.

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Democracy Looks Like This in Reston

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn (D) holds Town Hall meeting.

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Taking the Plunge in Reston

Virginia Polar Dip returns to raise funds for Camp Sunshine.

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Eminent Domain Pushes Critical Multi-modality Project Forward in Herndon

Town Council accepts Planning Commission's findings and recommendations.

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A Mainstay of the Reston Community

Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center marks 30th anniversary.

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