Tim Peterson | Staff

Tim Peterson

Staff Reporter

Tim began his print journalism career writing for his high school newspaper — the Hayfield Orange Peal. A few years later, he picked up in the Netherlands as a copy editor and writer for Time Out Amsterdam magazine. He moved back to the United States in 2012 and began reporting for The Connection in January 2013 as a freelancer. Now on the staff, Tim covers Burke, Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton, Springfield and Mount Vernon. He has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in political science and cultural-linguistic anthropology, and recently attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME.

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Mount Vernon: Change of Command

Holbrook relieves Mitchell as Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander.

After master of ceremonies Terry Ruggles reminded the audience at Fort Belvoir of the U.S. Army’s age — 241 years — he said that it’s existence is “perpetuated on time-honored values and traditions, not the accomplishments of individuals.”

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Fairfax County: Aiming To Reduce Deer Population

Second Deer Management Program discussion

With an ecosystem struggling to support a deer population several times what’s considered to be healthy for a habitat, Fairfax County is preparing once again to initiate its deer management program.

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Burke, Clifton, Fairfax Station, Lorton Springfield: Area Roundups

Rallies for Back to School and Refugees

Springfield Town Center is hosting a pep rally to celebrate students returning to school. The event is scheduled for the Grand Court area of the mall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton hosts first Brewfest

Shamara Wilkins of Lorton ventured out of the priceless shade just long enough to get a refreshing top up on her beer-tasting glass from Lorton-based Forge Brew works.

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Fairfax: Man Dies After Being Shot by Fairfax Sheriff’s Deputy Outside Inova Hospital

Hispanic male was discharged patient who was escorted by security to bus stop before the incident.

Early Tuesday morning, Aug. 16, a man died after having been shot by a Fairfax County Sheriff’s Deputy outside the green garage area at Inova Fairfax Hospital the previous evening.

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Fairfax County Police Release Name of 2-Year-Old Victim in Murder-Suicide

Despite pleas from the girl’s family, Fairfax County Police have released the name of the young victim who was found dead along with the body of Roy Eugene Rumsey, 58, in an upstairs bedroom at the scene of a house fire in Fairfax on July 27.

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Burke Lake Golf Course Upgrades to Begin Oct. 3

A new clubhouse and expanded driving range and parking lot highlight upgrades to the Burke Lake Golf Course in Fairfax Station that’s more than 40 years old.

Two Reports of Fox Bites in Springfield Area

A fox or foxes are still at large after two reports of bites in the Springfield area on Monday, Aug. 8, Fairfax County Police said.

Update Anticipated in Fairfax Murder-Suicide

The Office of the Medical Examiner has yet to identify the toddler whose dead body was found along with that of Roy Eugene Rumsey, 58, in a house fire on July 27 in the 12100 block of Fairfax Hunt Road in Fairfax.

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Stars of Summer

Northern Virginia Swimming League holds individual championships

Olympic swimming started with an expected bang in its opening weekend in Río, with Katie Ledecky and the men’s four by 100 freestyle relay, that included Michael Phelps in the second leg, captured gold medals for Team USA.

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