The State of NoVa: Great Falls


Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Great Falls at sunrise, using HDR photography

Angela Pan combines several images to create one unique product

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls | Tags:  Great Falls, Va., Angela B. Pan, high dynamic range photography

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Former Great Falls resident Nelson Getchell donates $1 million to George Mason, endows economics chair

Endows chair in free-market capitalism at Mercatus Center

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, George Mason University | Tags:  Nelson Getchell, George Mason University, Mercatus Center, Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair, Great Falls, Va.

Posted at 12:46 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Sharam, international house DJ star, allegedly swindled by Fairfax County convicted felon

The former Deep Dish member, Grammy winner is out $100,000.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:46 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Springfield, Crime, Fairfax County | Tags:  Sharam, Yoshitoshi, Deep Dish, Kristin Gardner Kelly, embezzlement

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Great Falls tree episode has everyone looking around

The Georgetown Pike event has us wondering how to balance preserving nature while staying alive.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls | Tags:  Albert C. Roeth III, arborist

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

NoVa still counts on Super Tuesday, even if our candidates don’t

Our two candidates aren’t on the Republican primary ballot, but Northern Virginia is still crucial political turf.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, NoVa, Great Falls | Tags:  Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Karen Santorum

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Great Falls assisted living home approved by Fairfax

Over some vociferous neighborhood opposition, a 94-bed assisted living home was approved by Fairfax supervisors for Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Opponents say they may appeal to the courts.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Development, Politics | Tags:  Brightview, Virginia

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Hot? Go stand under this waterfall in Great Falls

There’s a great waterfall in Scott’s Run Nature Preserve in Great Falls that might come in awfully handy on these 98-degree days.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls | Tags:  Scott's Run Nature Preserve, Virginia

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Great Falls debates assisted living home on site of Thelma’s Ice Cream (UPDATE: Fairfax commission approves it)

Some neighbors say a 90-bed facility would be too big and not right for the site where the beloved ice cream shop once stood.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls | Tags:  Brightview, Thelma's Ice Cream, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Gene Upshaw’s dramatic death-bed scene: The rest of the story

Court records reveal that Gene Upshaw was too weak to sign his own will before he died in 2008, that his wife underestimated his fortune by roughly $19.6 million, and other strange doings behind the scenes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Sports | Tags:  Gene Upshaw, Eugene Upshaw III, Terri Upshaw, Virginia

Posted at 04:58 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Gilbert Arenas stiffed his mover, says his mover

Gilbert Arenas was traded to Orlando, but his girlfriend took his stuff, and his kids, to Los Angeles. And neither of them paid the bill for the move, the mover claims in a lawsuit.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:58 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Sports | Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Laura Govan, sharks, Virginia