The State of NoVa: NoVa


Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 03/22/2013

In which I blab about the importance of local journalism, in a podcast

“It’s All Journalism” explores the changing newsgathering world

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, NoVa | Tags:  It's All Journalism, Mike O'Connell, Tom Jackman, The State of NoVa

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Northern Virginia delivered Virginia to Obama

Obama’s 231,000 vote margin overwhelmed Romney’s RoVa win

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Northern Virginia election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, NoVa, RoVa

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Matt McLean and Terrence Jennings bring Olympic medals back to Northern Virginia

McLean won gold in the freestyle relay; Jennings took bronze in taekwondo.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa | Tags:  Matt McLean, Terrence Jennings, NoVa Olympians

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/01/2012

Tales from the Aftermath: NoVa without electricity

Expensive gas, darkness in Great Falls and questions about the failing 911 service.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Fairfax County | Tags:  NoVa power outage, four-dollar gas, NoVa 911 outage

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Northern Virginia is a beer drinker’s paradise

Smart beer stores, excellent breweries and tasty brewpubs abound. Put down that light beer!

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Categories:  NoVa, Nightlife | Tags:  NoVa beer, NoVa breweries, NoVa brewpubs

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

NoVA Wonders, new ABA team, opens here Sunday

With the NBA locked out, the ABA is the only game in town, and Northern Virginia’s got a men’s team playing in Chantilly. The home opener is Sunday.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa, Chantilly | Tags:  NoVA Wonders, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

NoVa Roller Derby launches Saturday in Loudoun

It’s not your father’s roller derby, but it is full contact, its skaters have cool names like Debi Does Dulles and Loudoun Dirty, and they are dedicated to helping a different charity every month.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Sterling, Sports | Tags:  NoVa Roller Derby, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Woodbridge flood cleanup slowed by red tape

Three weeks after the flood at the Holly Acres mobile home park in Woodbridge, one contractor’s offer to clean up the damaged site has been rejected because he doesn’t have the right type of license.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge | Tags:  NoVa flood, Virginia

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/21/2011

74 Woodbridge flood victims remain at shelter

Nearly two weeks after the Holly Acres mobile home park was swamped by Tropical Storm Lee, dozens of people are still staying in the First Mount Zion Baptist Church. You can help.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:06 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge | Tags:  NoVa flood, Virginia

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Scenes from NoVa’s devastating flood

Residents in Huntington, in Fairfax County, and Woodbridge in Prince William County appeared to suffer the brunt of the floods, which killed three people in Northern Virginia.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:58 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Woodbridge, Fairfax County | Tags:  NoVa flood, Virginia

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Harrowing experiences in NoVa flooding? Share yours here.

The raging waters that hit Northern Virginia Thursday have killed at least two people, and stranded or terrified many more. How did you fare?

By Tom Jackman  |  10:27 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Annandale | Tags:  NoVa flood, Virginia

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Earthquakes in NoVa? Nothin’ new here

We just had an earthquake in Annandale in 2008. Well, a microquake. And one in Manassas in 1997.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:11 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Earthquakes in NoVa, Virginia

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 08/01/2011

NoVa gets its own pro hoops team — the Nova Wonders

The ABA is back, with more wacky rules innovations and an expansion team that will play its games in Chantilly starting this fall.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:35 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Chantilly, Sports | Tags:  Nova Wonders, Virginia

Posted at 05:35 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Strange, horrible bugs overtaking NoVa

In addition to the dreaded stink bugs, which are eating up crops in Loudoun County, now a new tick has appeared in Fairfax County to spread all manner of horrible disease. Plus I saw a really big bee.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:35 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa | Tags:  NoVa bugs, Virginia

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 05/10/2011

NoVa way more liberal than RoVa, Post poll shows

In case there was any doubt that Northern Virginia is a liberal enclave in an otherwise conservative state, check out these tidbits from the new Washington Post poll of Virginians.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:17 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  NoVa poll, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011

NoVa tennis stars may be America’s future hope

American tennis fortunes are down right now, but a bevy of young players from Northern Virginia may be ready to join the pro ranks and reverse that trend.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports | Tags:  NoVa tennis, Virginia

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Don’t you know, they’re talkin’ bout a revolution/It sounds like a whisper

Talk of NoVa seceding from RoVa (the Rest of Virginia) is nothing new. In 2002, the Connection newspapers asked a wide variety of people their thoughts on the idea.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Secession | Tags:  NoVa secession, Virginia

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 04/11/2011

NoVa traffic will drive you insane

By Tom Jackman  |  12:25 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic | Tags:  NoVa traffic, Constitution Ave., Virginia