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The State of NoVa: November, 2011

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Pr. William supervisors may decide whether to take mobile home park to court

The chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors said he hopes to fight a recent decision that allows a Woodbridge mobile home park owner to rebuild after the area was decimated by September flooding.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:57 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Supervisor retracts donation

A Prince William County supervisor has pulled a $100,000 donation that would have been made to a charity where his wife volunteers.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Arlington may buy seven-story building for offices, homeless shelter

Arlington County manager Barbara Donnellan will ask the County Board to buy the building near the Clarendon county building for county offices, adult homeless shelter.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Holly Acres decision reversed by Prince William appeals board

By Jeremy Borden  |  09:30 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 11/20/2011

Manassas profits from mass casualties (reenactment)

Despite heat that cancelled some events, and the likelihood that the 150th anniversary won’t be repeated, the July reenactment of First Manassas helped fill Manassas cash registers.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:03 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas | Tags:  Battle of Bull Run, Virginia

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Loudoun man: I killed my wife with a sledgehammer to put her out of her misery

Steven Combs-Lafleur admits he struck his wife in the back of the head with a sledgehammer, but only after she was injured after he fell on her. A jury says murder one.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Crime, Courts | Tags:  Steven Combs-Lafleur, Catherine Combs-Lafleur, Virginia

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Fairfax police sued in David Masters shooting

A wrongful death suit was filed on behalf of the unarmed man killed by a Fairfax officer, but the dead man’s ex-wife and stepdaughter say it was done without their knowledge or consent.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police, Courts | Tags:  David Masters, Jon Shields, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Springfield’s green ReBuild Warehouse set to close

Launched in 2009 as a place to recycle building materials, educate the public on sustainable living and provide jobs, the depressed economy never let Rebuild get off the ground.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield | Tags:  ReBuild Warehouse, Virginia

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Occupy NoVa plans march to Key Bridge

A new Occupy group, based in northern Virginia, plans to march to the Key Bridge tomorrow, meet with Occupy DC marchers and thousands of commuters.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:06 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Loudoun teacher: I drank the night before school, not on a school day

Radhakirishnan Sivaramapillai, middle school physics teacher, said he had a little the night before and he didn’t know what happened. He got arrested for being drunk in public, that’s what happened.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Schools | Tags:  Radhakirishnan Sivaramapillai, Virginia

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Falls Church is king of Virginia recycling, again

Statewide, localities in Virginia are recycling about 40 percent of their waste. But the city of Falls Church is doing way better, with 60 percent recycling last year, its second year at the top.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:21 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church | Tags:  Falls Church recycling, Virginia

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Haymarket makes land grab for chunk of P.Wm.

The town doubled in size, to 1,782, in the last decade, so it wants to annex a piece of Prince William County. Prince William says no dice. Trouble ahead?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:55 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County | Tags:  Haymarket, Virginia

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Candland’s stance on Prince William’s Rural Crescent could be tested by Stewart’s ‘cluster’ plan

The new Pr. William supervisor might be tested on his stance on managing growth when board chair Corey Stewart unveils a ‘cluster’ plan.

By Jeremy Borden  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Alexandria’s Stacy Hoeflich is National History Teacher of Year

The fourth grade teacher at John Adams Elementary School is recognized both for her innovation in the classroom and her willingness to spread her experience to others.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:04 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Schools | Tags:  Stacy Hoeflich, Virginia

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Alexandria tavern owner Pat Troy publishes his memoir

The widely beloved owner of Ireland’s Own in Old Town, and overseer of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, writes his memoir of a journey from Ireland to Detroit to Alexandria.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Books | Tags:  Pat Troy, Virginia

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Arlington gets its own glossy magazine

In an age where print publications would seem to be declining, Greg Hamilton and Steve Hull launch the bimonthly Arlington Magazine and bet that people still like to curl up with a good magazine.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Media | Tags:  Arlington Magazine, Virginia

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 04:35 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Bobby Stafford, respected defense lawyer, dies

The 6’8” criminal defense attorney was endlessly charming but also extremely knowledgeable.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Courts, Fairfax County

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Alexandria weighs alternatives on waterfront

The citizens’ group that opposes the city’s waterfront plan pitched its ideas to a waterfront group convened by the mayor.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:29 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Loudoun sheriff ousted; Fairfax sheriff hangs on

Sheriff Steve Simpson, running as an independent, was swept under the Republican tide by former DEA Agent Mike Chapman, while Fairfax Sheriff Stan Barry won a fourth term handily.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Politics | Tags:  Mike Chapman, Steve Simpson, Stan Barry, Bill Cooper, Virginia

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Dumfries Mayor Fred E. Yohey dead at 63

Yohey, 63, had suffered complications from diabetes.

By Jeremy Borden  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dumfries

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Springfield company enlists in ICE program

Thesis Painting of Springfield recently became the third company in Virginia to join a program that enables it to check the immigration status of its mostly immigrant work force.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:49 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Immigration, Springfield | Tags:  ICE IMAGE program, Virginia

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Fairfax sheriff candidate’s ad draws angry responses

Republican challenger Bill Cooper published an ad on the eve of the election that says he is supported by deputies, officers and firefighters, though no unions or associations endorsed him.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:53 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Politics | Tags:  Bill Cooper, Stan Barry, Virginia

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Alexandrians in support of waterfront plan speak up

The battle over the future of Alexandria’s waterfront continues, with a new press release from the group of citizens who think the city has the right idea.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:42 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Fairfax sheriff still fending off pension allegations

He entered a three-year county retirement program in 2009, then decided to run for reelection this year, drawing GOP attacks.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:31 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Politics | Tags:  Stan Barry, Bill Cooper, Virginia

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Prince William hosts important global warming case

In Manassas, a conservative environmental group is making headway in a possibly landmark fight to obtain the e-mails of a U-Va. professor who has theorized that global warming is caused by humans.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Courts | Tags:  global warming, Michael Mann, Virginia

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Alexandria officials to study alternative waterfront plan

City officials said they will investigate whether the plan proposed by a group of local residents is “financially feasible or legally defensible.”

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Loudoun GOP puts bullet hole in zombie Obama’s head

An invitation to a Halloween parade in Leesburg features an image of President Obama as a zombie with a bullet hole in his forehead.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Politics | Tags:  Loudoun County Republican Committee, Virginia

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Fairfax board candidate DeCarlo raps, ‘dances’

Christopher DeCarlo, running for chairman of the county board, launches his first foray into music.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Politics | Tags:  Christopher DeCarlo, Virginia

 

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