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The State of NoVa: March, 2012

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 03/30/2012

In Arlington, climbing down a 15-story hotel for charity

Rappelling on the Hilton Crystal City hotel will raise money for Special Olympics.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Special Olympics, rappelling

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Leesburg Today sold to Texas company, will continue to publish

Leesburg Today announced this week that its parent company had sold its Northern Virginia publications to a Texas-based media acquisitions company.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2012

NoVa residents battle to save local post offices

Falls Church’s Elaine Mittleman and Rep. Gerry Connolly are pushing for better ways to close Postal Service deficit.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Alexandria, Leesburg, Sterling | Tags:  Post office closings, Elaine Mittleman, Gerry Connolly

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Eugene Delgaudio responds to ‘hate group’ designation: ‘I have to take it lightly’

Loudoun County supervisor said he was neither surprised nor alarmed by the addition of his conservative advocacy organization to a list of designated “hate groups.”

By Caitlin Gibson  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sterling, Loudoun County

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Dixie Pig BBQ owner Addie Arthur has died

Her family ran the famed barbecue joints from 1924 until the Route 1 branch closed in 1996.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Fairfax County | Tags:  Addie Arthur, Dixie Pig

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Housing costs trouble many Arlingtonians

The biggest problem facing Arlingtonians, by many measures, is the cost of housing.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Arlington County, Virginia, Northern Virginia, housing

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Fairfax painting its deer shocking pink; will the shame finally make them go away?

The day-glo pink pesticide is aimed at the ticks who ride the deer from the woods to our backyards.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Pink deer, Vicky Monroe

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Loudoun Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio’s advocacy organization designated a ‘hate group’

Loudoun County supervisor’s advocacy organization was recently added to a list of designated hate groups compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  04:29 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Sterling

Posted at 12:34 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Alexandria’s Patricia Korver-Kicak leads ChildsLife, an international lifesaver

Patricia Korver-Kicak leads ChildsLife, which feeds and shelters needy children and mothers in Africa and Eastern Europe.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:34 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria | Tags:  Patricia Korver-Kicak, ChildsLife

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Pr. William court rejects Holly Acres injunction request

Eight mobile homes that were flooded in September remain unfit for occupancy, Circuit Court rules.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Loudoun launches campaign against Lyme disease

Loudoun has one of the highest rates of Lyme infection in the United States, and the highest rate in Virginia.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Loudoun County

Posted at 01:45 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Prince William climate change case takes center stage

Some experts say a FOIA request to U.Va. may uncover a researcher’s e-mails that were also sought by the Va. attorney general.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:45 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Courts | Tags:  global warming, Michael Mann, freedom of information

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Where should your taxes go? Activists have ideas

It’s an annual ritual of local government: When budget time rolls around, nonprofit organizations line up to attest to their need and worth to the community from whence all taxes flow.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:10 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Prince William supervisor Nohe puts brakes on rural area development

A proposed development in the county’s so-called Rural Crescent had worried neighbors and advocates.

By Jeremy Borden  |  07:51 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Prince William supervisors weigh Rural Crescent development

Supervisors are expected to consider whether the development should move.

By Jeremy Borden  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Fred Crabtree, Vienna’s ‘Mr. Baseball,’ hangs ‘em up at 96

Besides 50 years in Vienna Little League, he acquired numerous Fairfax County parks, and he has a county park named after him.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:13 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Fred Crabtree

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Writing the Dave Sharrett Story, Vol. 8: Aftermath

After a meeting at the Pentagon and several new developments, Dave Sharrett Sr. found he was no closer to the truth.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dave Sharrett | Tags:  David Sharrett Sr., Pfc. David H. Sharrett II

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Purcellville turns out to honor Capt. Michael Quin

Hundreds stood along Maple Avenue to watch the return of the fallen helicopter pilot to his hometown.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Purcellville | Tags:  Capt. Michael M. Quin

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Springfield Mall to close, become Springfield Town Center

Its owners plan to gut the mall, build a Springfield Town Center around it and revitalize the area.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:18 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Development | Tags:  Springfield Mall

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 03/12/2012

The Post’s obituary of Jim Morrison, July 1971

The graduate of Alexandria’s George Washington High School is remembered by his parents, then in Arlington.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Jim Morrison

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Pr. William religious leaders want answers from GE over housing crisis

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement says it wants GE to help with Prince William’s mortgage and foreclosure crisis.

By Jeremy Borden  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Herndon makes Maggie DeBoard NoVa’s first woman police chief

Maggie DeBoard moves over from Fairfax County, where she was deputy chief.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Police | Tags:  Maggie DeBoard, Herndon police

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Fairfax schools may honor military enlistees

Parents say those who go to college aren’t the only ones who deserve recognition at spring commencement ceremonies.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Schools | Tags:  Military enlistees

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Loudoun’s Ari Dyckovsky, 18, blazing trail in quantum physics

Ari Dyckovsky, 18, is a finalist today in the Intel Science Talent Search, for his work in quantum physics. What were you doing when you were 18?

By Tom Jackman  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Schools, Sterling | Tags:  Ari Dyckovsky

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Arlington’s heralded planning director resigns

Peter Katz, a national leader in the “New Urbanism” movement, resigned his job as Arlington County planning director after just five months.

By Patricia Sullivan and Mark Berman  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Dave Sharrett’s Christian faith, and the death of his son

VIDEO: The father discusses how faith sustained him through his four-year ordeal.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dave Sharrett | Tags:  David H. Sharrett Sr., Pfc. David H. Sharrett II

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Fairfax crackdown on dancing gets cracked down on (Update: Bill tabled for four months)

The move to limit dance floors to 150 square feet draws uproar from dance community. (UPDATE: Bill tabled for four months.)

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Dancing, Dance hall permits

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 08:21 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Kansas City executive to take over economic development role in Prince William

Jeffrey A. Kaczmarek was announced as the county’s new economic development director, taking over for former director Martin Briley.

By Jeremy Borden  |  08:21 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Timothy Hanson, Sharrett shooter, still captain in Army

Though Army commanders said he was out of the Army, Pentagon officials say he is a full-time captain in the National Guard.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dave Sharrett | Tags:  David H. Sharrett II, Timothy Hanson

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Loudoun FOIA fight drags on, side battles end

Four days of costly hearings and still no ruling on whether the Board of Equalization broke freedom of information laws.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Courts | Tags:  Beverly Bradford, Scott Littner, Loudoun Board of Equalization

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012

McLean man in middle of wild Arizona murder case

Prosecutors want to question James DeMocker about financial dealings that may be connected to his brother’s trial on murder charges.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Crime | Tags:  James DeMocker

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Video: Dave Sharrett discusses meeting with Army chief

The father of an Army soldier killed by his own lieutenant gets little satisfaction in a meeting with Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dave Sharrett | Tags:  David H. Sharrett Sr., Pfc. David H. Sharrett II

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Woodbridge mobile home park owner asks court to allow rebuilding

The owner of Holly Acres Mobile Home Park wants a Prince William County court to issue an injunction allowing him to rebuild before the case is heard.

By Jeremy Borden  |  07:29 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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