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The State of NoVa: July, 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

The terrible case of Ronnie Lee Durham, his son, his ex-wife and her lawyer (and me)

The former Fairfax County man’s abuse of his wife has him on the run, and now alleged identity theft has him in more trouble.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Crime, Courts | Tags:  Ronnie Lee Durham, Terri Durham, identity fraud

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Northern Virginia well represented at London Olympics

Swimmer Kate Ziegler, taekwondo’s Terrence Jennings among possible medalists.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa | Tags:  Northern Virginia Olympians

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Leesburg’s Tally Ho to reopen as live music venue

Instead of closing Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theatre, the owner now says he’ll turn it into a live music hall.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife, Loudoun County, Music | Tags:  Tally Ho Theatre, Don Devine

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Loudoun’s Eugene Delgaudio sings against gays in the Boy Scouts

A protest video shot before the Boy Scouts actually reinforced their ban on gay members.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Politics | Tags:  Eugene Delgaudio, Boy Scouts of America

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Rebuilding Together, the folks who renovated Capt. Patrick Horan’s house in McLean (with Sears)

The nonprofit does important work helping local families with the repairs they need to stay in their homes.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Social Services | Tags:  Rebuilding Together, Patrick Horan, Heroes at Home

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Paula Zahn documentary on Fulton-Raver murders omits Fairfax cops, prosecutors who solved case

The detectives and prosecutors declined to be interviewed, so Paula Zahn’s show deleted them from the story.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:05 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Media, Crime | Tags:  Rachael Raver, Warren Fulton, Paula Zahn

Posted at 01:19 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Hong Kong tycoon Eric Hotung ordered to pay son Michael Hotung $1.2 million by Fairfax County jury

The tale of Eric Hotung, his colorful Hong Kong family, and life in the former Ted Kennedy mansion in McLean.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:19 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Courts, McLean | Tags:  Eric Hotung, Michael Hotung, Winnie Ho

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, 07/20/2012

UPDATE: BMW ‘stolen’ from Hooters is found

Five weeks after the owner loaned it to an unknown couple, it turns up in a Fair Lakes parking lot.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Crime | Tags:  Hooters, BMW theft

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Scott Patton, NoVa editor for Post, dies at 57

He edited in Prince William, Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria, and made us all smile.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:02 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Media, NoVa | Tags:  Scott Patton

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Former NVCC President Richard Ernst becomes senior track star, piles up medals in sprints

From acclaimed educator to sprinter of 50 meters in eight seconds or so.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia Community College, Sports, Springfield | Tags:  Richard Ernst, Virginia Senior Games

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Gail Pennybacker of ABC 7 is moving to Texas

Not retiring, but moving to Texas to be near family, do something else

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Gail Pennybacker

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Alexandria reporter Carla Branch covered and worked for Alexandria schools. Is that kosher?

Carla Branch took a six-month contract to help the schools’ communication system. But she continued to cover them.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Schools, Media | Tags:  Carla Branch, Alexandria schools, Alexandria News.org

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Springfield’s Johnny Karlinchak, 8, raises money to help neighbor recover from storm damage

Johnny Karlinchak has seen neighbors help his family. Now he’s helping neighbors himself.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:55 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield | Tags:  Johnny Karlinchak, derecho

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Will Fairfax County determine the next president?

Congressmen respond to theory that defense contractors will sway Fairfax County and the entire state.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Politics | Tags:  Fairfax County, presidential election, swing state

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theatre closing in September

The switch to digital projection would be too costly for the 81-year-old cinema.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife | Tags:  Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Centreville’s Trudy Harsh uses Brain Foundation to house those with mental illness

The Centreville woman has bought nine homes, but now looks for someone else to pick up the torch.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:35 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Social Services, Fairfax County | Tags:  Trudy Harsh, Brain Foundation, mental illness

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Burke man gives away his BMW at Hooters

The Burke, Va., man said he was trying to help a couple in need. They took his car and didn’t return.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Crime | Tags:  Hooters, BMW

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Arlington’s old post oak comes down

The county’s oldest tree, split during the June 29 storm, was removed today.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Why did Loudoun County fire Todd Kaufman?

The former assessor says he had received no complaints, and glowing job reviews, before he was abruptly suspended and then fired.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Fairfax County’s ‘Black Widow,’ Sonya Thomas, sets new world mark for women’s hot dog eating

Sonya Thomas has many eating world records, but hot dogs have made her famous

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, competitive eating

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 07/04/2012

South Arlington power line danger removed

The one-block street where residents were trapped for five days saw the arrival of a Dominion-dispatched work crew Wednesday.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:32 PM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Loudoun Supervisor Ken Reid explains his ‘Yes’ vote on extending the Metro Silver Line to Loudoun

The former opponent of Dulles rail endorsed the Silver Line with the creation of a special tax district in Ashburn.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Metro | Tags:  Loudoun County, Ken Reid, Silver Line Metro

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Writing the Dave Sharrett Story, Vol. 9: Army action

Dave Sharrett Sr. takes a big step toward the justice he has sought for four years since his son’s death.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dave Sharrett | Tags:  Pfc. David H. Sharrett II, David Sharrett Sr., friendly fire, Iraq war

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Cancel the Fourth, Arlington emergency director says

With northern Virginia still struggling to recover from Friday night’s storm, now is not the time to invite hundreds of thousands to gather, Jack Brown says.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

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

 

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