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The State of NoVa: August, 2012

Posted at 01:17 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Wolfe Glick of McLean, 16, is two-time U.S. Pokemon champion, world runner-up (video division)

Wolfe Glick, 16, then finished second in the World Pokemon Video Game Championships.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:17 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean | Tags:  Wolfe Glick, Pokemon

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/30/2012

VIDEO: Arlington robbers spook themselves, run away from 7-Eleven holdup

Before this 7-Eleven robbery could get started, a firecracker scared the gunman into fleeing.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Crime | Tags:  Arlington County, attempted robbery

Posted at 12:58 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Lovettsville’s Rob Jones to compete in rowing in London Paralympic games (UPDATE: Bronze medal)

The Lovettsville man teams with Oksana Masters in mixed double sculls.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:58 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lovettsville, Sports | Tags:  Rob Jones, London Paralympics, Oksana Masters

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Fischer Hardware in Springfield closing Friday

The Springfield store’s lender ordered the doors shut pending the outcome of a legal fight.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield | Tags:  Fischer Hardware, Ace Hardware, Roy Ewers

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Husband of Bobbie Bosworth, Springfield Mall abduction victim, settles suit for $2.5 million

Bobbie Bosworth was taken from the mall in 2008, driven to Woodbridge and then died in a car accident.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Woodbridge, Crime, Courts | Tags:  Bobbie Bosworth, Springfield Mall, PDQ Mart

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Mount Vernon’s Evan Draim, 17, is youngest delegate to Republican National Convention

He turns 18 next month, and is representing Virginia’s 8th Congressional District.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Politics | Tags:  Evan Draim, Republican National Convention

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Why change the numbers of the Fairfax, Prince William and Franconia parkways? Here’s why

Three popular Northern Virginia roads are getting new numbers, even as their names remain.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Prince William County, Traffic | Tags:  Fairfax County Parkway, Prince William Parkway, Franconia-Springfield Parkway

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Charges dismissed in Falls Church spa case

A woman charged with running an unlicensed massage parlor after an assault had the charges dismissed.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Police | Tags:  Falls Church, Falls Church police, Venus and Mars Spa, Lien Tran

Posted at 04:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Reston National Golf Course owner hints at tearing it out, building on land near two new Metro stations

The owner’s attempt to define the course’s zoning status has neighbors fearful they want to redevelop the course.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston, Development | Tags:  Reston National Golf Course, Reston, RN Golf Management LLC

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Fischer Hardware of Springfield wins a round vs. Ace Hardware; two fed agencies now investigating

The struggling store wins a key step in its lawsuit and its battle to stay open.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield | Tags:  Fischer Hardware, Ace Hardware, Roy Ewers

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Angel Cabrera, new George Mason president, talks Twitter, fund-raising, football in first interview

What convinced the university to hire Angel Cabrera? “I rock,” the Fulbright scholar said.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Angel Cabrera, George Mason University

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Fairfax residents troubled by city’s plan to build school bus lot on Pickett Road gas tank farm

The site of a massive gasoline spill is under EPA supervision, but the land is reported to be clean.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:58 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Schools | Tags:  Fairfax City, Pickett Road tank farm, Motiva Enterprises, Pickett road gasoline spill, Mantua

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Lorton’s Ben Cook, 14, takes starring role in ‘Billy Elliot’ national touring production

He’s been acting, singing and dancing locally since 9, and on Broadway since 11.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Navy sub commander from Fairfax County accused of adultery, faking his own death

Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II moved from Burke to take command of the USS Pittsburgh. He was relieved of command seven days later.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:54 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Michael P. Ward II, Burke, Va., USS Pittsburgh

Posted at 05:09 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Arlington seniors unleash flash mob at county fair

VIDEO | Led by Ms. Senior Virginia 2012, seniors bust a move to the Black Eyed Peas at the Arlington County Fair.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:09 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Arlington County, Arlington County fair, senior citizens, flash mob, Kathy Fanelli

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 02:08 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Arlington County taking lead in curbing runoff to Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay

The county is the first in NoVa to submit proposals to the EPA, but Fairfax is close behind.

By Donna Peterson  |  02:08 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fairfax County | Tags:  Chesapeake Bay, Arlington County, Potomac River, pollution, runoff

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Loudoun County on verge of landing high-level minor league pro soccer franchise

The NASL team will share a proposed stadium with the minor league baseball Hounds in the proposed Kincora development in Sterling.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Sterling, Sports, Development | Tags:  Loudoun soccer, NASL, Kincora Village Center

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Fairfax County seeing rise in ‘gray divorces’

Divorces in younger age groups declined, but those ages 55 and older are splitting up more than before.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:22 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Courts | Tags:  Gray divorce, Fairfax County

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Great Falls Little League team nearing World Series

Team would be first in years from NoVa to make it to Williamsport, Pa., tournament.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Evan Moss gets his seizure dog

Evan Moss, who suffers from severe seizures, raised $45,000 and got dogs for seven others.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:24 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Books | Tags:  Evan Moss, My Seizure Dog, epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis complex, service dogs

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/07/2012

‘Lawless,’ film based on Fairfax County native Matt Bondurant’s book, is terrific

REVIEW | Tom Hardy and Shia LeBoeuf perfectly capture the book set in Virginia in the 1930s.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County | Tags:  Lawless, Matt Bondurant, Wettest County in the World

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Prince William, other counties now allocating ‘carryover funds.’ How can they do that?

Counties suddenly have tens of millions to spend on “carryover day.” Many wonder, why do they have extra money?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County | Tags:  carry over funds, Prince William County, Melissa Peacor

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Daniel Giguere overcomes family tragedy, launches 1VoiceInside movement to inspire teens

A video about maintaining one’s individuality helps create a group to support teens.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  Daniel Giguere, 1VoiceInside

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Vienna’s buzzing building to be quieted, GSA says

Fewer fans running, new water-based system to quiet the Terrorist Screening Center.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  Terrorist Screening Center, Vienna, Va.

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Naming a murder suspect who hasn’t been charged: Should the media do it? Would you?

In the Sarah Greenhalgh case, a “person of interest” is identified. Sometimes, that person is innocent.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Crime | Tags:  Sarah Greenhalgh, InsideNova.com, WJLA-7

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Fairfax joins Arlington, approves streetcar in Baileys Crossroads

A short, uncontroversial segment will start in Skyline, run through Baileys Crossroads and connect with Columbia Pike.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Arlington County | Tags:  Fairfax County streetcar, Arlington County streetcar, Bailey's Crossroads

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Titans of Tysons Corner meet, start building city

New buildings from Macerich and Lerner are underway on Route 123 between the two malls.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Tyson's Corner | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Lerner Enterprises, Macerich Co.

 

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