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The State of NoVa: September, 2012

Posted at 03:20 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Dave Grohl bio cites many Northern Va. historical landmarks for future Nirvana, Foo Fighters star

Before Seattle, the future Nirvana, Foo Fighters star had the Lake Braddock Community Center.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:20 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Music | Tags:  Dave Grohl, Springfield, Va., Foo Fighters

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Fairfax police Chief David Rohrer stepping down: A look at his legacy and possible successors

Will he get a new HQ built? Who will take his place?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  David Rohrer, Fairfax County, Fairfax County police

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Arlington’s Wag More Dogs mural is no more

Courts ruled the painting in Arlington was an advertisement, and the county said it was too big.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:18 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Courts | Tags:  Wag More Dogs, Arlington, Shirlington, Institute for Justice

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Arlington, Falls Church receive funds to prevent stormwater runoff to Chesapeake Bay

Grants will help homes, businesses control stormwater runoff

By Donna Peterson  |  05:20 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Falls Church | Tags:  Arlington County, Falls Church, Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, Chesapeake Bay, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, stormwater runoff

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/23/2012

Kathrine Switzer, Boston Marathon pioneer, started running in Fairfax County, went to Marshall HS

At 65, the Marshall High grad is still running, advocating for women.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Kathrine Switzer, George C. Marshall High School, Boston Marathon, women's running, Dunn Loring, Va., Fairfax County

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/20/2012

The rich State of NoVa: Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington top wealthiest counties list (with P.Wm., Alex. rising)

And both Prince William and Alexandria saw big jumps in 2011.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Alexandria

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Friends of Alexandria’s Sam Del Brocco make push to solve his 2010 slaying in Florida

The popular Alexandria marketing executive’s slaying remains open.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Crime

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Capital Bikeshare welcomed to Alexandria

Only one official takes a spin but others spin the arrival of Capital Bikeshare.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 AM ET, 09/18/2012

U.Va. wins key ruling in Prince William global warming-FOIA case involving Michael Mann

A group seeking the e-mails of climatologist and former U.Va. professor Michael Mann is denied.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:52 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Courts, Science | Tags:  Michael Mann, global warming, freedom of information, American Tradition Institute

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Landmark Bob Peck Chevrolet diamonds, facade reappear on new glass tower in Arlington

A car dealership was demolished in 2006, but the new building that took its place pays its respects.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:31 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Development | Tags:  Bob Peck Chevrolet, Arlington, Ballston, Glebe Road

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Tenth Korean festival in Centreville promises bounty of kimchi, celebrities, Gangnam Style dancing

Between the food and the Gangnam Style, the Bull Run Special Events Center should be rocking.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:53 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Centreville | Tags:  KORUS Festival, kimchi, Gangnam Style, Un-Tae Kang, Marja Vongerichten, Phillip Lee, PSY

Posted at 12:53 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Sustainable, million dollar homes — a green residential community launches in Fairfax

Five-acre lots with their own mini-farms, water, natural gas and septic fields try to create a new standard for sustainable housing.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:53 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Centreville, Development, Fairfax County | Tags:  Jay Zawatsky, sustainable living, green living, Foxmont, Diane Basheer

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Renovated affordable housing project in Arlington reopens

More than 100 families return to Buchanan Gardens complex.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Alexandria, Arlington rated among worst drivers in U.S. in Allstate study (D.C. was tops)

Allstate analyzed the number of collision claims per capita, but their list is almost certainly flawed.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Arlington County, Traffic | Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Allstate best drivers survey

Posted at 01:05 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Lorton: One of the most diverse communities in America, new study says

Once known mainly for its prison, now it’s one-third white, one-third black and one-third everything else.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:05 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lorton | Tags:  Lorton, diversity

Posted at 02:25 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Springfield’s Sydenstricker Schoolhouse added to National Register of Historic Places

The Sydenstricker Schoolhouse, formerly Pohick School #8, was last one-room school in Fairfax.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:25 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Schools | Tags:  Sydenstricker Schoolhouse, Springfield, Va., Pohick

Posted at 02:04 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Fairfax County recalls its own Civil War history with the Battle of Ox Hill anniversary reenactment

Fairfax County’s only major battle, a bloody affair at the tail end of Second Manassas, marked its 150th anniversary.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:04 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Battle of Ox Hill, Battle of Chantilly, Civil War sesquicentennial

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Dulles Greenway’s tolls inspire ‘Highway Robbery’ protest song by Angela Petry

West Virginian Angela Petry expresses the agony of all who must pay $5.55 each way.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Loudoun County | Tags:  Angela Petry, Dulles Greenway

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Fairfax County crime hit all-time low in 2011

Even as the population grows, crime in the region’s biggest county plummeted to record depths.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Crime, Police | Tags:  Fairfax County crime, crime statistics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The Tri-County Parkway is looking like a done deal for Loudoun, Prince William counties

The major north-south highway will skirt the western edge of the Manassas battlefield.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Development, Manassas, Prince William County, Loudoun County | Tags:  Tri-County Parkway, Bi-County Parkway, Sean Connaughton, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Manassas battlefield

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011, moves to Loudoun County, enrolls at Patrick Henry College

The home-schooled pageant winner from Nebraska says she knew at age 7 she wanted to study in Purcellville.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:22 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Purcellville, Loudoun County | Tags:  Teresa Scanlan, Patrick Henry College


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