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The State of NoVa: December, 2012

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Loudoun deer hunters rank 3rd in Virginia in kills

Fairfax set its all-time high in 2011, but only ranked 54th statewide

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County | Tags:  Deer hunting, Deer harvesting, Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Lee Walker

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Prince William to get a second newspaper; Times Community Media launches Prince William Times

Times Community Media enters void of departing News & Messenger

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Media | Tags:  Prince William Times, Times Community Media, Peter Arundel, Prince William Today, InsideNoVA.com, Northern Virginia Media Services

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Plans for Loudoun-Prince William highway move forward; crossing to Md. under discussion

Public meetings held, study of crossing into Maryland begins

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Prince William County, Traffic, Development | Tags:  Loudoun-Prince William Highway, Northern Virgnia North-South Corridor, Loudoun County, Prince Wiliam County, Ashburn, Dumfries

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Video: Remy brings us ‘I Saw Daddy Pat Down Santa Claus (A Very TSA Christmas Song)’

Arlington comedian takes on airport security at Christmas again

By Tom Jackman  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Remy Munasifi, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, Santa Claus, Arlington Va.

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/22/2012

InsideNoVA.com will continue under new owner

Prince William Today to debut Jan. 10, will use InsideNoVA website.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Media | Tags:  InsideNoVA.com, Prince William Today, Northern Virgniia Media Services, Bruce Potter, Keri Pugh

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Fairfax Underground website ordered to remove Fairfax High School grades

More than 2,000 pages of grades from last year posted anonymously

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Schools, Fairfax City, Courts | Tags:  Fairfax Underground, Cary Wiedemann, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax High School

Posted at 05:34 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Fairfax County fire chief Ronald Mastin to retire; no public or internal announcement made

No announcement made, search for successor already well underway

By Tom Jackman  |  05:34 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ronald Mastin, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Posted at 05:21 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Cyclists crossing Chain Bridge in McLean say it’s treacherous with traffic, but they’ll keep pedaling

Tight traffic, impatient drivers are a challenge to bike commuters

By Donna Peterson  |  05:21 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Traffic | Tags:  Commuting, Dorien Van Herpen, Willem Janssen, Mclean, Chain Bridge, Cycling

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/19/2012

We don’t like each other so much: End of recession in Northern Va. spells D-I-V-O-R-C-E for many

Up 18 percent in NoVa in two years vs. 7 percent rise statewide.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa | Tags:  Divorce, Northern Virginia, National Marriage Project, Joe Condo

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Iranian national Daryoush Sarreshteh, 73, dies two days after intense questioning at Dulles

Daryoush Sarreshteh, former mayor of Tabriz, had his ‘green card’

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dulles International Airport, Falls Church, Immigration | Tags:  Daryoush Sarreshteh, Sakineh Sarreshteh, Customs and Border Patrol, Dulles International Airport, Sepideh Sarreshteh, Demetrios Pikrillidas

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Homeless for two years, James Allison wrote poetry in his truck, and now publishes “Dark Waters”

And now his first volume, “Dark Waters,” is published

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge, Social Services | Tags:  James Allison, Dark Waters, homelessness, Rick Conte

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Reston’s Shadowood condominiums make new Va. case law, can’t impose fees on rule violators

Va. Supreme Court ruling could affect thousands of condo associations

By Tom Jackman  |  11:16 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston, Courts | Tags:  Shadowood condominiums, Reston, Va., condo associations

Posted at 05:22 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Homosexuality at Patrick Henry College? Never! New blog says otherwise, college not pleased

Michael Farris demanded shutdown, then changed his mind

By Tom Jackman  |  05:22 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Patrick Henry College, Queer at Patrick Henry College blog, Purcellville, Va.

Posted at 05:19 AM ET, 12/13/2012

McLean’s Wolfe Glick is not only a Pokemon master, he’s now IN the Pokemon video game

Wolfe Glick, 17, makes Pokemon history as an actual trainer

By Tom Jackman  |  05:19 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wolfe Glick, Pokemon, McLean, Va.

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Toddler’s tragic death in Herndon, in overheated car, continues as political issue in Russia four years later

Four years after adoptee Chase Harrison died, a bill in his name to be passed by Russian parliament.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:44 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Purcellville, Courts | Tags:  Chase Harrison, Miles Harrison, Dima Yakovlev, R. Terence Ney, Gene Weingarten

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/10/2012

World War II vet Jack Faulconer of Gainesville is awarded a Bronze Star, 68 years later

Sixty-eight years after he survived a wound fighting Germans in France, former infantryman is honored.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Faulconer, Gerry Connolly, Joe Weeren, World War II

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Dulles International Airport, that ‘white elephant’ way out in the boondocks, turns 50

It started slowly, now handles 23 million passengers per year

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles International Airport, Willard, Va., Burke, Va.

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Loudoun girl, diagnosed with brain cancer, aims to help raise $1 million for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Nine year-old Gabriella Miller aims to help secure $1 million donation from Macy’s.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:08 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Ashburn’s Marguerite McCausland recalls surviving crash of United Flight 553 in Chicago in 1972

Marguerite McCausland, a United stewardess at the time, marks 40th anniversary of crash of Flight 553.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:33 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn | Tags:  Marguerite McCausland, United Flight 553, Watergate plane crash, John "Duke" O'Malley

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/05/2012

More land for outdoor education

15-acre purchase to help teach kids about nature.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Annandale’s John McHenry collapses while waiting for jury duty, saved by other jurors and defibrillator

Nearby defibrillator in Fairfax courthouse beats “the Widowmaker.”

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Fairfax County, Courts | Tags:  John McHenry, Fairfax County, Annandale

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Arlington treasurer refuses to eat at deadbeat restaurants and says you should too

Frank O’Leary is going after those who collect but don’t pay meals tax

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Crime | Tags:  Frank O'Leary, Arlington, meals tax, Roberto Donna

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

New Prince William newspaper, Web site to launch next month, fill News & Messenger void

A weekly paper will pick up where daily News & Messenger left off.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Manassas, Media | Tags:  Manassas News & Messenger, Prince William news, Bruce Potter, Kari Pugh

Posted at 05:36 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Fairfax County trying to lure FBI HQ to Springfield

The government already owns big space near the Franconia Metro

By Tom Jackman  |  05:36 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Development | Tags:  FBI, FBI headquarters, Robert Mueller, Jeff McKay

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Washingtonians love their jobs, lives. Surprised?

A Post poll finds large majorities happy with work-life balance.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Development | Tags:  Work, Life, Job satisfaction, Sunday Post Magazine

 

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