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Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

Haunted Trail fundraiser, food pantries and Meals on Wheels, seniors’ assistance and more.


Schenk gives Seahawks another weapon

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GIRLS’ SOCCER | South River discovered a new offensive option by moving junior Bella Schenk from midfield to forward; Good Counsel, O’Connell lose in California.


Man charged in attempted Woodbridge abduction

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Police said DNA links Victor Alberto Serrano to the attempted abduction of a woman in Woodbridge in March.


Wildcats display European flavor

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FIELD HOCKEY | Walter Johnson first-year Coach Ameliet Rischen brings experience from a playing career in the Netherlands and at Maryland.


New principal announced for Hayfield Secondary

Centreville High principal Martin Grimm will take over at Hayfield on Oct. 1.


Fairfax County adopt a pet

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Chip, a rabbit, and two cats, Fannie and Fergus, are available.


Fairfax County Animal Watch

Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.


‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

(Frank Johnston / The Washington Post)

Laws are meant to give police, emergency responders a bit more safety from fast-moving traffic.

95 Express Lanes testing toll equipment

Marked vehicles will check the tolling system, but the express lanes are not yet operational.

MWAA board slated to meet Wednesday

The Board of Directors will get an update on Silver Line construction from the new executive director of the rail project, Charles Stark.


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At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

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Future bleak for the Loudoun Hounds? Lawsuits say yes, owner Bob Farren says no

Offices are closed, lawsuits are flying, but Hounds owner says he can still pull off baseball in Ashburn.

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Fairfax City’s $30 million land deal under scrutiny

Critics of the sale say the 815-acre property was worth far more and that more public discussion was needed.

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‘Lockup’ off to solid start in portraying life in Fairfax County jail

The MSNBC series premiered Sunday, will spend six episodes behind bars with Fairfax inmates.

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Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

An ancient giant is brought back to life

National Geographic prepares to unveil an exhibit for Spinosaurus, possibly the largest predator to ever exist.

Before closing, a D.C. pool goes to the dogs

The dog days of summer weren’t quite over at the public Randall Pool in SW, where the season’s final guests splashed around.

Finding strength amid the pain

A year after the Navy Yard shooting that left 12 dead, a survivor, Jennifer Bennett, is still recovering from her injuries.

Robert F. McDonnell found guilty

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of numerous corruption charges.

Bowser makes a bid for hotel workers’ loyalty

After she won a union’s backing, members wanted to show her their lives by adding her to the crew.

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