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Centreville’s Boose shoulders the load

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

FOOTBALL | When his father left, Taylor Boose had to become the man of the house. Amid injuries across Centreville’s roster this fall, Boose has stepped up on the field, too.

Fairfax County bond sale to pay for Silver Line parking garages

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the sale of bonds that will help pay for construction of parking garages at two new Silver Line stations.


Public school enrollment jumps in Northern Virginia

By 2018, a study finds, the area’s four counties will account for 40 percent of all enrollment in the state.


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Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Dashed streetcar plans create uncertainty for businesses

(Newlands & Company Inc. / Courtesy of Arlington County)

Those who’ve wanted to update the aging Columbia Pike and Crystal City areas say the risks have increased.


Streetcar’s demise will deepen divide between 2 Arlingtons

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik / For The Washington Post)

COLUMN | Defeat of streetcars sends a message to poorer Arlington residents: Just ride the bus.

Many drivers unprepared for opening of 95 Express Lanes

Survey finds only a third of carpoolers have the necessary E-ZPass Flex transponder.


Fairfax County community calendar, Nov. 20-26, 2014

Holiday craft shows, creative writing workshop, “Sound of Music” performance and “Turkey Trot.”


Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

Help is needed at Meals on Wheels, a tax-assistance program, animal adoptions and for senior activities.


Fairfax County adopt a pet

(Joyce Holden / Joyce Holden)

Ruger, a German shepherd mix, Bette, a Pomeranian, and Henry, a shorthair kitten, need good homes.


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Loudoun schools again reject football-helmet sensors

Parents pushed for the devices, but officials say they are not yet scientifically and medically proven.

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U.S. senator seeks answers in Fairfax Co. police shooting of unarmed man

John Geer was killed by an officer 14 months ago, but authorities have offered little information.

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Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

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UPDATE: Loudoun supervisors decide against raising their pay

Second thoughts about pay raises of 20 to 40 percent, which would be effective for the next Board of Supervisors.

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Illegal immigrants rally outside the White House

They demanded executive action to extend “deferred deportations” to adults.

Election night 2014: Local races

Candidates and constituents wait for election results to come in across Washington, D.C.; Maryland and Virginia.

Mayoral hopefuls make a push on eve of election

Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz worked D.C.’s city blocks on Nov. 3.

Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear

The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘The Big Broadcast.’

Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

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