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‘Need to know’ session on Va. transportation goals

Easing congestion on I-66 is a top priority in Northern Virginia. Leaders foresee adding HOT lanes.


Prince William County news in brief

PRTC extends free Saturday bus service to Springfield; Manassas Airport celebrates 50th anniversary


Prince William County adopt a pet

(Prince William County Animal Shelter / Prince William County Animal Shelter)

Brodie, a Labrador retriever, and Little Bits, a cat, need homes.


Prince William County crime report

A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.


Prince William County volunteer opportunities

Language and literacy tutoring, animal care, parenting classes, transportation for cancer patients.


Prince William County community calendar

Country fairs, concerts, Taste of the Potomac, exhibits, farmers markets, films, comedy show and more.


Going Out Guide

(Tonya Butcher / Tonya Butcher)

Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia

What would fix your commute?

Show and tell how you would make the trip better.


Four men try to break their 51-year-old Va. swim record

(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.


Travel author to speak at NOVA’s Manassas campus

(Skip Homer / Skip Homer)

Marty Essen and his wife traveled to all seven continents for his book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet.”


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Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

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Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

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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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Nationals Park, on its way up

With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

Celebrating at the H Street festival

The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

The C&O Canal over the years

It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

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.

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Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

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