The State of NoVa: McLean

Posted at 05:06 AM ET, 04/05/2013

McLean’s John Tran named first Asian-American judge in Virginia history, to join Fairfax bench

Va. General Assembly elects him to Fairfax County Circuit Court bench.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:06 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, McLean | Tags:  John M. Tran, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, Fairfax County Circuit Court

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 01:17 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Wolfe Glick of McLean, 16, is two-time U.S. Pokemon champion, world runner-up (video division)

Wolfe Glick, 16, then finished second in the World Pokemon Video Game Championships.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:17 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean | Tags:  Wolfe Glick, Pokemon

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Rebuilding Together, the folks who renovated Capt. Patrick Horan’s house in McLean (with Sears)

The nonprofit does important work helping local families with the repairs they need to stay in their homes.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Social Services | Tags:  Rebuilding Together, Patrick Horan, Heroes at Home

Posted at 01:19 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Hong Kong tycoon Eric Hotung ordered to pay son Michael Hotung $1.2 million by Fairfax County jury

The tale of Eric Hotung, his colorful Hong Kong family, and life in the former Ted Kennedy mansion in McLean.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:19 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Courts, McLean | Tags:  Eric Hotung, Michael Hotung, Winnie Ho

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012

McLean man in middle of wild Arizona murder case

Prosecutors want to question James DeMocker about financial dealings that may be connected to his brother’s trial on murder charges.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Crime | Tags:  James DeMocker

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/21/2011

McLean man making strong bid for presidency; Newt Gingrich rally in Arlington tonight

Newt Gingrich can’t deny it — he’s been living and voting in Fairfax County for years. Will that help him politically? Uh, maybe not so much.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Politics, Fairfax County | Tags:  Newt Gingrich, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Stanley Mehr is McLean’s flower guy for 60 years

Determined to grow dahlias amongst the ever-developing McLean community, Mehr Brothers launched in 1952 and has been an anchor in the area ever since.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean | Tags:  Stanley Mehr, Virginia

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/11/2011

McLean man hits $107 million lottery jackpot

Brian McCarthy, 25, will collect $68.4 million. He bought the ticket at the Giant in Herndon, and has already given $50,000 to Herndon charities.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean | Tags:  Brian McCarthy, Virginia

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Virginia’s Aaron Vaughn among Navy SEALs killed in Afghanistan

Vaughn, a father of two small children, was on the NATO helicopter that was shot down Saturday, killing 30 American troops, including 22 Navy SEALs.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean | Tags:  Aaron Vaughn, Virginia

Posted at 03:30 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Fairfax County pondering buying Falls Church Water, again

Fairfax Supervisor John Foust is floating the idea that the county should buy Falls Church Water, which charges much more than Fairfax Water but is run by the city of Falls Church.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:30 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, McLean, Fairfax County | Tags:  Falls Church Water, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011

McLean singer Chelsea Lee still on star trajectory

She’s got a classic pop female voice, a record deal with Atlantic Records, and the attention of the music industry’s top ears. On Saturday, she turns 20 and opens for Rosanne Cash at the Birchmere.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Music | Tags:  Chelsea Lee, Virginia

Posted at 06:13 AM ET, 04/12/2011

The White House is for sale! $4.65 M! CHEAP!

A McLean man built a full-scale replica of the White House on Towlston Road. But the kids have moved out, and he’s selling for $4.65 million. Want it?

By Tom Jackman  |  06:13 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean | Tags:  White House replica, Virginia