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Police seek witnesses to
fatal dump truck accident

The Arlington County Police Department seeks details about a fatal pedestrian accident Feb. 24 on North Little Falls Road. Jennifer Lawson, 39, was killed after being struck by a commercial dump truck at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Police believe that at least two vehicles were behind the dump truck when the accident occurred and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Mohammed Tabibi of the Arlington County Police Department’s critical accident team at 703-228-4618 or by e-mailing .

Registration opens for Arlington summer school

Registration for Arlington County public schools’ 2014 summer school programs begins today. The classes run from July 8 to Aug. 15 for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Parents should register at the school their child currently attends; parents of non-APS students and non-Arlington residents should register at the summer school office in the Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington.

For information on deadlines and registration, visit

School board seeks 2014 Honored Citizen nominees

The Arlington School Board is seeking nominations for its annual Honored Citizen Award, which is given to residents who have made significant contributions as volunteers to Arlington County public schools. Nominees must have demonstrated sustained contributions to public school programs for at least five years.

The nominations deadline is April 1; honorees will be recognized at a ceremony April 29. For information on the award, contact the school board office at 703-228-6015 or visit

Arlington picks acting director of economic development

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan has named Cynthia Richmond acting director of Arlington Economic Development. Richmond, 58, takes over after the sudden death on Saturday of Arlington Economic Development Director Terry Holzheimer. Richmond has served as deputy director of AED since 2005.

“Cindy worked with Terry Holzheimer for years — first in Loudoun County, when Terry was their director of economic development, and then here,” Donnellan said. “I look forward to working with her to continue the excellent work that AED did under Terry’s leadership.”


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