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FCPD Searching for Stolen French Bulldog

Detectives from FCPD Criminal Investigation Division are seeking the community’s assistance to locate a stolen french bulldog.

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Virginia Dems: Blue Wall in Both Houses

One Republican Supervisor-elect, zero Republican-endorsed school board member-elects


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2023 Is A Year for New Business

From martial arts studios to swim schools and home fixtures, 2023 has seen many new businesses open in the Mount Vernon and Springfield areas.

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Plans Shared for Temporary Senior Center

Springfield District last to receive senior service space

Shopping Center use

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Franconia District School Board Candidate Back on the Ballot

Candidate, Dems, and GOP respond to last minute court ruling and reversal.

On Wednesday evening, Nov. 1, the Fairfax County Office of Elections requalified Fairfax County Franconia District School Board Candidate Marcia C. St. John-Cunning based on a ruling by the Fairfax County Circuit Court that afternoon. A Fairfax County judge allowed two additional petition sheets to count toward St. John-Cunning’s required signature threshold to be a qualified candidate.

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Strong Bonds Form with Animals

A look at those special relationships

Pets in all their many shapes, sizes and species, can establish a connection with their human caretakers, creating strong bonds.

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School Board Candidate Disqualified from Ballot

Write-in campaign underway for Dem-endorsed candidate

An aggressive write-in campaign is underway for Democratic-endorsed school board candidate Marcia St. John-Cunning, @marcia4schools, who is still running to be the Franconia District School Board Member.

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Candidates Debate in Springfield District Supervisor Race

Incumbent Pat Herrity (R); Corazon Foley, Independent Green; Albert Vega (D), address voter questions

Candidates running to represent the Springfield District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors met to debate questions posed by residents on Monday evening, Oct. 23.

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Supervisor Candidates at Chamber Breakfast

Discuss economic development, crime, affordable housing.

Local Supervisor candidates gathered at the October Business Breakfast, hosted by the Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce to discuss their platform and issues facing Fairfax County.

Member School Board by District

Franconia, Mount Vernon Districts

In November, Fairfax County voters will choose 12 school board members to serve four-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2024. Nineteen candidates are running for the nine magisterial district seats. There are also three at-large seats in the November election. Virginia's School board elections are nonpartisan, meaning that party affiliations can not appear on the ballots for school board candidates. Nevertheless, parties may publicly endorse their candidates.

$100 Million in Infrastructure Funds for VRE

The Federal Railroad Administration announced recently that it will advance more than $1.4 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for 70 rail improvement projects in 35 states and Washington, D.C. The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority will receive up to $100 million to design and build the Franconia-Springfield Bypass, a critical bridge that will alleviate congestion on one of busiest railways in Virginia.

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Popular Trail Segment To Close for Infrastructure Work

Users of a popular section of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail in the Pohick Stream Valley are noticing tree markings and other activity not normal to the quiet, beautiful and shady trail which runs along the rocky stream. What is the purpose of the flagging tape and numbered discs tagging the trees along a long stretch of the trail?

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Grocery Store Switch-a-Roo in Process at Central Springfield

New Whole Foods opens to much fanfare.

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Two 17 Year Olds Arrested in Kingstowne Shooting

Detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division arrested two seventeen-year-olds in a recent shooting in the Kingstowne Shopping Center.

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Soil & Water Candidates Weigh In on Lake Accotink

Earlier this year, continuing discussion around sediment and flooding problems, including a recommendation to let Lake Accotink fill in and become a wetland, raised concern among some area residents.