Sequestration's effects: Fairfax Co. could cut education funding, hike property taxes

In Fairfax County, everything from education funding to library hours to how often the grass gets mowed will be affected if sequestration occurs.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 07:44am EST

Sequestration would deal blow to Fairfax County

WTOP's John Aaron reports

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 10:50am EST

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2 Va. men charged with car vandalism spree

Fairfax County police have arrested two men they say shoot out dozens of car windows and left 30 victims in their week last November.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 05:21pm EST

Husband of Reston woman killed in fire found dead

A 38-year-old woman found dead after an apartment fire in Reston early Monday morning was pregnant, Fairfax Police say.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 03:07pm EST
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Reston citizens worried the Silver Line will bring gridlock

Some Reston residents are worried that the opening the first phase of Metro's Silver Line will make traffic worse near one of the stations scheduled to open at the end of the year.

Monday - 02/18/2013, 06:51am EST

Who needs birthday cake? Washington opted for hoecakes

Mount Vernon welcomes visitors to celebrate George Washington's birthday with one of his favorite treats.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 05:53pm EST

Man charged with arson in connection with Lorton deli explosion

Police arrested a man after he left a local burn unit in connection with an explosion at a Lorton sub shop.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 05:22pm EST

3 charged with Centreville vandalism spree

Fairfax County Police are asking for the public's help to track down the vandals who smashed out the windows of more than 40 cars in Centreville Thursday.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 02:16pm EST

Fairfax County to launch aerial attack against inchworms

Some creepy-crawly pests are becoming so prevalent in the D.C. area, according to officials, that they're going to be taken out from above.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 12:28pm EST
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Coronary calcium scan finds early signs of heart disease

A simple test can detect early signs of heart disease, but insurance does not not cover it. The chief of cardiology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital calls it "a mammogram for the heart."

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 04:58am EST

Housing market less dependent on location

Fewer and fewer homes are going up for sale, and that low inventory is determining prices.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 08:25am EST

Fairfax County to market itself in New England

The Boston office of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications Inc. will help the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's new marketing efforts in New England.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:08am EST

Fairfax County Parkway: Would HOV or HOT relieve congestion?

With the Fairfax County Parkway carrying nearly as much traffic as an interstate highway, one county supervisor thinks the state should study the possibility of widening the parkway to add High Occupancy Vehicle lanes or High Occupancy Toll lanes.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 05:32am EST

Montgomery Co. fire chief appointed Fairfax chief

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have hired a new fire chief.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 08:58pm EST

School evacuated after crane collapse

Two men suffered minor injuries and children and staff were evacuated when a crane collapsed on a Mount Vernon school Tuesday.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 04:02pm EST

Fairfax officials fear Silver Line funding in jeopardy

As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 03:38pm EST

Fairfax County trying to create a better school lunch

A combination of overweight kids, too much junk food and precooked and processed food in schools has prompted the Fairfax County School Board to hire a nutrition company.

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 12:58pm EST

License plate promotes Fairfax County pride

Fairfax County car owners may soon be able to buy a special Virginia license plate to show some pride in where they live and raise money for a big sporting event.

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 08:15am EST

Mount Vernon buys 1796 George Washington painting

Mount Vernon estate acquires George Washington painting at auction with help from donor

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 01:40pm EST

Tips on talking to kids about tough classroom issues

Fairfax County's school system rejected a local mother's request to stop teaching Toni Morrison's "Beloved," but it raises the question of how parents can help kids deal with tough issues that come up in the classroom.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 04:07pm EST
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