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  • Free People in Clarendon Closes, Moves to D.C.

    The bohemian women’s clothing store Free People closed its Clarendon location as of the end of last week. The clothing store’s staff could be seen packing away the stock last Thursday. There are now signs…

  • World Police & Fire Games Wraps With Triumphs and Tragedy

    The 2015 World Police & Fire Games wrapped more than a week of competition and camaraderie in Fairfax County with a half marathon and a closing ceremony Sunday at Wolf Trap National Park for the…

  • Lineup for 25th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival Announced

    The Rosslyn Business Improvement District has announced the lineup for its annual jazz festival. The event, which BID president Mary-Claire Burick says will be “exciting, bold and fun,” is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. In addition to performances covering everything…

  • Morning Notes

    Arlington Resident Advances at Wimbledon — Denis Kudla, an Arlington resident, has advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon. Kudla, 22, is the last American man standing at the tennis tournament. He will face the Croatian Marin…

  • Reston Zoo Hires New Director

    Reston Zoo has hired a new director, the zoo’s CEO and Corporate Director announced. Mario Lawrence, formerly the curator and assistant director of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Thurmont, Md., took over the Reston…

  • Monday Morning Rundown

    Teammates — Read about this husband-and-wife team of Fairfax County Police officers who also competed in bodybuilding at the World Police & Fire Games. [Washington Post] Confederate Flag’s Local Roots — Did you know the…

  • Fairfax County man drowns in Lake Anna

    LOUISA, Va. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a Fairfax County man who drowned in Lake Anna. Sgt. Scott Renalds with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office tells The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1dHeUpn ) that…

  • New executive director of Virginia Holocaust Museum to begin

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum is set to begin. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1Ha3tkJ ) reports that Richmond native and Holocaust scholar Waitman Wade Beorn will take over…

  • Person struck by Metro train

    WASHINGTON – Metro trains on the Orange line stopped single-tracking through Falls Church at about 8:30 a.m. Monday, after a person was struck by a train outside of West Falls Church at around 6. Metro says…

  • Va. Festival of the Book accepting submissions for ’16 event

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Festival of the Book is accepting submissions from authors to participate in the 2016 festival. The festival is encouraging authors to submit new books published in 2015 or early…

  • Virginia sees increase in peanut and soybean acreage

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia peanut and soybean growers have planted more acres this year than they did in 2014. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says soybean growers planted an estimated 670,000…

  • Virginia Beach and Olongapo to become sister cities

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach and Olongapo, Philippines, are becoming sister cities. Leaders from both cities will sign a Sister City Charter on Monday in Virginia Beach. They also will break ground on…

  • Enforcement of bicycle passing distance up slightly in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More drivers in Virginia have been ticketed for passing too close to cyclists since a state law went into effect last year. But the increase has been slight. The law increased…

  • Discarded fireworks caused Loudoun July 4 townhouse blaze

    UPDATE: Sunday, 7/7/2015, 1 p.m. — Improperly disposed fireworks were determined to be the cause of the fire, that resulted in $700,000 in damages, according to the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office.  The fireworks were…

  • Petersburg bus station, 5 others added as Va. landmarks

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg bus station that was the site of civil rights protests in the 1960s is among six sites that have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The Trailways Bus…