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  • Crime Report: Smash Register

    A knife-wielding man robbed a dollar store and on S. Four Mile Run Drive last week and used a slightly unorthodox method of obtaining cash. Police say the man ran off with the store’s cash…

  • Charlottesville restaurateurs oppose tax increase

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Some Charlottesville restaurant owners are opposing a proposed 25 percent increase in the city’s meals tax. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/185w65j ) that a half-dozen restaurateurs attended a meeting organized by…

  • Ivy, bamboo on Virginia’s list of non-native invasive plants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — English ivy and golden bamboo are among the 90 new non-native invasive plants compiled by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Kevin Heffernan is the department’s natural heritage stewardship biologist.…

  • Man charged with setting fire in Wal-Mart store in Virginia

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County fire investigators have charged a man with setting a fire at a Wal-Mart store in Chantilly. Fire officials say 22-year-old Brenton Carter is charged with setting a fire Feb.…

  • RA Members, Directors Have Questions on Tetra Purchase

    Reston Association staff envisions a remodeled building on the shores of Lake Newport that can host anything from yoga classes to camp aftercare to a lovely wedding reception. More importantly, it will be the missing…

  • VMI to honor Georgia Rep. Lewis with humanitarian award

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia Military Institute is honoring civil rights activist and Georgia Rep. John Lewis. VMI says Lewis will be honored March 11 with the Jonathan M. Daniels Humanitarian Award. The award is…

  • Morning Notes

    Murphy Falls Short of Superintendent Award — Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Murphy may be one of the top superintendents in the country, according to the American Association of Schools Administrators, but at a conference in…

  • US funds to Va. totaling $1.75 million aimed at bay

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is receiving $1.75 million in federal funds to support the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. Announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the funding is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

  • Chesterfield man killed when van crashes into home

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chesterfield County officials say a resident was killed when a minivan crashed into the victim’s home. Fire Lt. Jason Elmore tells media outlets that the driver had a medical emergency that…

  • Friday Morning Rundown

    Give Us More Library Info – Library advocate Kathy Kaplan wants more transparency when it comes to the plans for the new Reston Regional Library. [Reston Connection] On To The Basketball Regionals — The South Lakes…

  • About 200 Roanoke postal jobs moving to North Carolina

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — About 200 postal jobs are being shifted from Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1GxUY1Q ) that employees of the U.S. Postal Service processing center in the city…

  • Eagles’ Acho surprises Virginia high schooler, accepts prom date

    WASHINGTON – Persistence pays off, and social media can help, too. A Loudoun County teenager got her wish in a big way last week when a Philadelphia Eagles player not only agreed to take her…

  • Thanks to Our Sponsors and Advertisers

    On Fridays we take a moment to thank our sponsors and advertisers. Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the business community for the vibrant region. The Avant, new luxury rentals in the heart of Reston Town Center.…

  • Just Listed in Arlington

    Just Listed highlights Arlington properties that just came on the market within the past week. This feature is written and sponsored by Team Cathell, “Your Orange Line Specialists.” Perhaps last week’s surge of ratified contracts has…

  • Appalachian Power residential bills to dip in Virginia

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Residential customers of Appalachian Power in Virginia are seeing their monthly bills decrease by about 4 percent this month. The utility says the lower bills are the result of the reduction…