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  • NC AG orders company to forgive debts, pay refunds

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has ordered a company which he says set up near military bases and targeted military consumers with unfair practices to forgive debts and pay refunds. Cooper joins Virginia’s attorney general’s office and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to file a complaint and judgment in federal court…

  • McDonnell’s son arrested for DWI in Va. Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police say one of former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s sons has been arrested for driving while intoxicated. Police say 23-year-old Robert Ryan McDonnell was arrested in the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach early Thursday morning. Police say he refused a sobriety test and is not currently in custody. Police…

  • VA. House speaker announces re-election bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell wants at least another term in office and is running for re-election in next year’s election. Howell announced the launch of campaign Thursday, saying he wants to continue his efforts at making government smaller and more efficient. Former Stafford County Board of Supervisors Chairman…

  • Contract to bring 75 jobs to Scott Air Force Base

    O’FALLON, Ill. (AP) — A Virginia-based software company has announced plans to bring more than 70 new information technology jobs to Scott Air Force Base. SuprTEK recently secured a five-year, $59 million contract to develop and test web-based software applications for Air Mobility Command, located at the military base in St. Clair County. The Belleville…

  • Closed: Reston’s Macaroni Grill

    Romano’s Macaroni Grill at the Spectrum has closed its doors. The restaurant, located at 1845 Fountain Dr., closed Thursday, a company spokesman said after the closure was first reported by Restonian.org. The spokesman did not give a reason why. However, The Spectrum, like several other Reston shopping centers, is scheduled to undergo a major renovation in…

  • Rising Costs Halting Lighting Plan for RA Paths

    A plan to provide extra lighting on the Reston Association paths near Hunters Woods Village Center is going to cost much more than originally anticipated, RA CEO Cate Fulkerson says. RA has been talking about adding additional lighting on the paths for more than a year in the hopes that it would deter loitering, graffiti…

  • Seven Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting

    This is a sponsored column by Jessica Storm, ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and owner of Storm Fitness – A Personal Training and Nutrition Company based in Reston. Yes, losing weight without dieting is possible. In fact, it’s how I help my clients achieve their weight loss goals.  Just the mention of…

  • Va. lawmaker who spends nights in jail resigns

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state lawmaker who is working as a legislator and lawyer by day and returning to a jail cell at night said Thursday he is resigning but plans to run in a special election for his seat. Democratic Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey accepted a plea last week on a misdemeanor…

  • Morning Poll: Is Reston a Safe Place?

    Three bank robberies in Reston in the last month have made some residents a little on edge. One reader wrote to Reston Now yesterday saying this: I’d originally planned on renting in Reston before moving to Virginia, but the posts on this page have more than changed my mind.  I have to wonder if you’re…

  • Pa. man charged with 1990 slaying of Virginia Beach woman

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with the slaying of a Virginia Beach woman more than two decades ago. Virginia Beach police said Thursday that 46-year-old Robert William Malick of Erie, Pennsylvania, is charged with second-degree murder in the 1990 death of 17-year-old Joan Schoppaul. Schoppaul’s body was found on…

  • Top Va. House Republican to seek university athletic fee cap

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state House Republican Majority Leader Kirk Cox says he wants to limit the amount of mandatory fees public universities can collect from students to pay for athletic programs. Cox said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation limiting fees during the 2015 legislative session. The lawmaker says legislation is needed…

  • RA Board Proposes to End Bocce Plan — Again

    It has been more than a year since the Reston Association Board of Directors approved a bocce court for Cabots Point Recreation Area. For nearly as long, the RA Board has been trying to start the process over — or abandon it all together. RA President Ken Knueven has proposed to “direct staff, in light…

  • Thursday Morning Rundown

    Be Prepared — Making your holiday gift list? In honor of Winter Preparedness Week, Fairfax County has some useful ideas to keep everyone safe. [Fairfax County] SACC Prices To Rise? — Fairfax County is considering changing the fees for School Age Child Care in its schools. A new sliding scale would increase fees for some and decrease…

  • Feds investigate possible thefts at Va. hospital pharmacy

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating possible thefts at Lynchburg General Hospital’s pharmacy. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents served a warrant at the pharmacy on Wednesday. Special agent in charge Gregory Cherundolo tells The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1wOF8M7 ) that the warrant is related to an investigation of possible prescription drug thefts. He…

  • Trial set for ex-Navy engineer in military secrets case

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Navy civilian engineer is scheduled to stand trial next summer on charges of trying to steal aircraft carrier schematics. Media outlets report that 35-year-old Mostafa Awwad of Yorktown pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data. His trial is set…