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Woman Abducted and Sexually Assaulted in Falls Church

October 27, 2016 2:24 PM0 comments

A 50-year-old woman was abducted and sexually assaulted in Falls Church area of Fairfax County sometimes between 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 and 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, according to a press release from the Fairfax County Police Department. Detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Division are investigating […]

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Letters to the Editor: Spending Has Merit, But Must Be Done Responsibly

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Letters to the Editor: October 27 – November 2, 2016   Spending Has Merit, But Must Be Done Responsibly Editor, Bob LaJeunesse made some good points in his guest commentary last week, such as extending borrowing durations, use of the rainy day fund, and taking advantage of low interest rates to […]

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Guest Commentary: Why the Library Referendum Should Pass

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By Chet DeLong The suggestions made by Ms. Godwin in the October 13 News-Press guest commentary raise several issues, some of which I will address here. First, she disagrees with City Council priorities – her privilege – but the City Council members have thought long and hard about the City’s […]

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Mason Key Club Organizes Trick-or-Treat UNICEF Campaign

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Key Club at George Mason High School is organizing a Trick-or-Treat UNICEF Campaign with students from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and Mt. Daniel School. Students participating in the campaign will go around with a donation box in addition to their candy bags, seeking donations for UNICEF from local residents. All […]

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Howard, Quill Named Mason Homecoming Queen & King

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George Mason High School seniors Julia Howard and Wesley Quill were selected by their fellow students as the 2016 George Mason High School Homecoming Queen and King. They pair were crowned during homecoming ceremonies at the football team’s game on Friday, Oct. 21. They were honored again during the Homecoming […]

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Mustangs Prepare For Senior Night Ahead of Playoffs

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by Matthew Hochberg George Mason’s high school girls’ volleyball had a rare week – they only won once. The Mustangs pulled off a thrilling victory in front of a home crowd against Madison County High School Thursday, Oct. 20 before a disappointing four-set loss to Clarke County High School on […]

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Henderson MS Puts on Local Version of ‘Shark Tank’

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Seventh graders at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School are learning about becoming entrepreneurs. Last week, they presented their creative ideas to local business sharks, including Patrick Fleming of The Local Market, Mario Gamboa of Body Dynamics, Lauren Richards of Sylvan Learning Center, Ben Morris, Shaun Dakin, Gary LaPorta and Kim Wilkins. […]

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‘Nobody’s Girl, A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern-Day Slavery and Transformation’ by Barbara Amaya

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By Janine Benton Barbara Amaya was, literally, nobody’s girl. Raised in the 1960s in Fairfax, Virginia by a father who worked at the Pentagon, and a stay-at-home, alcoholic mother, Amaya ran away to D.C. at 12 to escape her father’s sexual abuse. After finding “refuge” with a hippy couple, she […]

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U.S. News & World Report Gives High Ranks for Regional Schools

October 26, 2016 7:05 PM0 comments

U.S. News and World Report issued its rankings of 2016 top high schools in the U.S. this week, and area schools fared very well. Area schools were ranked at the top five slots for schools in Virginia, led by Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology at No. 1 (including […]

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Trump In-Law Makes Stop in F.C.

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Lara Trump, wife of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s son Eric, stopped with an entourage at Falls Church’s Vietnamese-American Eden Center shopping center to deliver remarks in support of Trump’s candidacy Tuesday.

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