Shields Optimistic Meeting With State Commerce Chief Will Yield Results

August 1, 2018 7:59 PM0 comments

Falls Church Mayor David Tarter, City Manager Wyatt Shields and a select group of key economic development figures from the City had an extensive exchange with Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball and members of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership this week.

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Warner Sounds Alarm of Russian Hacking Threat to Nov. Elections

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One day after it was reported by executives at Facebook that over 32 covertly-crafted fake pages on its site were designed to influence this fall’s midterm elections in the U.S., the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, with Virginia’s Senator Mark Warner as its vice-chairman, conducted hearings on just such developments Wednesday.

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Falls Church Home Robbed While Resident Slept Tuesday Morning

July 26, 2018 5:53 PM0 comments

Police say a man broke in and robbed a Falls Church home and then walked in on the sleeping resident before fleeing early Tuesday morning.

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Falls Church’s 12-Foot Tin Man, ‘Mr. Dixie,’ Turns 56 Years Old

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By Adam Rosenfeld Off the hustle and bustle of Route 7, a 12-foot-tall, 56-year-old man made of scrap metal stands out front of Dixie Sheet Metal on Gordon Road. Sculpted in 1962 by an employee at the shop, the Tin Man, better known by his nickname “Mr. Dixie,” was originally […]

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Beyer Automotive Wins 3 BZA Variances

July 25, 2018 6:20 PM0 comments

Three variance requests by Don Beyer Motors, Inc., needed to construct a new two-story building as a motor vehicle showroom on Beyer property at 1119 and 1121 W. Broad were approved by the Falls Church Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) last week. One allowed for the building to be located […]

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Miller House Groundbreaking Draws Big Crowd

July 27, 2018 10:11 AM0 comments

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Miller House, completing a lengthy process of securing the site for use as a group home for five adults with intellectual disabilities, was held last Friday morning. With the backing of the City of Falls Church, the house will provide affordable and supportive housing and […]

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Fairfax NAACP Hailed for Work on School Name Change

July 25, 2018 6:10 PM0 comments

The Fairfax County NAACP has been named the top branch in the country by the NAACP national organization. The chapter was scheduled to receive the Thalheimer Award, given annually to the chapter with the most outstanding achievements, at this week’s NAACP’s Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Kofi Annan, president […]

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Trade War Worries Compel Project Developers to Buy Materials Early

July 26, 2018 12:05 PM0 comments

With leaders of the City of Falls Church placing heavy expectations on the realization of major economic development projects in the coming years, the impact on them by possible trade wars being kicked off by President Trump has many of them quietly worried.

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Library Board OKs Closing Facility During Construction

July 25, 2018 6:04 PM0 comments

In the F.C. City Council’s vote Monday night to go ahead with the Mary Riley Styles Library renovation project, two critical design issues favored by the library board were the subject of a robust discussion that led one Council member to vote “No.”

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KKK Flyers Found in Greater F.C. Neighborhood

July 24, 2018 6:24 PM0 comments

Racist flyers from a branch of the Ku Klux Klan containing anti-semitic language were found on the property of multiple residences along Marshall St. in the Fairfax County section of Falls Church earlier this week, according to local resident. The notices appeared to be from the Loyal White Knights KKK, […]

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