Shots Fired on Jackson Street in Falls Church Monday Morning

January 23, 2017 2:30 PM0 comments

Police are investigating after a report of several shots fired on a residential street in the City of Falls Church early Monday morning.

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F.C. Police Department Swears in New Police Dog, “Fitz”

January 19, 2017 1:13 PM0 comments

As part of a wider ceremony for the Falls Church Police Department at the Council chambers of City Hall Thursday morning, the department swore in its first police dog to join the force in a half-dozen years. “Fitz,” a young German shepherd, was attentive as he allowed his handler to provide the […]

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Falls Church Schools Offers Bus Monitoring App

January 24, 2017 4:36 PM0 comments

Through a collaboration with the developer of Predictable Ryde, a bus tracking app that shows student’s school bus location in real time, Falls Church City Public Schools is the first school system in the country to offer the monitoring app. Parents can subscribe to view maps or receive text alerts. […]

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Mason Sponsoring Shoe Drive for Basketball Camp

January 19, 2017 3:19 PM0 comments

George Mason High School basketball programs are sponsoring a used athletic shoe drive during the next three home games: Jan. 23 (Girls), Jan. 25 (Boys) and Jan. 26 (Girls). George Mason basketball players and coaches sponsor a charity basketball camp in the town of Banica in a poor region of […]

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On Eve of Trump Tenure, First Ever March in F.C. Touts Racial Healing

January 18, 2017 10:26 PM0 comments

Preaching racial unity, openness and collective responsibility, hundreds of protesters channeled the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday’s holiday, marching through Falls Church in a historic first for the 70-year-old city.

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As Transition Nears, Falls Church Residents Tell News-Press of Their Inauguration Plans

January 19, 2017 2:17 PM0 comments

Falls Church, along with much of Northern Virginia, voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in November’s election and as Donald Trump prepares to be sworn into office Friday, some customers at the market were asked about their plans for the inauguration.

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F.C. Council, Fairfax Water Clash Again Over New Tank

January 18, 2017 10:16 PM0 comments

The decade-long conflict between the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County’s water system was not resolved with the sale by the City of its water system to its giant neighbor three years ago this month.

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F.C.’s Vanilla Aircraft Sets Drone Flight World Record

January 19, 2017 8:00 AM0 comments

Tucked away in a nondescript brick building off Lee Highway in Falls Church, Vanilla Aircraft may be easy to miss. But while their office may be unremarkable, the five-man team on the inside is breaking flight records and reimagining the limits of unmanned aircraft. Last month on December 2, Vanilla […]

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Rep. Connolly Announces He Won’t Attend Inauguration Friday

January 18, 2017 1:53 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, who represents the 11th District of Virginia that includes much of Greater Falls Church, announced today that he will join the ranks of over 50 of his congressional colleagues including Falls Church’s U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer, who’ve stated they will not attend the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday.

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Fairfax Water’s Request for Double-Sized Water Tower in F.C. Challenged

11:15 AM0 comments

The last time representatives of Fairfax Water came before the Falls Church City Council in October 2016 with plans to replace their water tower behind Eden Center with one twice as big, the City Council did not greet the idea with favor.

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