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Mercia Hobson

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FCPS to Consider Trust Policy

CASA members and allies speak out at rally and public hearing.

FCPS policy

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Coalition for TJ Files Emergency Request to Vacate the 4th Circuit Stay

Case alleges anti-Asian American discriminatory admissions process

Emergency request

2022 Shape of the Region Conference

‘Finding our way back to mental health.’

Mental health

Sheriff Ends Pre-Release Notice to ICE

Incremental steps matter.

ICE

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Adopting a Senior Dog Could Be a Better Match, Really

One woman's passion and 'Tribute'.

Senior dogs

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Seeking Shelter: Changes in Housing Preferences

Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship at George Mason University School of Business presents.

Housing

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Impact of Vehicle-Bicycle Collisions in Fairfax Courts

FABB's discussion with Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Community Justice and Policy

Bike ruling

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Brabrand: 'Stay the Course'

We have a right to do things up until that right impinges or infringes on the rights of others.

Masks

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FCPS Takes Legal Action Challenging Gov. Youngkin's Ex. Order No. 2

County School Board files suit jointly with six other boards.

Executive order

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New Governor Revokes Mask Mandate for Schools

FCPS says masks requirement remains in effect.

Mask Mandates

2022 Real Estate Forecast

Real Estate Forecast

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VolunteerFest, 2021

Volunteers work on projects countywide for the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Volunteers

Public Input Sought on Fairfax County Police Chief Selection

Increased expectations of public involvement and transparency drive forum

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is seeking public involvement as its nationwide search for the next Fairfax County Police Chief gets underway.

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Record-Setting Day at States for Herndon High School Boys Swim Team

Hornets place as two champions

Members of the Herndon High School Boys Swim Team won two champion places and ranked eighth overall, with only four swimmers, at the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 6 State Championship at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center in Stafford, Va., on Thursday, Feb. 25.

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Fairfax County’s FY 2022 Budget Plan

Focuses resources in targeted areas

“What a difference a year makes” said Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill.

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Herndon High Runner Captures First at Cross Country League 5k Race

Gillian Bushée flies through school's cross county record

The most challenging distance to go for Herndon High School freshman and cross country runner Gillian Bushée of Reston was the distance from her bed to the front door each morning.

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Fairfax County Public Schools Staff Uncomfortable With In-Person School Plan

Fairfax County Federation of Teachers releases survey results.

Staff at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are overwhelmingly uncomfortable with returning for in-person instruction, given the incomplete information about the implementation that has been currently shared, according to a report released by the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (FCFT) on Oct. 6 during a press conference.

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All-around Regional Champion in Herndon

Gymnast Kerry Gallagher wins regional title.

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‘The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis in the World’

Kicking off Blanket & Coat Drive for Syrian Refugees 2019

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Running for Many Reasons in Reston

Charity 5K ‘Makes It All Better.’

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Final Run for the Susco 8K: Running With Tim

Costs increase, sponsorships decrease.

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First Ever Stand Up Paddle Board Triathlon Held in Reston

Organizers toss out swimming.

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Volunteerism At Its CORE

Second annual Reston Superhero Splash & Dash introduces young athletes to multisport lifestyle.

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Thousands Watch Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta

Men, women and children climb aboard and race to benefit Reston Historic Trust & Museum.

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2019 Herndon Festival at New Location

NWFCU to host the family-friendly event at their campus.

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Reston National Golf Course Sold to Developers

‘Here we go again,’ posted to Rescue Reston Facebook page.

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A Sea of Runners in Green in Reston

Keira D'Amato places first overall in the 2019 Lucky Leprechaun 5K Race.

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Local Talent on Global Stage

USA Special Olympics Team heads to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for World Games 2019.

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Bill Bouie Tells All in Reston

Reston Historic Trust & Museum hosts Bouie's presentation, ‘The History of Reston Sports, Pioneers, Players and Playing Fields.’

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Super Heroes Splash and Dash in Reston

Aquathlon draws 150 participants as it raises funds for ‘Kids Helping Kids.’

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Reston Splash & Dash Will Make Children Feel Like Superheroes

Locally Acclaimed Musician Ted Graber to produce & entertain at the event.

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Reston Kid's Triathlon Attracts 200 Youth Athletes

Reston Association and Reston YMCA co-sponsor the event.

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‘Inclusion Revolution’ Comes to Reston

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia at Reston Town Center raises funds and awareness.

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Herndon Pole Vaulter Soars to National Heights

Austin Miller places eighth at the 2018 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships

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Law Enforcement Torch Run to Be Held in in Reston

Event to support the athletes of Special Olympics Virginia.

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Herndon High’s Jeff Donlan Receives ‘Respect the Game’ Award

Donlan exemplifies sportsmanship on the field, citizenship off the field and leadership in all endeavors.

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South Lakes High’s Alston Receives the 'Respect the Game' Award

Alston exemplifies sportsmanship on the field, citizenship off the field and leadership in all endeavors.

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Ice Breaker 5K Race Held in Herndon

Martin Calhoun finishes first with a time of 19/21.7.

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Reston Teen Shines at Winter Olympics

Maame Biney, 18, of South Lakes High School makes quarterfinals.

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Runners and Walkers Take On Herndon's Turkey Trot 5K

Parks and Recreation Awards Thanksgiving turkeys with all the trimmings.