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He Pulled the Suspect from the Burning Vehicle

PFC Joseph Castilon honored as Sully’s Officer of the Quarter.

PFC Joseph Castilon honored as Sully’s Officer of the Quarter.

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Bench and Accolades for Avid Gardener

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

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‘This Is Such a Great Tribute; We All Love Her Dearly’

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Man Charged with Assaulting Special Needs Student

Man Charged with Assaulting Special Needs Student

Fairfax City Teen Missing Since 1975 Is Identified

Modern DNA technology aids police in unraveling a mystery.

Missing teen

Man Charged with Assaulting Special Needs Student

Man Charged with Assaulting Special Needs Student

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‘This Is Such a Great Tribute; We All Love Her Dearly’

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Teen Missing Since 1975 Is Identified

Modern DNA technology aids police in unraveling a mystery.

Modern DNA technology aids police in unraveling a mystery.

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Sully Community Center Opens in Chantilly/Oak Hill

A place for fitness, senior activities, sports, classes and healthcare.

A place for fitness, senior activities, sports, classes and healthcare.

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What’s on the Travel Horizon for Centreville, Chantilly

Several transportation projects are planned for the area.

Several transportation projects are planned for the area.

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Plastic Recycling Earns Bench for Neighborhood

Elise Forrester rises to the NexTrex Challenge.

Elise Forrester rises to the NexTrex Challenge.

Erin Peterson Fund Golf Tourney, Sept. 22

Erin Peterson Fund Golf Tourney, Sept. 22

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Macbeth ‘Will Grip the Audience’

Chantilly High grads are in outdoor production of ‘Macbeth.’

Chantilly High grads are in outdoor production of ‘Macbeth.’

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Route 29 Bridge Northbound over Cub Run Under Repair

‘We need to work without the traffic in the way’

Route 29 Bridge Northbound over Cub Run Under Repair

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‘Does This Really Benefit the Community or McDonald’s?’

Residents, land-use group oppose new McDonald’s in Centreville.

Residents, land-use group oppose new McDonald’s in Centreville.

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Fair Oaks Fire Causes $175,000 Damage

Fair Oaks Fire Causes $175,000 Damage

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Compton Road Shared-use Path Update

‘This project is on the county’s priority plan.’

‘This project is on the county’s priority plan.’

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Appreciated!

Local neighborhoods celebrate National Night Out.

Local neighborhoods celebrate National Night Out.

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Are Supervisors Out of Touch with Residents?

Residents furious board OKed funding of Braddock/Old Lee jughandle.

Residents furious board OKed funding of Braddock/Old Lee jughandle.

FCPS Laptops Stolen; Local Man Charged

FCPS Laptops Stolen; Local Man Charged

Fairfax Man Charged: Juvenile Sexual Assault

Fairfax Man Charged: Juvenile Sexual Assault

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‘When Trust Is Broken’

Greenbriar East Elementary health aide charged with stealing students’ medication.

Greenbriar East Elementary health aide charged with stealing students’ medication.

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‘It’s Like a Great, Big, Community Family’

Centreville’s Cox Farms celebrates 50th anniversary.

Centreville’s Cox Farms celebrates 50th anniversary.

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‘We Cook with Love and Everything’s Homemade’

Roaming Rooster opens in Chantilly Crossing.

Roaming Rooster opens in Chantilly Crossing.

Roundups

Roundups

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‘We’re Down about 140-plus Officers’

Police chief addresses Sully police station’s CAC.

Police chief addresses Sully police station’s CAC.

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First Lady Comes to GMU, Campaigns for Clinton

Speaks on Hillary Clintons 'lifelong record of public service.'

Excitement filled the air when First Lady Michelle Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd, last Friday, Sept. 16, at GMU’s Johnson Center. Speaking on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, she urged everyone to vote and called Clinton the only qualified candidate in the race.

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ServiceSource Helps People with Disabilities

Nonprofit ServiceSource helps people with disabilities.

In one section of the ServiceSource Chantilly Center, music therapist Myra Goodrich leads a group of budding musicians playing a cheerful song.

Centreville: Life with Cancer Helps Families

An interview with Vanessa Spiller.

Most years, the Virginia Run Turkey Trot is dedicated to a community resident who’s died of cancer in the months preceding the race. But this year, it’s being held in honor of those affected by cancer.

Take Precautions against Rabies

Animal Shelter offers advice to reduce the risk.

Rabies is a deadly virus that infects animals and may be a risk to humans, as well. The most commonly reported rabid animals in Fairfax County include foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. But even pets aren’t automatically immune to this disease and must be vaccinated against it.

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‘Victims’ Rights Are a Necessity’

Honoring crime victims with walk, words and candlelight vigil.

Siobhan Russell was just 19 when her ex-boyfriend killed her. Ron Kirby, a noted regional transportation planner, was murdered in his Alexandria home in November by an unknown assailant.

‘Goal Is To Spot Kids in Crisis’

Police, others take suicide prevention training.

Although there have been four recent incidents of teen suicides in Fairfax County, the Police Department has planned to offer Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training for its officers since October 2013.

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‘We Will Not Tolerate Unsafe Driving’

Police want motorists to get the message from their new cruiser.

There’s a new weapon in the Fairfax County Police Department’s arsenal, but this one has four tires and an engine. It’s a new cruiser covered with messages warning people not to drive impaired or distracted. It was unveiled on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Sully District Station, and the station’s commander, Capt. Ed O’Carroll, explained its significance.

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How to Fix I-66?

More lanes, bus rapid transit, rail, spot improvements proposed.

It’s said that nothing’s certain but death and taxes – but most of the time, traffic congestion on I-66 can be added to that list. So VDOT’s seeking input from the public on how best to alleviate it.

Wootton, Whitman Win Cappie Awards

Two local schools won acting awards at the 14th annual Cappies Gala, Sunday night, June 9, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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President Comes to the Area

Obama rallies his supporters during the campaign stop at Centreville High.

Before President Barack Obama addressed the huge crowd inside Centreville High, Saturday afternoon, Jerry Foltz of Wellspring United Church of Christ gave the invocation.

Herrity, Hugo Respond to Obama’s Visit

Both Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) and Del. Tim Hugo (R-40) held a joint press conference Saturday afternoon, speaking to local Romney supporters prior to President Obama’s campaign rally at Centreville High. Said Herrity: "It was nice to see so many people from Little Rocky Run stop by and pick up Romney signs and stand with us."

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Walt Whitman High Wins Five Cappie Awards

Tech skills triumph

Walt Whitman High won five starry statuettes for technical excellence at Sunday night’s 13th annual Cappie Awards at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

30 Years in Prison for Wife’s Murder

‘There’s nothing to defend this crime.’

Consumed by his own irrational fears and demons, Chantilly’s Tony Tong had threatened to kill his wife for years. In October 2010, he did so; and last week in Fairfax County Circuit Court, he was sentenced to 30 years in pri

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Free Carseat Inspections

The Play’s the Thing

Chantilly, Westfield finish first, second in one-act competition.

Local students showed off their acting chops last week when Chantilly and Westfield high schools finished first and second, respectively, in the Concorde District portion of the VHSL One-Act Play Competition. It was held Monday, Jan. 30, at Herndon High.

Details of the Offense

In January 2011, Tony Tong had a preliminary hearing in connection with the death of his wife, Kathleen Tran. Homicide Det. Brian Colligan explained the events leading up to the Oct. 22, 2010 tragedy. He said Tran had driven their son John home from a friend’s house and, some time after 1 a.m., they arrived home to find Tong, then 43, furious.

Progress Report from Labor Resource Center

The Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) opened in December and, in nearly two months of operation, registered more than 150 Centreville-area residents who want temporary employment. CLRC’s professional staff and 27 volunteers provide information and quick service to both employers and those seeking work.

‘Dramapalooza’ at Centreville High

One-act play festival takes the stage.

Students take the helm when Centreville High presents "Dramapalooza," its annual, one-act play festival. Show times are Friday, Feb 17, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb 18, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Campbell Takes a Look Back

Although Mike Campbell will leave Centreville High in July, he’s still delighted to be its principal and is proud of the school’s standing locally and nationwide.

Heading for Huntsville

CVH Principal Campbell retiring, taking job in Alabama.

The way Mike Campbell figures it, his retirement will last all of 24 hours. Centreville High’s principal is leaving the school, this summer, and heading for a new job with Huntsville City Public Schools in Alabama.

Remembering Harry Heisler

Wife mourns husband of 28 years.

Ask Evelyn Heisler what made her husband Harry so special to her, and she answers without hesitation. "He had a razor-sharp wit and a brilliant sense of humor and he made me laugh every day," she said.

Fulfilling a Dream

Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque is almost completed.

Set back from the road, yet perched upon a hill, the mosque that will serve area members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is nearing completion in Chantilly. Just off Walney Road and Eagle Chase Circle, the 7,200-square-foot place of worship is called the Mubarak mosque which, in Islamic, means "blessed tidings."

‘We’re Really Frustrated’

Homeowner’s insurance company seeks damages from WGL.

Leaving a recent meeting of the Brookfield Civic Association, Thuan Nguyen was not a happy man. After losing his home in a December 2010 gas explosion, he and his family carried on with their lives, but never received definitive answers regarding what caused the blast.

Prayer Schedule and Message of Peace

At the new, Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in Chantilly, morning prayers will start before sunrise; evening prayers are said approximately 45 minutes after sundown. And the imam will be there to lead the congregation in prayer, seven days a week.

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