The weekend is almost here. Before truck convoys potentially disrupt traffic in the D.C. area or you head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.
Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:
- FCPD: George Mason University professor fatally stabbed by son
- Silver Line extension opening date pushed once again to summer 2022
- Court ruling on Thomas Jefferson High School admissions changes draws mixed reactions
- Demolition proposed for longtime Taco Bell in Reston
- Walgreens permanently shutters its doors in Reston
- Tysons West developer plans to turn former Sheraton hotel into housing
- With Covid transmission now ‘low,’ Fairfax County drops mask mandate
- Planned ‘The Maple Room’ restaurant in Vienna seeks outdoor dining permit
- Crumbl Cookies to open in Reston’s Plaza America next month
- Vienna house fire sends person to hospital with life-threatening injuries
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Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend Fairfax County!
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