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Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: March 14-18

The dessert shop Mochinut coming to Reston was among this week’s most-read stories (staff photo by Fatimah Waseem)

The weekend is almost here. Before you step outside to take in the cherry blossoms or 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:

  1. Carnival to replace annual Herndon Festival this year
  2. Woman dies after McLean crash on Georgetown Pike
  3. Covid transmission returns to mid-November levels in Fairfax County
  4. Major D.C. area construction firm to expand with Tysons office
  5. County staff take issue with planned townhouses at former Fannie Mae campus
  6. Proposed redesign for McLean Giant shopping center under review
  7. Proposal to turn Herndon Residence Inn into housing advances
  8. Mochi doughnut shop to open in Reston’s North Point Village Center
  9. Subway in North Point Village Center in Reston appears to have closed
  10. Police arrest suspect in Vienna Park apartment shooting

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

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!

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 7366 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

A dog was chained up and shot this morning in the residential neighborhood behind the Woodlawn Shopping Center in Mount Vernon, police say. Officers responded to the area of Bedford…

The Rotary Club of McLean will peer back into the colonial era this weekend for its 11th annual chocolate festival. Set to return this Sunday (Jan. 29), the McLean Chocolate…

The Herndon Festival will return this year in the summer, bringing back a tradition that was scaled back to a carnival last year. The festival is set to take place…

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To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at

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