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Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: April 18-22

A wall Scrabble board at Google’s Reston offices (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you start working on an elaborate drag costume or head to bed for some much-needed sleep after avoiding those pranksters, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Google announces $300M investment in Virginia from Reston office
  2. Two Tysons-based companies ranked among top 10 places to work in U.S.
  3. JUST IN: Stakeout leads to arrest in overnight burglaries at Northpoint Village Shopping Center
  4. Rise in cut-through traffic becomes dicey issue for Town of Herndon
  5. Key Route 7 intersection to open this spring, as road widening continues
  6. Person rescued from fire at 122-year-old Vienna home on Saturday
  7. Fairfax County School Board chooses new superintendent, despite protests
  8. Crews to raze office building, clearing way for more housing near Wiehle-Reston East
  9. Herndon HS cracks down on ‘all-time high’ student cell phone use
  10. ‘Take a Break’ summer concert series moves to Reston Station

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!

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