Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: June 27-July 1

Fireworks stall at Merrifield’s Pan Am Shopping Center (photo by Amy Woolsey)

Independence Day weekend is almost here. Before you prepare for the oncoming barrage of fireworks 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. NEW: Amazon seeks to convert Great Falls nursery into a greenhouse for Arlington’s HQ2
  2. FCPD can again stop drivers for loud exhaust systems, under new Virginia law
  3. New Outback Steakhouse opens in Herndon next week
  4. Where to celebrate Fourth of July, watch fireworks in Fairfax County
  5. Starting July 1, Virginia will permit alcohol deliveries, frown on arrest quotas, and other new laws
  6. Police investigate arson, graffiti related to Roe v. Wade at Reston church
  7. UPDATED: Police barricade Groveton apartment after shooting, but suspect not found
  8. J.R.’s Stockyards Inn, Tysons’ original steakhouse, has been demolished
  9. Latin street food spot to open on Halloween in Reston’s Plaza America
  10. Cardboard regatta turns to Lake Anne after two-year hiatus

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!