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

Thomas A. Edison High School along Franconia Road (staff photo by Matt Blitz)

The weekend is almost here. Before you search for relief from this weekend’s heat wave 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. Future Soapstone Connector will cut through historic district in Reston
  2. County offers $2.9M for land to build new Tysons road near Capital One
  3. Bank in Reston Town Center shutters
  4. JUST IN: Fairfax County Adult Detention Center inmate dies after medical emergency
  5. Fairfax County considers more speed devices after fatal Oakton crash
  6. Man sleeping in vehicle carjacked in Merrifield, police report
  7. County board ditches developer proposal for dicey crossing at Wiehle Avenue
  8. Fairfax County awarded more than $335 million for transportation projects
  9. Economic climate leads Comstock to temporarily halt Downtown Herndon redevelopment
  10. County heightens scrutiny of Tysons accessibility after issues at The Boro

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!