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Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: Aug. 8-12

A rescued beagle at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (staff photo by Matt Blitz)

The weekend is almost here. Before you sneak in one last visit to The Water Mine this summer 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. BREAKING: No gunshots at Tysons Corner Center, mall says after evacuation
  2. Fairfax County adopts fees for using its electric vehicle charging stations
  3. BREAKING: Police look for homicide suspect around Seven Corners condos
  4. Bridge planned to connect Loudoun and Fairfax counties over Dulles Toll Road
  5. Rescued beagles arrive at Fairfax County shelter in anticipation of adoptions
  6. Major mixed-use development approved near Herndon Metro station
  7. Fairfax County police charge driver after fatal crash in Herndon
  8. Free fresh food marketplace coming to Reston this week
  9. Weird Brothers plans to relocate in Herndon
  10. ‘Fresh Baguette’ promised at McLean bakery opening this fall

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

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…

Fairfax County is again asking the state for money to offset anticipated reductions in resident vehicle tax payments. At a meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 24), the Board of Supervisors unanimously…

Hi, my name is Moneim Z., and I am a blind male with chronic kidney disease, who needs a living kidney donor for a transplant. My blood type is B+, and I can accept a kidney from individuals who have blood types B and O.

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

Thank you!

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