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Pimmit Run in McLean (staff photo by Scott Brodbeck)

I-66 Lane Shift in Fairfax Area Starts Today — “The travel lanes on I-66 West and East between Route 50 and Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) will be shifted into a new configuration during the early morning hours Wednesday, September 21, and Thursday, September 22. These temporary lane configurations are part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.” [VDOT]

First X-Men Among Items Stolen From Local Comic Book Store — Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of comic books were stolen from Victory Comics in Falls Church City early yesterday (Tuesday) morning, police reported. Store founder and president Jeff Weaver said the losses include rare, vintage comics and could total as much as $100,000, though police put the estimate at over $40,000. [NBC4]

Gun Law Promoted With County Bus Signage — “Fairfax County officials gathered outside of the government center Tuesday morning as part of the county’s campaign to raise awareness of Virginia’s red flag law…Last week, the county installed “Speak Up To Prevent A Gun Tragedy” signs on all 334 Connector buses. About 30,000 riders use Connector buses every day, according to a transportation official.” [Patch]

Decision on Mosaic Skating Rink Pushed Back Again — “The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on Sept. 14 again deferred its decision on a proposal to allow temporary roller- and ice-skating rinks in Merrifield’s Mosaic District so the applicant could get more input from nearby businesses and residents.” [Sun Gazette]

Lorton Man Arrested for Business Robberies — Fairfax County police have arrested a 19-year-old Lorton resident for three commercial robberies on Aug. 14, 25 and 27. Targeted business include a Tobacco Hut in Springfield as well as a Sunoco and 7-Eleven in Lorton, though the department is still investigating whether the man was involved in other incidents. [FCPD]

New Sully Community Center Makes Debut — “On Saturday, Sept. 17, members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and community leaders celebrated the opening of the new Sully Community Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Grand Opening Celebration.” [NCS]

Braddock Senior Housing Project Lands Funding — The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) recently issued $8 million in bonds for a project to build 80 units of affordable housing for adults 62 and older. Developed by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, the apartments will replace the former Northern Virginia Training Center at 9901 Braddock Road. [Fairfax County Government]

Private McLean School Opens New Building — The Langley School celebrated 80 years with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 6 for its new Crossroads Building. “The 40,000-square-foot facility was designed to support student learning, promote an inviting campus community, and position the school as a national leader in preschool-through-eighth-grade education.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Wednesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 84 and low of 64. Sunrise at 6:57 am and sunset at 7:09 pm. [Weather.gov]

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