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People cross Leesburg Pike (Route 7) near the Spring Hill Metro station in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Missing Oakton Man’s Car Found — “Shenandoah National Park announced Wednesday morning that a gray Honda belonging to Mateo Luis Cabo Zevallos, 21, was found in a parking lot at mile 21 on Skyline Drive. Zevallos was last seen May 5 leaving his home in Oakton en route to George Mason University.” [Inside NoVA]

First Ride Suggests I-66 Trail Criticisms Merited — The newly opened 66 Parallel Trail segment between the Vienna Metro and Cedar Lane is “not a very pleasant ride, but it’s not as bad as the pictures make it out to be,” DCist’s transportation reporter says. On the upside, the trail has “direct connections to places people want to go,” but concerns about noise and vehicle fume exposure in places next to the highway “bear out.” [DCist]

Dulles Airport Could Let VIPs Skip Terminal — “The airports authority is advancing plans for a VIP remote passenger processing service for commercial airline flights at Dulles. A committee of the authority’s board voted Wednesday to issue a presolicitation for a firm to develop, lease and operate the facility at 45041 Compass Court…Departing passengers would be transported directly to their scheduled commercial aircraft from the new facility.” [Washington Business Journal]

Dulles Toll Road Revenues Rise — “A post-COVID back-to-work culture, aided by some help from Mom Nature, helped fill the Dulles Toll Road’s coffers during the opening third of the year. Toll Road revenues for the first four months of 2023 stood at $66.5 million, up 33 percent from a year before and 7.6 percent above budget, according to figures reported May 17 by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.” [Gazette Leader]

FCPD Hires IT Director — “Chief Davis from Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) is pleased to welcome Smitha Tumuluri as the new Director of its Information Technology (IT) Bureau…Director Tumuluri will work with FCPD’s administrative and uniformed team leaders to develop IT strategies and solutions that align with the agency’s mission.” [FCPD]

Oakton HS Student Wins State Beauty Pageant — “Ashley Wang is a sophomore making history beyond the pageant stage. Ashley is the first East Asian and the second Asian to win the title of Miss Virginia Teen USA…As Ashley gears up to represent Virginia in the Miss Teen USA competition, she is spreading a message of self-love and encouraging everyone to embrace the unique qualities that make them different.” [FCPS/Facebook]

Lorton Picnic Area Is Getting Restrooms — Fairfax County Park Authority contractor, Bright Construction Group, will be mobilizing next week to build the Laurel Hill Central Green Restroom. Expected to finish in spring 2024, the $2.5 million “project includes construction of a restroom facility, accessible walkway and supporting infrastructure to include sanitary sewer, electric and water lines.” [FCPA]

County’s Oldest Boy Scout Troop Reaches 95th Anniversary — “Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, parents, grandparents, elected leaders, Boy Scout officials, and former scouts celebrated the 95th anniversary of Troop 150 on May 15…Troop 150 is the oldest troop in Fairfax County still operating and is among the oldest in Northern Virginia.” [Annandale Today]

It’s Friday — Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. At night: A chance of showers after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. []

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Ukrainian Charity fundraiser concert at South County High School on June 13, 2023.

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