Morning Notes

Fairfax Old Town Hall in autumn (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Homebuilder Arrested for Defrauding N. Va. Families — “Fairfax County Police confirmed to WUSA9, Craig Tadlock with T&S Homebuilders was arrested Thursday morning after several Northern Virginia families came forward alleging the homebuilder took their money and failed to successfully build their new homes, claims which the builder denies.” [WUSA9]

School Board Member Harassed While Campaigning — “Fairfax County School Board member Ricardy Anderson (Mason) says she was verbally assaulted while campaigning for re-election…Anderson had just pulled into a townhouse community on Meeting House Road in Lincolnia with plans to canvass voters when a large man approached her on the sidewalk and started screaming at her.” [Annandale Today]

Inova Adds Health Clinics in Mount Vernon — The Inova Cares Clinic for Families (ICCF) and Inova Juniper Program (IJP) celebrated their grand openings Wednesday (Oct. 18) at the Mount Vernon Professional Center. ICCF offers primary care to Medicaid recipients, people who are uninsured and other underserved patients, while IJP is “Northern Virginia’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS care.” [On the MoVe]

Daily Mexico City Flights Coming to Dulles — “Mexico’s return to the highest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety level is likely to aid the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s efforts to lure additional traffic to and from the U.S.’s neighbor to its south…Aeromexico has announced plans to bring daily service from Mexico City to Washington Dulles International Airport starting next year.” [Gazette Leader]

Man Robbed in Dunn Loring After Visiting Casino — “An adult man was followed home from a Maryland casino when he was approached at gunpoint and robbed in Fairfax County. Police responded to the area of 8100 block of Timber Valley Court for the report of an armed robbery 10:30 p.m. According to police, the suspect assaulted the victim and then stole his money.” [FOX5]

Longtime Reston Dancer to Retire — “Gin Dance Company (GDC)…stands at a bittersweet crossroads as it announces the forthcoming retirement of its Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff, from the stage. After an illustrious career spanning 27 years as a professional dancer, Shu-Chen Cuff will gracefully take her final bow in GDC’s mesmerizing production ‘Insight’ on November 11, 2023, at Capital One Hall.” [DC Theater Arts]

Fire Department Promotes New Deputy Chief — “Fire Chief John Butler is pleased to announce the promotion of Battalion Chief Brian Edmonston to Deputy Chief with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, effective November 4, 2023. He will be assigned to the Fire and Rescue Training Academy.” [FCFRD]

N. Va. General Assembly Elections to Watch — “With so many districts falling into either solidly-blue Democratic or reliably-red Republican territory, there are only a handful of tossup seats…that could end up deciding which party controls the General Assembly. In Northern Virginia, analysts and observers are closely watching districts in outlying Loudoun and Prince Williams counties, as well as Stafford County.” [WTOP]

It’s Friday — Expect showers later in the afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 69. For Friday night, there is a possibility of showers and thunderstorms, a mostly cloudy sky, and a low around 51. The chance of precipitation is 50%. []