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The Vita apartments loom behind an entrance to the Tysons Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Herndon Pub’s Cheesesteak Voted Best in Region — “A stalwart in pub food, Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern of Herndon claims the title of Best Cheesesteak in our NoVA Wars: Cheesesteak Edition reader poll. Readers chose Jimmy’s as the winner through four rounds of bracket-style voting. In the end, it topped Falls Church’s Celebrity Delly for the title.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Temporary Fix Proposed for Georgetown Pike Traffic — “VDOT is proposing to restrict left-turns from northbound Dead Run Drive to westbound Georgetown Pike” in McLean during rush hour in the hopes of easing congestion exacerbated by construction on I-495. “The meeting will take place Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m., Churchill Road Elementary School Cafeteria.” [Patch]

Apartment Complex in Bailey’s Crossroads Nears Finish — “Three Collective, the new three-building apartment complex at the Skyline Center in Bailey’s Crossroads, is nearing completion. The three buildings had been office buildings and were repurposed for residential uses. [They] have a total of 720 ‘flexidential’ apartments where tenants can live, work, or do both.” [Annandale Today]

Business Community Opposes Digital Sales Tax — “Trade associations representing hundreds of companies that do business in Virginia have come out swinging against a proposal to expand the state sales tax to cover digital goods, something Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed and Democrats endorsed in their budget legislation.” Signatories of a letter sent to legislators include the Northern Virginia Technology Council. [Associated Press/WTOP]

Development Restricted on Great Falls Property — “Fairfax County supervisors on Feb. 20 unanimously approved creation of a new 29.81-acre agricultural-and-forestal (AF) district in Great Falls, which will protect the property from more intensive development in exchange for a tax break.” The land is mostly forested or undeveloped, but about 4.8 acres are being used for agricultural purposes, and there are three residential structures. [Gazette Leader]

Sorority Donates Books to Lorton School — “The Alpha Beta Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. donated over 200 books featuring characters of color to Gunston Elementary School in honor of Black History Month.” The books were collected by the sorority chapter over the past month and “selected or approved by Gunston Elementary’s librarian.” [On the MoVe]

Oakton Student Wins State Diving Championship — “Flint Hill Huskies senior diver Michayla Eisenberg finished her high-school career by winning the girls private-school state championship with a 506.7 point total, the highest in her prep career. The state title was her second in a row, dominating and winning by 186 points this season and finishing second as a sophomore.” [Gazette Leader]

Free Prom Dress Shop Set for Reston Return — “Reston Community Center is gearing up to host its annual Diva Central event on Saturday, March 16. Now in its 22nd year, Diva Central is a single-day prom and formal dress shopping event that is open to middle- and high school-age students who need formal dresses and/or accessories.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

It’s Wednesday — Expect rain throughout the day, potentially turning into a thunderstorm after 4pm, with a high near 69°F. Winds will be breezy from the south at 21-24 mph, gusting up to 37 mph. Rain will continue into the night, with a possible thunderstorm before 10pm. Temperatures will drop to around 31°F, accompanied by windy conditions. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

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Realty company Terreno Realty Corporation may have plans for a cluster of warehouses called the Fleet Industrial Park in Franconia. The company recently announced that it purchased 6584-6674 Fleet Drive,…

Fairfax County Public School Board members have finalized a first draft of the division’s new boundary adjustment policy, which is scheduled for a full board review next month. The major…

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