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A line forms for a food truck at Vienna’s most recent Chillin’ on Church party (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

The weekend is almost here. Before you welcome a new kitty or bunny into your home 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. 22-year-old arrested for allegedly raping woman at knifepoint in her Reston apartment
  2. JUST IN: Woman sexually assaulted in Reston apartment, police say
  3. Study group considers new future for Reston National Golf Course
  4. District Taco plans two new franchise locations in Springfield and McLean
  5. Another pedestrian dies after crash on Dulles Toll Road in Reston area
  6. A free and privately funded shuttle is coming to Reston Town Center
  7. Busara Thai has closed its Tysons restaurant after 26 years
  8. NEW: Fairfax County could end local Covid state of emergency next month
  9. FCPD: Community member finds body near Huntley Meadows Park
  10. Family mourns loss and seeks justice for pedestrian killed in Seven Corners parking lot

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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A construction worker looks out from the Makers Rise development near the Innovation Center Metro station (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you live up the last days of summer before school returns 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. Fairfax County volunteer’s petition urging Home Depot to stop sales of invasive plants takes root
  2. Personnel emergency declared as FCPD tackles staffing challenges
  3. Pizza restaurant brings new ‘scratch kitchen’ to Herndon’s Aslin Beer Co.
  4. Expanded W&OD Trail, Occoquan adventure center and more planned for Fairfax County
  5. New future thawing for former Ice House Cafe in Herndon
  6. UPDATED: Man shot in Huntington, prompting police search
  7. Tysons Galleria’s upcoming dine-in movie theater has a premiere date
  8. Man killed in head-on motorcycle crash west of Burke Lake
  9. Appeals court sides with transgender woman in lawsuit over treatment at Fairfax County jail
  10. Capital One Hall revives ‘Broadway in Tysons’ for new season

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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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 news@ffxnow.com 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!

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Capital One Center in Tysons (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you cool off at the nearest swimming pool 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. Proposal to convert Vienna bank into modern diner gets key approval
  2. Fannie Mae campus redevelopment in Reston approved despite access concerns
  3. Proposed Inova office repurposing would add housing, park space in Merrifield
  4. Most expensive Fairfax County homes sold in July
  5. Planning commission OKs Inova’s plan for new Franconia hospital
  6. Tysons East affordable housing project lands $33M in public funds
  7. Metro contemplates October opening for Silver Line Phase 2
  8. Reston’s Vantage Hill redevelopment moves forward on expedited timeline
  9. JUST IN: Man arrested for exposure incidents in Tysons West, police say
  10. Circuitous Reston pedestrian refuge redesigned after community pressure

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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Acrobats with Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios show rehearse in Tysons (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you read up on local history 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. Fairfax County shelter to help with adoptions of beagles rescued from a research facility
  2. National outbreaks of salmonella include cases in Northern Virginia
  3. First pieces of Reston’s Isaac Newton Square development in the works
  4. Virginia Tech campus redevelopment finds new life with possible Falls Church sale
  5. Big fitness facility inks deal for next phase of Reston Station
  6. Opening this week, Indian restaurant Rasa brings heat to Mosaic District
  7. One injured during Herndon assault and carjacking over the weekend
  8. Fairfax County plans for new Covid vaccine, as cases hold steady
  9. Korean steakhouse, Shake Shack in the works at Tysons’ Pike 7 Plaza
  10. Traffic, back-up concerns dominate proposal to demolish Reston Taco Bell

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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Thomas A. Edison High School along Franconia Road (staff photo by Matt Blitz)

The weekend is almost here. Before you search for relief from this weekend’s heat wave 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. Future Soapstone Connector will cut through historic district in Reston
  2. County offers $2.9M for land to build new Tysons road near Capital One
  3. Bank in Reston Town Center shutters
  4. JUST IN: Fairfax County Adult Detention Center inmate dies after medical emergency
  5. Fairfax County considers more speed devices after fatal Oakton crash
  6. Man sleeping in vehicle carjacked in Merrifield, police report
  7. County board ditches developer proposal for dicey crossing at Wiehle Avenue
  8. Fairfax County awarded more than $335 million for transportation projects
  9. Economic climate leads Comstock to temporarily halt Downtown Herndon redevelopment
  10. County heightens scrutiny of Tysons accessibility after issues at The Boro

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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Thomas A. Edison High School (staff photo by Matt Blitz)

The weekend is almost here. Before you treat yourself to some ice cream 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. Longtime Edison HS basketball coach fired, sparking community concern
  2. Shipgarten, Tysons’ food and drink ‘theme park,’ set for grand opening this weekend
  3. JUST IN: Tens of thousands in Fairfax County lose power after storm
  4. Jeff Bezos’ space flight company Blue Origin has its Reston landing spot
  5. Driver chastised for speed pulls out gun, peeping ‘ghost’ in new Vienna police report
  6. Major Church Street development gets blessing of Vienna Town Council
  7. FCPD: Officers involved in McLean fatal shooting had crisis training
  8. Lake Audubon residents protest order to remove boats off shoreline
  9. Covid cases plateau in Fairfax County, as new subvariant takes over U.S.
  10. Longtime Vienna barber shop to close for good after August

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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Route 50 bridges over I-66 near Fair Oaks (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you squeeze in a post-work workout 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: One hospitalized, two arrested after police shooting in Herndon
  2. JUST IN: Herndon bank robbed, leading to police search and arrest
  3. Where to celebrate Fourth of July, watch fireworks in Fairfax County
  4. NEW: Pedestrian killed in crash on Dulles Airport Highway near Reston
  5. Comstock proposes turning future Reston Row building from low-rise to high-rise
  6. Maryland driver charged after I-495 police pursuit ends with car flipping in Tysons
  7. Starting July 1, Virginia will permit alcohol deliveries, frown on arrest quotas, and other new laws
  8. JUST IN: Tractor-trailer fire shuts down Capital Beltway at Route 50
  9. McLean Community Center issues apology for Fourth of July fireworks cancellation
  10. Fairfax County releases plan for new, two-story Tysons community center

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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Fireworks stall at Merrifield’s Pan Am Shopping Center (photo by Amy Woolsey)

Independence Day weekend is almost here. Before you prepare for the oncoming barrage of fireworks 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. NEW: Amazon seeks to convert Great Falls nursery into a greenhouse for Arlington’s HQ2
  2. FCPD can again stop drivers for loud exhaust systems, under new Virginia law
  3. New Outback Steakhouse opens in Herndon next week
  4. Where to celebrate Fourth of July, watch fireworks in Fairfax County
  5. Starting July 1, Virginia will permit alcohol deliveries, frown on arrest quotas, and other new laws
  6. Police investigate arson, graffiti related to Roe v. Wade at Reston church
  7. UPDATED: Police barricade Groveton apartment after shooting, but suspect not found
  8. J.R.’s Stockyards Inn, Tysons’ original steakhouse, has been demolished
  9. Latin street food spot to open on Halloween in Reston’s Plaza America
  10. Cardboard regatta turns to Lake Anne after two-year hiatus

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue crews respond to reports of gunfire at Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by James Cullum)

The weekend is almost here. Before you try to process the end of the Roe v. Wade era 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. Here’s what will replace Clyde’s in Reston Town Center
  2. Three people injured while evacuating Tysons Corner Center, now closed after gunfire
  3. BREAKING: Metro takes control of Silver Line Phase 2
  4. South Lakes Village Center seeks to convert vacant bank into drive-thru fast food restaurant
  5. Frying Pan townhouse fire sparked by malfunctioning battery pack
  6. Man dies after drowning in McLean stream, police say
  7. JUST IN: Driver charged in Oakton crash that killed two teens
  8. Demolition of Georgetown Pike Bridge over Beltway starts this week
  9. Fairfax County police seeking D.C. rapper for Tysons Corner Center shooting
  10. Construction coming soon to replace Vienna’s Outback Steakhouse with a Chase Bank

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com 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!

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