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Letters to the Editor: May 14 – 20, 2009

Says ‘Branding’ Puts Cart Before Horse Editor, The Economic Development Authority (EDA) for the City of Falls Church is currently working on a program of “branding” for the City.

Nicholas F. Benton


Nicholas F. Benton is the owner and Editor-In-Chief of the Falls Church News-Press. He may be emailed here.

Benton, New Businesses Honored by F.C. Council

THE FALLS CHURCH CITY COUNCIL paid its respects to Falls Church businesses Monday, hosting a reception and then presenting awards to a number singled out for outstanding achievements in the past year. The News-Press’ Nicholas F. Benton was named Business Person of the Year, and Vantage Health and Fitness was named Business of the Year.

Falls Church News-Press owner Nicholas F. Benton, the City of Falls Church’s “2007 Business Person of the Year,” has run his business in the City for 20 years, but almost all the other award winners feted by the City Council Monday night are brand new.  

Nicholas F. Benton: 20 Years as My Own Boss

A couple Fridays ago, I gathered together a group of nine for lunch at The Palm, the renowned restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the incorporation of my own news service, called Century News Service, Inc. at first, but officially switched to Benton News Service, Inc. in 2002.

Candidate Attributes Anonymous Query to News-Press

Virginia State Senate candidate Chap Petersen falsely attributed an unsigned written question to the Falls Church News-Press during a debate with his incumbent opponent Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis at the Temple Rodef Shalom Sunday. The question, asking Petersen if he disassociates himself from the discriminatory stands of the leaders of his church, was submitted by a member […]

Pro-Gays, Anti-Gays Face Off At F.C. Fall Festival Saturday

IN JUXTAPOSITION at the Falls Church Fall Festival Saturday, Rachel Kirk and Katie Demente holding a sign used by the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) reading “Gay Is Good,” next to Greg Quinlan at a table for Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX), which represented the opposite point of view. (News-Press photo)

As the Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church combined under sunny skies to produce the largest turnout in the history of either event outside the Falls Church Community Center Saturday, two organizations with opposite messages were there, with one reacting in a decidedly unfriendly way.

Press Pass: Drowning Pool

Drowning Pool

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, hard rockers Drowning Pool stormed the nation’s capital, though the date was not part of any concert tour. Instead of taking the stage to pound out their signature screams and raucous riffs, the group of Mike Luce, C.J. Pierce, Ryan McCombs and Stevie Benton stood with U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D […]