2024-06-13 1:16 AM

Secrets of the Shriners* (* … or at least their tiny cars)

  Since the Shriners’ Kena 500 unit started performing in the Falls Church City Memorial Day Parade, they have been one of its undisputed highlights. Their sleek mini-Corvettes, executing precision maneuvers, combined with their ever-so-stylish fezzes, give them a perfect combination of supreme goofiness and undeniable coolness. It’s impossible to see them drive their cars […]

State Senate Passes Repeal of Abusive Driver Fees

By a 39-0 vote, with Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) not voting, the Virginia State Senate passed legislation yesterday to repeal the unpopular abusive driver fees that went into effect last July. Adding a sense of urgency, an emergency clause was added to the bill to ensure the repeal would go into effect immediately upon passage in […]

F.C. Team Takes Oregon Trail to Providence

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Red Bull Soapbox Derby pulls into Providence, Rhode Island, and when it does a design team from Falls Church will be careening down Waterman Street.

Author & Falls Church Driver Take Readers ‘Once Around the Track’

Sharyn McCrumb’s new auto racing novel, “Once Around the Track,” owes its existence to not only the New York Times best-selling author, but also to Adam Edwards, an ARCA RE/MAX Series racecar driver. Edwards, whose hometown is Falls Church, contributed to the development of the novel, serving as a resource for McCrumb’s racing-related questions. The […]

Driving one night, Victoria Patchen recalled seeing someone swerving on the road ahead of her. After slowing down to keep a safe distance, Patchen watched as the driver slammed into a guard rail. Patchen pulled over and rushed to the driver’s aid, eager to call for help. But the driver, still conscious, told Patchen not […]

F.C. Sheriff

Car Jacking

Falls Church Deputy Sheriff Michael F. Wood is being hailed as a hero for his heroic vehicle maneuver to tame a robbery and carjacking suspect driving wildly and endangering lives on W. Broad Street last Thursday afternoon. Moments earlier, the suspect had assaulted two Fairfax County police officers.