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Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

F.C. Wrestles With Manager’s Plan to Kill GEORGE Bus Line

Prospects of terminating the local bus system, known as GEORGE, operated by the City of Falls Church, has drawn sharp reaction from disparate groups in the Falls Church community, ranging from those who feel subsidizing each ride to the tune of almost $8 is an exorbitant burden on local taxpayers, to others who feel the […]

Falls Church News Briefs

Shields to Present F.C. FY10 Proposed Budget Monday The City of Falls Church’s City Manager Wyatt Shields will present his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year of 2010, beginning this July 1, at the City Council meeting this Monday, Mar. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Falls Church City News Briefs


Diocese of Virginia to Limit Focus of Upcoming Trial The third leg of the on-going legal dispute between the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and 11 congregations who defected to come under the umbrella of the Council of Anglicans in North America (CANA) will begin on Oct. 6, and the diocese says it will focus its […]

Editorial: The Coming Turnover

It is a generally overlooked fact, obfuscated perhaps by all the attention being given to the upcoming election and the global, national and regional economic struggles, that the Washington, D.C., region is poised to undergo a massive turnover in population over the next few months.

5 Former Mayors, 6 on Current F.C. Council: Referendum ‘No’

Five former mayors of the City of Falls Church, in two letters to the News-Press published in this edition, joined six members of the current City Council, including the current mayor, to urge voters to vote “No” on the charter-change referendum on the City’s municipal election ballot Tuesday.


The News-Press regrets an error in last week’s edition, made when it reported that Falls Church City Councilman Dan Sze is from Korea. He is Chinese, born in Hong Kong to two mainland Chinese parents.

F.C.-Fairfax Swap Editorial Stirs Controversy

An editorial in last week’s News-Press proposing a swap of assets and real estate between the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County drew strong reactions this week from quarters on both sides of the jurisdictional boundaries.


The News-Press reported incorrectly in last week’s edition, in an article entitled “Young Dancer Points to the Top,” that Zarina Stahnke recently finished a School of American Ballet summer course in Washington, D.C. that was actually in New York City. She attended a Suzanne Farrell workshop in D.C. The News-Press reported incorrectly in last week’s […]

Off Track: Honor By August

Those tuned into ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” last Sunday at 7 p.m. may have recognized some of D.C.’s own during the show’s “Diamond Cuts” segment. No, we’re not referring to the Washington Nationals, but rather rockers Honor By August. The foursome’s tune “Into the Light” served as the soundtrack for the show’s highlight reel segment.

George Mason HS Scores New Home Turf

The improved Moore Cadillac Stadium

As seen here on Wednesday, workers have begun laying the new turf across the field at George Mason High School’s Moore Cadillac Stadium. The field turf is the latest and greatest of synthetic outdoor athletic surfaces, mimicking real grass. Funds from the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department paid for the improvements to […]