2024-07-21 7:01 PM

Editorial: Inauguration Day

Not more than seven miles, as the crow flies, from the site of the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama that will take place next Tuesday, the City of Falls Church, as with the entire region, is preparing to be rocked by one of the biggest and happiest parties the nation has seen in many a […]

Picking Splinters: With Fuel Crisis Persisting, Time to Ban NASCAR?

This past weekend, in an effort to avert my eyes from continuously climbing numbers at the gas pump my eyes came to rest upon a series of NASCAR stickers affixed to a 1977 Ford Mustang fueling up in front of me. Trying not to think about the $60 bill I just ran up for 13 […]

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Future Of Our Cars

Hardly a day goes by without an announcement that some company is either developing a new model of an electric powered car or has made some sort of progress on the ones under development. These announcements are coming from major automobile manufacturers all over the world and from numerous startups working in small garages. It […]

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Future Of Our Cars

Within the next ten years the size, shape, efficiency, fuel and numbers of private automobiles is going to undergo a radical change. The nine million barrells of gasoline we currently use in the U.S. each day simply will not be available in the quantities desired at any price. If a transition to a more abundant […]


Tom Abbey, a 26-year-old personal trainer at Falls Church’s Vantage Fitness, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Development Skeleton Athlete Program last week by being one of only two athletes out of 19 who were selected after a week of tryouts at Lake Placid. Abbey’s scores in general athletic drills were “off the charts,” according to […]

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“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, performed by the Synetic Theatre, Rosslyn Spectrum, Preview Friday, Nov. 23, Opening Night Saturday, Nov. 24.

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Thanks, Nick, but no thanks. No offense to the City of Falls Church, but I don’t want to be Mayor! Last week’s editorial in the News-Press did just what editorials are supposed to do: encourage thought and debate. In case you missed it, the editorial suggested that the City of Falls Church annex about two-thirds […]

Jim Moran

Efforts to lift a 25 year old moratorium on protecting our nation’s shorelines gas drilling heated up this week as consideration of the FY 2008 Interior Appropriations bill progressed on the House floor.

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26th Annual Vintage Virginia Wine Festival, Bull Run Park, Centreville, Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.