2024-06-22 1:53 AM

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

Foreclosure issues continue to dominate the economic forecasts for our region and our nation. The Washington region, which came to the foreclosure market more slowly than other regions, suddenly is a “hot spot” for analysts. A recent survey of bank executives about key issues revealed that a declining economy, faltering credit markets, stiff competition from […]

Battle for Episcopal Properties Back in Court

The second of the three-phase trial to determine ownership of church properties now occupied by defectors from the Episcopal Church got underway in Fairfax yesterday, this phase centered on the constitutionality of an 1867 Virginia law. At issue is who will eventually own and occupy the properties such as the campus which is home to […]

Judge Vows Episcopal Property Ruling Friday

It’s been two-and-a-half months since the date he’d originally set for making his ruling, but Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows will rule on the ownership of the Falls Church Episcopal Church and 10 other Church properties this Friday, according to a notification from his law clerk issued to attorneys in the case yesterday.

F.C. Episcopal Spokesman Lashes Out at Denomination for Lawsuit

A leading spokesman for the 11 Virginia Episcopal churches whose majorities of members voted to depart the larger denomination in December called the move last week by the national Episcopal body to sue for control of the churches’ properties “un-Christian.”

Editoral: Yet Another Study?

The Falls Church City Council is expected to vote to pay a Washington, D.C., consulting firm $150,000 to study what’s for sale in Falls Church that could be preserved for affordable housing. This presents a problem on a number of levels.