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Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Chamber Winner David Welch Dies

David Craig Welch, 42, recipient of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s special James Elkin Humanitarian Award last spring for his Web site work to provide better information, awareness and communication among brain tumor victims, died Jan. 7 at the home of his mother in Annandale.

Community News & Notes

Elevation Burger Awarded for Going Green Elevation Burger was recognized at National Harbor’s GO GREEN Press Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 14 on the Waterfront Stage in National Harbor, Md.

Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report

All Over Again I was struck with deja vu after reading the last few editions of the News-Press, as the issue of selling part of the city’s water system to Fairfax County came up again.

Community News and Notes

ANDREW KOTYK, a senior at McLean High School, received his Eagle Scout award at a court of honor on Saturday, April 12 at the Scout House. He is shown with his parents, Myron and Debbie Kotyk. Andrew earned 39 merit badges during his Boy Scout career and took part in a canoeing expedition in the Adirondacks. He will attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall. (Photo: Courtesy Richard Lobb)

At the American Legion Department of Virginia’s 89th Annual Convention, Department Commander Jerry Howard congratulates Chuck Timms of Post 130, Falls Church for receiving an award given by the National Vertans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission of the American Legion. The event took place  July 12 – 15 at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. […]

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

The horrific tragedy that befell the Virginia Tech community is not yet three months old, but some wonderful young people are putting their energies into active remembrance and support. One of the slain Tech students was Mary Read, a 2006 Annandale High School graduate who was finishing her freshman year at Tech when she was […]


Falls Church's Will Smith

While many area Virginians supported the Virginia Tech community this spring through prayers, memorials and letters of condolence, Falls Church resident Will Smith chose a different medium: music.

For Falls Church Family

Grewals’ Graduations Span Generations When siblings Meeta and Karan Grewal of Falls Church were growing up, they compared school grades and competed to see who performed best. As they grew older, the importance of education became a running theme in their family, given to them by their parents as they moved from India to the […]

Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report

Busy Week The week of April 30 was a busy one for the General Assembly. After three years and $104.5 million, it was time to see the renovated Capitol building.

Advocate Says Va. Tech Killings Spur Fresh Push for Gun Laws

While proper enforcement of existing laws would have kept weapons out of the hands of the student who killed 32 others at Virginia Tech last month, three legislative priorities of gun control advocates would surely have prevented that tragedy, the head of the nation’s most visible gun control organization told the National Press Club in […]

Va. Tech Victim Reema Samaha Laid to Rest in Falls Church

Funeral services were held last Sunday, April 22 at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church in McLean for Reema Samaha, the 18-year old graduate of Westfield High School in Centreville slain in the tragedy at Virginia Tech almost two weeks ago.