Mike Salmon

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Offer to Buy River Farm Inches Up, But Declined by Seller

NOVA Parks is still part of the future at River Farm.

On Sunday evening, Sept. 26, the American Horticultural Society voted against an offer from NOVA Parks to purchase River Farm during a board meeting of the American Horticultural Society, but they are leaving it open for more offers.

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Documentary Explores a Place Formerly Known as ‘The Pits.’

Documentarian is also a reporter for the Mount Vernon Gazette.

The Pits

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Car Crash on Rolling Road Highlights Need for Improvements

Parked car side-swiped by errant driver.

Sideswiped on Rolling

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Lorton Fire Station Gets a Makeover

Station just off Lorton Road is upgraded to meet the expanding population in the area.

Lorton Fire Station

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Hubcaps, Old License Plates and Memories

10,000 hubcaps and more collected in backyard shop.

Hubcaps and more In Lorton Backyard Shop

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A Full Glass Recycling Dumpster is a Sign of Success

Purple dumpsters are pulling in big numbers around the county and a few spots outside.

Glass recycling

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Potomac Riverkeeper Has Hands Full of Plastics

Plus storm drains are portals for pet waste and excess fertilizer.

Potomac Riverkeeper

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Near-Normal School Year in Mount Vernon?

Students, staff look forward with smiles, optimism and coronavirus rules, all part of the first day of school.

First day at Mount Vernon High School

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Summer Thunderstorm Impacts Roads, Bridges

Hot, humid weather paves the way for extreme storms.

Storm damage

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Paving and Warm Weather are in Tandem This Year in Northern Virginia

There is a map and system to where the paving goes.

August is hot, and the drivers trying to get back to a normal routine have probably hit a pothole or two out on the roads, but VDOT is out there with the paving crews, putting down pavement on 1,145 lane miles throughout the paving season, which goes until November.

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