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Missing 69 year old woman On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Trooper TFC. Dunn, received a Missing person complaint on a female identified as Patricia Pack. Pack has been missing since Monday, December 9, 2019 at approximately 1800 hours from the Coal City/Lillybrook area of Raleigh County.

Ski season opens this Saturday at Winterplace Ski Resort - On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Winter Place Ski Resort will be set to open for the season. Seeing our guests smiling and having fun on the first day is one of the highlights of the season," said Executive Vice President, Tom Wagner. The resort has purchased new Rossignol Skis and Snowboards available for rent.

Alcorn to Prioritize Managing Growth as Incoming Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn, the incoming Hunter Mill District Supervisor who won a five-way Democratic primary, plans to prioritize managing growth and infrastructure as he takes over for retiring Cathy Hudgins on Jan.

Family in town for the holidays? Use these 3 local itineraries to entertain them // Mokomandy: 20789 Great Falls Plaza, Suite 176, Sterling. Final Toast: Holiday Cocktails and Sweet SipsMaybe you skipped the winery after the spa and went straight to dinner, or you're just looking for one last spot to enjoy the holidays before heading back home to your own decorations, lights and presents under the tree.

How healthy were 2019’s trendiest diets? A local expert weighs in How healthy were 2019's trendiest diets? A local expert weighs in. - December 12, 2019. From the low-carb keto diet to intermittent fasting, here's how local registered dietitian Joanna Pustilnik interprets them all. Nutrition Features. Attending a wedding this winter?

Attending a wedding this winter? Here’s what you need to know Attending a wedding this winter? Here's what you need to know. - December 12, 2019. We chatted with two local stylists to find out the best ways to stay warm without compromising your elegant look at this season's affairs in NoVA. Shopping. 10 events for seniors happening this week in NoVA.

10 events for seniors happening this week in NoVA 10 events for seniors happening this week in NoVA. - December 12, 2019. From presentations on financial scams and prepping winter veggies, to ballroom dancing and movie critiquing, fill your pre-holiday calendar with these events. Things to Do Features.

New Flashing Crosswalk Signs Coming to Reston and Herndon In an attempt to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation plan to install new flashing crosswalk signs in Herndon and Reston. Five new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons will be installed at various crosswalks throughout Hunter Mill District, according to a press release.

Hurtt Locker: Who Deserves a Say in Arlington? The Hurtt Locker is a biweekly opinion column. The views expressed are solely the author's. ARLnow posed the following Morning Poll question last week: Should homeowners have more of a say in local government than renters?

The Raleigh re-opens just in time for Christmas Now, it gets a chance to continue." Details of the arrangement are not finalized at this time, but Shane Pierce will remain as operations manager of the Raleigh, and the formation of a board of several local arts groups is being considered to oversee programming.

Hometown Hero: Zach Hanway & Conner Feury Zach Hanway and Conner Feury. "We were in gym class playing dodge ball and met Eric there," said Zach, "and in 8th period a couple days later he was wearing the shoes he wore before." According to Zach the bottom of them they had no insole and they were dirty.

Video: Good Morning America Broadcasts from Fairlington ABC's Good Morning America aired a live segment from Abingdon Elementary in Fairlington Wednesday morning. The five-minute segment, hosted by meteorologist Ginger Zee, highlighted a donation Amazon made to the nonprofit Rosie Riveters STEM program for girls.

The Capital Burger to Open in Reston Town Center in January The Capital Burger promises to bring a "luxe burger experience" to Reston Town Center early next year, according to a company statement. An opening date is set for Jan. 27.

Statutes of Liberty: Why are Immigration Fees Skyrocketing? The annual budget of US Citizenship and Immigration Services is $4.8 billion. Ninety-seven percent of that is funded by immigrants themselves. The Department of Homeland Security periodically reviews USCIS fees to make sure that its income keeps up with its costs.

County Board to Advance Crystal City-DCA Pedestrian Connection to Design Phase The Arlington County Board is set to vote this weekend on a funding agreement that would advance the proposed Crystal City-National Airport pedestrian connector to a preliminary design phase. The county plans to use up to $9.5 million in federal funds for an environmental impact study and preliminary design work.

Get home inspiration with these 3 family-friendly living room redos When Kaplan first saw the space, she could see why the homeowners-and their three children -felt intrinsically unwelcome in the room. Not only was it large, eating up much of the main floor plan, but it was also painted a dated butter yellow with traditional white moldings.

Starting Next Week: Free Holiday Lyft Rides to Combat Drunk Driving Local nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program and ridesharing app Lyft are again partnering to offer free rides during the holiday season. As part of an effort to combat drunk driving, WRAP will be sponsoring free Lyft rides starting next Friday.

UPDATED: Firefighters Investigating Smoke in Pentagon City Mall Earlier: Firefighters from Arlington and neighboring jurisdictions are investigating smoke and a burning odor in the Pentagon City mall. The smoke and odor was reported on the Nordstrom end of the mall. Thus far firefighters have not found a fire.

Raleigh County woman arrested for stealing from Kroger A Beckley woman was arrested on Wednesday after police say she stole $1,329 from the Kroger's Supermarket on Harper Road. According to the complaint, it happened on December 5, 2019, when Sgt. Bryan Atterson was called to investigate an embezzlement complaint among one of the employees, Danielle Catron.

Del. Ken Plum: Start with a Clean Slate This is an opinion column by Del. Ken Plum, who represents Reston in Virginia's House of Delegates. It does not reflect the opinion of Reston Now. Taking down Confederate monuments is but one part of a continuing story in Virginia as the Commonwealth tries to come to grips with its racist history.

Oak Leaf Festival queen stripped of title Oak Leaf Festival was stripped of her title Tuesday after being arrested on Monday. Julie Titchenell, 36, of Hilltop was arrested for the felony charge of death of a child by a parent or guardian and child neglect causing death. She is in Southern Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond for the December 26th, 2018, death of an 8-year-old.

Morning Notes Home Sale Prices Near HQ2 Drop - "Home prices in the neighborhoods where Inc. is setting up its second headquarters dipped to below pre-HQ2 prices for the first time since the company made the announcement just over a year ago. The median sale price for was $507,500 - a 12% drop from median prices in November 2018.".

Thursday Morning Notes Meeting on Local Department of Historic Resources Survey Set for Next Week - A pubic information session on state preservationists' efforts to study Reston this fall and wanter is set for Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. The project is being managed by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Calm and dry today; rain and ice builds in for a slick commute tomorrow Very slick roads are possible especially during the Friday morning commute. Even this morning, some slick spots are still possible from the snow on Tuesday night. Most of the viewing area could see a glaze of ice throughout Friday. Temperatures will be in the 40s like today.

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