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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Repair, Expand Fort Belvoir School

Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Repair, Expand Fort Belvoir School

Facilities at Fort Belvoir Elementary School have been at 57% over capacity.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Get Ready for a Lorton Fourth of July Parade

Get Ready for a Lorton Fourth of July Parade

Come on out to the parade!
Recycle Those Old Electronics Sunday in Lorton

Recycle Those Old Electronics Sunday in Lorton

Event takes place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9850 Furnace Road in Lorton.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
GOP Senate Nominee Ed Gillespie Makes Headquarters in Lorton

GOP Senate Nominee Ed Gillespie Makes Headquarters in Lorton

Gillespie won the Virginia Republican Senate nomination at a party convention Saturday afternoon in Roanoke.
County Approves Plan to Redevelop Former Lorton Prison Area

County Approves Plan to Redevelop Former Lorton Prison Area

Fairfax County acquired the former prison property for $4.2 million in July 2002.
Fairfax County to Name Popular Path the 'Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail'

Fairfax County to Name Popular Path the 'Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail'

Renaming ceremony is Saturday in Lorton.
Officials Identify Lorton Fire Victim

Officials Identify Lorton Fire Victim

Cause was discarded smoking materials, officials say. Woman was HR manager.
UPDATE: One Dead in Four-Alarm Fire in Lorton Tuesday Afternoon

UPDATE: One Dead in Four-Alarm Fire in Lorton Tuesday Afternoon

Firefighters believe the deceased is a resident of the building.
Mason Neck Named One of America's Favorite Parks

Mason Neck Named One of America's Favorite Parks

Mason Neck earned more than 278,000 votes through the support of park-goers who helped the park finish second in Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park campaign.
PHOTO: Flooding in Lorton Area Friday

PHOTO: Flooding in Lorton Area Friday

FCPD provides photos of flooded area streets from heavy rains.
Police Charge Fairfax County Couple in Theft of School PTO Funds

Police Charge Fairfax County Couple in Theft of School PTO Funds

Police say the amounts missing from the PTO are "in the thousands" of dollars.
Man with Ties to Fort Belvoir Allegedly Took $350,000 Cash, Bahamas Trip, Lexus from Contractors

Man with Ties to Fort Belvoir Allegedly Took $350,000 Cash, Bahamas Trip, Lexus from Contractors

Former U.S. Army contracting official allegedly steered contracts in exchange for gifts, cash, including payment for female escorts.
Redevelopment Plan for the Old Lorton Prison Moves to Public Hearing

Redevelopment Plan for the Old Lorton Prison Moves to Public Hearing

In exchange for redeveloping the site, the county will lease most of the land and buildings to the developers rent-free for 99 years.