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Jewelry Store Calls It Quits After 6 Decades With Huge Sale | PM

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Alexandria's B&C Jewelers will close after 67 years and three generations of ownership. © Shutterstock Alexandria's B&C Jewelers will close after 67 years and three generations of ownership.

There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.

Retailer Land's End To Open Standalone Store In VA

Lands' End is opening a new store in Fairfax, the retailer's first standalone store in Virginia and its second in the D.C. area.

Most Walkable U.S. Cities 2020: How DC Ranks

Walk Score, a company of real estate website Redfin, has released its list of most walkable cities in the U.S. Washington, D.C., fares well, meaning most errands can be accomplished on foot.

Twister Strikes Before State Holds Annual Tornado Drill

An annual statewide drill to prepare for tornado threats and test public warning systems will be held in Virginia on March 17. Last week's tornado in Leesburg shows that with changing climate patterns, tornadoes can strike any part of the state.

Fairfax County Had Most Senior Pedestrian Deaths In 2019

Virginia is seeing senior pedestrian deaths rise, and Fairfax County is leading the way, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

3rd Teen Charged In Assault, Burglary Near Howard University

Metropolitan Police Department detectives arrested a third teenage suspect in connection with a burglary and sexual assault that took place Feb. 7 near Howard University, according to a police release.

VA Assault Weapons Ban Squeaks Out Of House With Changes

A controversial bill banning assault firearms passed the House this week along party lines, and after several amendments whittled away at certain requirements that had caused the loudest opposition.

Jewelry Store To Close After 67 Years

The family-owned B&C Jewelers will close after 67 years in business, owner Vicki Forness announced on the jewelry store's website. B&C Jewelers is located in Alexandria.

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