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a close up of a baseball field: Fairfax County Public Schools said it will be holding a “stand-down” meeting for all athletic teams and coaches to demonstrate appropriate conduct. © Shutterstock Fairfax County Public Schools said it will be holding a “stand-down” meeting for all athletic teams and coaches to demonstrate appropriate conduct.

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White's Ferry Reopening Pushed Back By Ten Months To Early 2022

White's Ferry, a historic boat that used to take commuters from Virginia to Maryland, has delayed its reopening to early 2022, according to a news release from its operators. The operators, Chuck and Stacy Kuhn, said that the ferry has gain use rights in Virginia before restarting.

Fairfax Schools Launch Inquiry After New Racial Slur Complaint

Fairfax County Public Schools pledged Wednesday to investigate allegations of the use of racially charged language after multiple incidents of football players enrolled at Fairfax County schools allegedly using racial slurs against players on opposing teams.

'Beltway Bank Bandit' Receives 21-Year Prison Sentence

Freddie Lee McRae, 35, of Washington, D.C. was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 21 years in prison for a series of armed robberies at multiple banks and a retail store in Northern Virginia in 2018 and 2019, according to a U.S. Justice Department release. The FBI investigated the case as part of its "Beltway Bank Bandit" series.

Kennedy Center Plans Fall Reopening, 50th Anniversary Celebration

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is planning a reopening in September as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. With a growing number of people getting the COVID-19 vaccine, the center will reopen all its stages and campus for a year-long series of events.

Do You Support A Vaccine Passport In Virginia? Take Our Survey

With more and more Virginians and Americans being vaccinated daily, the topic of vaccine passports has been in the public discourse.

Washington Football Team Recruiting For Fan Ambassador Network

The Washington Football Team is looking for supporters to join their new Fan Ambassador Network. The team said on Tuesday that the Fan Ambassador Network would help guide the franchise as it renovates the game day experience and undergo a rebranding process.

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