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Rendering of proposed Girl Scout storage facility/Photo courtesy of Stop Industrial OaktonVictory For Oakton Neighbors — Residents of an Oakton neighborhood who were protesting the Girl Scouts’ plans to build a 6,000-square -foot warehouse on the site of Camp Crowell were relieved that the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals rules in their favor Wednesday. The board voted 5-1 that the building was not in keeping with the scouts’ mission. The Girl Scouts still plan to present their plans to the county planning board in 2014. [Washington Post]

Heavy Toll — Jason Bourcier of Reston owes the Virginia Department of Transportation $200,000 for taking the Dulles Toll Road. The 33-year-old says he thought the toll booths were unmanned — and toll-free — after 11:30 p.m., so he sped right through them on his commute from D.C.. For three years. He racked up $440, which ballooned to more than $200,000 with interest and fees, as well as a court summons. What is he going to do? [NBC Washington]

Kudos For SLHS Scribes – South Lakes High School’s student newspaper, The Sentinel, took first place honors in the special edition category in the National Scholastic Press Association-Journalism Education Association (NSPA-JEA) convention, held last weekend in Boston. [Fairfax County Public Schools]

(Rendering of proposed Girl Scouts warehouse courtesy of Stop Industrial Oakton)

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