Wednesday Morning Rundown

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Phone Scammers Back — The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office says phone scammers that hit area residents in July are back again. They claim to be sheriff’s deputies who demand money after they threaten arrest. Don’t fall for it. [Fairfax County]

Schools Falling Short — Virginia Department of Education officials say more than 30 percent of schools in the commonwealth failed to meet accreditation standards last year. That is actually a decrease from the previous two years, but DOE officials say the drop also has to do with changes in tests. Fairfax County Public Schools says 89 percent of its schools reached full accreditation. [WTOP, FCPS]

Dulles Plane Pull Saturday — More than 70 teams are registered for the Annual Dulles Day Plane Pull to benefit Virginia Special Olympics. The event is Saturday at Dulles International Airport. [Dulles Day]

New Police HQ Will Have LEED Features — Fairfax County officials broke ground on a new police and fire headquarters in Fairfax on Tuesday. The new building will seek LEED Silver certification with eco-smart environmental controls, green roofs, permeable pavement and more. [Fairfax County]

Recent Stories

Before we head into a weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on the site in recent days. Reston Vietnam vet discovers his old helicopter at Smithsonian…

Despite a few days’ delay, Red Velvet Bakery and Little Beast Bistro are now set to open at Reston Town Center West on Saturday (September 18). Initially planning to open…

A solar energy-powered lamp post (via Sandra Parra/Unsplash) Fairfax County has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, and now, it has a plan to achieve that goal. The Fairfax County…

A furnished 1 BD/1 BA condo was recently listed for rent. The renovated unit comes with assigned garage parking.

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