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Gates breaks ground for GW presidential library

The father of our country is on track to get a new $47 million library.

Tags: Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of Ge , National Archives , FedEx , Fred Smith , Robert Gates , Donald W. Reynolds Foundation , George Washington

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:40pm EDT
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Mount Vernon's gardens undergoing historical renovation

Strolling through the gardens at Mount Vernon can be a bit like stepping back into history, but that history is undergoing a correction.

Tags: George Washington , Garden , Dean Norton

Sunday - 01/02/2011, 04:32pm EST

Fairfax Co. tree program offers alternate view of history

A Fairfax County program aims to increase attention and appreciation for something very simple but historically important: a tree.

Tags: Celebrated Trees of Fairfax County , Kathy Stewart , trees

Friday - 12/31/2010, 03:11pm EST

Scammer gets victims to turn over thousands in lottery scam

A scam involving a fake lottery ticket has surfaced in the D.C. area with at least three victims losing thousands of dollars.

Tags: Tawny Wright , lottery scam , Hank Silverberg , Fairfax County Police , McLean , Fair Oaks

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 07:14pm EDT

Mount Vernon sells out of Washington's whiskey

George Washington is known for being many things: surveyor, general and the first U.S. president. Today, Washington may reclaim a title: whiskey maker.

Tags: George Washington , whiskey , Brennan Haselton

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 10:37pm EDT

It's No Picnic for Tracey

Tags: Top Chef , Top Chef D.C. ,

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 04:33pm EDT

Top Chef, Welcome to D.C.!

Each week, WTOP will dish out the leftovers from Top Chef D.C. Join the discussion on WTOP.com or Facebook.

Tags: Top Chef D.C. , Newseum , John Allen Muhammad , Nancy Pelosi , Buzz Aldrin , Washington Nationals , NASA ,

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 01:17pm EDT

Former prison site to hold 300 new town homes

Fairfax County Supervisors have approved a master plan to use 80 acres of the former Lorton Prison grounds, and will soon open negotiations with a developer.

Tags: Lorton , Lorton Prison , Sharon Bulova , Gerald Hyland , Hank Silverberg

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 07:38pm EDT