Dog Needs Home After Owner Dies, Sears Catalog Homes: News Nearby

Here are some of the share-worthy stories from Virginia and DC Patches to talk about tonight:

Stafford Deputy Recovers Engagement Ring Stolen In Internet Scam

A Stafford County woman who advertised a 1 carat diamond engagement ring on Facebook Marketplace fell victim to an Internet scam.

State Helps Reston Company Expand Operation, Create Jobs

Reston-based OmMade Peanut Butter will invest $300,000 to establish a gourmet peanut butter manufacturing center in Fairfax County, according to a release from Gov. Ralph Northam’s office.

School Board To Review Agreement With Alexandria Police

On Thursday, the Alexandria School Board will hold a virtual public hearing on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Alexandria Police Department. Activists plan to speak and demand school resource officers be removed from schools. The public hearing will occur at 4 p.m.

Remembering Herndon History: Sears & Roebuck Homes in Herndon

The Heritage Preservation District (sometimes referred to as

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Remembering Herndon History: Sears & Roebuck Homes in Herndon

In the early 1990s the Town of Herndon’s Heritage Preservation District was accepted into the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Register of Historic Places.

The Heritage Preservation District (sometimes referred to as the Historic District) is a geographic area in the town of Herndon that was created in the 1980s for the purpose of protecting its remaining historic structures, some of which had been previously lost to demolition in earlier years. However, the maxim “not everything old is historic” was widely accepted.

Under a grant from the Virginia Department of Historic resources, Frazier Associates from Staunton, Virginia, was hired by the town to conduct an architectural survey of the historic properties within the town limits. According to the town’s Heritage Preservation Handbook, the findings of that survey indicated that “of the 245 properties that were surveyed, 83% of them were considered contributing to the historic character of the community.” Also,

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3 homes, 5 outbuildings, several vehicles burned down in 9,200-acre Sears Fire

Three homes, five outbuildings and several vehicles have been destroyed by the Sears Fire, which has grown to 9,200 acres northeast of Phoenix near Bartlett Lake and remains at 0% containment as of Sunday morning, according to officials. 

After fire officials completed a damage assessment in the area around Sears Kay Ranch, preliminary

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