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Oct. 15-21: Vienna Vet Found in Montana Mountains

Candidates in the 11th congressional district race answer questions from Patch readers

Dr. Neal Peckens, an animal surgeon often based out of The Hope Center in Vienna, went missing last week in Glacier National Park in Montana. Rescue crews found him and his hiking partner, Jason Hiser, uninjured Monday.

Vienna resident and best-selling author David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, were honored at the Fairfax County Library Foundation's fourth annual Library Jubilee for their efforts to promote literacy in the U.S.

Readers submitted questions for the candidates of the 11th congressional district race, and they answered. Click here for links to the answers from Col. Chris Perkins, Mark Gibson, Chris DeCarlo and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly. 

When the first phase of the Silver Line Metro is up and running, the four new stations in Tysons Corner will become mini urban centers, a panel of developers explained to an auditorium of more than 100 at the Gannett headquarters in McLean on Wednesday morning. That same panel

The Fairfax County School Board wants to give teachers a 1 percent pay increase next year to boost employees' pay as they shoulder more state-mandated payout into their retirement funds.

Fairfax County School Board members will likely defer the application for a charter school for at-risk students when it votes on the proposal Oct. 25, giving the school's leaders a chance to keep the application alive while it secures more funding and addresses other concerns highlighted by the system's review committee.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday endorsed a plan that would require Tysons developers and landowners to fund billions of dollars worth of transportation improvements to help the area become the county’s new urban center.

An "energy alliance" and more incentives for homeowners are among the recommendations the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday from a group charged with moving the county further toward environmental sustainability.

Vienna Police Logs: Man Accuses Daughter of Dognapping; 

Fairfax County Police Log: Oct. 4-10

SPORTS

The Madison field hockey team advanced to the Liberty District semifinals with a 3-0 victory over Langley, but fell to the No. 1-seeded Fairfax Rebels to cut their run in the tournament short.

The Warhawks overcame an early deficit in their matchup against Fairfax on Friday to remain undefeated in the Liberty District.

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