News Briefs in Centreville, Fairfax


Police Investigating Fairfax City Man’s Murder

City of Fairfax police are investigating the murder of City resident Luis Barahona Reyes. Officers responded June 10, at 9:21 a.m., to 9715 Fairfax Blvd. for a report of a dead body. The victim was identified as Barahona Reyes, 50, and police have classified his death as a homicide. The Criminal Investigations Division asks anyone with information or video evidence pertaining to this crime to contact Det. Joe Pittman at 703-385-7907 or

Fairfax, Woodson Receive Cappies Awards

Congratulations to Woodson and Fairfax high schools for the Cappies awards they received at the June 12 gala at The Kennedy Center. Woodson’s Charlotte Willmore won the award for Featured Actor in a Female Role in a Play for “One Man, Two Guvnors,” and castmate Silas Blocker won the award for Featured Actor in a Male Role in a Play. Fairfax’s Victoria Collins-Jost, Sydney Grossbard, Caroline Vigna, Kaylee Williams received the Marketing and Publicity award.

Rock the Block Is This Friday

Fairfax City’s next Rock the Block outdoor-music event is this Friday, June 23, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Old Town Square at 10415 North St. Performing will be Part Time Cowboys, and the free event includes food, beer and other beverages for sale.

Fairfax City’s Hometown Celebration

Featuring music, games, food vendors and family-fun galore, Fairfax City will hold its annual “Hometown Celebration” this Sunday, June 25. The event begins at 5 p.m. at Veterans Amphitheater outside City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., followed by a 7 p.m. concert by the award-winning City of Fairfax Band.