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Oct 23, 2013, 12:53 ET

Olympian Johnny Weir Retires from Skating; Elaborates in Falls Church News-Press Column

Two-time Olympic and three time U.S. national men's champion figure skater Johnny Weir formally announced his retirement from competitive skating...

Jul 25, 2013, 13:19 ET

Openly Gay Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir Urges No Olympic Boycott

Two-time Olympic figure skating competitor, openly gay Johnny Weir urged in his weekly column today that there be no boycott of the Winter Olympics...

Jul 22, 2013, 16:22 ET

Editor Calls For Media Correction: Helen Thomas Retired In 2012, Not 2010

 "Not all, but key major news media outlets have chosen to continue misrepresenting Helen Thomas even beyond her death," Nicholas F. Benton,...

Jul 20, 2013, 16:50 ET

The Helen Thomas I Knew

By Nicholas F. Benton  Owner-Editor, the Falls Church News-Press Kind words came today from the President of the United States and...

Mar 14, 2013, 16:25 ET

Falls Church Launches First 'Restaurant Week' On Monday, March 18th

 Thirty-one restaurants in and around the City of Falls Church, the affluent inside-the-beltway Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C.,...

Oct 18, 2012, 07:00 ET
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Johnny Weir Launches Weekly Column In Falls Church News-Press

With its edition on newsstands today, the Falls Church News-Press, for 21 years an award-winning Washington, D.C. area general interest weekly,...

Sep 10, 2012, 16:39 ET

Benton Completes 100-part Weekly 'Gay Science' Series On Gay Identity

 Nicholas F. Benton, pioneer gay liberation activist of the Stonewall era and for 22 years the founder, owner and editor of the award-winning...

Apr 26, 2012, 16:23 ET

Falls Church News-Press Owner-Editor Named "OUTstanding Virginian" by Equality Virginia

   At its annual awards banquet here on April 14, the Equality Virginia statewide organization dedicated to equal rights for...

Sep 28, 2011, 13:54 ET

In Divided Vote, Journalist Society Upholds Decision to Retire Helen Thomas Award

The following was written by Lindsay R. Huffman for the Falls Church News-Press: After months of debate, the journalism award named for veteran...

Aug 18, 2011, 15:56 ET

Falls Church, Virginia, News-Press Endorses Candidates in Aug. 23 Regional Primaries

The Northern Virginia weekly, the Falls Church News-Press, announced its endorsements in August 23 primary races in its primary distribution area...

Apr 14, 2011, 15:14 ET

Helen Thomas Receives U.S. Government Issued Press Credential

Legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas, age 92, now a weekly columnist for the Falls Church News-Press, picked up her official U.S....

Jan 21, 2011, 15:30 ET

Helen Thomas' New Boss Assails Journalist Groups for Stripping Thomas' Name From Awards

The news this week that the board of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) voted to terminate an annual lifetime achievement award named...

Jul 23, 2010, 16:43 ET

150 Fete 1,000th Edition of The Falls Church News-Press

Over 150 close friends and well-wishers of the Falls Church News-Press and its founder-owner Nicholas F. Benton crowded into the News-Press' office...

Apr 13, 2010, 12:49 ET

Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Board Blasts Cuccinelli's Anti-Gay Ruling as Anti-Business

By a 10-1 secret ballot vote with three abstentions, the Board of Directors of the Falls Church, Virginia, Chamber of Commerce approved a formal...

Mar 08, 2010, 17:03 ET

Virginia Newspaper Editor Denounces Anti-Gay Action By State's Attorney General

Nicholas F. Benton, the owner of an award-winning Northern Virginia newspaper, the Falls Church News-Press, who is also an area business leader and...

Nov 16, 2009, 17:27 ET

Falls Church News-Press Owner Extends Condolences on Demise of Washington Blade, Wishes Its Staff the Best in Launch of a New Publication

The following is a statement by Nicholas F. Benton, owner-editor of the Falls Church News-Press issued upon the news today of the sudden...

Oct 22, 2009, 15:03 ET

Falls Church News-Press Endorses Deeds for Governor of Virginia

The Falls Church News-Press, one of the two most influential newspapers in the Northern Virginia region critical for the outcome of the...

Sep 17, 2009, 14:32 ET

Falls Church News-Press Declares Deeds 'Clear Winner' in Fairfax Chamber Debate With McDonnell

The Falls Church News-Press declared Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds the "clear winner" in a head-to-head debate with his GOP rival...

Sep 10, 2009, 16:26 ET

Falls Church News-Press Wins Certification as 'LGBT Business Enterprise' From National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The Falls Church News-Press, an award-winning Northern Virginia weekly in its 19th year of publication, and its parent company, Benton...

Jun 01, 2009, 16:29 ET

Falls Church News-Press Endorses Brian Moran for Governor in June 9 Democratic Primary, Jody Wagner for Lt. Gov., Bob Hull and Adam Parkhomenko in N. Virginia Contested State Delegate Primaries

The Falls Church News-Press, the only locally-owned newspaper based in the electorally-decisive Eastern Fairfax County-Falls Church-North Arlington...