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23 Oct, 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...


25 Jul, 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...


22 Jul, 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,...


20 Jul, 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...


14 Mar, 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.,...


18 Oct, 2012, 07:00 ET 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,...


10 Sep, 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...


26 Apr, 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...


28 Sep, 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...


18 Aug, 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...


14 Apr, 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....


21 Jan, 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...


23 Jul, 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...


13 Apr, 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...


08 Mar, 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...


22 Oct, 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...


17 Sep, 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...


10 Sep, 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...


01 Jun, 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...


18 Nov, 2008, 16:07 ET Benton Column Proposes Plan for Channeling Federal Bank Bailout Money to Struggling U.S. Households

In his weekly national affairs column Oct. 16, " My Plan for Working Off Household Debt," Nicholas F. Benton, owner-editor of the Northern...


12 Nov, 2008, 13:23 ET Falls Church News-Press Owner Hails Northern Virginia Activists' and Voters' Role in Presidential Election

Nicholas F. Benton, the owner and editor of the Falls Church News-Press, the only Northern Virginia-based newspaper to endorse...


31 Jul, 2007, 01:00 ET Virginia Newspaper Owner Describes Former Association With LaRouche

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his weekly national affairs column last month, Nicholas F. Benton, founder, owner and...


20 Mar, 2007, 01:00 ET 'Ex-Gay' Movement Critic Wayne Besen Speaks in D.C. Area Sunday

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh from a TV appearance on the popular Daily Show with John Stewart, author, columnist...


13 Jun, 2006, 01:00 ET Falls Church News-Press Reports: Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Goes on Record Against Virginia's Marshall/Newman Amendment

FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In a landmark development, the board of directors of the Greater Falls Church, Virginia, Chamber of...


27 Sep, 2005, 01:00 ET 2 Original 'Gay Pioneers' to Be Guests of The Falls Church News-Press at Human Rights Campaign's 25th Anniversary National Dinner

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the original "gay pioneers" who kicked off the modern civil rights movement for lesbians and gays...