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Charlie Clark: Life and Times of The Falls Church News Press

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AT THE AUTHOR'S REQUEST. WE WILL RESCHEDULE AS SOON AS CHARLIE IS AVAILABLE.  

Since 1991, the Falls Church News-Press has delivered a must-read chronicle of doings in the leafy, sophisticated, practical-minded Northern Virginia community nicknamed "The Little City." Nodding to the rich history of the three-hundred-year-old village named for a church where George Washington and George Mason were vestrymen, the weekly paper captures clashes over development, fights over school quality, political races, holiday celebrations and even scandals. Author Charlie Clark spins the unlikely tale of a unique editor, Nicholas Benton, who founded the free newspaper and kept it going at a time when local news is imperiled.

Charlie Clark, a journalist and historian, writes the weekly “Our Man in Arlington” column for the Falls Church News-Press. He published the first full biography of George Washington Parke Custis, an under-sung “child of Mount Vernon,” with McFarland Books. A native of Arlington, he has written four other books: Arlington County Chronicles, Hidden History of Arlington County, Lost Arlington County, and, his newest, Life and Times of the Falls Church News-Press, all published by The History Press. In July 2019, he retired as senior correspondent for Government Executive Media Group, part of Atlantic Media. He previously worked as an editor or writer for The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.