Now that April is here, here's a quick look back at the most-read stories on Annandale Patch in March.
1. : Fairfax County saw some snow on March 5, shutting down Fairfax County Public Schools for the day and closing government offices, libraries and more. By the next day, the majority of the snow had melted and things were back to normal.
2. Mason District Station Officer Injured in Collision Remains in Stable Condition: A Fairfax County police officer from the Mason District station in Annandale was involved in a fatal head-on car crash on Thursday, Feb. 28. Patch followed the officer's progress as he was hospitalized following the crash. The officer was later identified as Long 'Junior' V. Dinh (see our number seven story).
3. : The Annandale Blockbuster Video closed in March and according to Fairfax County permit records, a new, but familiar business is planning to move into the space.
4. Police Arrest Two Armed Men Involved in Annandale Break-in This Week: An Annandale resident's call to police about an attempted break-in led to Fairfax County police charging two Springfield men in connection with a series of burglaries that took place in the Burke area.
5. Daily Crime Report: Car Crash on Little River Turnpike Injures Three: Three motorists were injuried in a car crash on Little River Turnpike on March 12.
6. : This weekly roundup of stories on March 31 reported by Patch sites who cover Fairfax County included our number three story about Blockbuster closing, a restaurant closure in nearby Burke and other business news.
7. Injured Officer Long 'Junior' V. Dinh Remains Hospitalized Two Weeks After Head-on Crash: Fairfax County police released the name of police officer Long "Junior" V. Dinh from the Mason District station who was injured in a fatal head-on crash on Thursday, Feb. 28 (see our number two story). This story was one of the updates posted on Annandale Patch in March.
8. Daily Crime Report: Teenager Allegedly Assaults Police Officer: This March 8 post from the Fairfax County police daily crime report included an incident where a 17-year-old boy fought police after officers placed him under arrest. The boy then fled and was found by police in a nearby building. He was charged with assault on a police officer and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
9. 2013 NCAA Tournament: Where to Watch March Madness in Annandale: Annandale caught March Madness fever as the NCAA tournament got underway. Our guide with details on where to catch the games and tips on creating your bracket was popular enough to make the top 10 list.
10. CVS in West Annandale Aiming for April Open Date: The CVS under construction near Woodburn Road originally scheduled to open last September told Patch that the company was aiming for an April open date.
Are there any stories from March you recall reading on Annandale Patch that you think should have made the list? Are there any Annandale stories we missed?