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by ARLnow.com January 29, 2010 at 7:22 pm 1,843 0

If you’re reading this, consider yourself a pioneer. You’re looking at what I believe to be the first internet-only, hyperlocal news venture focused exclusively on Arlington County, Va. And you’re here before anybody has so much as linked to it.

This site is really an experiment. It’s first an experiment to see if people who live and/or work in Arlington — particularly younger people — care enough about what happens in their community to visit a site like this on a regular basis. If that experiment is successful, we will then see if we can provide enough advertising value to local businesses to pay our contributors and sustain our operations.

In the coming weeks, you can expect to find on this site the kind of stories you’d typically get from a local TV news broadcast: news, weather, traffic, and the occasional feature. You’ll also find restaurant reviews, community events, and other things to do around town. The pace of posting will start off slow at first, but will pick up as we add contributors and establish connections with newsmakers in the community.

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