FairfaxNews acquired by Rx411 LLC

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FairfaxNews, a local news site serving the Fairfax, Va./Washington, D.C., market has been acquired by Rx411 LLC and will continue to provide news coverage using the latest labor-saving technology, the companies announced today.

Established in 1998, FairfaxNews has been operated by its founder, longtime news entrepreneur James R. Hood, who will serve as editor emeritus under the new corporate structure.

It had been announced in January that FairfaxNews would cease publication but Rx411 officials said that by applying new automation technology, they expected to continue providing news and information to Northern Virginia and the D.C. region indefinitely.

Rx411 LLC also publishes Rx411.com, a health information site, and has other projects currently in the development stage, the company said.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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