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Good News: Bao Bao, Battlefield Preservation, Cupcakes Prizes and Intelligent Communities

Plus, a police officer injured on the job receives a surprise birthday party.

By Patch Staff

Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that we don’t have an inspirational or encouraging story somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some good news over the past week.

See the good news headlines on Storify.

Civil War Trust: 2013 Stellar Year for Battlefield Preservation


Georgetown Sprinkles Cupcakes Searches For DC's Favorite Teacher


Baby Panda Bao Bao Makes Public Debut At National Zoo


Centreville Florist Stresses Early Preparations for Valentine’s Day


Schools Named as Finalist for Nationwide Competition from Fairfax County


Arlington Named One of World's Top 7 Intelligent Communities


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