- November 7 – The Fairfax County School Board approves the appointment of John P. Hess to the recently-created position of deputy superintendent in charge of financial and support services.
- November 15 – Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Thomas A. Fortkort sentences independent recreational pharmaceutical salesman Michael R. White to serve six years of his 12-year prison sentence for fatally shooting Emery C. Buckman outside of Buckman's illegal boarding house in Falls Church following an unsuccessful business negotiation on July 17.
- November 22 – 33-year-old Mark Zekan settles an argument with his 26-year-old brother Peter by shooting him in the head in the basement of the family home at 3322 Garland Drive in the Baileys Crossroads area of Falls Church. The younger Zekan is taken to Fairfax Hospital where he is pronounced dead about an hour and a half later.
- "School Board Actions." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Nov 14 1985. ProQuest. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.
- "Slayer Gets 6 Years" The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 3. Nov 16 1985. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Web. 25 Aug. 2012.
- "Va. Man Charged in Brother's Slaying." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Nov 24 1985. ProQuest. Web. 25 Dec. 2017.
- United Press International. "Fairfax Man Held in Brother's Death." Richmond Times-Dispatch, 24 Nov. 1985, One Star, Area/State, p. B-15. NewsBank. Accessed 25 Dec. 2017.
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