Leesburg protest over Confederate statue postponed; lieutenant gubernatorial candidates debate ultrasound bill

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Aug. 10.

A protest against the removal of a Confederate statue at the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg has been pushed back as organizers try to prevent white nationalist parties from joining the rally. The protest was originally scheduled for Sept. 16.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Democrat Justin Fairfax and Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel, the candidates for Virginia’s lieutenant governor, got into a heated debate at a forum at Piedmont Virginia Community College when Fairfax accused Vogel of making Virginia a “laughingstock” after sponsoring a failed bill in 2012 that would require women to undergo vaginal ultrasounds prior to getting abortions.
(The Washington Post)

An unarmed Russian surveillance plan flew over the Pentagon and the Capitol on Wednesday in restricted airspace in accordance with the Treaty on Open Skies.
(The Washington Post)

Though Tysons Corner is growing, there are millions of square feet in vacant real estate.

The Loudoun School Board voted to bar hats from school dress code.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Long Branch Nature Center will host a nature walk and yoga class for children ages 7-10 tomorrow, Aug. 11.