Candle-lit vigil held at UVa; Gov. McAuliffe calls for relocation of Confederate monuments

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Aug. 17.

Hundreds of people gathered at a candle-lit vigil at the University of Virginia to remember the three people killed in connection to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
(The Washington Post)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe called for the Virginia General Assembly to grant localities the ability to remove and relocate monuments. McAuliffe was echoed by the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Republican nominee for governor, Ed Gillespie, disagrees with the removal of Confederate statues and wrote they should not be glorified but rather “instructional.”
(The Washington Post)

Following the deathly violence in Charlottesville, Independent candidate for the Arlington County Board, Charles McCullough III, wrote a letter to the board and General Assembly calling to rename Jefferson Davis Highway.

An employee for the University of Virginia library and local radio station DJ suffered a stroke that friends say is connected to injuries he sustained during the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
(The Washington Post)

Kings Dominion unveiled a new roller coaster, Twisted Timbers, and a new event, Winter Fest.
(ABC 7 News)

Housing an Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said his Falls Church home was toilet papered and vandalized with expletives disparaging President Donald Trump.