Explosions erupt at Texas plant; Charlottesville mayor apologizes for rally response

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Aug. 31.

Two explosions erupted at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, due to a power outage resulting from Hurricane Harvey. The death toll from Harvey has risen to 30 and could grow higher.
(The Washington PostWTOP)

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer apologized to residents and the City Council for distancing himself from city officials’ response to the fatal white supremacist rally earlier this month.
(The Washington Post)

Club Pilates will open a location on Pentagon Row, and Nova Wellness and YogaFest will take place in Leesburg from Oct. 6-8.
(ARLnow, Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Arlington County is planning to update the Bicycle Element of its Master Transportation Plan to encourage bike usage, make cycling safer and increase bike paths and trails. County officials are taking input from residents now.

Parents of students at Loudoun County Public Schools are complaining of organization and safety issues on the bus system.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)