Judge to hear arguments over Charlottesville Confederate statue case; Sully Historic Site cancels Civil War reenactment

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Sept. 1.

Today a Virginia judge will hear arguments on whether a lawsuit over the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville should move forward. The statue sparked a white supremacist rally, which was met with counter-protesters, earlier this month that left three dead.
(ABC 7 News)

For the first time in 17 years, Fairfax County will not hold its annual Civil War reenactment at the Sully Historic Site in Chantilly. The decision to cancel was influenced by the violence at the Charlottesville rally.
(ABC 7 News)

Loudoun County officials agree with Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision that the Confederate monument at the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg is protected under state law.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

A swastika was found drawn on a bathroom stall at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn.(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Two Virginia Department of Transportation employees have been charged with conspiracy and fraud for allegedly accepting bribes from snow-removal companies.

Flooding and power outages from Hurricane Harvey threaten more explosions at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. The death toll from Harvey has risen to 39.
(The Washington Post)