Counties host 9/11 remembrance ceremonies; 5.7 million Florida residents without power

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Sept. 11.

Today marks 16 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks. In remembrance of those 184 people who died when the Pentagon was struck at 9:37 a.m., Arlington County will hold ceremonies at its plaza and county courthouse with a moment of silence recognizing when the building was hit. There will also be a 10 a.m. tribute with a bell ringing ceremony in Old Town Alexandria’s Market Square today.
(NBC 4 Washington)

At 9 a.m. today, 22 Prince William County residents who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center will be remembered at a ceremony held at the Liberty Memorial.
(Prince William Times)

Hurricane Irma has eased up to a Category 1 storm after leaving 5.7 million Florida residents without power and causing thousands to seek shelter in one of the state’s 573 available shelters.
(Washington Post)

The Fauquier County Board of Supervisors will decide at their monthly meeting this Thursday, Sept. 14 whether they will support the school board’s plan to build a new, 800-seat middle school to replace Warrenton and Taylor middle schools (costing $45 million) or instead support a $33.5 million renovation of Warrenton Middle School.

Verizon is sponsoring a Recycling Rally in Ashburn’s Quantum Park parking lot from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 14. This is Verizon’s seventh time holding a Recycling Rally in Ashburn, where participants can get rid of items like TV remotes, computers and toaster ovens in addition to the traditional aluminum, glass, paper and plastic recyclables.
(The Loudoun Tribune)

Three new signs along Sudley Road to Route 29 warn that there could be an additional $200 fine added should drivers exceed the 25 mph speed limit.
(Potomac Local)