Purcellville’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps division named top in the nation; Las Vegas shooting leaves at least 50 dead, 200 injured

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Oct. 2.

After rigorous review, Purcellville’s Viking Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps beat out 394 other units to be named the best in the nation. Since claiming this top spot, the unit has been asked to attend the U.S. Navy SEAL East Coast Reunion in Little Creek.
(The Loudoun Tribune)

At the end of this weekend’s three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire, killing at least 50 people and injuring around 200. The shooter was then killed during a standoff with police in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
(The Washington Post)

On Sunday, Starbucks officially closed its online store, encouraging guests to visit their local Starbucks to purchase coffee and merchandise.
(Washington Business Journal)

A George Mason University student has died after reportedly falling out of a fifth-floor window. It is also believed that the student was under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug.

Oct. 2 kicks off Alexandria Library’s Diversity Month, celebrated in honor of October being National Diversity Awareness Month. Cultural displays will travel from branch to branch throughout the month.