Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Tuesday, Jason Kessler, conservative blogger and organizer of Charlottesville’s Unite the Right rally, was arrested after publishing online the identity and home address of an anti-racism activist “with the intent to coerce, intimidate or harass,” Miriam Dickler, Charlottesville spokeswoman, told The Washington Post.
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Early Monday morning, “#2 BETTER LUCK NEVER” was found spray-painted across the Confederate dead memorial and on Tuesday “racist” was found painted in red on Richmond’s Monument Avenue Jefferson Davis statue.
88 headstones were damaged by vandals who visited the Warrenton Cemetery last April. Repairs, led by a Pennsylvania cemetery conservator, begin today, projected to cost between $15,000-$28,000.
A 27-year-old Georgia man was arrested for unlawfully entering Reston’s Good Beginnings School once before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and another time a few days earlier. Both incidents occurred outside of school hours.
Only 20 “accessory dwelling units” (small second living spaces with a kitchen, bathroom and second entrance like those found in an “in-laws suite”) have been approved in Arlington since 2009. However, proposed revisions, which may make living in Arlington more affordable, could be voted on next month.
Governor Terry McAuliffe has been named one of the Chesapeake Conservatory’s 2017 “Champions of the Chesapeake” for finding land conservation funding and protecting 1,000 of Virginia’s “natural and historic….treasures.”