Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Dec. 22.
Atif Qarni, a teacher at Beville Middle School in Dale City, was named the next education secretary by Democratic Governor-elect Ralph Northam during a ceremony held within the school’s library.
Daniel W. Jamison, a contractor who was hired to complete a $41,000 remodel at a Fairfax County home, plotted to pay $550 for a murder weapon and an additional $10,000 for a hit man to kill the man who hired him—and who later charged him with construction fraud after Jamison failed to complete the job. The hit man that Jamison tried to hire was an undercover cop, resulting in Jamison being sentenced to 10 years in prison for solicitation to complete first-degree murder.
(The Washington Post)
The Washington City Paper has been purchased by Mark Ein, a D.C. businessman and owner of the Washington Kastles tennis team. The paper went up for sale weeks ago by SouthComm, Inc. Chief editor Alexa Mills will stay in her current position while publisher Eric Norwood will stay on board but under a new title.
(The Washington Post)
Sportscaster Dick Enberg, who had his bags packed and was ready to fly to Boston to spend time with his family for the holidays, died in his San Diego home on Thursday at 82 years old. The family believes that Enberg, who had two podcasts that he had been working on recently, suffered a heart attack.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is working with the D.C. United Major League Soccer team to house the team’s offices and training facilities in Leesburg’s Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park property. This proposed project would cost $15 million.
Tuesday, the Arlington County Board voted to allow a daycare facility, A+ Kids, to occupy the vacant storefront space at the Garfield Park (925 N. Garfield St.) building in Clarendon. The facility hopes to hold up to 60 children.
A woman from Hagerstown, Maryland, is suing the National Rifle Association, claiming that her boyfriend, who committed suicide using a rifle, was not in his right mind when he threatened to hill her son, removed her from his will and said that he wanted his $500,000 life savings to go to the foundation.