Earth Fare grocery store opens in Fairfax; Pepco, Washington Gas customers to receive credits due to corporate income tax cuts

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The first of its kind to come to the Washington, D.C., area, Earth Fare—an organic grocery store based in North Carolina—will open at 11052 Lee Highway in Fairfax today.

Due to the decrease in corporate income tax that was brought about by the Jan. 1, 2018, federal tax law, Pepco and Washington Gas will give their customers gas/electricity credits.
(The Washington Post)

Alexandria’s George Washington Middle School remains closed on Wednesday as crews continue to repair a burst pipe in the electrical room. Parents told ABC7 News that leading up to the pipe breaking, children were wearing hats and gloves indoors because it was so chilly in their classrooms. A spokesperson for the school also shared that temperatures in some rooms only hit the mid-50s.

Tuesday, a vehicle crashed into the Trader Joe’s at 11958 Killingsworth Avenue in Reston. No one was injured, and though the extent of the damage has not yet been determined, the store is expected to open under normal business hours on Wednesday.
(Reston Now)

Police are looking for a man dressed as a jogger who grabbed and inappropriately touched a girl walking home from school along a path near Wrightwood Place in Sterling.

Usually, Pentagon Row visitors have to pay to park in the shopping center’s garage even if they only plan to stay for a short period of time. But as of this past Tuesday, Jan. 9, visitors will be able to park for free during their first hour.
(ARL Now)

Tuesday, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors passed a resolution that they will present to state lawmakers when working with incoming Governor-elect Ralph Northam to discuss how the state will fund Metro. Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed that $150 million be dedicated to the transportation service each year, but Prince William supervisors do not agree with how significantly said funding would affect Northern Virginia counties.