Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Due to the Wharf’s Mardi Gras parade and a Mardi Gras event at Union Market being held on Feb. 17 (the same day as the Clarendon Alliance’s festivities) the Clarendon Alliance has cancelled their Mardi Gras Ball and Jester Jaunt. The alliance’s parade will still take place, however.
A bill that would allow police officers to use handheld speed cameras while they are in or near a work zone has passed the Virginia Senate 22-18. These devices would allow police to photograph the license plates of drivers going more than 12 mph over the speed limit, sending the drivers a citation in the mail rather than having to pull them over.
The value of Loudoun County homes has nearly reached their pre-recession value, coming in at $520,234 this year compared to 2006’s average of $526,100.
Lottery tickets for the 140th White House Easter Egg Roll—to take place on April 2—will be on sale Friday at noon until Feb. 15.
Via a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Social Security Administration partnership, individuals no longer have to fill out and mail social security card replacement applications. Virginians can now order replacement cards online.