Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Feb. 27.
An Arlington resident used chalk to write “F—ck the NRA” on a brick wall at the front of their Washington Boulevard home.
In response to the shootings at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Fairfax County Public Schools discussed what they could do to increase security at their schools during a board meeting last week. The board voted to approve a resolution encouraging Congress to take action against gun violence, a solution that was met with criticism by school board member Elizabeth Schultz.
The Reston Association’s CEO, Cate Fulkerson, will be stepping down from her current position and taking an adviser role beginning March 1. Fulkerson’s reason for leaving has not yet been made clear. An acting CEO will take over until the Board of Directors can find someone else to fill the position.
Though there will not be an increase in Arlington County property taxes, the proposed 2019 fiscal year budget would increase Arlington homeowner taxes and fees 3.5 percent, costing homeowners an extra $297 per year.
Despite disapproval from area residents, the Arlington County Board approved a Ballston condominium and townhouse development. The development will offer 84 residential units and 12 townhouses.
Thursday, two males stole computer tablets and cash from Prince William’s Graham Park Middle School.
While renovating a Newport News home, a couple discovered an M6 60 Caliber Bazooka anti-tank rocket from World War II within a wall. The explosive device was removed and is being given to the military.