Arlington National Cemetery discusses lack of room; Heritage High School wins $10,000 theatre grant from NBC

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, March 9.

Officials from Arlington National Cemetery are trying to come up with solutions for their lack of available burial space. Currently, there are only around 100,000 open spaces.

Heritage High School is one of only 50 schools across the country to receive a $10,000 theatre grant from NBC through its R.I.S.E. America program.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

On International Women’s Day, Alexandria mayor Allison Silberberg said that the city council is thinking about raising minimum wage to $15 and offering a six-week parental leave.

Khapra beetles, which eat seeds and grains and pose a threat to cereal exporters, were found at Baltimore Washington International and Dulles International airports.
(The Washington Post) has ranked Arlington as the number three best place for millennials. Washington, D.C., came in at number 5.
(ARL Now)

Ashburn’s African-American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont is now able to receive state preservation funding as it has been named an official historic site.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

In a letter sent out on Thursday, Prince William Superintendent Dr. Steven Walts said that so long as it does not exceed 30 minutes, students will not be considered tardy or absent if they choose to participate in walkouts on March 14 and April 20.
(Potomac Local)