National Park Service to announce Manassas Civil War “limb pit” findings; Gov. Ralph Northam removes Va. National Guard resources from border

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, June 20.

Two bodies and amputated arms/legs from approximately 11 Civil War soldiers who fought in the Second Battle of Bull Run were found in Manassas. The National Park Service is expected to make an announcement about the discovery today.
(The Washington Post)

Following an announcement made by Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday, four Virginia National Guard soldiers and a helicopter removed themselves from the U.S. Southwest border in protest of the policy that is separating undocumented parents and children.

Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors agreed to dedicate $1.2 million to be used to redevelop downtown Herndon.
(Reston Now)

Two people have been accused of robbing the CVS Pharmacy in the 5100 block of Alexandria’s Duke Street. An employee was assaulted but no serious injuries were reported.

Starting July 9, a portion of Stafford’s Telegraph Road between Route 1 and the Telegraph Road Bridge over I-95 will be closed for 45 days due to construction.
(Potomac Local)

In an attempt to keep seniors in their Arlington County homes despite rising property values, officials have designed a real estate tax relief program open to homeowners older than 65.
(ARL Now)

Sarah Gomez-Lane, a Falls Church first-grader, won Google’s Doodle 4 Google contest, earning her a $30,000 college scholarship and her school, Pine Spring Elementary, $50,000 for technology. Her dinosaur drawing may be made into an animation that will be featured on Google’s homepage.

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