Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, July 6.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, 41 percent of secondary roads in Northern Virginia are now in decent condition, though the state’s average percentage of decent side roads is about 60 percent. In 2019, VDOT hopes to have 45 percent of NoVA’s side roads in decent condition.
Thursday, Eric Hartley, a former The Capital reporter and columnist who is now an editor at The Virginian-Pilot, received an anonymous letter postmarked June 28 (the day of the shooting at the Capital Gazette), which police suspect was sent by the accused Annapolis shooter Jarrod Ramos.
When CAVA, a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant, opens in Rosslyn at 10:45 a.m. Friday, free meals will be given to the first 150 guests.
A 44-year-old Sterling man working as a coach at a Loudoun County gymnastics facility was sentenced to six years in prison and must pay a $11,000 fine for inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl at a friend’s birthday party in December 2017.
On June 28, during a traffic stop near the Courthouse Road southbound exit ramp on Interstate 95, police searched a car driven by Spotsylvania’s Heather Stock and found approximately $26,000 worth of methamphetamine.
Once per week, University of Virginia students taking a Russian literature class visit a juvenile detention center to read and discuss the works of Tolstoy and other authors with inmates. The class will be featured in an upcoming “Seats at the Table” documentary and a book, too.
(The Washington Post)