Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, March 27.
The National Park Service has bumped up its peak bloom date prediction for the region’s cherry blossoms to April 1. The original prediction was April 3 to 6. Cherry blossoms are currently in phase four. (NBC Washington)
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. announced active inventory in Arlington was down 39 percent from a year ago, with only 239 active listings at the end of last month in Arlington. In Alexandria, inventory is down 51 percent from a year ago, with only 167 active listings at the end of February. (WTOP)
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has sent its $3.2 billion budget for fiscal 2020 to the April 2 board meeting for formal action. The budget addresses employee compensation in county schools, opening new facilities for public safety and a lower tax rate than the current rate. (Loudoun Times-MIrror)
Manassas National Battlefield Park will be conducting a prescribed fire starting March 27 through April 5. The planned fire will be in the Deep cut area of the battlefield. (InsideNoVA)