Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Aug. 8.
Police have given an official “all clear,” of the Gannett Building in McLean, home to USA Today, after the building was evacuated on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The evacuation was prompted by reports of an armed ex-employee inside, but the Fairfax County police determined there was no imminent threat or crime committed. (WUSA9)
Nestle USA Inc. is expanding its footprint in Rosslyn at 1812 North Moore Street. The company agreed to lease an additional 50,000 square feet in the 35-story, 537,000-square-foot building. The company will now inhabit 18 floors and plans to use the additional space for conference facilities. (WTOP)
Loudoun South is the first little league team from Virginia to qualify for the Little League World Series since 1994. The team advanced to the championships following a 12-2 win in the Southeast Region final, and will travel to Williamsport, Pennsylvania for their first game on Aug. 15. (Inside NoVA)
Smokecraft Modern Barbecue is opening its first independent restaurant in Clarendon after racking up a lengthy list of barbecue championship awards. The restaurant is set to open in Spring 2020 at 1051 North Highland Street, in the space formerly home to Citizen Burger Bar. (WTOP)