Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Aug. 22.
Loudoun South Little League lost to Hawaii 12-9 on Wednesday night at the Little League World Series, but the team isn’t headed back to NoVA just yet. The team has one more chance to qualify for the U.S. Championship at 7 p.m. tonight when it plays Louisiana. The U.S. Final is on Saturday. (WTOP)
Virginia will host its first “Healing Day,” on Sunday, Aug. 25, with ceremonies throughout the weekend that will mark the 400th anniversary of when enslaved Africans arrived in the mid-Atlantic colony in August 1619. A ceremony on Saturday will host two U.S. senators and Gov. Ralph Northam. Find more information here. (WTOP)
The U.S. Park Police Chief is stepping down as of Wednesday, Aug. 21. Robert D. MacLean has been with the United States Park Police Department for 28 years and became the acting chief of the department on Dec. 6, 2013. No specific reason has been cited or confirmed as of Thursday, Aug. 22. (WTOP)
Home2 Suites by Hilton has opened its newest location, Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodbridge Potomac Mills, located at 14005 Telegraph Road off I-95. The location is designed for travelers who wish to maintain their “normal routine,” and includes 126 suites with a range of amenities, including full kitchens, tech-focused rooms and more. (Inside NoVA)