Thursday Morning Rundown

South Lakes Soccer at Night/Credit: Steve Goff

Rendle Earns All-American Nomination — South Lakes High School girls basketball center Abigail Rendle, who will play at William & Mary next year, is a McDonald’s All-American Team candidate. She is one of seven Virginia girls basketball players in the pool, which features top players from across the country. The final list will be whittled down to 24 in February. The McDonalds All-American game is April 2 in Chicago. [Washington Post]

Bird Watch — Fairfax County Police are asking residents to be aware of migratory birds that may be “lost” due to the recent cold snap. Injured members of the Eared Grebes species have been found injured around the county. [Fairfax County Police]

Police Target Human Trafficking — County law enforcement officials have launched a new website aimed at helping residents spot sex trafficking and report it. The new site,, is paid for in part by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department. [Fairfax Times]

Senate Committee Votes to Repeal Hybrid Tax — The Virginia Senate Finance Committee voted 10-5 on Thursday to repeal the “hybird tax,” a penalty hybrid auto owners were mandated to pay as part of the McDonnell administration’s transportation legislation. It will now move to the entire Senate and then the VA House. [Sen. Chap Petersen’s blog]

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Morning Notes

Vehicles turn off Route 123 into Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Vienna’s Ilia Malinin Impresses at U.S. Skating Championships — “Even before his leading score of 110.36…

The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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