Thursday Morning Rundown

Putting Finishing Touches on Wiehle-Reston East Metro station

Mystics Support South Lakes — Washington Mystics Coach Mike Thibault will be attending and live tweeting (@WashMystics) about the South Lakes’ girls basketball game against McLean on Friday at 5:45 p.m. at SLHS. Team mascot Pax will also be at the game. Fans attending the game will have a chance to win tickets for the 2014 Mystics season as well as other prizes.  SLHS Girls varsity coach Christy Winters Scott is also a color analyst for Mystics games. [Washington Mystics]

Plum Fights For Virginia’s Uninsured — Del. Ken Plum took to the floor of the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday to make an impassioned speech on the commonwealth’s uninsured citizens and the importance of expanding Medicaid. [YouTube]

Dressing Down For Pay To Go Up — Staffers at one Fairfax County High School have been dressing casually to show solidarity in their frustration that FCPS teachers have gone several years without a raise. Superintendent Karen Garza has said giving teachers a raise in the upcoming fiscal year is among a top priority. [Washington Post]

New Public Info Chief For Fairfax County — The county announced it has hired Tony Castrelli as director of the office of public affairs. Castrelli comes from the City of Alexandria, where he was director of communications and public information. He replaces Merni Fitzgerald, who is retiring. [Fairfax County]

Recent Stories

(Updated. at 9:50 a.m.) The St. James has signed a lease at One Freedom Plaza for a 25,000-square-foot facility at 11951 Freedom Drive. The company, the region’s largest athletic facility,…

An overturned car has prompted the closure of both sides of Herndon Parkway between Spring Street and the Herndon Police Department. Local police encourage residents to avoid the area and…

Morning Notes

Commercial Buildings Win Awards — Projects in Fairfax County received 10 honors at the NAIOP Northern Virginia awards earlier this month. College Board in Reston received the award of excellence…

Join the Kensington Reston at the Memory Cafe on December 2 to learn more about the Memory Care Center.

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