Friday Morning Rundown

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McElveen Won’t Be Mystery Date — Rock star FCPS school board member Ryan McElveen won’t accompany a James Madison High School student to the prom after all. The girl asked McElveen, 28, via Twitter, and the at-large rep said yes. But after determining his appearance would be a distraction, McElveen changed his mind. He says he still will briefly show up at the dance May 30 at the Hyatt Regency Reston. [Washington Post]

Be Prepared — May 25 to 31 is Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Week. You can shop for products as batteries, food storage containers, generators, first-aid kits, bottled water, radios and more tax free. [Fairfax County]

Honoring The Fallen — Monday is Memorial Day. If you want to honor those who have served our country, there are many commemorations in Northern Virginia [Virginia Tourism]

Sleep In Or Start As Usual? — The community forums on changing Fairfax County Public School start times have begun, and it seems parents are not in agreement on the four options. [Fairfax Times]

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Morning Notes

Reduced Metro Service Today — Expect reduced Metro service today as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority investigates the recent Blue Line derailment. Metro is holding all of its 7000-series…


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