Morning Notes

A Fairfax County Public Schools bus lets off students in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Feedback Sought on Proposed South GW Parkway Changes — The National Park Service is seeking public input on its assessment of how proposed improvements to the southern George Washington Memorial Parkway and Mount Vernon Trail could affect cultural and historic resources. Comments on the project, which could add a road diet and crosswalks, are due Sept. 1. [Patch]

FCPD Mistaken in Saying Teen Died From Overdose — Vilma Gonzalez was shocked when Fairfax County police reported that her 16-year-old son died from a drug overdose in Bailey’s Crossroads on June 25. Almost two months later, detectives told her that initial autopsy results showed he instead “had a lethal level of carbon monoxide in his system.” [NBC4]

Schools Must Follow State Policy on Transgender Students, Miyares Says — “Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new model policies for the treatment of transgender students are in line with federal and state nondiscrimination laws and school boards must follow their guidance, the state’s attorney general said in a nonbinding legal analysis released Thursday.” [Associated Press/WTOP]

Northern Virginia Sees Spree of Auto Dealership Thefts — Eight vehicles have been stolen from dealerships in Fairfax City since July 21, part of a trend seen across Northern Virginia. The Fairfax cases occurred overnight between Thursday and Monday, and seven of eight targeted Dodge and Chevrolet vehicles, police say. [Fairfax City Police/Twitter]

Bailey’s Crossroads Park to Get New Swings — “The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is set to begin work on the addition of swings to the playground at Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park located in the Mason District. The playground is expected to be closed from Sept. 5 to Sept. 29 for work to be completed. The remainder of the park features…will remain open and accessible to the public.” [FCPA]

Annandale Church Hits Real Estate Market — “A prime church property in Annandale is on the market for $13.5 million. The congregation at Iglesia la Biblia, a bilingual Charismatic Pentecostal church at 5001 Backlick Road, has outgrown the space, so they want to relocate, says Josh Velez, the son of pastor Roger Velez and a real estate agent with Samson Properties.” [Annandale Today]

Great Falls Plans for 9/11 Commemoration — “The annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., honoring the six Great Falls residents and others who lost their lives and suffered in the 2001 attacks and their aftermath.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Friday — There is a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the area, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 90 degrees. At night, the chance of precipitation decreases to 30%, mainly before 8pm. The night is expected to be partly cloudy with a low temperature of around 72 degrees. []

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