Here are some of the share-worthy stories from Virginia and DC Patches to talk about tonight:
Loudoun NAACP Leads March Against Voter Suppression In Leesburg
Loudoun NAACP President Michelle Thomas, together with dozens of young people, led a march through Leesburg Saturday afternoon urging residents to vote in the Nov. 3 election. The march finished at the Loudoun County elections office, which was open Saturday for early in-person absentee voting.
Herndon Women’s March Focuses On Equity, Voting
A crowd of marchers demonstrated peacefully Saturday afternoon as part of the Herndon Women’s March. After marching through town, the participants returned to Town Hall to listen to a slate of speakers discuss women’s rights, social justice, and equity.
Statue, Street Name To Honor Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player
The late Earl Lloyd, an Alexandria resident who became the first African American person in history to play in an NBA game, will be honored by his home city in several ways. On Saturday, Alexandria City Council approved an honorary street name called “Earl Lloyd Way.” In addition, a statue of Lloyd will be located at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, where a Parker-Gray Memorial Brick Walkway dedication is also planned.
DC Residents Must Self-Quarantine After Visiting These 39 States
D.C. Department of Health on Monday updated its list of states deemed to be at high risk for transmitting the new coronavirus. People traveling from these 39 states to D.C. will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive.
Body Of Paddle Boarder Recovered From Ashburn Reservoir: Police
The body of a Fairfax County woman was recovered Sunday morning from Beaverdam Reservoir in Ashburn, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman, Leilani Funaki, 38, was paddle-boarding in the reservoir when she was reported missing Thursday night.
Fall Foliage: Near Peak Colors In Alleghanies, SW Virginia
Near-peak colors have reached leaves in half of the trees in the higher elevations of southwest Virginia and the Alleghanies in the past week if you want to venture out to view fall foliage colors.
Virginia Coronavirus Patients On Ventilators Reach New Low
The number of coronavirus patients on ventilators is at a new low, according to data tracked by the Virginia Department of Health.
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This article originally appeared on the Annandale Patch