For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
It’s going to be HOT, sticky, and likely rainy this weekend A silver lining might be that increased clouds could help keep temperatures capped. (CWG)
Alexandria Little League team wins state, off to regionals The 2017 Alexandria Little League Intermediate 50/70 All-Star Team has punched its tickets to North Carolina and the South East Regional Finals. (Alexandria Gazette)
Hoffman Town Center developer trying really hard to lure Wegmans It hasn’t been confirmed yet by developer StonebridgeCarras, but Washington Business Journal reports that new renderings of the Hoffman Town Center in Alexandria, Virginia, show that there may be plans for a Wegmans. (Curbed DC)
Archaeologists uncover 20th centrury railroad tracks on the Alexandria waterfront Archaeologists with the Office of Historic Alexandria had hoped that when city developers began work on Windmill Hill Park on the Potomac waterfront, they would find remnants of a 19th-century ship buried long ago. (Alexandria Times)
Would you Hyperloop from D.C. to New York? Elon Musk has announced that he has received verbal government approval to build an underground ‘hyperloop’ that will take passengers between Washington, D.C. and New York in just 29 minutes. (Fox 5 DC)
Video of the Day
Go behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In theaters December 15.