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For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Get ready for HOT & Stormy weather this week This has the look and feel of a mid-summer weather forecast, minus any major heat wave. Watch out for scattered storms later today. (Capital Weather Gang)

Are more 7000 series cars in jeopardy? WMATA needs FTA approval to purchase more 7000 series cars to replace old 5000 series models (WaPo)

Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria closes today When Eric Nelson turned 50 in the summer of 2006, he “jumped off the cliff,” leaving the security of a lucrative lobbying position to open a chocolate and gift shop in Del Ray. A lifelong artist, Nelson was able to showcase his work at stores that grew to include ACKC in the Dupont Circle area of Washington and Artfully Chocolate Bistro in Alexandria’s Carlyle district. But after nine years, he is ready for his next challenge. (Alexandria Gazette)

Waterfront news update Get the latest on what is going on in lower Old Town (Old Town Post)

Virginia State Police report on traffic fatalities from holiday weekend Virginia State Police say nine people died in the state from traffic accidents over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. (WTOP)

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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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