Port City Wire

Morning Links: Charles Esten Returns, Vola’s Dockside, and More

For our Morning 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

Warm and stormy weather continues in the DMV Wednesday (8/2) thru Friday (8/4) will be a bit of a repeat of Tuesday, as high temps get into the 85-90+ degree range each day with spots hitting the low 90’s and a chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms (Tuesday’s showers and t’storms weren’t a total surprise, but the intensity – both in wind and rainfall amounts – were very much unexpected and were a perfect reminder of what can happen with very little warning when temps warm up) (DMV Weather)

Alexandria native Charles Esten returned to the area this week to perform at Wolf Trap Charles Esten — better known as the tortured Deacon Claybourne to fans of CMT’s drama “Nashville” — is no newcomer to the Wolf Trap stage. (WaPo Express)

Vola’s Dockside & High Tide Lounge Reviewed The Alexandria Restaurant Partners, owners of The Majestic, Virtue Feed and Grain and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap opened their latest eatery in Alexandria a few months ago…Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge. (Old Town Crier)

Dominion refunding customers more than $11M due to overcharging Virginia’s largest electric utility says it will repay more than $11 million it overcharged some commercial customers by not properly reading meters. (WTOP)

More of Metro’s new 7000 cars coming much sooner than planned The full order of 748 7000-series railcars is expected to be completed about a year sooner than originally planned, WMATA general manager Paul Wiedefeld announced. (WAMU)

Photo of the Day

Taking a selfie with history. More about the Edmonson Sisters here.