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
The DMV has been one of the rainiest places in the USA in 2018 Washington has been rainier than New Orleans and more than twice as rainy as Seattle. (CWG)
Alfred Street Baptist Church Rises Above Bomb Threat Police responded to a call during Saturday evening worship service about a suspicious package at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. (Alexandria Times)
Election Day turnout in the DMV falls short of presidential year levels While turnout surged in many parts of the D.C. region compared with a typical midterm election, it fell short of a presidential year turnout. (WTOP)
Why is Amazon Considering HQ2 for Crystal City? Amazon’s HQ2 would take advantage of two major draws: the improving bus and Metro transportation in Northern Virginia, and a large, highly educated workforce that already works in the neighborhood. (Streetsblog)
Watch Billy Elliott Soar Again in Washington, D.C. Signature Theatre revives a Tony-winning musical version of the hit 2000 movie. (WaPo)