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5 Things to Know Today in Alexandria, Virginia

We scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the 5 most interesting stories in the Alexandria, Virginia area you need to know.

We scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the 5 most interesting stories in the Alexandria, Virginia area you need to know.

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Hurricane Dorian is getting ready to batter the East Coast – here’s a city by city breakdown of what to expect. This week, Hurricane Dorian will pass dangerously close to Florida and the U.S. Southeast coast. It will be a nail-biter for a number of U.S. cities, but just how close a shave Dorian becomes is still somewhat uncertain. (CWG)

Thousands of flights canceled due to Hurricane Dorian Airlines canceled at least 1,353 flights early Tuesday within, into, or coming from the U.S., according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. (WUSA 9)

Hurricane Dorian evacuees coming to the Washington, D.C. area Evacuations from coastal communities in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas were well underway on Monday, with some families coming to — or through — the DMV. At the Dale City rest area along I-95 North, ABC 7 met evacuees from Florida and South Carolina. (WJLA)

Deaths in Virginia due to Opioid overdoses on the rise despite an increase in spending on prevention Virginia’s death toll from opioid overdoses keeps rising despite state and local governments spending millions on making an antidote available.  (NBC Washington)

It’s Back-to-School day for many in the DMV From new schools and renovation projects to extending the school year and expanding access to mental health initiatives, here’s a look at what’s news in school districts returning Tuesday. (WTOP)

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Lee Hernly, Editor
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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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