Morning Notes

Fog clouds buildings behind the Reston Town Center Metro station entrance (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Pedestrian Hospitalized in Springfield Hit-and-Run — “Officers are on scene of a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at Huntsman Blvd/Bridle Wood Dr in Springfield. The pedestrian, an adult woman, was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Striking vehicle fled the scene.” [FCPD/Twitter]

County Housing Authority’s HQ Gets Solar Panels — “A new rooftop solar array and other energy improvements at the Pender Office Building will save money and lower greenhouse gas emissions…Overall, the project is expected to reduce annual electricity consumption by 23%, producing up to $35,500 in savings in the first year.” [Fairfax County Government]

Local Verizon Customers May Lose Some TV Channels — “Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) says it could cut off all Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) channels across the U.S., including ABC and Fox affiliates in the Greater Washington, Richmond and Baltimore markets, if the two can’t come to an agreement over pricing before the stroke of midnight Jan. 1.” [Washington Business Journal]

Two Arrested for Gift Card-Related Fraud — “Two California men were arrested by Fairfax County police in connection with a complex fraud ring involving altered gifts cards from Target, police said Wednesday. Officers assigned to the Springfield Town Center were alerted by Target on Dec. 20 about two men who were altering gift cards in their store and doing the same thing on the same day at a Target store in Manassas.” [Patch]

Smoothie King Near Fort Belvoir Shutters — “Smoothie King, a nutrition-focused beverage franchise, shuttered its Belvoir Square location just outside the Fort Belvoir garrison in early December. The store first opened there in late 2019. A sign on the door of the establishment expresses thanks to loyal customers and says it was a hard decision to close Dec. 1.” [On the MoVe]

Temporary K-Pop Store Opens in Annandale — “There’s a new source for everything K-pop in Annandale. A popup store called K Pop Nation opened Dec. 22 in the food court at the K Market International grocery store on John Marr Drive in Annandale. Its last day is Jan. 7.” [Annandale Today]

McLean Delegate Previews 2024 Session — “The 2024 General Assembly session will be lively, with Democrats holding narrow majorities in both houses and needing to get their bills past a Republican governor, whose recently introduced budget has some provocative tax proposals,” Delegate Marcus Simon told the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce at a recent legislative breakfast. [Gazette Leader]

Reston Station Developer Buys Maryland Site — “Comstock, the Reston, Va., developer behind 80-acre Reston Station, has set its sights on a new development in Rockville, Md. The company acquired an 18,150-square-foot vacant parcel at 41 Maryland Avenue for $1.5 million.” Currently a parking lot, the site has been approved for up to 117 multifamily units and approximately 11,000 square feet of retail. [Commercial Observer]

It’s Thursday — Expect partly sunny skies and a high near 58 with a northwest wind at around 7 mph today. Tonight, there’s a 30% chance of rain after 1am, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 43. The northwest wind will be lighter, between 3 to 6 mph. [Weather.gov]

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