Top 30 Arlington Stories of 2020: #21-25

The countdown of the top 30 most-read Arlington articles of 2020 continues today, with numbers 21-25.

The pandemic dominated the headlines this year, but there were big stories on other topics as well.

25. Virginia’s ‘Phase 2’ Reopening to Start Friday, But Will Exclude N. Va. for Now (June 2 | 30,808 views)

“Northam said delaying Phase 2 for Northern Virginia will ‘allow for additional monitoring of health data.’ As of Tuesday, Arlington has reported 236 new coronavirus cases and 10 new hospitalizations over the past seven days.”

24. BREAKING: Arlington County Declares Local Emergency (March 14 | 31,339 views)

“While sitting a safe distance away from each other, members of the Arlington County Board voted 4-0 to approve a declaration of local emergency this morning, amid the coronavirus outbreak.” Even though mask usage was not being widely encouraged at that point, it’s still striking to see photos of groups of people unmasked as the pandemic raged.

23. Another Jump in Coronavirus Cases in Arlington, Fairfax County (March 25 | 31,494 views)

“As of noon on Wednesday, Arlington had 46 known coronavirus cases, an increase from 36 cases on Tuesday. Neighboring Fairfax County, meanwhile, saw its reported cases jump to 76, from 43 on Monday.”

22. Northam Announces New Coronavirus Restrictions in Virginia (Nov. 13 | 31,883 views)

In more recent pandemic news: “The restrictions… include slashing the maximum size of indoor and outdoor gatherings, reducing the age for the state’s mask requirement, and a 10 p.m. alcohol sales curfew at all restaurants and other dining and drinking establishments.

21. BREAKING: Va. Attorney General Sues Advanced Towing (June 25 | 33,330 views)

There is no love lost between Advanced Towing and those whose cars have been involuntarily relocated by the prolific towing outfit. So there was some celebrating in the comment section when it was announced that the company was being sued by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. The suit noted at least two incidents in which Advanced illegally towed police vehicles.

Our top stories countdown will continue next week.