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Most-Read Arlington Stories of the Week: August 20, 2021

Kids ride a race-car ride at the Arlington County Fair (staff photo)

After a particularly hot week last week, the past five days have been especially wet.

That’s not great news for the Arlington County Fair, which ends Sunday. Rain is in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday, but there should be dry patches. Bring your galoshes.

Here are your most-read Arlington stories of the week:

  1. Two Hurt in Morning Robbery of Local Pharmacy
  2. Man Stabbed at Clarendon Bar in Seemingly Random Attack
  3. SUV Overturns in Pentagon City After Shoe Theft
  4. Local TikTok Personality to Face Trial, But Notches Partial Court Victory (Aug. 12)
  5. Local TikTok Star Arrested Amid Spat with Restaurants (Aug. 10)
  6. Local Agriculture Office Agrees Mysterious Bites Likely Oak Itch Mites
  7. Lottery Immigration System Forces Marymount Grad to Bid U.S. Goodbye
  8. New Census Data Shows How Arlington Grew in 10 Years
  9. A Gutted Restaurant Near Courthouse Could Become a Daycare
  10. Flash Flood Warning Issued for Arlington (Aug. 16)
  11. Morning Poll: But Seriously, Should We Build a Gondola?
  12. Why Helicopters Land in a Local Elementary School Field

The last story in that list was written by our summer intern, Anuj Khemka. Today is the last day for Anuj, who is heading back to school. Thank you, Anuj, for your hard work!

Feel free to discuss the stories above or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

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