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Most-read Arlington stories of the week: August 1-5

Ballston at twilight with storm clouds looming (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Our two-day stormy stretch is expected to carry on into Sunday, so make sure you take advantage of any sunny and dry periods as we head into the weekend.

The August news doldrums are here, so please forgive us if the stories we publish are a bit on the lighter side over the next few weeks.

Also, we’ll have one fewer reporter on staff: today is the last day for our summer intern, Mavis Chan, who is returning to the University of Missouri for her senior year. Good luck, Mavis!

Now, let’s take a look at the most-read Arlington stories of the past week. Unsurprisingly, the G.O.A.T. is No. 1. (A different G.O.A.T. story is No. 6)

  1. Serena Williams appears to have paid a visit to El Pollo Rico in Va. Square this weekend
  2. A woman has died after a hit-and-run crash Monday evening
  3. Whitlow’s is coming back — but not to Arlington
  4. Police investigating attack in Shirlington by scooter-riding kids
  5. N. Glebe Road closed after serious motorcycle crash
  6. We now know what is replacing The G.O.A.T. in Clarendon
  7. Lobster roll restaurant opening in Shirlington this month, giving away free lobster
  8. Courthouse’s Taco Bell Cantina expected to open by the end of the year
  9. County returns to pre-pandemic process for outdoor tents, leaving some restaurants frustrated
  10. ACPD: Man runs off with bag of cash as ATM is being filled at Pentagon City store
  11. Police investigating early morning stabbing in Clarendon
  12. Westover’s Stray Cat Bar & Grill has finally reopened after closing at the start of the pandemic

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy your weekend, Arlington!

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