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Raindrops on a Japanese maple leaf in Freedom Park in Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Local NAACP VP KilledUpdated at 9:15 a.m. — “FOX 5 has learned that Kent Carter – a prominent community leader and realtor from Arlington – was killed while on vacation in Turks and Caicos. The Arlington County NAACP confirms Carter was killed when a vehicle he was traveling in was ambushed. Police in Turks and Caicos say the car was on its way back from an excursion when a group of men with guns opened fire on the vehicle – killing Carter – an innocent bystander.” [Fox 5, NAACP Arlington Branch]

Viral Video Stems from Arlington Eluding — “The Fairfax County Police Department is conducting an administrative review of a traffic stop on Richmond Highway this past weekend, video from which was posted on social media… According to the Arlington County Police Department, the vehicle had been entered into the NCIC after someone driving it fled from an attempted traffic stop near Crystal City for an expired registration.” [FFXnow]

Students Get Rowdy Before Holiday — “Police are on scene of the McDonald’s and the Safeway parking lot in Bluemont, for a report of a group of nearly 100 roving teenagers causing a disruption, per scanner. Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, an off day for Arlington Public Schools.” [Twitter]

Republicans Frown on ‘Missing Middle’ — “Arlington’s Republican faithful are largely, but far from unanimously, opposed to the county government’s planned elimination of single-family zoning known colloquially as Missing Middle. A survey of Arlington County Republican Committee members conducted online in September found 60 percent ‘strongly oppose’ the zoning change, while 12 percent ‘somewhat oppose’ it. A total of 14 percent support the measure either somewhat or strongly, and 14 percent are undecided.” [Sun Gazette]

Chase Ends on 14th Street Bridge — From Dave Statter: “Watch: End of @VSPPIO chase just before 1 a.m. from Woodbridge to 14th St Bridge. Speeds at times more than 130. Civilian & trooper vehicles hit before bridge. Arrest on the bridge.” [Twitter]

Metro Cracking Down on Evaders — “Metro has a message for fare evaders: operating buses and trains isn’t free. Customers riding Metrobus and Metrorail are required to pay fares and will be warned accordingly. Starting Oct. 4 your Metro will begin a warning campaign to alert people who neglect to pay fares that there are fines associated with fare evasion in each jurisdiction. The warning campaign will begin with notices displayed on digital signs throughout the system.” [WMATA]

O’Leary’s Election Prediction — “Former county treasurer Frank O’Leary on Sept. 29 issued his first turnout prediction of the season. ‘My bet is that between 74,000 and 78,000 of the approximately 155,000 active voters will participate in the election,’ said O’Leary who has made predicting turnout (and sometimes results) a pastime in recent years. That would be a ‘relatively low’ turnout by county standards, O’Leary said.” [Sun Gazette]

Eden Center Theft Warning — “The City of Falls Church Police Department is investigating a series of thefts occurring at or around the Eden Center… The victims are approached under a ruse, usually by the suspects trying to sell them fake jewelry, asking for directions, asking to pray with them, or even wanting a hug.” [City of Falls Church]

It’s Wednesday — Possible drizzle in the morning. High of 61 and low of 51. Sunrise at 7:09 am and sunset at 6:46 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Hello Everyone — You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022
When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

7:00 pm Meeting Opens.
7:30 pm Installation
8:00 pm Presentation/Q&A; by Dave Schutz on Ranked Choice Voting
8:30 pm Final Remarks and Comments by Newly Elected Members
9:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Installation Official Robert N. Barnette, Jr. President, Virginia State Conference NAACP The President of the Virginia State Conference NAACP will serve as the Installation Official and provide remarks for our newly elected officers at the general membership.

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Light Up Arlington – Clarendon Menorah Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!

Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration

Experience the festival of lights!!

*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.

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