There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Friday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here’s a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.
The holiday season kicks off early at Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria with the arrival of Santa and other events. Visitors can expect a Christmas tree lighting, Santa HQ and other holiday-themed events in November and December.
Vienna’s zip code is the top place for solar energy system installations in Northern Virginia, according to numbers from the Solarize NOVA program.
A video captured outside an elementary school Thursday shows the patience and importance of crossing guards.
A taxi driver from Arlington won a top prize after buying a lottery ticket in Alexandria.
Transformco, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced Thursday it plans shut another 96 stores by February. Among those stores is the Sears located at Spotsylvania Town Centre, according to a report.
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