It’s Wednesday, Aug. 21. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!
1. Today: Look for a high temperature of about 86 degrees today. There's a 20 percent chance of rain, so bring an umbrella, yeah?
2. You Said It: “Its about time! Good on ya!” — A reader responding to news that Virginia is getting a new Apple store. The Woodbridge location is expected to open in the coming weeks after months of hush-hush construction.
4. Number of the Day: 19. That’s the number of Fairfax County firefighters to be hired through a $3.1 million grant. What do you think of our communities fire resources? Tell us in the comments section below!
5. Today…in History: On Aug. 21, 1897, Ranson E. Olds founded Oldsmobile. The brand ended production in 2004, but a site still lives online to provide owners with resources and direct new car buyers to other GM brands.