Route 1 Dispatches: Football Coach Fired, Homelessness and Poetry
Take a look back at this week's top headlines from Route 1 Patch sites.
From Huntington-Belle Haven Patch:
West Potomac head football coach Eric Henderson was fired last week due to alleged off-field factors including improper fundraising and player eligibility violations.
A man fled from a Fairfax County police officer during a field sobriety test and later assaulted the officer on Richmond Highway north of the Beltway on March 3.
Eight crimes were reported at the Huntington Metro station in 2011, according to a new report issued by WMATA outlining crime trends on the transit system.
From Fort Hunt Patch:
Fort Hunt Patch investigated homelessness in South County this past week. Editor Rachel Leonard spent a night in the VIC-HOP shelter at Rising Hope UMC. Interviews with John Galvin, who is currently homeless, and two women who are on the road to getting back on their feet gave readers a look at the struggles homeless individuals face.
Hollin Hills resident Ian Roberts recently published a poetry book. Roberts’ poems tie together his life experiences, most notably his travels across the globe.
From Mount Vernon Patch:
Construction on Mulligan Road has resumed and is on track for a late fall 2013 completion date. The road will provide Mount Vernon residents with a direct route to Kingstowne and is expected to alleviate traffic on Route 1.
A 19-year-old pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint by three men on Laramie Place on March 3, according to police.