It’s Thursday, Aug. 15. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!
1. The weather today will be sunny with a high near 80 degrees.
2. You Said It: “Are people really going to go there over the Starbucks across the street?” A reader pointing out the battle of the baristas in Mount Vernon, with a Caribou Coffee planning to open in close proximity to the other popular coffee chain.
3. ICYMI: The Virginia GOP is going after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s business background.
4. Number of the Day: 19. That’s the expected number of named Atlantic Coast storms during the 2013 hurricane season, according to the National Hurricane Center. The peak hurricane period begins today.5. Today…in History: Known as much for his height as for his historical significance, Napoleon Bonaparte was born on Aug. 15, 1769.