News of interest to Loudoun and Fauquier counties that appeared in the daily Post Aug. 7-13.
Mother, Son Found Dead
A woman and her 12-year-old son were found dead in a Loudoun County townhouse in what authorities said was apparently a murder-suicide. Denise R. Dibari, 33, and Corey Summers were found in an upstairs bedroom of their home in the 100 block of St. Charles Square in Sterling, the Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office gave no cause of death for either but said a preliminary investigation indicated that Dibari had killed the boy and then herself.
Clerk Ousted Over Doctrine
Jeremy Hunley sorted magazines and shelved books as a library clerk at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville. He enjoyed the work, thought the recently founded college's students were smart and polite, and believed in the mission of the school: to mold academic superstars into Christian leaders. A born-again Christian, Hunley said he felt at home. That is, until the day last year when he was told to resign or be fired. The reason: He believes baptism is essential for salvation. College administrators told Hunley that the belief put him at odds with the school's statement of faith, which he was required to sign before taking the job. According to the 10-point document, salvation is found only through faith in Jesus Christ.
Team Doesn't Waste a Minute
In the summertime, a high school that is open at midnight is as rare as a student awake by noon. But shortly after midnight one night last week, Dominion High School was pulsing with athletic activity. Members of the football team, the Titans, ran the halls and pressed hundreds of pounds in the weight room as they braced for a demanding season. The unusual practice, organized by the school's football program, marked the season's official start -- right to the minute. Under Virginia high school rules, practice couldn't start until Monday. As the clock struck 12, teammates ran, jumped, shuffled and hustled to see who was the best.
Airline May File for Bankruptcy
Financially troubled low-cost carrier Independence Air painted a gloomy picture of its future, saying it may be forced to file for bankruptcy protection.