One of the biggest stories involved a woman who went missing under what appeared to be mysterious circumstances, and another involved a Herndon man who had just moved to the area and sadly drowned on the Delaware River during a tubing trip.
Excitingly, Herndon welcomed another new restaurant, as well as a huge new headquarters for Amazon Web Services, bringing with it 500 new jobs to the area.
For more info on these, the month's top 10 stories, click on the links below - and let us know what you thought of August's biggest stories in the comments.
And - happy September, Herndon!
10. Who Won The Powerball Lottery?
August's $445-million Powerball lottery was one of the biggest in history - and Patch readers were eager to find out where this one's winners hailed from. We did have one $1-million winner nearby - click the link to find out where the winner was from.
9. Herndon Man Believed to Have Drowned On Delaware River
Many were saddened when news spread that Anthony Del Prete of Herndon had fallen off his inner tube on the Delaware River near the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border, and was presumed drowned.
8. Search Continues for Laura McIntyre, Woman Missing From Herndon
A Springfield woman who worked cleaning an office building in the Fox Mill area of Herndon never returned home one evening in August, and was reported missing by her live-in boyfriend and her mother in Florida, whom she was due to call after getting off of work.
7. New Peruvian Restaurant Opens in Herndon
Have you tried the new Waku Chicken restaurant? Many Patch readers were eager to see how the eatery stacked up against other Peruvian restaurants in the area when this business opened up in Herndon earlier this month.
6. Herndon Mourns Loss of Youth Sports Supporter Lou Petersen
Our thoughts went out to the family members and friends of the late Lou Petersen last week when we learned that he had passed away - especially the countless youth whose lives he touched by bringing lacrosse into their lives.
5. Employees at New Amazon Offices in Herndon to Earn an Average of $114,000
As anticipation of the new Amazon Web Services headquarters coming to Herndon grew, the company released information on what the average salary of the roughly 500 new employees they were seeking to hire to fill the new offices would be. Locals shared their thoughts in the article's comments.
4. Crime Report: Woman Robbed of Cash at Gunpoint, and More
Patch readers were interested to learn about a handful of street robberies that took place in the town between late July to early August.
3. Amazon Web Services Celebrates Grand Opening of Herndon Headquarters
A gala celebration was held for the official opening of the Amazon Web Services headquarters on Worldgate Drive last week. It was attended by numerous local, state and federal officials - and featured the artwork of many local artists, thanks to a partnership between the company and Herndon arts groups.
2. 23 Men Arrested in Prostitution Bust
Word spread in late August of a massive bust conducted by the Fairfax County Police - and a number of the "johns" they arrested were caught in a Herndon hotel.
1. Woman Who Went Missing From Herndon Found
Locals were shocked and frightened when the news hit that a Springfield woman who works evenings cleaning an office in Herndon went missing under seemingly suspicious circumstances mid-month. After her live-in boyfriend and mother in Florida reported her missing, her car, keys and cellphone were found nearby, adding to the fear that something terrible had happened to her. When she was found, however, many were surprised to hear the real story behind her disappearance.
Which story caught your eye the most during the month of August? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
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