Promenade Hotel at Virginia Gateway Should Drive Tourism – The Prince William County Supervisors expect that a new hotel scheduled to be built at the Promenade at Virginia Gateway Center in Gainesville will help drive tourism to the western end of the county. [Bristow Beat]

GMU graduation speaker: Emulate George Mason’s courage, erudition — GMU graduation speaker: Emulate George Mason’s courage, erudition [Insidenova.com]

New sport called ‘footgolf’ getting more popular –Footgolf is taking off in Northern Virginia. Two golf courses have popped up this year that offer the new sport. It requires a soccer ball, a golf course and a hole about three times the size of one on a green.[WTOP-FM]

Triangle students compete in global robotics event– The competition required that the contestants build a robot from plastic pieces and write code to operate it. During the competition, Gavin and Haynes had 60 seconds to make the remote-controlled robot complete pre-programmed tasks, such as picking up and moving a ball — just as they had practiced using their Xbox controllers. [Washington Post]