Editor and founder Scott Brodbeck is a former local TV news producer. He launched ARLNow in January 2010, aiming to provide up-to-the-minute local coverage in Arlington, VA. Brodbeck later launched Reston Now. In 2015, Brodbeck's company, Local News Now, sold another site, Bethesda Now to Bethesda Magazine, which planned to fold it into its website. Local News Now in 2015 also acquired Borderstan which covered several Washington, D.C. neighborhoods, but the site ceased publication in 2017. Another D.C. site, Hill now, stopped publishing in 2016.
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In suburban D.C., a network of hyperlocal news sites expands and bets on local advertising