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Ashburn Dog Rescued from Ice

February 19, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Ashburn Dog Rescued from Ice
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At approximately 7:30 a.m. February 17, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications received a 9-1-1 call for an ice rescue incident. The caller reported that a dog had fallen through the ice on a pond located in the 21400 block of Windmill Drive. Fire and rescue units from Ashburn, Moorefield, Leesburg, and Sterling responded to the incident. Firefighters from Ashburn arrived on scene to find a dog that had fallen through the ice of a large pond and was located about 60 feet from shore. The dog, “Tootsie”, a female cocker spaniel, appeared to be in extreme distress and unable to make her way out of the pond. … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Deputies Use Naloxone To Prevent Heroin Overdose Fatality

February 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Loudoun County Deputies Use Naloxone To Prevent Heroin Overdose Fatality
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Two Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are being credited with potentially preventing a fatal heroin overdose after they utilized their training Wednesday to help an unconscious man.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies Placido Sanchez and Erick Ambroise responded to a home in the Western Loudoun area where an adult male was reportedly unconscious and indications were the incident was drug-related. … Continue Reading

Preventing Frozen Water Pipes in Your Home or Business

February 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Preventing Frozen Water Pipes in Your Home or Business
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With frigid temperatures on the way, the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management urges homeowners and business owners to take precautions to prevent frozen pipes. In addition to precautions for the average homeowner, it’s critical for business owners and property managers to ensure structures with sprinkler systems are adequately protected against frozen pipes. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter

February 13, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter
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01/28/2016 – 05:00 p.m. 3000 Blk. Perkins Ct. Threats
The complainant reported that an acquaintance had made threats against her on social media. The person has been identified and the incident is under investigation.

01/31/2016 – 04:00 a.m. 700 Blk. E. Main St. Narcotics Violation
A Police Officer on patrol observed a group of juveniles out after curfew and made contact with them. It was determined that the individuals were intoxicated and had narcotics in their possession. The juveniles were turned over to their parents and charges will be filed in Loudoun County Juvenile Court. … Continue Reading

Snow Emergency Route Restrictions for Leesburg Go in Effect at Midnight

February 8, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Snow Emergency Route Restrictions for Leesburg Go in Effect at Midnight
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Current forecasts call for one to two inches of snow to fall in Leesburg late this evening and into early Tuesday morning. In preparation for possible snow removal operations, Town officials will put Snow Emergency Route restrictions into effect at midnight tonight.

When Snow Emergency Route restrictions are in place, all vehicles parked on the street along snow emergency routes (King, Market and Loudoun Streets) must be removed. Any vehicles remaining on snow emergency routes once snow removal operations begin will be towed at the owners’ expense. … Continue Reading

Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services

January 30, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services
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February 2016 Screenings Schedule

Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be providing countywide blood pressure screenings at a variety of locations during the month of February. Mobile Health Services follows the Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) cancellation schedule, if LCPS are delayed or cancelled, the Mobile Health event will be cancelled. For further information call the Mobile Health hotline at 703-858-8818 or visit at www.inova.org/mobilehealth. … Continue Reading

Nine Fire Fatalities in Four Days Highlights Need for Smoke Alarm Vigilance

January 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Nine Fire Fatalities in Four Days Highlights Need for Smoke Alarm Vigilance
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The Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management wants to remind residents of the importance of having and maintaining functional smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms may have provided critical time for nine people, including four young children, whose lives were lost in two separate house fires in the last four days. … Continue Reading

Waterford House Fire Displaces Four

January 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Waterford House Fire Displaces Four
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At 12:04 p.m., Sunday, January 24, Station 610 from Lucketts was dispatched to the 41000 block of Cotter Ct. in Waterford for an automatic fire alarm. Shortly thereafter, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center began receiving calls for a structure fire at this address. The call was upgraded to a house fire and multiple units from western Loudoun and Frederick County, Maryland responded to assist. Also dispatched were several plow vehicles from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and contractors of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). … Continue Reading

LCSO Advises Residents on Loudoun County Ordinance for Snow Emergency Routes

January 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Advises Residents on Loudoun County Ordinance for Snow Emergency Routes
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To make way for snow-clearing operations, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that vehicles parked or abandoned on any snow emergency route, or considered to be road hazards, will be removed at the owners expense. Cars that are in the lane of traffic on any road, and deemed a hazard, or a barrier to snow-removal, may also be towed. Vehicles will be towed to the towing company’s tow lot. … Continue Reading

Update on Road Conditions

January 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Update on Road Conditions
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The good news: The sun and people staying off the highways helped VDOT crews with treating and clearing roads across the Commonwealth today.

The bad news: Everything that did melt today is going to refreeze overnight and make for very dangerous travel conditions tonight and into Monday morning. … Continue Reading

Northern Virginia Crews Prepared for Major Storm

January 21, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Northern Virginia Crews Prepared for Major Storm
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Crews pre-treating today; Make plans now to stay home Friday and Saturday

The Virginia Department of Transportation will have all of its resources on-hand for tomorrow’s powerful storm, expected to bring extreme snow accumulations and blizzard-like conditions to northern Virginia.

“We ask that drivers prepare now to stay home tomorrow and Saturday,” said Branco Vlacich, VDOT’s district maintenance engineer for northern Virginia. “For the public safety and the safety of VDOT employees, it will be vital to stay off the roads those two days as the storm comes through. Our crews are preparing for heavy accumulation, limited visibility and severe road conditions, and they will need the roads to be clear of traffic to make repeated passes on roads throughout the storm.” … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of January 14, 2016

January 21, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of January 14, 2016
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01/14/2015 – 10:22 p.m. 200 Blk. E. Hirst Rd. Crisis Intervention Call
Police were called to the scene of a juvenile at a medical facility being disorderly and damaging property. C.I.T. trained police officers responded and calmed down the youth and medical staff were no longer concerned with his behavior and no longer needed police involvement.

01/15/2016 – 8:32 p.m. 700 Blk. E. Main St. Warrant Service
Tyree Smith, a 38 year old male of Purcellville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Virginia State Police. He was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and held. … Continue Reading

Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to the Winter Storm

January 21, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to the Winter Storm
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Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 8:00 a.m. today, an action that authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to a major winter storm that is expected to impact the Commonwealth through Sunday.

In declaring a state of emergency, the governor authorizes state agencies to identify and position resources for quick response anywhere they are needed in Virginia. This action does not apply to individuals or private businesses. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

Columns

The Holocene Climate

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(Public Input Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, 7 March, 2017) Figure 1 shows the climate variation over the last million years. The low points on the curve correspond to ice ages when glaciers up to a mile thick covered New …

Choosing To Forgive

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “Truly forgiving is the ability to say, ‘Thank you for giving me that experience.’” James Arthur Ray vaulted into fame on the Oprah Winfrey Show back in the mid-2000’s. Stunned hearing these words while watching The Rise and …

Five Key Retirement Questions

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Beyond asking yourself where you see yourself and even what your lifelong goal are, effective retirement and longevity planning begs some very big questions. Review the points below and consider how housing, transportation and health considerations all play a role …

Work Woes

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, I’m a manager at a large tech company and my boss has directed me to fire someone on my team, but as a Christian, I just can’t do it. It’s true that the employee …

Joy or Suffering

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By Mary Rose Lunde No one likes to suffer. When given the chance, many people would choose to laugh rather than cry, to sit in silence with their friends rather than talk through their feelings, because not even their friends …

Wage Radio

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I will always remember – very fondly – the first time I ever set foot on the property at 711 Wage Drive Southwest in Leesburg, Virginia. It was a warm, sunny July morning in 1997, and I’d driven all the …

Speaking Truth to Power

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“With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.” Abraham Lincoln On Thursday evening, February 23, I requested the Board of Supervisors pass a proclamation resolving to support the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22 [1]. …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016

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Woodgrove High School’s Class Of 2016 Graduation – By Amanda Clark On June 16, Woodgrove’s Class of 2016 was the 5th graduating class to walk the stage and accept their diploma. The ceremony was filled with anticipation as the chorus, …

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Buckland Earns Degree In Medicine

6 Jul 2016

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Molly Buckland, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 28. While at WVSOM, Dr. Buckland received the Dr. Roland P. Sharp President’s Award and the James R. …

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Adams Promoted To Lieutenant

6 Jul 2016

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Lt. James Adams, from Sterling and a Potomac Falls Halls Graduate, earned the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Adams is a Navy Week and Executive Outreach Planner for the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee. U.S. Navy …

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Calendar

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LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV
March 4, 2017

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event
March 5, 2017
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Wine & Chili Weekend

Wine & Chili Weekend
March 19, 2017

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale
March 20, 2017 March 21, 2017 March 22, 2017 March 23, 2017 March 24, 2017

March Fourth Friday

March Fourth Friday
March 25, 2017 March 26, 2017

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch
March 27, 2017 March 28, 2017 March 29, 2017 March 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 April 1, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner
April 2, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”

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Lifestyle

Sterling Library Moving To New Location

25 Mar 2017

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Sterling Library’s current location, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling, will close beginning Saturday, March 25, to prepare for the opening of the new Sterling Library on Saturday, April 15. Patrons can return library materials using the drop box at the new location, 22330 S. Sterling Boulevard.

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Middleburg Gallery Presents Country Pursuits Exhibit

25 Mar 2017

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The Gallery on Madison in Middleburg is presenting an exhibit of Brian Whelan’s (a London Irish painter now settled in Waterford) ) transcriptions of a gallery of paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Andrews’ through April 2. The exhibit includes 23 paintings, two masks, two graphics, and nine preparatory drawings.

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Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Presents STEM Career Fair March 28

16 Mar 2017

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Anyone interested in a career in the rapidly growing field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is encouraged to attend an upcoming STEM Career Fair in Loudoun. The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)’s Loudoun campus and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions, is holding a STEM Career Fair Tuesday, March 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 …

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Editorial

Priscilla Nabs Plum Planning Commission Post

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Appointment Shocks Many On January 3 Supervisor Tony R. Buffington Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) nominated Tom Priscilla for the Loudoun County Planning Commission to represent the Blue Ridge District. Priscilla was …

Op-ed

Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!

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– By Nick Reid world can be a very dangerous place sometimes, especially for a nation state such as the United States. Although danger is always present, the number and …

Metro Money Mess Pushing West

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– By Delegate Dave LaRock (R-33rd) A local paper recently quoted Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall as saying that in her observation “some of the concerns raised by the people …

Dear Editor

Why Williams Gap Road Should Not Be Paved

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Today, most residents of Loudoun County know nothing about Williams Gap, even those living on Williams Gap Road (Route 711). Knowing who “Williams” was, why a gap in the Blue …

Vote No To the Minor Special Exception

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We are a group of Loudoun County citizens who will be adversely affected if the board grants a special exception for the Catesby Farm property at your upcoming meeting. You …

View From the Ridge

Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm

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By Andrea Gaines On August 9, 1825 at the age of 69, French military officer the Marquis de Lafayette was honored in Leesburg by former President James Monroe. The French-born …

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McAuliffe Vetoes LaRock’s Public Assistance Eligibility Legislation  

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On March 28, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed Del. Dave LaRock’s (R-33) House Bill 2092, which would have required any applicant for public assistance to undergo a full review of death records, incarceration status, employment status, lottery winnings, and all income. Recently, an Arlington woman was arrested on four counts of welfare fraud for …

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Virginia Schools Kick Off Statewide Campaign To Encourage Safe Teen Driving

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More teen drivers in Virginia will be involved in traffic crashes between the months of May and August than any other time of the year, statistics show. To help save lives and prevent such crashes during the high-risk warm weather months, Virginia schools are kicking off a statewide teen safety …

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Protecting Free Speech

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By Dave LaRock (R-33) As elected officials and members of the legislature, our most fundamental responsibility is to protect God-given constitutionally protected rights. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government, including governmental public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of …

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Sports

Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017

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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are the boy’s runner-up at the VHSL 4A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Roanoke College.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the Loudoun County School Board approved Indoor Track and Field as a Tier 2 (self-funded) sport.  The seven boys competing scored 48 points, second …

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WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event

23 Feb 2017

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The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club’s U14 Boys Team garnered 3rd place in their first travel tournament of 2017, the Virginia Beach Invitational. This event was held Feb. 18-19 and featured more than 24 teams from the U14 to U18 age group. The team was second on their net on day …

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