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Juvenile Suspects in Custody in Connection with Ashburn Fatal Stabbing

November 13, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Juvenile Suspects in Custody in Connection with Ashburn Fatal Stabbing
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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified and apprehended two juvenile suspects in connection with the November 4 fatal stabbing and assault in Ashburn.

A 17-year-old from Ashburn was apprehended in New York on November 9. He is currently being held in New York on an extradition warrant on a detention order out of Loudoun County for aggravated malicious wounding. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 28, 2016

November 7, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 28, 2016
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10/28/2016 – 08:18 p.m. 200 Blk. Hackley Ct. Domestic Dispute
Police were called to the scene for a neighborhood report of people yelling in the parking lot. It was determined to be an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend. One of the parties had left the scene prior to police arriving on the scene. The party on scene said that no assault(s) took place. … Continue Reading

LCSO Continues Investigation into Death, Stabbing at Ashburn Meadows Apartment Complex

November 6, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Continues Investigation into Death, Stabbing at Ashburn Meadows Apartment Complex
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a stabbing that took the life of one victim and seriously injured another in the area of the Ashburn Meadows apartment complex in Ashburn.

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continue to follow-up on leads in the case. At this time it appears the victims of the assault were targeted and there is no indication there is a threat to the community. … Continue Reading

Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Station Opens in Round Hill

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Station Opens in Round Hill
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By Amanda Clark
On Saturday, October 22 there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Office that has opened in Round Hill.

Speakers at the ceremony included Sheriff Mike Chapman, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, Supervisors Geary Higgins and Tony Buffington, Town of Round Hill Mayor Scott Ramsey and Captain Greg Ahlemann (the station’s commander). Mayors Kwasi Fraser from Purcellville, Roger Vance from Hillsboro, David Butler from Leesburg and Robert Zoldos from Lovettsville were also in attendance. Others attending included LCSO command staff, some council members from the towns in Western Loudoun, and local business and community leaders as well as residents. … Continue Reading

Teen Suicide Prevention Forum

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Teen Suicide Prevention Forum
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Phyllis J. Randall, Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, will host her first community forum on teen suicide prevention on Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. The goal of this community forum is to continue the conversation, as a county, on what can be done to prevent teen suicide.

The community forum will take place at the INOVA Loudoun Hospital Conference Center, 44045 Riverside Parkway, in Leesburg.  There will be a panel of authorities, parents, students and concerned community members.

One Driver Killed in Accident on Route 7 East – in Western Loudoun

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on One Driver Killed in Accident on Route 7 East – in Western Loudoun
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Just before 1:00 p.m., Tuesday November 1, a driver was killed at the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Routes 7 and 9 west of Leesburg. The second driver involved in the accident was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 7 East bound from Hamilton to Route 9 was backed up for over four hours as the roadway was closed due to reconstruction investigators working the area to determine the cause of the accident. Vehicles were detoured onto Dry Mill Road.

MD Man Arrested in Regional Thefts of Credit Cards, Additional Suspects Sought

October 30, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on MD Man Arrested in Regional Thefts of Credit Cards, Additional Suspects Sought
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Following the arrest of a Maryland man this week, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify four suspects involved in a credit card theft spree targeting vehicles in the region.

The group has been targeting vehicles, most of which have been parked at National Parks in Maryland and West Virginia, and stealing credit cards. The credit cards have been used fraudulently at area locations, including some stores in Loudoun County. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Police Seeking Information

October 30, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Leesburg Police Seeking Information
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On August 24, the Leesburg Police Department responded to Visionworks, located at 1607 Village Market Boulevard, Suite 124 in regards to a sexual battery that had occurred. A customer of the business reported that a doctor inappropriately touched her during a routine eye exam.

As a result of the investigation, Joseph F. Rosana, 35, of Sterling, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of Sexual Battery. Rosana, who was employed as an optometrist with Visionworks is no longer employed at this location. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 21, 2016

October 27, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 21, 2016
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10/21/2016 – 08:57 p.m. 300 Blk. N. Maple Ave. Juvenile Complaint
A juvenile showed up to a school function and was found to be intoxicated. The parents of the juvenile were contacted and responded to pick up their son. Charges will be pending through the Loudoun County Juvenile Court Services Unit.

10/22/2016 – 12:43 a.m. 500 Blk. N St. Crisis Intervention Call
Police were contacted to respond to a domestic dispute. On arrival, it was determined that an elderly couple were having an argument and one of the parties was having medical and mental health problems. The person was persuaded to go to a medical facility by ambulance and be treated by medical staff. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Police Warn of Email Arrest Warrant Scam

October 27, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Leesburg Police Warn of Email Arrest Warrant Scam
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The Leesburg Police Department have been fielding inquiries regarding an arrest warrant scam that is currently making its way around. The new twist on the scam is that the victim receives an e-mail from a fictitious Leesburg Police Department account indicating that it came from Detective Chris Vogel with the Leesburg Police Department. The email lists a phone number to call which is not affiliated with the police department. The email is formatted as below … Continue Reading

Missing 15-Year-Old from Lansdowne Area Located in Mexico

October 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Missing 15-Year-Old from Lansdowne Area Located in Mexico
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A missing 15-year-old reported missing from the Lansdowne area was located safe today in Mexico.

The teenager, Remedios Munoz-Nava, was last seen on October 11 at her residence on the 43600 block of Jernigan Terrace. She is now with family who live in Mexico.

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 13, 2016

October 23, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 13, 2016
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10/13/2016 – 09:28 p.m. 600 Blk. W. Main St. Shoplifting
An employee at a business reported that a person had taken something from the store without paying and left. The incident is under investigation.

10/14/2016 – 12:34 p.m. 400 Blk. Browning Ct. Fraud
The complainant reported that a business check had been fraudulently passed. The incident is under investigation. … Continue Reading

LCSO Seeks Whereabouts of Missing 15-Year-Old from Lansdowne Area

October 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Seeks Whereabouts of Missing 15-Year-Old from Lansdowne Area
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 15-year-old from the Lansdowne area.

Remedios Munoz-Nava was last seen on October 11 at her residence in the 43600 block of Jernigan Terrace. She is described as a Hispanic female with brown eyes, long black hair and a medium complexion. She is 5’2” tall and weighs 130 pounds. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

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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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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

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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