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Fatal Crash on 15 under Investigation


A Virginia man lost his life after a head-on collision on Route 15 Wednesday morning near Lucketts.

Around 5:50 a.m., the driver of a 2008 Ford F-150 was traveling southbound when he crossed over the center line of Route 15 south of Montresor Road. The truck collided with the driver of a northbound 2013 Subaru Impreza.

The driver of the Subaru lost his life at the scene. The driver of the pick-up truck declined treatment from rescue at the scene.

The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

More details will be released as they become available.

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 17, 2017


03/17/2017 – 08:58 a.m 400 Blk. McDaniel Dr. Harassment
The complainant reported being harassed by an individual. The incident is under investigation.

03/17/2017 – 11:01 p.m. Berlin Turnpike @ Hirst Rd. DWI
Justin Millnick, a 32 year old male of Purcellville, was arrested for DWI. He was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and held until sober. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Police Investigating an Abduction and a Robbery

Wanted - Victorious V. Minter

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on March 14, officers responded to the 1400 block of Campbell Court in reference to a possible abduction. The victim alleges that he was forced into a vehicle but was later able to jump out of the moving vehicle and call for help. The investigation resulted in the identification of two suspects along with the vehicle used in the abduction. The suspect vehicle was later located and one suspect was taken into custody along with a female companion. The second suspect was able to avoid apprehension. During the search for the second suspect, a 9-1-1 caller reported a robbery at the Exxon gas station located in the 900 block of Edwards Ferry Road. Officers responded and upon interviewing the clerk, it was determined that the suspect had attempted to rob the store but fled prior to officers arrival. A bloodhound from Fairfax County was requested and responded to assist but the K9 track yielded negative results. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 2, 2017


03/02/2017 – Kirkbridge Ct. Suspicious Event

Complainant came home and found a hole in their ceiling. The home was checked and there were no signs of forced entry, and nothing was taken.

03/02/2017- Queenscliff Ct. Identity Theft

An unknown person used the victim’s identity to open a Comcast account. A letter from a collection agency made the victim aware. The victim believes this has occurred from his identity being stolen years prior. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 24, 2017


02/24/2017 – 12:01 p.m. 500 Blk of East A Street Possession of narcotics
Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction. During the stop the officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, a small amount of marijuana was located. A 20 year old female, Veronica Root of Purcellville, Virginia was released on a summons.

02/24/2017 – 3:35 p.m. A Street/Maple Avenue Suspicious Person
Police were dispatched to the area for a report of a suspicious male pulled over to the side of the road in a blue convertible and calling out middle school aged students. Upon police arrival there was no evidence of the vehicle or any other reports of this activity. … Continue Reading

Forde Sentenced for First Degree Murder


Kelvin Nathaniel Forde, 53, appeared before the Circuit Court of Loudoun County, in custody, for sentencing on one count of first degree murder and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for the shooting death of his wife, Ruby Forde on March 11, 2014. Judge Jeanette A. Irby imposed a total sentence of thirty-eight years to serve in the Virginia Department of Corrections with three years of post-release supervision. … Continue Reading

LCSO Seeks Public Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect


Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect involved in a strong-arm robbery in Ashburn.

Around 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon a juvenile male was walking to the breezeway of his apartment in the 21000 Block of Lowry Park Terrace in Ashburn when an unknown suspect came from behind and pushed the victim to the ground. The victim’s house key fell out of his pocket as he fell to the ground and the suspect fled with the key. … Continue Reading

Virginia State Police Issue Amber Alert for Child Abduction: UPDATE

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Update: Amber Alert has been cancelled. Virginia State Police were just notified the child was located safely in Pennsylvania.

The Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an Amber Alert for a child abduction on behalf of the Bridgeport Police Department in Bridgeport, Connecticut ON 02/24/2017 at 02:45 a.m.

THE Bridgeport Police Department is looking for Aylin Sofia Hernandez, White/Hispanic, female, AGE: 7 years old, HEIGHT: 4 feet 00 inches, WEIGHT: 55 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 17, 2017

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02/17/2017 – 06:14 p.m 100 Blk. Maple Ave. Larceny
The complainant reported that his electronic device had been stolen while dining at a restaurant. The device had tracking capability and that was provided to police and the device was recovered and returned to the owner. The incident is under investigation.

02/18/2017 – 09:55 p.m. 100 Blk. River Bottom Square Destruction of Property
A homeowners association reported that a fence in the common area of the property had been damaged. The damage was minimal and extra patrol after hours was requested. … Continue Reading

Police Alert of Recent Scam

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The Purcellville Police Department would like to inform the public of a recent scam that was experienced recently in the Purcellville area. The victim received a very convincing call that a family member had been kidnapped and the kidnappers were demanding ransom and to take all his money out of his bank account and wait for instructions to where to send the money. An alert retired law enforcement officer inside the bank observed the victim withdrawing money from his bank and that something was wrong and alerted police. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 8, 2017

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02/09/2017 – 01:25 p.m. 300 Blk. E St. Theft
The complainant reported that an acquaintance had stolen a laptop computer from him. The computer was returned but the complainant does not want to seek charges.

02/10/2017 – 03:07 a.m. 500 Blk. Gentlewood Square Theft
A homeowner’s representative reported that several signs in the community had been stolen. The incident is under investigation. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 2, 2017

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02/02/2017 – 09:30 a.m 700 Blk. 20th St. Destruction of Property
A Church reported graffiti spray painted on the exterior of the building. The incident is under investigation.

02/02/2017 – 07:06 p.m 400 Blk. Wordsworth Circle Domestic Dispute
Police responded to an ongoing domestic dispute between a parent and her son. On police arrival the situation had calmed down and the police are working with some social service agencies to assist the family.

02/05/2017 – 11:59 p.m. 100 Blk. Amalfi Ct. Domestic Dispute
Police responded to a domestic dispute involving a parent and child. On police arrival, no assaults took place and a non-custodial parent came by and picked up the child to stay with them for a few days. … Continue Reading

LCSO Releases Video of Attempted Robbery at Subway on Oakgrove Road

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video of an attempted robbery Monday night at a Subway restaurant in Sterling.

The suspect is seen on the video entering the restaurant on Oakgrove Road around 9:45 p.m. on February 6 and brandishing a firearm. The suspect jumps over the counter and demands cash from an employee. After a brief confrontation, the suspect left the store empty-handed. The employee was not injured during the incident. The video of the incident can be viewed here. … Continue Reading








The Holocene Climate


(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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Wine & Chili Weekend

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Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale

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March Fourth Friday

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Spring Brunch

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”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”

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Sterling Library Moving To New Location

25 Mar 2017


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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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 …


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


– 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 …

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Why Williams Gap Road Should Not Be Paved


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Virginia Schools Kick Off Statewide Campaign To Encourage Safe Teen Driving


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Protecting Free Speech


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 …


Walbridge To Run for State Delegate in the 33rd District

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Tia Walbridge announces her run for the District 33 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Walbridge is a wife and mother of two daughters and an active member of the Round Hill community. “Like many people in our district, my family has found its prosperity in a Virginia-based small …

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Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017


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


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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