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LCSO Investigating Hit and Run Crash Involving Loudoun County School Bus

January 12, 2017 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Investigating Hit and Run Crash Involving Loudoun County School Bus
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run crash involving a school bus on Evergreen Mills Road near Black Branch Parkway.

The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. in the area of Reservoir Road when the driver of a southbound cement truck struck a northbound Loudoun County Public School Bus with students aboard. The driver then left the scene in the truck, which is described as being red and white in color. … Continue Reading

LCSO Warns of Rash of Firearms Stolen from Vehicles

January 10, 2017 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Warns of Rash of Firearms Stolen from Vehicles
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A recent rash of thefts of firearms from vehicles in Loudoun County has the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reminding residents to store and secure their firearms responsibly.

Since November 2016, fourteen firearms have been reported stolen from vehicles throughout the county with a majority of the vehicles either being left unlocked or showing no signs of forced entry. … Continue Reading

Aldie House Fire Displaces Four Residents

January 8, 2017 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Aldie House Fire Displaces Four Residents
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Just after 9:00 a.m. January 7, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire at a residence on Snickersville Turnpike. The initial caller reported fire and smoke in the garage and was advised to evacuate.

Fire and rescue crews from Middleburg, Philomont, Brambleton, Aldie and Fauquier County were dispatched to in the 40000 block of Snickersville Turnpike for the structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find significant fire coming from the garage area of the two story single family home and the residents located safely outside. Additional resources were requested bringing fire and rescue units from Hamilton, Moorefield, Leesburg, South Riding and Metropolitan Washington Airports-Dulles to the scene. Due to the rural area, additional tankers were needed to facilitate rural water operations. The Medical Ambulance Bus was also requested to provide a rehab area for personnel out of the cold climate. … Continue Reading

LCSO Arrests Suspect in Robbery in Ashburn

January 8, 2017 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Arrests Suspect in Robbery in Ashburn
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery and three larcenies in the Ashburn area.

Kwame Adjei, 18, of Ashburn, was charged with felony robbery and three counts of grand larceny in connection to multiple incidents in Ashburn that occurred on December 12 and 26, 2016, and January 2, 2017. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of December 23, 2016

January 1, 2017 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of December 23, 2016
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12/23/2016 – 03:56 p.m. 200 Blk. N. Maple Ave. Shoplifting
A business reported a theft from the business. A possible suspect has been identified and the incident is under investigation.

12/23/2016 – 07:03 p.m. 100 Blk. W. Main St. DWI
John Amos, a 68 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

Three Suspects in Custody in Connection with Armed Robbery at Bridge End Centre near Lovettsville

December 31, 2016 Public Safety Comments Off on Three Suspects in Custody in Connection with Armed Robbery at Bridge End Centre near Lovettsville
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Three suspects are in custody and are facing charges in connection with the December 28 armed robbery at the Bridge End Centre gas station near Lovettsville.

Michael A. Rives, 38, of Maryland is facing charges in Loudoun County for robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Two other suspects, William L. Russ, 47, and Elizabeth D. Hawbaker, 27, are facing charges for conspiracy to commit robbery. All three suspects are from Maryland. … Continue Reading

Be Prepared for Winter Storms

December 23, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Be Prepared for Winter Storms
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With the likelihood of winter weather impacting our area, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue reminds residents to take additional safety precautions for your home and personal safety. Some critical tips to remember during extreme winter weather include:

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of December 15, 2016

December 23, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of December 15, 2016
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12/15/2016 – 07:00 p.m. 300 Blk. S. 15th St. Domestic Violence
Police were called to the scene of a domestic incident. It was determined that a physical altercation had occurred but police were unable to determine the primary offender due to conflicting stories and no independent witnesses. An Emergency Protective Order (EPO) was obtained against a family member who was required to leave the residence. The person left without incident. … Continue Reading

LCSO Update on Attempted Suicide at Stone Bridge High School

December 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Update on Attempted Suicide at Stone Bridge High School
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted suicide by a student at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.

The student was located by school personnel shortly after 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning in a secluded area of the school.

Emergency personnel responded to the school and transported the student to Inova Loudoun Hospital. He was later taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The student is currently listed in critical condition. No further details are being released regarding the student to help protect his identity. … Continue Reading

LCSO Releases Surveillance Video of Possible Suspects in Round Hill Thefts

December 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Releases Surveillance Video of Possible Suspects in Round Hill Thefts
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video today of two suspects believed to be involved in series of larcenies from vehicles in the Round Hill area.

During the overnight hours between December 7 and December 8, multiple vehicles were entered in the area of Main Street in Round Hill. In one case two firearms were taken from an unlocked vehicle. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 30, 2016

December 12, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 30, 2016
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11/30/2016 – 10:00 p.m. 700 Blk. Sunflower Ct. Animal Complaint
Police assisted a homeowner with locating her dog that went missing from the residence. Loudoun County Animal Control was also notified.

12/02/2016 – 11:00 p.m. 1000 Blk. E. Main St. Narcotics Violation
Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver was found to be in possession of narcotics. The incident is under investigation and charges are pending. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 23, 2016

December 4, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 23, 2016
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11/23/2016 – 08:30 p.m. 100 Blk. E. Main St. Traffic Stop
Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was determined that the person had consumed alcohol and he presented the officer with a fraudulent I.D. The incident is under investigation and charges are pending. … Continue Reading

Fatal Crash on Loudoun County Parkway Being Investigated

November 28, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Fatal Crash on Loudoun County Parkway Being Investigated
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Virginia State Police Trooper S.R. Wallace is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Loudoun County. The crash occurred Friday (November 25) at 1:19 a.m. on Loudoun County Parkway at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway.

According to witnesses, a 2006 Ford pickup truck was traveling north on Loudoun County Parkway when it failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway. A 1997 Toyota sedan was traveling west on Gloucester Parkway and had the green light. The pickup truck struck the Toyota. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

Columns

2016 in the Books

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(Presented to the Board of Supervisors February, 2017) “The last three years have demonstrated abundantly clearly that there is no change in the long-term trends since 1998. A prediction from 1997 merely continuing the linear trends would significantly under-predict the …

A Rainy Romance

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all” – a simple phrase uttered in an acclaimed musical that helped birth a star. The movie’s Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) catches his attention so completely that Don Lockwood (Gene …

Concerned Parents

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, Our 15-year-old son is out of control and we don’t know what to do anymore. He smokes pot and drinks, disobeys us left and right, is truant from school often, comes home whenever he …

It’s Time To Review Your Estate Planning Basics

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Beginners and billionaires alike should refresh their knowledge of these basic estate planning terms and concepts. The word “estate” tends to conjure up images of billionaires and aristocrats, but estate planning is not just for the wealthy. It’s widely believed …

Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth: George Marshall Center

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I used to wonder why – after an assignment to visit the interior of this place, I’d return feeling exhausted – both mentally and physically worn out – as if I’d been carrying an extra couple hundred pounds or so …

Meeting the “Other America”

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By Nicholas Reid Ever since the presidential election last November, there has been a lot of talk about the “two Americas”: coastal and continental America. The many differences between these two sections of the United States are numerous and oftentimes …

The Trump Effect

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“Corals are marine magicians. As colonies of the tiny ocean organisms grow, they transform the calcium that circulates in seawater into enormous limestone reefs. These reefs—which can extend for more than 1,000 miles and provide homes for crabs, eels, sea …

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

February 2017
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January 30, 2017 January 31, 2017 February 1, 2017 February 2, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

February 3, 2017 February 4, 2017

CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENT

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

February 5, 2017
February 6, 2017 February 7, 2017 February 8, 2017 February 9, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

February 10, 2017 February 11, 2017

Valentine's Pizza & Champagne

Sweetheart’s Soirée- A Night of Dinner & Dancing

February 12, 2017

Candlelight Concert Fundraiser

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Writers’ Night Out

February 13, 2017 February 14, 2017 February 15, 2017

Bob Brown Puppets: Dragon Feathers

February 16, 2017 February 17, 2017

ARTSPOWER: RAINBOW FISH

February 18, 2017

Wine & Chili Weekend

BALLET THEATRE OF ASHBURN AND EDGE PERFORMANCE COMPANY: MALONE BENEFIT CONCERT

Comedy Night feat. Tyrone Davis

February 19, 2017
February 20, 2017 February 21, 2017 February 22, 2017 February 23, 2017 February 24, 2017

February Fourth Friday

February 25, 2017

Samedi Gras Celebration

February 26, 2017
February 27, 2017 February 28, 2017 March 1, 2017 March 2, 2017 March 3, 2017

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

March 4, 2017

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

March 5, 2017
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Hillsboro Plans Mardi Gras Celebration on February 25

20 Feb 2017

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Mardi Gras celebration will be held in Hillsboro on Saturday, February 25 as a benefit for the Old Stone Schoolhouse. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Hurricanes and New Orleans drinks, as well as Old 690 beer and local wines will be served in the Garden District Bar. The Cajun Cafe will feature New Orleans cuisine, including King Cakes. …

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Four Young Historians Discuss Civil War Turning Points

2 Feb 2017

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The Mosby Heritage Area Association will hold a talk featuring a panel of four young historians who will discuss turning points in the Civil War. The talk will be held at Unison Methodist Church, 21148 Unison Road, Middleburg, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12. Tickets will be sold at the door or online at www.mosbyheritagearea.org/events for $15 …

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Love In All of Its Forms … Ain’t It Grand

2 Feb 2017

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Americans exchange hundreds of millions of cards on Valentine’s Day, February 14. The National Retail Federation estimates that we will spend some $20 billion to mark the day and demonstrate to friends and family how much we love them – on what marketers call “Love’s Holiday.” Love. It’s a big deal.

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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 …

Around Virginia

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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Office Building on Capitol Square To Be Named After Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s …

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Rep. Comstock’s Key Top Priority Legislation Initiatives

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Signed into Law in Her First Term Rep. Barbara Comstock, who serves the 10th congressional district in Virginia, recently reviewed the achievements of her first term in office, identifying 17 legislative initiatives that she supported that were adopted. She said: “My staff and I have met with stakeholders, local elected …

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Sports

Woodgrove Gymnasts Advance To States

15 Feb 2017

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Two Woodgrove High School gymnasts have qualified to advance to the Virginia State Championships Saturday, February 18, at Patriot High School in Nokesville. Sophomore River Stone placed fourth in the all-around competition at the 1A-5A North Regional Gymnastics Championships at Park View High School on Wednesday, February 8, which earns …

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Woodgrove Gymnastics Team Places First

1 Feb 2017

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The Woodgrove High School Gymnastics team for placed first at their home meet. The team competed against squads from Loudoun Valley, Park View and Riverside high schools. Seniors Kaycee Delitta and Sarah Snare were honored at the event for their contributions to the team. The Wolverines excelled in individual competition …

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