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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

Crime Prevention Month: Protect Yourself

October 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Crime Prevention Month: Protect Yourself
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The month of October is National Crime Prevention month and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is challenging the entire community to make crime prevention a priority. LCSO strongly believes that citizen involvement in crime prevention can and has played a vital role in helping many communities stay safe. … Continue Reading

Open Burning Regulations for Fall and Winter

October 13, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Open Burning Regulations for Fall and Winter
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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has reminded residents that effective October 1, through midnight February 14, 2017, open air fires/open burning of leaves and trees, brush, yard and garden trimmings generated on site are allowed, except in the town limits of Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville, Round Hill, and subdivisions (urban or built-up areas) throughout the county.

Legally set open air fires are subject to all local regulations. Specifically: … Continue Reading

LCSO Investigates Pedestrian Involved Fatality Crash in Sterling

October 11, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Investigates Pedestrian Involved Fatality Crash in Sterling
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On October 9, 2016, members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit investigated a vehicle crash which involved a pedestrian struck in Sterling.

The crashed occurred around 2:25 a.m. in the area of Sterling Boulevard and E. Beech Road. The preliminary investigation indicates that Andres Zambrana, 65, of Washington, DC, was crossing from west to east in the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle proceeding northbound on Sterling Boulevard. … Continue Reading

Five Teenage Suspects Connected to Vandalism of Historic Ashburn Schoolhouse

October 6, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Five Teenage Suspects Connected to Vandalism of Historic Ashburn Schoolhouse
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Five teenage males have been identified and connected to the vandalism of a historic schoolhouse in Ashburn.

The teenagers, three 16-year-olds from Sterling, a 17-year-old from Sterling and a 16-year-old from Ashburn, have been interviewed by detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. As a result of the extensive and thorough investigation, Loudoun Sheriff’s Detectives will work with the Office of the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Loudoun County Juvenile Court Service Unit Intake Department to obtain charges related to this incident. The names of the teenagers cannot be released due to the fact they are juveniles. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 13, 2016

September 23, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 13, 2016
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09/13/2016 – 06:46 p.m. 700 Blk. E. Main St. Prescription Fraud
A business reported a possible fraudulent prescription being passed. The incident is under investigation.

09/14/2016 – 01:06 a.m. 300 Blk. S. 15th St. Domestic Dispute
Police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute between a parent and his son. On police arrival, everything had calmed down and no assaults had taken place. Police stood by to mediate the situation for the night. … Continue Reading

88 First Responders Graduate Fire-Rescue Academy Training

September 16, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on 88 First Responders Graduate Fire-Rescue Academy Training
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The Loudoun County Combined Fire-Rescue System announced the graduation of eighty-eight system members who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training. Graduation ceremonies were held Wednesday, August 31 and recognized the accomplishments of numerous men and women who have made the commitment to serve their communities. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 9, 2016

September 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 9, 2016
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09/09/2016 – 12:49 p.m. 800 Blk. E. Main St. Theft from Motor Vehicle
The complainant reported that approximately $300 in electronics and jewelry had been taken from inside her vehicle that had been left unlocked in the parking lot of a business. The incident is under investigation. … Continue Reading

Update to Suspicious Event Near Lowes Island Elementary School

September 11, 2016 Public Safety Comments Off on Update to Suspicious Event Near Lowes Island Elementary School
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the driver of a vehicle involved in a report of a suspicious event Friday morning near Lowes Island Elementary School.

Deputies responded to the area of Whitewater Drive and Whirlpool Square around 7:30 a.m. after a subject driving a black SUV approached a student walker in a black SUV as she was walking to school. He reportedly asked her multiple times to get into his vehicle. She told him no and ran to a nearby adult who was walking her dog. The driver did not make any physical contact with the child and did not exit the vehicle.

After seeing reports of the incident, the driver contacted authorities and has talked with detectives investigating the case.

The circumstances remain under investigation but there appears to be no threat to the community.


 

 

 

 

 

Columns

The Grim Reaper and the Great Barrier

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(to be presented to the Board of Supervisors in January) “The recent frequency and intensity of mass coral bleaching are of major concern, and are directly attributable to rising atmospheric greenhouse gases.” [1]

Pearl Harbor

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By Nicholas Reid Seventy-five years ago this December 7, to quote President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” It will have been 75 …

Early Returns: How U.S. Markets Reacted to the Presidential Election

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On November 8, 2016, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump won a closely contested election for president of the United States. Late on election night, when it became evident that Trump was likely to win, despite consistently trailing in the polls, …

America: Worthy of Our Trust

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel My friend and I sit in a bar near our office. He is upset, bags under his eyes due to lack of sleep. Thursday, our weekly night to meet is usually a happy hour filled with intellectual …

South Riding

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I should have known that this one would take me far from my contemplative, Zen-inspired comfort zone; after I’d traversed more construction projects than I wanted to tally, competed with hurried, coffee-driven commuters with no time for mere existence, and …

Support Group Help Needed

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Dr. Mike, My son was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago, and his pediatrician at that time recommended we try a social skills group for his “immaturity” and “impulsivity.” We did that, and our experience was horrible. The kids in …

The State of Corals

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(Presented to the Board of Supervisors December 6, 2016) “Events as severe as the 1998 event, the worst on record, are likely to become commonplace within 20 years.” – Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, 1999 [4] Tony Noerpel

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

December 2016
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November 28, 2016 November 29, 2016 November 30, 2016 December 1, 2016 December 2, 2016 December 3, 2016

Holiday Open House

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

December 4, 2016

Holiday Open House

December 5, 2016 December 6, 2016 December 7, 2016 December 8, 2016 December 9, 2016

Christmas Market and Trolley Tours

December 10, 2016

Holiday Open House

13th Annual Purcellville Christmas Parade

Barrel Tasting Event Saturday

December 11, 2016

Christmas Market and Trolley Tours

December 12, 2016 December 13, 2016 December 14, 2016 December 15, 2016 December 16, 2016 December 17, 2016

Intro to Essential Oils

December 18, 2016
December 19, 2016 December 20, 2016 December 21, 2016 December 22, 2016 December 23, 2016 December 24, 2016 December 25, 2016
December 26, 2016 December 27, 2016 December 28, 2016 December 29, 2016 December 30, 2016 December 31, 2016

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration

January 1, 2017

New Year's Day Musikabend

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Farm Bureau President Hopes for Immigration Reform

5 Dec 2016

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Virginia Farm Bureau President Wayne F. Pryor told county delegates at the organization’s annual convention in Hot Springs that immigration reform “is an issue that has been delayed too long.” He noted that: “Work will begin on the 2018 Farm Bill next year. This is the most complex federal legislation farmers face, and it typically takes at least two years …

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Northern Virginia Chamber To Host Congressional Roundtable

5 Dec 2016

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The Northern Virginia Chamber will host its annual Congressional Roundtable on Monday, December 12, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Chamber in Tysons (7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550). The dialogue will cover several issues at the intersection of federal policy and business – federal spending, energy, trade policy, the sequestration and the effect on Northern Virginia, transportation, …

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Fad Keeps Growing

30 Nov 2016

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Since 2012, the Re-Love It consignment shop, at 138 N. 21st Street in Purcellville, has developed the reputation as the place to get your Ugly Christmas Sweater in the Metro D.C. area. In that time, Re-Love It has sold more than 3,000 vintage Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

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Editorial

Grief and Greed

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By Matthew Parse What would drive a single individual to cause so much emotional stress and financial burden on hundreds, if not, thousands of families? What would drive the Town …

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

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 …

It’s Our Right

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On December 6, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a “Minor Special Exception” proposal we submitted earlier this year concerning our Catesby Farm property. Unfortunately, our limited …

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

Warner Introduces Bill To Help Wells Fargo Victims Get Their Day in Court

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U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced legislation to give Wells Fargo customers who were victims of a fraudulent account scheme their day in court. The bank was involved in a scandal this year after it was revealed that Wells Fargo employees secretly …

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History’s Holy Places: Four Local Sites Worth Exploring This Fall

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The Journey through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide trek from Gettysburg to Monticello, encompassing nine presidential homes and places, 18 national and state parks, and thousands of small and large historical sites. Dozens and dozens of these sites and related museums are short ride from just about …

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Land Trust Receives Large Donation

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On August 22, The Land Trust of Virginia received a $10,000 gift from the Sharon D. Virts Foundation, based in Herndon. The presentation of this grant was part of the Foundation’s official launch event, held at Selma Plantation in Leesburg. Notable speakers included Sharon D. Virts, FCiFederal Founder and Chair, …

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Sports

Accepting Applications for Sports League Funding

30 Nov 2016

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Purcellville is accepting applications from local organizations for its annual sports league funding program. Organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to …

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Woodgrove High Student Will Pursue Track and Field at George Mason

30 Nov 2016

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Puneet Kaur of Woodgrove High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at George Mason University. Kaur has held the school record in shot put since her sophomore year and is looking to throw shotput, hammer, discus and maybe even the javelin …

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