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Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 23, 2016

April 1, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 23, 2016
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03/23/2016 – 05:46 p.m. 800 Blk. E. Main St. Loitering Complaint
A business was complaining of juveniles and young adults hanging out in the back parking lot of his business. Contact was made with the owner and the group of individuals and they agreed to leave and not return in the future. Extra patrol will be dedicated to the area in the future.

03/23/2016 – 7:15 p.m. 16000 Blk. McNaughton Ct. Assist other Police Agency
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid assistance with an off-road vehicle crash that had occurred just outside the town limits due to no Sheriff’s Office units in the area to respond. Purcellville Police units responded and secured the scene until Sheriff’s Office and rescue units arrived. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 17, 2016

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03/17/2016 – 05:00 p.m. 200 Blk. W. “J” St. Destruction of Property
The complainant reported that his mailbox and post had been damaged. He provided some information about a possible suspect and the incident is under investigation.

03/18/2016 – 2:23 a.m. 200 Blk. Hirst Rd. DWI
Elizabeth Bufkin, a 32 year old female of Purcellville, was arrested for DWI. She was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and held.

03/19/2016 – 7:00 p.m. 600 Blk. Dominion Terrace Domestic Dispute
Police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute. No assaults took place and the situation was mediated prior to police leaving the scene.

Leesburg Man Convicted for Stealing Checks from Employer

March 17, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Leesburg Man Convicted for Stealing Checks from Employer
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Defendant to pay over $15,000 in restitution

Kenneth Morris Sutton, 49, appeared before Judge Jeanette A. Irby, in Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on two counts of forgery, two counts of uttering, two counts of obtaining money by false pretense, and two counts of misdemeanor larceny of a check. Irby sentenced Sutton to an active sentence of three years in the Virginia Department of Corrections for the felony charges and twelve months on each of the misdemeanors. … Continue Reading

Local Officials to Hold Discussion with Parents and Students on Rising Use of Heroin

March 17, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Local Officials to Hold Discussion with Parents and Students on Rising Use of Heroin
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U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10th District) in conjunction with Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host their second public discussion for both parents and students regarding heroin addiction, the resources available to those who are addicted and prevention efforts. Recently, a 17-year-old high school student in Fairfax County died because of a potential heroin overdose. As a community we must get the word out on the perils of heroin addiction. Last August, officials held a similar forum with the public. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 10, 2016

March 17, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 10, 2016
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03/10/2016 – 05:50 a.m. 300 Blk. S. Davis Dr. Domestic Dispute
Police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute between family members. No assault(s) took place and the situation had calmed down prior to police leaving the scene. The argument had started about one of the parties had been locked out of the residence and no one would let him in.

03/12/2016 – 10:42 a.m. 400 Blk. Yorkshire Ridge Ct. Mail Theft
The victim reported that a piece of mail that he expected delivery on had likely been stolen from outside his residence. The postal service confirmed delivery on the item. The incident is under investigation. … Continue Reading

LCSO Seeks Information in February Burglary at Retirement Community

March 14, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Seeks Information in February Burglary at Retirement Community
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Detectives Release Composite Sketch of Person of Interest

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Detectives have released a composite sketch of a person of interest in a February 2016 burglary at a retirement community in Sterling.

A resident, who lives in the 20400 block of Earhart Place at Falcon’s Landing, reported on February 18 her home was entered between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. A large amount of jewelry was reported missing from the home. The victim reported just prior to leaving her home, an unknown male came to her door and when she answered he said he was at the wrong house. … Continue Reading

Missing 12-Year-old Located Safe and Sound

March 14, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Missing 12-Year-old Located Safe and Sound
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A missing 12-year-old girl from Sterling was located safe and sound Sunday evening after an extensive search involving the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police and the Fairfax County Police Department.

The girl was located walking in the area of Algonkian Regional Park after residents recognized her from a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post alerting the public she was missing. “Social media can be a powerful tool,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “The Facebook post notifying the community she was missing was shared over 6,000 times from the East Coast to California. The efforts of Loudoun Deputies, the Virginia State Police, the Fairfax County Police and our community helped bring her home safe tonight,” Sheriff Chapman added. … Continue Reading

20-Year-Old Murder Still Unsolved

March 9, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on 20-Year-Old Murder Still Unsolved
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Twenty years ago, a 25-year-old graduate student was driving along Route 29 from Baltimore, Md., to Charlottesville, Va., when she disappeared. Her vehicle, a Mercury Tracer, was found abandoned later that same day in Culpeper County. Two months later, the remains of Alicia Showalter Reynolds were discovered in a field that had recently been cleared of trees in the rural community of Lignum, Va. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 27, 2016

March 9, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 27, 2016
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02/27/2016 12:38 a.m. – W.T. Druhan Jr. Blvd/South Maple Ave DUI

A police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was determined that the driver, Kimberly Cummings a 49 year old female of Harpers Ferry, WV, was intoxicated and arrested for DUI. … Continue Reading

LCSO Investigates Armed Robbery of Taxi Driver in Ashburn

March 6, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Investigates Armed Robbery of Taxi Driver in Ashburn
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Detectives Seek Information Regarding Possible Suspect Vehicle

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the February 29, armed robbery of a taxi cab driver in the Ashburn area.

Around 9:50 p.m., a taxi cab driver was traveling in the area of the StoneRidge Apartments when the driver of another vehicle ran a stop sign, forcing the taxi driver to stop to avoid a crash. The suspect exited his vehicle in the intersection of Broad Vista Terrace and Cornerstone Square and a verbal altercation ensued. The victim then pulled out his cell phone to take photos of the suspect. … Continue Reading

LCSO Expands Into Western Loudoun

March 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Expands Into Western Loudoun
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By Nathaniel Stephens

Round Hill will soon host the newest staging and community outreach station for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, with construction crews nearing completion on a Western Loudoun Station on West Loudoun Street heading towards Route 7.

The station has been in the works since 2008, and will be run by the civilian and law enforcement staff now occupying a small leased room above the Round Hill town offices. A welcome change of scenery, the new complex will provide 9,000 sq. ft. of space to include a community room, a gym, locker rooms and administrative areas. At first impression large, the western facility’s footprint is in fact small in comparison to the other spaces from which the Sheriff’s Office operates in other parts of the county. … Continue Reading

Cold Case Detectives Continue Search for Person of Interest in 34-Year-Old Unsolved Murder

February 27, 2016 Public Safety Comments Off on Cold Case Detectives Continue Search for Person of Interest in 34-Year-Old Unsolved Murder
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Cold case detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police continue to investigate the unsolved murder of a Fairfax County woman whose body was found along Route 50, 34-years-ago.

Veronica Hepworth was 20-years-old when her partially-clothed body was discovered along a driveway at 7:00 a.m. on February 25, 1982, in Loudoun County. She was found by a passerby driving along Route 50, approximately a quarter of a mile east of Route 15 near Gilberts Corner. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 19, 2016

February 27, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 19, 2016
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2/19/16 6:40 p.m. – 100 block of S. Orchard Dr. Simple Assault

A verbal altercation became violent, male subject assaulted the female then left the area. A search of the area was conducted, but the subject was not found. Investigation continues. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hundreds Will Join 20th Annual Butterfly Count August 6

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By Andrea Gaines How Is a Butterfly Like a Rainbow? Scientists recently discovered that some butterfly wings contain tiny structures called gyroids that diffract or break up light into the colors of the spectrum. You may also have seen this …

Your Retirement Plan B

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Take the time to design an alternative retirement plan should retirement come earlier than expected. Imagine this. You’ve spend decades working, saving, and planning for your version of the ideal retirement. Your company was just acquired, and your boss is …

Learning Patience As a Camp Counselor

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By Mary Rose Lunde They say that one of the biggest blessings is being a teacher. It is also one of the hardest. Explaining to nine-year-old kids how to build a fire is one of the most challenging things I’ve …

Remembering the Man Who Never Forgot

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “God is God because He remembers.” The implication being that the defining element separating humans from God is the Divine’s inability to forget. Elie Wiesel was defined in part by his willingness to remember, along with his …

Just Like Nothing (Else) On Earth: Balch Library

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By Tim Jon Solitude, peace, and quiet: Not exactly the first three adjectives I’d choose to describe the greater portion of downtown Leesburg, although its charms do shine through even on the busiest of weekday afternoons. The last morning I …

Superforecasting a Book Review

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The book “Superforecasting” by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner contains a nearly complete list of the attributes of superforecasting, as well as critical thinking. Tetlock’s research empirically confirms the aspects of critical thinking I’ve been discussing in this column. Their …

Pokémon GO: A Fun New Gaming App or an Accidental Treatment?

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Penicillin was accidently discovered in 1928 when scientist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from vacation to notice that a strange fungus growing on a culture had killed off the neighboring bacteria. After WWII, psychiatrist and researcher, Dr. John Cade, …

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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August 21, 2016

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August 23, 2016

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Winchester Plans Patsy Cline Music Festival Labor Day Weekend

11 Aug 2016

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The Patsy Cline Music Festival will be held Labor Day weekend in her hometown of Winchester, Va. in honor of the legendary singer’s birthday anniversary on September. 8. Celebrating Patsy Cline sponsors the celebration that begins with a block party from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St. Music will …

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Vigil for Lost Promise to Remember Loved Ones Lost to Drugs

11 Aug 2016

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Residents and local leaders are encouraged to join the many families, friends and community groups to share the light of their loved ones lost to drugs. The Vigil for Lost Promise will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Drugs: Cost and Consequences Exhibit (DEA Museum), located at 750 Miller Dr. …

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August Is National Peach Month: Eat a Peach in Salad

3 Aug 2016

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Are You Kidding? No. A nectarine and a peach are basically the same species. Nectarines are bald peaches, in effect. In early cultivation, nectarines occasionally appeared on peach trees, the result of a recessive allele, the fruit from which were then cultivated as nectarines. Peaches are also part of the rose family. No wonder why we like all three, so …

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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 …

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Lessons from Short Hill

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It’s been a little over two weeks since the Commission Permit for the proposed AT&T facility on Short Hill was overruled by the Board of Supervisors. This is just about …

Thank You

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Dear Citizens of Purcellville: As your town council member it is my vision and priority that you feel welcome at your Town Hall and take part in shaping Purcellville’s future …

View From the Ridge

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Purcellville

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Mark Your Calendar, They’ve Asked for Our Input So Let’s Give It To Them By Steady and Nobull The Purcellville Planning Commission has tentatively scheduled a series of public input …

Around Virginia

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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Farmers Urged To Be On The Lookout For Marijuana

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Farmers in Southwest Virginia are being urged to check their property for marijuana planted by trespassers. Within the past year, hundreds of marijuana plants have been discovered between rows of hay bales on farms in and around Pulaski County, according to the Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force. “Unfortunately this …

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State Senators Investigate University of Virginia’s $2.3 Billion Operating Surplus

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Senators Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) and Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), are calling for an investigation into disclosures that the University of Virginia has accumulated a $2.3 billion operating surplus, now titled a “Strategic Investment Fund,” that is significantly larger than the Commonwealth’s own cash reserves. Both senators agree that the …

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Sports

Let’s Make Some Memories

3 Aug 2016

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American Legion Baseball At Fireman’s Field, August 3 – 7 By Andrea Gaines American Legion Baseball is here at Fireman’s Field in a big way, featuring five consecutive blockbuster Mid-Atlantic Tournament games – August 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Our local Leesburg Post 34 Rangers had some nice wins …

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Registration Open For Ida Lee’s Fall NFL Flag Football

7 Jul 2016

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Ida Lee’s Fall 2016 NFL Flag Football League will begin with player evaluations on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.  Players must be registered by Tuesday, July 26, to participate. This fall, Ida Lee’s Leesburg NFL Flag Football House League will have the following age groups:  6-7; 8-9; 10-11; …

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