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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

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 17

February 21, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 17
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02/12/2016 – 11:34 p.m. 100 Blk. N. 16th St. Trespassing
A resident reported that he invited an acquaintance over then he refused to leave after they got into an argument. On police arrival, the person had left and the resident was advised what procedures to follow to not allow him to return in the future.

02/13/2016 – 10:50 p.m. 200 Blk. N. Maple Ave. DWI and Drunk in Public
A Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was determined that the driver (Delvin Moten, a 52 year old male of Purcellville ) was intoxicated and was arrested for DWI. Two passengers (Carmen Trudell, a 39 year old female of Purcellville, Rachelle Russell , a 26 year old female of Leesburg) were intoxicated and refused attempts to have rides pick them up. They were arrested for drunk in public. All arrestees were transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and held until sober. … Continue Reading

Ashburn Dog Rescued from Ice

February 19, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Ashburn Dog Rescued from Ice
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At approximately 7:30 a.m. February 17, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications received a 9-1-1 call for an ice rescue incident. The caller reported that a dog had fallen through the ice on a pond located in the 21400 block of Windmill Drive. Fire and rescue units from Ashburn, Moorefield, Leesburg, and Sterling responded to the incident. Firefighters from Ashburn arrived on scene to find a dog that had fallen through the ice of a large pond and was located about 60 feet from shore. The dog, “Tootsie”, a female cocker spaniel, appeared to be in extreme distress and unable to make her way out of the pond. … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Deputies Use Naloxone To Prevent Heroin Overdose Fatality

February 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Loudoun County Deputies Use Naloxone To Prevent Heroin Overdose Fatality
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Two Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are being credited with potentially preventing a fatal heroin overdose after they utilized their training Wednesday to help an unconscious man.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies Placido Sanchez and Erick Ambroise responded to a home in the Western Loudoun area where an adult male was reportedly unconscious and indications were the incident was drug-related. … Continue Reading

Preventing Frozen Water Pipes in Your Home or Business

February 15, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Preventing Frozen Water Pipes in Your Home or Business
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With frigid temperatures on the way, the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management urges homeowners and business owners to take precautions to prevent frozen pipes. In addition to precautions for the average homeowner, it’s critical for business owners and property managers to ensure structures with sprinkler systems are adequately protected against frozen pipes. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter

February 13, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter
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01/28/2016 – 05:00 p.m. 3000 Blk. Perkins Ct. Threats
The complainant reported that an acquaintance had made threats against her on social media. The person has been identified and the incident is under investigation.

01/31/2016 – 04:00 a.m. 700 Blk. E. Main St. Narcotics Violation
A Police Officer on patrol observed a group of juveniles out after curfew and made contact with them. It was determined that the individuals were intoxicated and had narcotics in their possession. The juveniles were turned over to their parents and charges will be filed in Loudoun County Juvenile Court. … Continue Reading

Snow Emergency Route Restrictions for Leesburg Go in Effect at Midnight

February 8, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Snow Emergency Route Restrictions for Leesburg Go in Effect at Midnight
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Current forecasts call for one to two inches of snow to fall in Leesburg late this evening and into early Tuesday morning. In preparation for possible snow removal operations, Town officials will put Snow Emergency Route restrictions into effect at midnight tonight.

When Snow Emergency Route restrictions are in place, all vehicles parked on the street along snow emergency routes (King, Market and Loudoun Streets) must be removed. Any vehicles remaining on snow emergency routes once snow removal operations begin will be towed at the owners’ expense. … Continue Reading

Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services

January 30, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services
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February 2016 Screenings Schedule

Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be providing countywide blood pressure screenings at a variety of locations during the month of February. Mobile Health Services follows the Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) cancellation schedule, if LCPS are delayed or cancelled, the Mobile Health event will be cancelled. For further information call the Mobile Health hotline at 703-858-8818 or visit at www.inova.org/mobilehealth. … Continue Reading

Nine Fire Fatalities in Four Days Highlights Need for Smoke Alarm Vigilance

January 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Nine Fire Fatalities in Four Days Highlights Need for Smoke Alarm Vigilance
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The Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management wants to remind residents of the importance of having and maintaining functional smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms may have provided critical time for nine people, including four young children, whose lives were lost in two separate house fires in the last four days. … Continue Reading

Waterford House Fire Displaces Four

January 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Waterford House Fire Displaces Four
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At 12:04 p.m., Sunday, January 24, Station 610 from Lucketts was dispatched to the 41000 block of Cotter Ct. in Waterford for an automatic fire alarm. Shortly thereafter, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center began receiving calls for a structure fire at this address. The call was upgraded to a house fire and multiple units from western Loudoun and Frederick County, Maryland responded to assist. Also dispatched were several plow vehicles from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and contractors of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). … Continue Reading

LCSO Advises Residents on Loudoun County Ordinance for Snow Emergency Routes

January 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Advises Residents on Loudoun County Ordinance for Snow Emergency Routes
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To make way for snow-clearing operations, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that vehicles parked or abandoned on any snow emergency route, or considered to be road hazards, will be removed at the owners expense. Cars that are in the lane of traffic on any road, and deemed a hazard, or a barrier to snow-removal, may also be towed. Vehicles will be towed to the towing company’s tow lot. … Continue Reading

Update on Road Conditions

January 24, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Update on Road Conditions
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The good news: The sun and people staying off the highways helped VDOT crews with treating and clearing roads across the Commonwealth today.

The bad news: Everything that did melt today is going to refreeze overnight and make for very dangerous travel conditions tonight and into Monday morning. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columns

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, …

Brotherly Love

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– By Samuel Moore-Sobel There he was. A small, innocent being entering the world for the very first time. Can I touch him? Nervously, I lean forward. He seems so perfect, so completely serene. He is loved instantly. The last …

To The Teen Who Feels Alone

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– By Mary Rose Lunde I’m going to do something real here and be honest for a second. In a society where telling someone your deep emotional feelings is considered weak, doing just that seems to be detrimental and could …

Unmotivated Teen

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– By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, At our insistence, our 17-year-old son is going to get a summer job. Well, that’s what he agreed to, but we are two weeks into the summer and guess what … he doesn’t …

Time To Add Discipline To Your Good Money Habits

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– By Amy and Dan Smith For many, their 30’s is a time to build a family and a stronger financial future That 30th birthday can be a somewhat traumatic event, but with people living longer, they say 50 is …

Human Fingerprints on Climate Change

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Presented to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors – June 23, 2016 Recently I was asked whether humanity’s fossil fuel use was the cause of the current global warming. This is a good question and I’m not surprised that there …

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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Farmers Urged To Be on the Lookout for Marijuana

23 Jul 2016

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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 is a growing trend,” said Corporal Barbara Owens of the …

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Bluemont Harvest Ball To Be Held on September 17 in Warrenton

20 Jul 2016

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To commemorate the organization’s 40th Anniversary, Bluemont has announces the first ever Bluemont Harvest Ball, to be held on September 17 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Warrantor. This black tie event will feature live music from the Silver Tones Swing Band, dancing, a four-course, seated dinner, an open bar, and a silent auction. Tickets …

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What Do You Do To Stay Cool?

7 Jul 2016

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– By Amanda Clark “To chill out this summer I will spend a lot of my time playing music. During the summer, I have so much free time and I devote as much of it as I can to playing music.” – Michael Preston (Lovettsville) “To chill out this summer I will go to a friend’s house and borrow their …

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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

Blood Donors Asked To Help Address Summer Shortage

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Virginia Blood Services is urging Virginians to help replenish an extremely low summer blood supply and asking eligible donors to visit any one of its area Community Donor Centers or mobile blood drives. “Summer is always a challenging time for blood collections,” says Virginia Blood Services Executive Director, Todd Cahill. …

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McAuliffe Announces New Exports for Virginia Lumber Companies To the United Kingdom

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced new export sales of Virginia wood products to the United Kingdom (U.K.) during a trade and marketing mission to Israel and the U.K. The sales were struck between four Virginia lumber companies and James Latham PLC, one of the oldest and largest wood importers and distributors …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces 105 New Jobs in the Town of Berryville and Clarke County

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Handsome Brook Farm, LLC to Invest More Than $6 Million to Establish Egg Processing Operation in Virginia RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that New York-based Handsome Brook Farm, LLC will invest $6.4 million to establish a new pasture raised egg processing operation in the Town of Berryville and …

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Sports

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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Everyone’s Getting Into Cannons Action!

6 Jul 2016

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Purcellville Cannons? Baseball July Schedule July 9, 7 p.m. at home Covington? July 12, 7 p.m. away Winchester? July 13, 7:30 p.m. Harrisonburg? July 14, 7 p.m. at home Strasburg? July 15, 7 p.m. at home Woodstock? July 16, 7 p.m. away Front Royal? July 17, 7 p.m. at home …

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