Windy Hill Hosts Ribbon Cutting

October 19, 2010 News Comments Off on Windy Hill Hosts Ribbon Cutting
Supervisor Jim Burton, Blue Ridge District is fourth from right

Supervisor Jim Burton, Blue Ridge District is fourth from right

The Windy Hill Foundation will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 16, at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate completion of a $644,500 renovation of 11 single-family cottages on Windy Hill Road at the western edge of Middleburg. One third of the funding for this project ($200,000) came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Another $392,500 was contributed to the project from the Loudoun County Housing Trust Fund and the balance, $52,000, came from Windy Hill Foundation’s local fund raising. Loudoun County will be represented at the ribbon cutting by Supervisor Jim Burton.

Fire at Breaux Vineyard Deemed Accidental

October 19, 2010 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Fire at Breaux Vineyard Deemed Accidental

On Sunday, October 17, around 12:43 p.m., Loudoun County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management received a 911 call for a fire at 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane. Career and volunteer fire and rescue personnel from Neersville, Round Hill, Lovettsville, Purcellville, Hamilton, Philomont, Mt. Weather, Leesburg and Frederick Maryland responded to the incident. Upon arrival, firefighters found a two story commercial building with a small outside fire in a mulch bed against the building and growing smoke conditions inside the structure.

Fire and rescue personnel worked to quickly to extinguish the fire. Although the majority of the fire damage was contained the exterior of the building, the first and second floors sustained smoke damage. During the course of the incident, three firefighters were injured at the scene. One of the three injured was transported to the Cornwall Campus of INOVA for check out. There were no civilian injuries reported.

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that the fire, which resulted in estimated $10,000 damage, was accidental due to discarded smoking materials

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds business and homeowners to use care when discarding smoking materials. When disposed of improperly, smoking materials can smolder unnoticed for hours before igniting nearby combustibles, spreading quickly and thus resulting in significant property loss.

In light of a recent devastating fire in Manassas attributed to a cigarette placed in a container of potting soil, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is offering these safety tips:

  • Never dispose of smoking materials in or around mulched areas. Do not use planters or flowerpots as ashtrays.
  • In areas where people may be smoking, provide proper ashtrays or non-combustible containers filled with sand.
  • Keep plants well watered to prevent the potting soil from drying out.
  • Remove and dispose of dead plants promptly.
  • Where possible, use non-combustible planters and flowerpots.
  • Do not locate planters or flowerpots close to other combustible material.

Additional information about fire safety is available online at www.loudoun.gov/firemarshal, or by calling the Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600.

DEA Official Addresses Drug Impact on Loudoun County

October 19, 2010 Public Safety Comments Off on DEA Official Addresses Drug Impact on Loudoun County

Speaking to the Loudoun Crime Commission, Special Agent in Charge of the Washington, DC Field Division of DEA, Ms. Ava Cooper Davis warned that two-thirds of drug abuse cases today involve a misuse of prescriptions drugs. Although prescription drugs serve legitimate and necessary medical purposes, they can have treacherous consequences when used improperly, in doses well beyond recommended amounts, or when used by people for whom they were not prescribed. Ms. Cooper-Davis recommended that citizens secure prescription drugs not only from young children, but from teenagers and households visitors. Easy access to pharmaceuticals is the main reason abuse has skyrocketed over the past several years. To make matters worse, once their supplies are exhausted, these drug users sometimes turn to even more potent drugs such as heroin, cocaine or ethamphetamine. This can start a downward spiral that facilitates further addictive behavior.

Echoing Ms. Cooper-Davis’s remarks was Leesburg Police Chief Joe Price. Chief Price recently alerted the community to a new “home grown drug” discovered by our youth. This drug, known as K2 or Spice, is sold as an incense product. It is sprayed with a synthetic chemical compound that has similar properties as TCH, the active ingredient found in marijuana. K2 produces similar effects as marijuana ranging from sleepiness, relaxing, and reduced blood pressure to hallucinations and delusions among heavier users.

According to Ms. Cooper-Davis, being vigilant as parents, securing our prescription drugs, and monitoring our children’s behavior in order to prevent drug experimentation are the keys to preventing drug experimentation and use by our children.

Ms. Cooper-Davis also discussed illicit drug sales on a broader scale. She said that sales of illicit drugs (heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine), internationally, help fund terrorism, insurgencies, rogue nation states and organized crime. This impacts everybody, even our local community. In Loudoun, for example, a major methamphetamine seizure broke up a ring operating from Mexico to Sterling and Centerville.

The Loudoun Crime Commission seeks to connect federal, state and local law enforcement, government officials, educators, businesses, civic leaders and citizens in fulfilling their motto that “fighting crime is every citizen’s business”. Monthly meetings feature experts on current law enforcement issues.

Get Haunted at Hillsboro’s Old Stone School

October 17, 2010 Our Towns Comments Off on Get Haunted at Hillsboro’s Old Stone School

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out…at Hillsboro’s Haunted Schoolhouse! On Saturday, October 30 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. , Hillsboro’s Old Stone School will once again be “haunted” by the Loudoun Valley High School (LVHS) Drama Club and the Hillsboro Community Association (HCA)…and whatever else might be lurking inside!
Ghostly students will guide our brave guests (with parents please) through a tour of the “haunted” schoolhouse where they will experience eerily twisted rhymes and fairy tales. The suggested age is 8 and up (but you know your kids best). Tickets for the haunted schoolhouse are $5 per person; $3 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds go to the HCA and the LVHS Drama Club.

The Hillsboro Community Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and preserving Hillsboro’s Old Stone School. For information about Hillsboro’s Old Stone School, how to become a Friend of the Old Stone School by joining the Hillsboro Community Association, and to find out about upcoming events at the Old Stone School such as the Haunted Schoolhouse, our Christmas in Hillsboro Homes Tour, and annual Holiday Craft Fair, visit www.HillsboroVa.org.

Blue Ridge Leader News – October 17, 2010

October 17, 2010 Tim Jon with BRLN Comments Off on Blue Ridge Leader News – October 17, 2010
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What’s Under the Surface

Maybe I should be glad we don’t know all the details behind accusations against a local officer of the law regarding his actions earlier last month in south central Loudoun.

Sheriff’s Deputy Jason C Warren faces charges involving possible bribery and making a false report on what otherwise may have been a routine arrest.

From what we hear, he let a woman off for drug possession and lied about the incident to a supervisor. … Continue Reading

Lacrosse Comes to Purcellville

October 16, 2010 Sports Comments Off on Lacrosse Comes to Purcellville

NoVa West in partnership with the Purcellville Sports Pavilion is proud to announce open individual and team registrations for the upcoming Fall and Winter indoor lacrosse league sessions.

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN (Team or Individual)
http://www.NoVaWestLAX.com/register

Divisions
Boys: U11, U13, U15 and High School
Girls: U13, U15/High School

Important Dates

Fall Schedule
8/24/2010 Registrations Open
10/22/2010 Teams Announced
10/29/2010 Games Begin

Winter Schedule
8/24/2010 Registrations Open
1/21/2011 Teams Announced
1/28/2011 Games Begin

For more Information visit www.NoVaWestLAX.com/Indoor_League This is a Game Only League.

Enjoy Family Fun with the Village at Leesburg

October 15, 2010 Loudoun County Comments Off on Enjoy Family Fun with the Village at Leesburg

The 1st Annual Fall Festival will be hosted by Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd., SE, and will benefit Loudoun Habitat for Humanity.

The festival will be held on Saturday, October 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and will include kids’ activities like a Wegmans pumpkin decorating booth, hayrides, face painting, balloon artists, and magicians.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., American Idol contestant, Maddy Curtis, will perform live, followed by a 7:30 p.m. performance by national touring headliner, Pat McGee.

Inova Loudoun Hospital will be on-site with flu shots available for purchase.

This event is free and open to all ages. Lawn chairs are welcome.

Darn! They’re Not So Bad After All!

October 14, 2010 Columns, Sushi's Corner Comments Off on Darn! They’re Not So Bad After All!

It was just a couple of weeks ago, that I told you “Cats have their value too.” Just what that value was? … I would have to think about it and get back to you.

Never going back on my Cairn Terrier promises, I really put my paws to my head and pondered this value of a cat thing. I had a difficult time. If you follow my “Sushi Tails,” you will know that those ornery barn cats gave me such a belly pounce while I was sleeping, I was having a hard time forgiving them. I vowed to myself I would get back at them and that is just what I plan to do.

Back to the value of a cat. Barn Cats are a cat of a different nature, you see. The ones here at the farm do keep the mice away from the livestock feed. In fact, I remember when Mrs. B and the gang built the feed bins in the tack room. A tack room is a place where you keep riding saddles, first aid kit, chicken feed, sheep feed, minerals for the animals, you get the picture. When they built the feed bin they took long sheets of metal and enclosed the base of the wooden bin just so the mice could not chew through to the feed. Well, it certainly seems to work and the cats have certainly done their job, too. I can’t tell you how many times a family of mice thought they could take up residence at the barn. No sireee, those cats work as a team and quicker than a blink that mouse family is dust I tell you! Now, that is a big deal, because I have heard horror stories about how mice can take over a barn and then come the rats. If those rodents get out of control, they can destroy the feed with their mice and rat droppings, chew holes into everything, and you can just leave the rest to your imagination. YUCK!

When friends of the farm bring their children to visit I must say, the cats Hokie and Mountie put on their best behavior and smooze with the children. They purr and walk along side, escorting anyone around the farm willing to give them a little scratch on the head. Remember, if you come to visit, cats get scratched and us dogs get scritched. There is a big difference you know. I guess those cats do have personality, and they do make an effort to make guest feel right at home.

Oh bother, I have my angel of good conscious telling me what a good boy I am to finally say something nice about my fellow cats. I guess my angel Alfonse is right. Cats do have a value and I better put to bed any thoughts of getting back at them. Alfonse tells me, “there is a difference you know in pouncing and playing in good fun and being mean spirited.” I guess my wanting to get back at Hokie and Mountie was not a very nice plan after all. Maybe I will trot on down to the barn and see if we can’t have a little fun chasing each other in the loft. Who knows, maybe we will stir up a mouse or two!

Until next week,
Love,
Sushi

Loudoun County Animal Care & Control Wins Awards

October 13, 2010 Business, Loudoun County Comments Off on Loudoun County Animal Care & Control Wins Awards

Loudoun County Animal Care and Control took home two awards at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s annual Animal Services Awards, presented October 1 in Washington, DC.

The Council of Governments (COG) is a regional organization of Washington area local governments, composed of 21 jurisdictions in the Metro Washington area. COG’s Animal Services Committee hosts an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding work in the field of animal welfare, including animal sheltering and animal control.

Deputy Chief Animal Control Officer Adrienne Burton was honored with the Leadership Award for her work with the Animal Control Division. Officer Burton was recognized for guiding her team through many stressful and complex cases, while always leading by example to promote teamwork and excellent service to the public.

Administrative Manager Donna Levesque and Administrative Assistant Angela Joynt were presented with the Administrative/Customer Service Award for their work revamping the County’s dog license processes. Their innovative and creative solutions allowed for an increase in dog licensing from 22 percent to 35 percent of the estimated number of dogs in the county, while making improvements in automated systems allowing for a reduction in staff time to process and issue dog licenses and tags.

A Loudoun County veterinarian also received an award at the ceremony. Dr. Valerie Campbell of Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates was honored with the Veterinarian Award for her service to the community, especially her team’s work with several foxhounds that were rescued from a devastating barn fire. Not only did Dr. Campbell and her staff treat and care for these dogs, they went above and beyond in finding rescue groups and homes for them knowing that the owners could not afford to provide the level of care that these dogs would require.

Loudoun County Animal Care and Control was also nominated for three additional awards – the Humane Education Award for its Volunteer Apprentice Program, the Animal Rescue Award for the rescue of several foxhounds from a barn fire, and the Animal Control Officer team award for continuing service to the community.

“We are honored to be recognized by our peers for these programs and accomplishments,” remarked Animal Care and Control Director Thomas Koenig. “I was so impressed to hear all of the nominations and the great things individuals and groups are doing at animal welfare organizations in this region.”

Round Hill Potter Presents Annual Show

October 13, 2010 Business, Our Towns Comments Off on Round Hill Potter Presents Annual Show

Round Hill potter, David Norton, will be hosting his annual autumn show of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture, held at the Potterosa Gallery, 18005 Kullgren Road, Round Hill. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bowls, plates, mugs, casseroles, vegetable steamers and vases are among the wide variety of pottery available.

Following Norton’s weekend show, POTTEROSA will be open on weekends until Christmas, from noon to 4:00 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, visit www.DavidNortonPottery.com or call 540-338-9502.

Board Supports GSA

October 12, 2010 Dear Editor, Opinion Comments Off on Board Supports GSA

The Good Shepherd Alliance is a Christian nonprofit organization that provides help and hope for those in need through transitional housing and outreach services. The organization was established in a Sterling pastor’s home in 1983 and since that time has assisted thousands of people in Loudoun County.

Currently, the alliance manages a number of facilities and thrift stores throughout the county.

On September 21, the Loudoun Country Board of Supervisors voted to support the Good Shepherd Alliance with $198,000 from the county’s housing funds for the purchase of two residential units. These units would provide transitional housing for families living in a crisis situation. The vote reflected the board’s desire to increase the number of transitional units to support the growing number of families that require affordable housing. The Good Shepherd Alliance, or GSA, is proud of its cooperative relationship with the supervisors – representative of Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike – and is grateful for their support.

In the two proposed townhome units, families would have a standard one-year lease, with the alliance providing counseling services, financial planning and other resources to help each resident become fiscally stable after suffering a job and/or home loss. These homes will allow for families in transition to get back into the mainstream workforce as the GSA would provide training that assists each family to increase job skills and income. The focus would be on ensuring that each family moves toward self-sufficiency and decreased debt.

This project has a long-term impact on meeting housing needs by taking one family at a time out of a financial crisis. During this period, families would gradually become independent of the need for government assistance after they are back in the workforce and have reduced their debt.

Mark Gunderman
Chairman, Good Shepherd Alliance

Bluemont’s First Schoolhouse Gets New Start

October 11, 2010 Our Towns Comments Off on Bluemont’s First Schoolhouse Gets New Start

Old Bluemont village has a “new” historic site: the 185-year-old Snickersville Academy, originally built to serve the young village as a schoolhouse, church, and a community meeting hall.

In September, Tom and Betty Hatcher, along with Walter and Joyce Hatcher, gave the structure to Friends of Bluemont, a local citizens association focused on the community’s history. The Hatchers live in Florida, but have deep roots in Western Loudoun County.

“The historic Snickersville Academy has survived more than 185 years,” declared Friends of Bluemont president Susan Freis Falknor. “Now, with a lot of help from the community, it can continue for centuries more.”

“We hope to make the Snickersville Academy a site for visitors to learn about the village’s earliest history and experience the charm of a bygone time,” she added.

The Hatcher family who live in Florida, but have deep roots in Western Loudoun, made the gift in memory of Tom and Walter’s mother, Catalina Hatcher, a strong-minded and beloved figure in the village, who summered in the log structure through the 1990s.

Tom Hatcher remembers his mother’s love of the cabin, of the woods around it, and the feeling of “serenity” there. He recalls a story that one evening, when his mother was resting on the porch, a Bluemonter watched a bear ramble past the cabin and on into the village.

Says Hatcher: “The bear didn’t bother her, and she didn’t bother the bear.”

Friends of Bluemont, a preservation organization founded in 2003, has long hoped to save the Snickersville Academy. Friends of Bluemont founder and Loudoun schoolteacher Evelyn Johnson started off the formal effort with a fundraiser picnic in 1999.

“Snickersville,” the original name of the village, was replaced by the more dignified name of “Bluemont” in 1900, with the arrival of the railroad and upscale vacationers escaping the summer heat of the Capital Area.

To follow the progress of the preservation of the Snickersville Academy, see www.BluemontVA.org or www.friends-of-bluemont.org.

Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

October 11, 2010 Public Safety Comments Off on Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is alerting senior citizens and their family members of a phone scam involving the lottery after a Loudoun couple was bilked of nearly 100-thousand-dollars.

The couple sent the money overseas via money order believing they had won 41-million-dollars. The couple received a call stating they won the lottery but needed to pay fees and taxes. They were then asked to send money to an overseas account in order to collect the money. No legitimate lottery or sweepstakes collects money up front from winners.

The senior citizen community is asked to be leery of requests for wiring monies out of the country. Family members are also reminded to not only check on their senior parents and grandparents physically, but also financially.

Scammers typically target the senior community believing they can be easily financially exploited. They often target seniors via mail, e-mail, or by telephone.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Columns

The Holocene Climate

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(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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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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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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”Homage to Mother Earth”

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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
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”Homage to Mother Earth”

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Sterling Library Moving To New Location

25 Mar 2017

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm

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Virginia Schools Kick Off Statewide Campaign To Encourage Safe Teen Driving

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More teen drivers in Virginia will be involved in traffic crashes between the months of May and August than any other time of the year, statistics show. To help save lives and prevent such crashes during the high-risk warm weather months, Virginia schools are kicking off a statewide teen safety …

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Protecting Free Speech

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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 …

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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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Sports

Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017

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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

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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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