Missing Teenage Mother and Her Two-Year-Old Daughter Located in North Carolina

May 11, 2011 News Comments Off on Missing Teenage Mother and Her Two-Year-Old Daughter Located in North Carolina

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a 17-year-old and her two-year-old daughter missing from the Sterling area since April 23 were located safe and sound in Cary, North Carolina.

The two were located early this morning by personnel with the Town of Cary Police Department. Investigators with the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office learned that the missing mother and child were likely in North Carolina late last week. The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office worked with local authorities in North Carolina and were able to locate the two around 8:30 a.m. on May 5.

The agencies are working to reunite the teen mother and her child with family.

The two were reported missing by family members on April 26 after they reportedly left their home on Sanderson Drive in Sterling three days earlier.

LCSO Eastern Loudoun Station to Hold First Annual Open House

May 11, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on LCSO Eastern Loudoun Station to Hold First Annual Open House

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Eastern Loudoun Station will hold its first annual open-house on May 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to attend and meet members of the Eastern Station staff, take a guided tour of the facility, and view Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office displays. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Eastern Loudoun Station is located at 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling (adjacent to Rolling Ridge Elementary School). … Continue Reading

Two Local Favorites on the Same Bill

May 11, 2011 Behind the Scenes, Lifestyle Comments Off on Two Local Favorites on the Same Bill
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Justin Trawick, a Loudoun singer/songwriter with a growing national reputation, will perform at Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville on June 4th at 8 pm. Opening for Justin is the talented Andy Hawk with the Train Wreck Endings. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

Walking the tightrope between various genres, Justin’s music fluently balances between sometimes rowdy, other times consoling, forms of folk, bluegrass, and hip hop bestowing upon listeners an incorporated and organic form of poetry. … Continue Reading

Civil War Day in Historic Waterford

May 9, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Civil War Day in Historic Waterford
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Enjoy a day of Civil War history in a Unionist Town in Confederate Virginia on May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Color Guard provided by Loudoun Rangers Cavalry Re-enactors and Sons of Confederate Veterans and Sons of Union Veterans

10:00 – Dedication of Independent Loudoun Rangers historic marker at John Wesley Community Church

11:00 – Dedication of “Waterford: Unionist Stronghold” Civil War Trails sign at Waterford Baptist Church … Continue Reading

Local Students Graduate from Hampden-Sydney College

May 9, 2011 Lifestyle, People Comments Off on Local Students Graduate from Hampden-Sydney College

Students with ties to the local community were among the 218 men who graduated on Sunday, May 8, at commencement exercises marking the end of the 236th academic year at Hampden-Sydney College.

Trevor Orleans Ikwild graduated with a B.A. in economics and commerce. A graduate of Loudoun Valley High School, he is the son of Joyce & Chip Ikwild of Philomont.

Charles Arnold Schwieger graduated with a B.A. in foreign affairs. A graduate of Loudoun Valley High School, he is the son of Terry & Katie Schwieger of Purcellville.

Clyde Royal Kessler graduated cum laude with a B.A. in psychology. A graduate of Loudoun Valley High School, he is the son of Robert & Joanne Feickert of Round Hill.

Scott Tyler Nelson graduated with a B.A. in history. A graduate of Loudoun Valley High School, he is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Nelson of Hamilton.

Matthew Hill Shankle graduated with a B.A. in foreign affairs. A graduate of Loudoun County High School, he is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ivey H. Shankle lll of Leesburg.

Taylor Campbell Welsh graduated with a B.S. in mathematics and applied mathematics. A graduate of Middleburg Academy, he is the son of Dennis & Deborah Welsh of Leesburg.

Awards To Honor the Next Generation of Nursing Excellence

May 9, 2011 Business Comments Off on Awards To Honor the Next Generation of Nursing Excellence
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The Virginia Nurses Foundation (VNF) is now accepting nominations for its first-ever “40 Under 40 Awards.” The awards will recognize 40 Virginia Registered Nurses (RNs) under the age of 40.

VNF is calling for statewide nominations of RNs in a wide range of healthcare settings from hospitals to home health agencies and others. It is striving to highlight RN’s who positively represent their profession by actively participating in the community as well as professional organizations.

“I think the time has come, because there are so many young nurses out there who have a vision and a passion for their profession and for the health of their community,” said Chelsea Savage, an under 40 member of the Virginia Nurses Association who is helping promote nominations for the awards. “This is their stage and platform to be recognized for all they do.” … Continue Reading

Police Unity Tour Commences May 10th

May 9, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Police Unity Tour Commences May 10th
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John Carter, the owner of Trail’s End Bike Shop, has been supporting Police Unity Tour riders for the last several years. Last year he joined the Virginia contingent as a lead mechanic for over 600 police officers who rode from NJ to DC.

The inaugural ride of the Virgina Chapter will ride from Richmond to DC on May 10. John will again be the lead mechanic for this ride. John not only gives of his time, but supports fund raising events,provides guidance, and organizes training rides. The purpose of the Unity Tour is to raise awareness of officers killed in the line of
duty as well as raise funds to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. See more at: www.policeunitytourchapter4.com.

Pie-In-The Face for Cancer

May 8, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Pie-In-The Face for Cancer

Town of Leesburg Council Members David Butler, Katie Hammler, Marty Martinez, Ken Reid and Vice Mayor Kevin Wright, Town Manager John Wells and Technology and Communications Committee Chair JB Anderson have volunteered to take a pie in the face to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Western Loudoun Relay for Life.

The Town of Leesburg’s team, Government Steps, is looking for bidders to throw a pie in the face of one of these brave volunteers. The bidding begins at $50 and the highest bidder for each gets the privilege of throwing the pie. … Continue Reading

Blue Ridge Leader News for Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 8, 2011 Loudoun County, News, Tim Jon with BRLN Comments Off on Blue Ridge Leader News for Sunday, May 8, 2011
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The Big One

So- how do you feel? You know- about the death of Osama bin Laden?

This seemed to be the topic of conversation among the folks with whom I rubbed shoulders this week.

Some were jubilant, patriotic, satisfied- others were in literal disbelief: rumor-mongering about the event, expressing doubt that the murderous terrorists was actually dead- or that he was taken out by US troops; others I witnessed displayed a more ambivalent attitude- perhaps skeptical of what this all means- and maybe wondering just how we should feel about this.
I even had one co-worker instruct the rest of us as to just how we should feel about this event (this same co-worker also chastised the President for his ‘lackluster reaction’ to the whole thing). … Continue Reading

Support Viking Jazz on June 3

May 8, 2011 Behind the Scenes, Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Support Viking Jazz on June 3
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Join Loudoun Valley High for the LVHS Viking Jazz concert on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Band Director and Jazz Musician Rick Reaves. Over the last 12 years, the band has received no less than Superior Ratings at local and regional Jazz Festivals.

Ticket Sales raise funds for LVHS band programs. Reserve by calling 540-338-7973.

Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Country Breakfast

May 7, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Country Breakfast

The Neersville/Co.16 Fire and Rescue has scheduled a Spring Country Breakfast on Saturday, May 14 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Come enjoy country biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, home fried potatoes, pancakes, homemade bake goods and jam and more. The breakfast will be at 11762 Harpers Ferry Rd., (Rt.671), Purcellville. Free will offerings will be accepted. For more information, call Val at 540-668-7005.

Spring Luncheon To Benefit Interfaith Relief

May 7, 2011 Behind the Scenes, Lifestyle Comments Off on Spring Luncheon To Benefit Interfaith Relief

Left to right. Tony Bond, Board Member of LIR, Ambassador Tony Hall, and Tim Kysela, Board Member of LIR


On April 28 Loudoun Interfaith Relief (LIR) held their sixth Annual Spring Luncheon at Lightfoot Restaurant.

The event was extremely successful raising about $20,000 to support the mission of Loudoun Interfaith Relief. LIR strives to provide emergency food assistance to families in need in Loudoun County. … Continue Reading

Eastern Loudoun Residents Encouraged to Attend Upcoming Quarterly Meeting

May 7, 2011 Public Safety Comments Off on Eastern Loudoun Residents Encouraged to Attend Upcoming Quarterly Meeting
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will hold a public safety meeting for Eastern Loudoun County on May 18, 2011.

The quarterly public safety meeting is part of the agency’s effort to better utilize resources, while at the same time providing a higher level of service to county residents. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Eastern Loudoun Sheriff’s Station located at 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling (adjacent to Rolling Ridge Elementary School).

The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office hosts quarterly public safety meetings in each of the four service areas of the county. All residents, homeowners associations, community groups, and town representatives are invited to attend. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale
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”Homage to Mother Earth”

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Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

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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”

”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 …

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 …

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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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