Community Input Charette for Purcellville Crossroads

February 28, 2016 Development, News 7 comments

March 3, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at The Carver Center – 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville

Pleasants Kline, the applicant of Purcellville Crossroads Annexation application is having a community input charrette March 3 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Carver Center in Purcellville. … 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

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

Senate Passes Resolution to Award Congressional Gold Medal to OSS Veterans

February 27, 2016 Around Virginia Comments Off on Senate Passes Resolution to Award Congressional Gold Medal to OSS Veterans

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee members Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), along with Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), praised the unanimous Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to veterans of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) “in recognition of their superior service and major contributions during World War II.” The resolution, which was first introduced on November 5, 2015, now heads to the House for approval. … Continue Reading

Loudoun Election Officials Register More Than 2,100 High School Seniors for March Primary

February 27, 2016 Elections, Elections, News 1 comment
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The Loudoun County Office of Elections reports success with its new 2015-2016 High School Voter Registration Program, registering more than 2,100 high school seniors eligible to vote in the March 1 primary. The program was conducted in partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools’ high school social science teachers. Students at Broad Run High School took the program a step further and held a mock election and smaller class room lessons on voter registration. More information about voting in Loudoun County and the upcoming primary election is online at

Photo: Students at Broad Run High School took part in the Loudoun County Office of Elections’ High School Voter Registration Program.

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

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

Virginia Storm Thursday February 25 Update…

February 25, 2016 Around Virginia, News Comments Off on Virginia Storm Thursday February 25 Update…
Gov Terry McAuliffe briefs media in Evergreen Baptist Church Appomattox Co

Governor Terry McAuliffe toured the hardest hit areas of the Commonwealth February 25 to meet with those who lost their homes and businesses, as well as first responders and volunteers. Presently there are four confirmed storm-related fatalities in the Commonwealth; with a possible fifth death being investigated at this time. The Governor’s photographer will be posting aerial photos and additional photos of the Governor’s visits on their Flickr account after 4:30 p.m. Thursday February 25… … Continue Reading

R. Bruce Gemmill Appointed to Leesburg Town Council

February 24, 2016 Government, News, Uncategorized Comments Off on R. Bruce Gemmill Appointed to Leesburg Town Council

The Leesburg Town Council appointed R. Bruce Gemmill to fill the council seat vacated by Mayor David S. Butler upon his appointment as mayor. Council Member Gemmill’s term expires on December 31, 2016.

“I am flattered to have been chosen to fill the vacant Council seat,” Council Member Gemmill said, following his appointment. “Over the next ten months, if the best thing said about my temporary position on the Council is ‘Bruce brought civility back to public discourse, respect towards those with competing interests, and improvement to the process of getting things done,’ then I will feel my time has been well spent.” … Continue Reading

Purcellville Music and Arts Festival Seeks Sponsors and Vendors

February 24, 2016 Arts, Lifestyle Comments Off on Purcellville Music and Arts Festival Seeks Sponsors and Vendors
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The Purcellville Music and Arts Festival is scheduled for May 21, and celebrates Purcellville’s community, culture, and arts. The event will be held at Fireman’s Field located behind the Historic Bush Tabernacle at 250 South Nursery Avenue. Organizers are searching for food and nonfood vendors and exhibitors to be on site from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the festival. … Continue Reading

Opportunities Available to Serve on Loudoun County Government Boards and Commissions

February 21, 2016 Government, News Comments Off on Opportunities Available to Serve on Loudoun County Government Boards and Commissions
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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors encourages residents to become actively involved in their county government. There are currently opportunities for people to serve on the following county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees.

Advisory Boards with Terms Concurrent with the Board of Supervisors

  • Advisory Commission on Youth: Algonkian District representative
  • Agricultural District Advisory Committee: Five at-large representatives … Continue Reading

Leesburg Career Expo for High School & College Accepting Employer Requests

February 21, 2016 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Leesburg Career Expo for High School & College Accepting Employer Requests

On Saturday, April 9, the Town of Leesburg will hold the 4th annual Career Expo for Students and Recent Graduates. The event is being held at Tuscarora High School, located at 801 N King Street, Leesburg, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Local businesses are invited to submit a request to participate by going to to submit the request form. Businesses may submit requests beginning Friday, February 12 until Friday, March 4. There is no cost to participate. Please note that submitting a request to participate is not a guarantee of acceptance. Notification of acceptance will be sent by no later than Friday, March 11. … 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

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

Free Gardening Lecture – All About Water Gardening

February 19, 2016 Farm and garden, Lifestyle Comments Off on Free Gardening Lecture – All About Water Gardening

Wouldn’t it be nice to add a water feature in your garden this spring? “All About Water Gardening” is the topic for the March 3, 2016 Extension Master Gardener lecture series at 7:00 p.m. at Rust Library, given by Richard M. Koogle, vice president of Lilypons Water Gardens in Maryland. … Continue Reading

Ashburn Dog Rescued from Ice

February 19, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Ashburn Dog Rescued from Ice
tootsie dog rescue

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








The Holocene Climate


(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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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

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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March Fourth Friday

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Spring Brunch

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”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event
April 2, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”

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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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Keep Loudoun Beautiful—Greater Lovettsville Area Volunteers Needed

16 Mar 2017

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The Keep Loudoun Beautiful spring clean-up takes place the entire month of April and greater Lovettsville needs volunteers. Bags, vests, gloves and grabbers are available at the Lovettsville Community Center during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. This is a great group or individual activity that can be scheduled around your availability. E-mail Lovettsville Area Leader, Laura Lieberman, for details and to …

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National Awkward Moments Day

8 Mar 2017


?Laughing at Yourself Is the Best Medicine No one knows who invented National Awkward Moments Day, Saturday, March 18. That’s no surprise, since it probably came about as the result of one stunningly awkward moment that the owner of that moment was hoping to forget. We surveyed our readers and friends to ask them about their most awkward moments, sharing …

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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 …


Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!


– 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


– 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


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


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


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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Protecting Free Speech


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 …


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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Office Building on Capitol Square To Be Named After Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns


Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s …

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Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017


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


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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