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Help Local Missing Teen

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing teenager from the Leesburg, Virginia area.

Jasmine P. Dunn, 16, was last seen April 19 around 9:00 a.m. She arrived at the Douglass School but did not attend classes and is believed to have left the area on her own accord.

Jasmine is described as being 5’9”tall, 150 pounds and has dyed red hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black/gray hooded jacket, jeans and gray Van shoes.

If you know the whereabouts of Jasmine, you are asked to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.

Accident Causes Severe Delays

A tractor trailer roll over yesterday on Rt 7 westbound just prior to Rt 9 caused considerable delays to the afternoon commute. The Sheriff’s office is still investigating.

Family of Five Rescued from Goose Creek Reservoir Dam

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Monday April 10, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a call from an individual stating he and his family were stranded in a boat on top of the Goose Creek Reservoir Dam. The motor on the small fishing boat had failed leaving them to drift and ultimately stop atop of the 20ft dam with a portion of the boat hanging over the edge of the dam. The Goose Creek Reservoir Dam is located just upstream from the Luck Stone Quarry off of Belmont Ridge Road. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 12, 2017

03/12/2017 – 02:41 p.m 400 Blk. Rockburn Ct. Attempt to Locate
Purcellville Police were contacted by another police agency to attempt to locate an individual that was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Melanie Karnes, a 30 year old female of Purcellville, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and held.

03/23/2017 – 02:50 p.m. 700 Blk. E. Main St. Shoplifting
A business reported that a subject had shoplifted property from the store. Surveillance video was provided to the police and the individual has been identified and charges are pending. … Continue Reading

Update on March 30 Purcellville Water Tower Incident and Security Measures

From Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser’s social media page: “Yesterday morning a student from Loudoun Valley High School climbed over the barbed wire fence that surrounds the water tower on Maple Avenue, used the telecom cabling to elevate himself about 20 feet up the tower, then fell to the ground. Since the water tower was erected in 1985, the town has not had any security breaches. The security measures that are in place prevented the student from continued access up the tower. We are working with telecom providers to assess any damages and to determine any need to improve security measures to prevent this from happening again. … Continue Reading

Loudoun Valley Student Injured In Fall From Water Tower (Updated)

Update 3/31/17 – The student who fell from the Purcellville water tower March 30 is fine physically

Update 10:50 a.m. – According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, at 8:38 a.m. a student from Loudoun Valley High School entered the Purcellville water tower property by climbing a secured fence. School security and a school resource officer had become aware of the incident while it was taking place.

LCSO states that the student then scaled the water tower, and fell from approximately 20 ft. onto a grassy area. The student was airlifted from Hamilton to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment. The extent of the student’s injuries is unclear at this time.

Residents can expect a police presence in the area while the investigation continues.

9:30 a.m. – Emergency rescue personnel have been called to the Purcellville water tower in response to an incident involving a Loudoun Valley High School student.

This is a developing story, and will be updated as details become available.

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LCSO Investigates a Fatal Crash in Purcellville

A Virginia man lost his life Saturday evening when his motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree on Silcott Springs Road near Woodmar Farm Drive.

Around 6:15 p.m., a motorcyclist was riding a 2014 Harley Davidson southbound on Silcott Springs Road when he lost control and struck a tree. After the collision, the driver and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Craig D. Morrision, 44, of Purcellville. Morrison lost his life as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The passenger on the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit. Anyone who witnessed the crash and who has not already spoken to law enforcement is asked to contact Investigator J. McClintic at 703-777-1021.

Fatal Crash on 15 under Investigation

A Virginia man lost his life after a head-on collision on Route 15 Wednesday morning near Lucketts.

Around 5:50 a.m., the driver of a 2008 Ford F-150 was traveling southbound when he crossed over the center line of Route 15 south of Montresor Road. The truck collided with the driver of a northbound 2013 Subaru Impreza.

The driver of the Subaru lost his life at the scene. The driver of the pick-up truck declined treatment from rescue at the scene.

The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

More details will be released as they become available.

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 17, 2017

03/17/2017 – 08:58 a.m 400 Blk. McDaniel Dr. Harassment
The complainant reported being harassed by an individual. The incident is under investigation.

03/17/2017 – 11:01 p.m. Berlin Turnpike @ Hirst Rd. DWI
Justin Millnick, a 32 year old male of Purcellville, was arrested for DWI. He was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and held until sober. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Police Investigating an Abduction and a Robbery

March 16, 2017 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Leesburg Police Investigating an Abduction and a Robbery

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on March 14, officers responded to the 1400 block of Campbell Court in reference to a possible abduction. The victim alleges that he was forced into a vehicle but was later able to jump out of the moving vehicle and call for help. The investigation resulted in the identification of two suspects along with the vehicle used in the abduction. The suspect vehicle was later located and one suspect was taken into custody along with a female companion. The second suspect was able to avoid apprehension. During the search for the second suspect, a 9-1-1 caller reported a robbery at the Exxon gas station located in the 900 block of Edwards Ferry Road. Officers responded and upon interviewing the clerk, it was determined that the suspect had attempted to rob the store but fled prior to officers arrival. A bloodhound from Fairfax County was requested and responded to assist but the K9 track yielded negative results. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 2, 2017

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03/02/2017 – Kirkbridge Ct. Suspicious Event

Complainant came home and found a hole in their ceiling. The home was checked and there were no signs of forced entry, and nothing was taken.

03/02/2017- Queenscliff Ct. Identity Theft

An unknown person used the victim’s identity to open a Comcast account. A letter from a collection agency made the victim aware. The victim believes this has occurred from his identity being stolen years prior. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 24, 2017

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02/24/2017 – 12:01 p.m. 500 Blk of East A Street Possession of narcotics
Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction. During the stop the officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, a small amount of marijuana was located. A 20 year old female, Veronica Root of Purcellville, Virginia was released on a summons.

02/24/2017 – 3:35 p.m. A Street/Maple Avenue Suspicious Person
Police were dispatched to the area for a report of a suspicious male pulled over to the side of the road in a blue convertible and calling out middle school aged students. Upon police arrival there was no evidence of the vehicle or any other reports of this activity. … Continue Reading

Forde Sentenced for First Degree Murder

March 4, 2017 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Forde Sentenced for First Degree Murder

Kelvin Nathaniel Forde, 53, appeared before the Circuit Court of Loudoun County, in custody, for sentencing on one count of first degree murder and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for the shooting death of his wife, Ruby Forde on March 11, 2014. Judge Jeanette A. Irby imposed a total sentence of thirty-eight years to serve in the Virginia Department of Corrections with three years of post-release supervision. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

Columns

Charles Murray’s Middlebury Melee

“Earthrise”, photo taken from Apollo 8 by Bill Anders on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968. By Tony Noerpel On March 2, 2017, the appearance of Charles Murray at Middlebury College in Vermont caused a small riot [1]. The media blamed …

Earth System and Paleoclimate Change

In a new paper Owen Gaffney and Will Steffen [1], present a high order abstraction of the Earth System, E, in the form This is fine as an abstraction and shows the subsystems which impact the Earth System. The authors …

Famous Estate Blunders and How To Avoid Them

These celebrities’ tales are a strong reminder to review your estate plan before it’s too late. There’s a calm comfort that comes with estate planning: a sense that your family will be taken care of after you pass away (hopefully …

Fidget Gear, Good or Bad?

What do you think about the new fidget cubes and fidget spinners, and do they really help kids with ADHD? They’re making their way around our neighborhood, but I couldn’t find any good studies out there on either of the …

A Community Together: The Ten-Year Remembrance of 4/16/2007

Time moves forward, whether we are ready to move on or not. It’s been ten years since the massacre that shocked America. I’m talking about the event that started a standard of condolences from the president, tears and prayers from …

Soul Lost in Translation

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) tells us in the 1987 movie Wall Street. The newly released book, Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted …

Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth: North Fork Road

It’s difficult to be in a hurry when all the surrounding geography seems to encourage thoughtful, relaxing contemplation – maybe even a meditative cat nap thrown in for good measure; now – turn your TV off and take the music …

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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April 2017
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March 27, 2017 March 28, 2017 March 29, 2017 March 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 April 1, 2017

CA$H Bingo

CA$H Bingo

”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

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner
April 2, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”
April 3, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 4, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 5, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 6, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 7, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

First Friday at the Winery

First Friday at the Winery
April 8, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Cherry Blossom Celebration

Cherry Blossom Celebration

Come Paint with Us! Cherry Blossom

Come Paint with Us! Cherry Blossom

Meet the Artist - Robert Merhaut

Meet the Artist - Robert Merhaut

Healing Service

Healing Service

North Gate Vineyard presents a Vertical Tasting

North Gate Vineyard presents a Vertical Tasting
April 9, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

SPRING AWAKENS: DECORATED EGG AUCTION

SPRING AWAKENS: DECORATED EGG AUCTION

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Writers’ Night Out

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Writers’ Night Out
April 10, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 11, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 12, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 13, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 14, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

CA$H Bingo

CA$H Bingo

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV
April 15, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

CA$H Bingo

CA$H Bingo

Easter at the Park

Easter at the Park

Easter Extravaganza

Easter Extravaganza
April 16, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service
April 17, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 18, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 19, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 20, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 21, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Jules & The Hammer Band with Teddy Chipouras

Jules & The Hammer Band with Teddy Chipouras
April 22, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

20th Anniversary Celebration & Grand Re-Opening

20th Anniversary Celebration & Grand Re-Opening

Celebrate Earth Day at North Gate Vineyard

Celebrate Earth Day at North Gate Vineyard

Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders

Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders
April 23, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Franklin Park Big Band is Coming to Franklin Park Arts Center

Franklin Park Big Band is Coming to Franklin Park Arts Center

Jammin' at James

Jammin' at James
April 24, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 25, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 26, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 27, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 28, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

April Fourth Friday

April Fourth Friday

CA$H Bingo

CA$H Bingo
April 29, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

2017 Virginia Touch-A-Truck

2017 Virginia Touch-A-Truck

Live Music: Dear Creek

Live Music: Dear Creek

Music With a Cause - The Loudoun Chorale

Music With a Cause - The Loudoun Chorale
April 30, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
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Lifestyle

Welcome Home to this Colonial in Lovettsville

6 Apr 2017

By Hannah Hager All of us seek to put down roots in ?a pleasant, safe and prosperous area, and you’ll find as much within this home in the Dutchman’s Creek neighborhood in Lovettsville. Today, Lovettsville has all the trappings of an all-American hometown – a pizzeria downtown, excellent schools and busy streets that settle into quiet nights. Its claim to …

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Keep Loudoun Beautiful

5 Apr 2017

Greater Lovettsville Area Volunteers Needed 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 through Friday.  Contact Lovettsville area leader, Laura Lieberman, for details and to coordinate pick-up  locations:  laura.long.lieberman@gmail.com.

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Take Me To the Garden Show

5 Apr 2017

The 27th Annual Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival comes to town Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The award-winning event, estimated to attract 40,000 visitors over the two days, gets better and better every year. And, that’s not just the vendors and organizers talking; that’s the truth, …

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Editorial

Priscilla Nabs Plum Planning Commission Post

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 …

Op-ed

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 …

Dear Editor

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

Envision Loudoun – Bold Action Versus Business-As-Usual

Everyone is talking about it. “Envision Loudoun,” our local government’s effort to reach out to the public for advice on how to rewrite and update the County’s Comprehensive Plan. Officials …

Around Virginia

Rep. Comstock Returns from Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon

Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after returning from a bipartisan Congressional Delegation visit to Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon: “As believers around the world observed Holy Week, I appreciated the opportunity to visit and hear from those who serve our fellow man – our military men and women …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Growth in Solar Industry-Related Jobs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of the fastest growing solar job markets in the country. In the Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016, Virginia is 2nd in the Southeast and tied with Utah for 9th in the U.S. for year-over-year solar job growth. The Commonwealth is ranked …

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McAuliffe Vetoes LaRock’s Public Assistance Eligibility Legislation  

On March 28, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed Del. Dave LaRock’s (R-33) House Bill 2092, which would have required any applicant for public assistance to undergo a full review of death records, incarceration status, employment status, lottery winnings, and all income. Recently, an Arlington woman was arrested on four counts of welfare fraud for …

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Sports

Woodgrove Training for Spring Track

9 Apr 2017

Woodgrove students get ready for the upcoming Spring track season. Photos courtesy of Robert Nelson

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Western Loudoun Volleyball Summer Camp Launched

6 Apr 2017

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club will be hosting its first ever summer camp June 26-29 at Foxcroft School in Middleburg.  The coed, four-day camp will run from 9-5 each day and feature advanced skills training, game strategy and mental approaches to the game.  The program will be managed by WLVBC’s Technical …

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