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  • LCSO Seeks Potential Victims in Juvenile Sexual Assault Case

    LCSO Seeks Potential Victims in Juvenile Sexual Assault Case

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking potential additional victims after the arrest of a Centreville man for the sexual assault of a Loudoun teenager he met through social media. The suspect, Jonathan S. Amaya, 24, was charged with three counts of felony sexual assault of a juvenile on Nov. 22. Amaya communicated with the

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  • Mason Enterprise Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Awards Local Businesses

    Mason Enterprise Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Awards Local Businesses

    Last week, the Mason Enterprise Center Business Incubator celebrated five years of operations in Leesburg and Loudoun County with a reception and awards ceremony. The business incubator, which has been in Leesburg since 2011, has worked to help launch and grow small businesses in the county. The reception began with remarks by Leesburg mayor David

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  • LCSO Seeks Missing Leesburg Teen

    LCSO Seeks Missing Leesburg Teen

    Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a 16-year-old girl who was reported missing this past Friday. Celina Groves is described as a black female, approximately 5’5” tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. She was reported missing on Dec. 2

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  • Supervisors Approve Contentious Catesby Farms Special Exception

    Supervisors Approve Contentious Catesby Farms Special Exception

    A large crowd gathered to attend the Board’s Dec. 6 meeting, largely in opposition to the proposed Catesby Farms Special Exception At its Dec. 6 meeting, the last of the year, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved Catesby Farms’ Special Exception application, allowing for an event facility on the property in St. Louis. The

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  • Local Christmas Tree Farms are Magnets

    Local Christmas Tree Farms are Magnets

    When it comes to decorating for the holiday season, Loudoun residents have the option to support local agri-businesses. Early winter weekends find hundreds of Loudoun families visiting area Christmas tree farms. On a given weekend parents, children, grandparents and sometimes even pets join to search for a distinctive tree, cut it down and take it home.

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  • County Offers Free Pet Adoptions Dec. 10

    County Offers Free Pet Adoptions Dec. 10

    Holiday traditions abound this time of year, and Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) wants to make sure pets are included. On Dec. 10, LCAS will sponsor its second annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption day from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Animal Shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford.  Fees will be waived on all adoptable pets. LCAS

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  • Castillo’s Defense Looks to Overturn Conviction

    Castillo’s Defense Looks to Overturn Conviction

    Braulio Castillo’s lead attorney took a big swing at his client’s murder conviction Dec. 5 in a six hour battle with prosecutors before Loudoun County Circuit Judge Stephen E. Sincavage. He will announce whether to uphold the jury’s decision or overturn it Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. If Sincavage doesn’t overturn it, Castillo is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 9. Castillo was found

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  • Loudoun Continues Comprehensive Plan Update

    Loudoun Continues Comprehensive Plan Update

    Loudoun County is in the process of adopting a new Comprehensive Plan for the first time in 15 years to help navigate the future of one of the nation’s fast growing regions. Initiated earlier this year, the planning process is still in its early stages but has already garnered widespread public interest as residents work with county officials to consider

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  • Cops and Kids Celebrate Holidays in Sterling

    Cops and Kids Celebrate Holidays in Sterling

    The 15th Annual Cops and Kids program gave 105 local children a special start to the holiday season Dec. 3 in Sterling. Sponsored by the Loudoun-Dulles Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #69 (FOP), the event included 450 volunteers from a who’s who of area law enforcement and other groups.  They included the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Leesburg, Purcellville and State police,

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  • Pedestrian Hit on Route 15 Bypass

    Pedestrian Hit on Route 15 Bypass

    A 39 year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle while he was attempting to cross the Route 15 Bypass at Fort Evans Road around 5:34 p.m. The victim was transported by AirCare to the INOVA Fairfax Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. The driver, a 71 year-old man

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  • With Comeback, Stone Bridge ‘One More’ Win from Another Title

    With Comeback, Stone Bridge ‘One More’ Win from Another Title

    Stone Bridge 27, Massaponax 21 After the group hugs and team pictures with the 5A Region Championship trophy, one mantra rang out from the victorious Stone Bridge football players. “One more.” This team, which last year advanced to the state finals but came up short of a championship, knows how important this next game is.

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  • Broadlands Father, Son Explore Great Outdoors

    Broadlands Father, Son Explore Great Outdoors

    Being outdoors was a big part of Tom Jennrich’s life growing up, and his family regularly went hiking and camping. But when the Broadlands resident decided to share this family tradition with his son Jack, 7, he never expected to start a new one. Jennrich took his son hiking one day last summer as a way to “dip his toe” into outdoor

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  • Purcellville’s DMV Select Service Restored

    Purcellville’s DMV Select Service Restored

    LaRock Announces Success of Year Long Effort. Delegate Dave LaRock (R-33rd) announced that Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Select service is being restored at the Virginia Regional Transit (VRT) location in Purcellville. Following an FBI raid on VRT’s office last year, DMV was obliged to close the Purcellville Select office. Since then, LaRock has worked with federal, state

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  • Political Experts Predict Continued Uncertainty, Government Gridlock

    Political Experts Predict Continued Uncertainty, Government Gridlock

    Virginia, and the nation as a whole, is likely to experience continued uncertainty on issues ranging from health care to sequestration, said George Mason University political professor Tony-Michelle Travis. Speaking before the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 1, Travis said the incoming administration of president-elect Donald Trump is a relative unknown on what it will do on

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  • Heritage High School Presents Twist with ‘Tale of Two Scrooges’

    Heritage High School Presents Twist with ‘Tale of Two Scrooges’

    In its latest effort to create new, original works, the Heritage High School theater department is presenting “A Christmas Carol: The Tale of Two Scrooges,” a performance with two very different protagonists. The first installment runs Dec. 1 through Dec. 4, featuring Ebenezer Scrooge in his familiar role as a stingy miser haunted by the

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  • LCSO Releases Photos of Robbery Suspects

    LCSO Releases Photos of Robbery Suspects

    Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) have released video and photos of the suspects involved in the Nov. 29 robbery of an ABC store located in the 22000 block of S. Sterling Blvd. in Sterling. The suspects entered the store at 1:26 pm and waited for customers to leave before they grabbed several boxes of

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Editor's Choice

  • We Think: Cheap Shot from a Competitor
    We Think: Cheap Shot from a Competitor

    November 23, 2016. The Loudoun Times-Mirror (LTM) has been around for a long time, and we respect its longstanding service to Loudoun County. But that does not entitle its reporters to make things up and take a cheap shot when it comes to another source of news in Loudoun County, specifically the Loudoun Tribune. This week’s LTM print

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  • We Think: Morning in America Again?
    We Think: Morning in America Again?

    November 10, 2016. Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday night shocked much of the nation and the world. Not just that he won the presidency, but that he did so by winning states that polling consistently said would not go his way. Trump’s muscular, anti-establishment appeal translated to votes, whereas Hillary Clinton failed to produce the turnout

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  • We Think: Why Tuesday’s Bond Vote Matters
    We Think: Why Tuesday’s Bond Vote Matters

    November 2, 2016. The recent dedication of the Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Office in Round Hill, the third such community substation since Sheriff Mike Chapman took office in 2012, says a lot about the positive direction of public infrastructure in Loudoun County. The same could be said for the Kirkpatrick Farms Fire and Rescue Station, where ground was

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  • We Think: It’s Time to Reform the Electoral College
    We Think: It’s Time to Reform the Electoral College

    October 14, 2016. In 25 days we will elect the next President of the United States, someone who is likely to be the most unpopular president-elect in American history. By all rights 2016 should mark a change election in America, but most Americans are grumbling about their choices for president. It doesn’t help that the electoral college assures that

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  • To the Editor: Comstock votes right on gun laws
    To the Editor: Comstock votes right on gun laws

    In your recent interview with Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10), she stated that she has a “strong record dealing with gun violence”.  This statement is TRUE! Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has worked with [Loudoun County] Sheriff Mike Chapman to reduce gun violence, human trafficking, and heroin abuse!  She has been a STRONG Supporter of the 2nd Amendment

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  • To the Editor: Comstock votes wrong on guns

    In your recent interview with Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10), she stated that she has a “strong record dealing with gun violence”. Nothing could be further from the truth, and Barbara Comstock’s voting record tells the true story of where she stands on gun violence prevention. As a State Delegate, Barbara Comstock voted to repeal Virginia’s

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  • We Think: Gary Johnson, Seriously?
    We Think: Gary Johnson, Seriously?

    September 29, 2016. The idea sounds democratic. Don’t let the Democrat and Republican parties decide our choice for president. Give voters viable alternatives, even if the candidates are less likely to win. That’s particularly appealing in a year when most of the nation wants change, and the combined negatives of both major party candidates are higher than any pairing ever. Or

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  • The Case for Trump
    The Case for Trump

    I agree with very little that Trump says, the policies he proposes, or his style as a whole. Despite that, I will unhesitatingly vote Trump at the ballot box in November and, if given the opportunity, in the Electoral College in December. Many Americans understandably have both intellectual and visceral hesitations about a Trump Presidency,

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