• EIT Celebrates New Leesburg HQ

    EIT Celebrates New Leesburg HQ0

    When Joe T. May opened Electronic Instrumentation and Technology (EIT) in 1977, there was much still to learn. On opening day he tried to start an account receivables file and when his wife, Bobby, told him he couldn’t, he asked why. She told him she didn’t know how to open the filing cabinet. May told

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  • None Injured in Gold’s Gym Explosion, Fire

    None Injured in Gold’s Gym Explosion, Fire0

    Employees of Gold’s Gym in Sterling knew something was wrong when the lights inside the building started flickering on the afternoon of March 21. They evacuated everyone in the building just before there was an explosion and ensuing fire. The fire was contained by the automatic sprinkler system and no one was injured thanks to gym employees’ quick actions. Still, the

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  • Unique Local Whisky Unveiled by Coton and Rye, Catoctin Creek

    Unique Local Whisky Unveiled by Coton and Rye, Catoctin Creek0

    For the first time in nearly a century, Loudoun County residents won’t have to cross the county line for a one-of-a-kind, locally grown spirit. In a partnership between local farmers, distillers and restaurateurs, Coton and Rye unveiled its Private Barrel Whiskey on March 24. The whiskey uses rye grown at Leesburg’s Morven Park and is produced by

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  • Comstock Announces “Trumpcare” Opposition; Bill Pulled Before Vote

    Comstock Announces “Trumpcare” Opposition; Bill Pulled Before Vote0

    A crowd waits outside Rep. Barbara Comstock’s Sterling field office ahead of the March 24 scheduled vote on the GOP healthcare bill. Photo: Jan Hyland. Hours before the March 24 scheduled vote on the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10th) became the last member of Virginia’s congressional delegation to publicly come

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  • School Board Chair Irked by Supervisors’ Fund Transfer

    School Board Chair Irked by Supervisors’ Fund Transfer0

    A change in the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ proposed FY 2018 budget has left the School Board’s Self-Insurance Fund reduced — and some school officials displeased. Along with a sizable tax cut, Supervisors are planning to transfer $1.15 billion — nearly 8.5 percent more than current funding — to the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) in their new budget.  As

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  • Loudoun Jury Convicts Ellis of Felony Homicide, Child Abuse, Neglect

    Loudoun Jury Convicts Ellis of Felony Homicide, Child Abuse, Neglect0

    A seven day trial ended March 23 with a Loudoun County jury finding Diamante Travon Ellis, 24, guilty of felony homicide, child abuse and neglect in the 2014 death of his nine-month-old daughter. Ellis and his grandfather took his daughter to INOVA Loudoun Hospital’s Cornwall Campus on October 2, 2014, where she was unresponsive and airlifted to

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