• Finding Forever Homes: FOHA’s Story

    Finding Forever Homes: FOHA’s Story0

    Nearly 50 years ago, Anne Lewis took a stray dog to a local shelter, hoping it would find a loving home. When Lewis went back to check on the dog, to her horror, she found it had been euthanized. “That got her mission rolling,” said Tracey Griffith, Friends of Homeless Animals’ Program Manager, the group

  • Five Minutes with Delegate Candidate Mavis Taintor

    Five Minutes with Delegate Candidate Mavis Taintor0

    Among the growing list of first-time Democratic candidates entering the region’s political races, Mavis Taintor is taking on one of the most difficult paths for Democrats. Running for the House of Delegates in the 33rd District, the investment banker and Waterford resident is facing a challenge in the Democratic primary against farmer and small business owner

  • Rain Doesn’t Dampen Loudoun’s Weekend Fun

    Rain Doesn’t Dampen Loudoun’s Weekend Fun0

    Ominous skies and persistent rain couldn’t keep Loudoun from celebrating a spring weekend. Thousands from in and around Loudoun partook in one of many outdoor festivities offered throughout the county April 22. Across Loudoun, citizens could enjoy bird watching, beer tasting, plant shopping and dozens of other activities that carried on despite the weather. Flower

  • Purcellville Celebrates Law Enfrocement Career of Rick Costello

    Purcellville Celebrates Law Enfrocement Career of Rick Costello0

    Purcellville Police Department Cpl. Rick Costello began his law enforcement career when many other police officers were thinking about ending theirs. After 15 years combined with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the PPD, it’s Costello’s turn to enjoy retirement, leaving behind an indelible impression in two carrier fields — as well as the citizens he

  • We Think: The Swamp is Not Draining0

    April 24, 2017. Last week’s announcement by state Sen. Jennifer Wexton that she will oppose Rep. Barbara Comstock for Virginia’s 10th congressional district seat has put an even brighter spotlight on the second term incumbent and the performance of Congress as a whole. The seat was moved from “Lean R” to “Toss Up” by the Cook Political Index, and may

  • We Think: Decide on Assad0

    April 23, 2017. It is not every day that Loudoun County politicians weigh in on international affairs, much less on geo-political considerations like the civil war in Syria. That war has splintered Syria, and there’s no end or predictable outcome in sight. U.S. foreign policy in the Obama Administration was lacking in both unified purpose and projection. Even the Trump Administration’s retaliatory

  • UPDATE: None Injured in Leesburg Plane Crash

    UPDATE: None Injured in Leesburg Plane Crash0

    Update 12:43 April 22:  Joseph Bryant, 53, of Goldendale, Wash., was identified as the pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed in Leesburg April 22. Bryant had taken off Saturday morning from the Leesburg Executive Airport for Georgia, according to a release from the Virginia State Police. About an hour into the flight, the weather

  • Loudoun Adding Fuel to Virginia’s $2.2 Billion Agri-Tourism Industry

    Loudoun Adding Fuel to Virginia’s $2.2 Billion Agri-Tourism Industry0

    A new study shows that northern Virginia generates the most agri-tourism revenue of any region in the state, and that Loudoun County farm businesses make up 51 percent of venues researched for the report. The study, conducted by Virginia Tech in consultation with the Virginia Tourism Corporation and Virginia Cooperative Extension, shows that northern Virginia

  • Sterling Teacher Arrested for DUI, Alcohol on School Property

    Sterling Teacher Arrested for DUI, Alcohol on School Property0

    A Loudoun County teacher was arrested April 21 on suspicion of driving under the influence and having an open container of alcohol inside the school. Around 8:40 a.m., a Sterling Middle School staff member told a Loudoun Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) School Resource Officer that a teacher might be drunk. Deputies determined the teacher, Megan A. Debo, 29, had driven to