• Mayor Kwasi Fraser – Announcement for Re-Election

    Mayor Kwasi Fraser – Announcement for Re-Election0

    Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser sees himself as a change agent and with two decisive victories in 2014 and 2016, it’s hard to argue. “I am announcing that I am seeking a third term as Mayor,” Fraser states. The Purcellville Town Election – for Mayor and three Town Council seats – will be held on Tuesday,

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  • Purcellville VA, A Strong Outlook for the Future

    Purcellville VA, A Strong Outlook for the Future0

    Mayor Kwasi Fraser will present his State of the Town Address to citizens on February 12th.  As a preview, Fraser recently outlined key elements attributing to Purcellville’s continued attraction to businesses, residents and future growth. One bottom line aspect—Purcellville had no increase in taxes. “With over $115 million in assets owned by Purcellville, we are

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  • Meals Tax Bills Defeated in State Legislature

    Meals Tax Bills Defeated in State Legislature0

    State legislation that would have allowed officials to add a county-wide tax on food bought in local restaurants without voter approval has been killed thanks in part to lobbying by business officials. Leesburg and other towns within the county already have meals taxes, which are collected in addition to the 6 percent sales tax. Leesburg,

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  • Higher Home Values = Rising Assessments and Higher Tax Bills in Loudoun

    Higher Home Values = Rising Assessments and Higher Tax Bills in Loudoun0

    While the Loudoun County tax rate may be declining, many homeowners could receive higher real estate property tax bills this spring due to rising assessments. The value of the county’s taxable real estate climbed 6.6 percent from a year ago to $77.7 billion, Revenue Commissioner Robert Wertz Jr. told the Board of Supervisors on Feb.

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  • ECHO: ‘A hand up, not a hand out’

    ECHO: ‘A hand up, not a hand out’0

    About a decade ago, local resident Greg Masters suffered a stroke and other serious injuries as a result of a car accident. While he survived, Masters experienced prolonged difficulty with even the most basic of functions, from speaking to walking. Masters became aware of the Leesburg nonprofit ECHO, which stands for Every Citizen Has Opportunities. Since

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  • Loudoun Sending Delegation to Winter Olympics

    Loudoun Sending Delegation to Winter Olympics0

    Highlighting ties to Taekwondo and ice skating, Loudoun County will have a delegation of tourism, economic development and business officials at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Members include Loudoun CEO Beth Erickson; Robert McCollar, business development manager of the county’s economic development department; Luiz Taifas, president of ION International Training Center; and Grandmaster

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