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  • New Leadership for Leesburg Police; NAACP Comments

    New Leadership for Leesburg Police; NAACP Comments

    UPDATED. On Tuesday, Leesburg Town Manager Kaj Dentler announced the new chief and deputy chief of the Town of Leesburg’s police department. Gregory Brown, currently a captain with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and Commander of its Eastern Loudoun Station, has been named the Town’s new Chief of Police.  Vanessa Grigsby, currently a captain with Leesburg’s police, has been

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  • Early Trash, Recycling Collections in Leesburg through July 29

    Early Trash, Recycling Collections in Leesburg through July 29

    CSI will continue to collect trash, yard waste and recycling, beginning at 6:00 a.m. until July 29. The push comes after predicted heat indexes of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Residents of Leesburg are reminded that trash, yard waste and recycling should be placed on the curb after 7:00 p.m. on the night prior to the

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  • Collision or Cooperation: Policing and Race

    Collision or Cooperation: Policing and Race

    Last week the Tribune sat down with Loudoun’s top cop Mike Chapman and local NAACP president Phillip Thompson, to talk about policing, traffic stops, Black Lives Matter and more. The following are excerpts of that conversation. Are relations between the African-American community and local police worse than in the recent past, or are incidents more visible thanks

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  • $2 Million Federal Grant to Help Cover Fire, Rescue Equipment Upgrade

    $2 Million Federal Grant to Help Cover Fire, Rescue Equipment Upgrade

    Federal agencies have announced a $2 million grant for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue to help upgrade and replace self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program provide the operations and safety grant. OSHA mandated the upgrade of SCBA equipment for those working particular

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  • Ashburn Giant Robbery Suspect on Loose

    Ashburn Giant Robbery Suspect on Loose

    Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on July 25 a suspect entered the Giant Food store at 43670 Greenway Corporate Drive in Ashburn, presented a note at the pharmacy demanding prescription narcotics, and made off with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.  A weapon was implied but not produced during the robbery and no one was injured. The suspect is

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  • Loudoun Top Rated Again

    Loudoun Top Rated Again

    SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, has ranked Loudoun County #1 in investment in Virginia for the second year in a row. “Being number one in new commercial investment is always an achievement. But being number one in back-to-back years is proof that Loudoun County has become a premier business location in the Commonwealth

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  • Businesses Invited to Participate in Loudoun Fall Farm Tour 

    Businesses Invited to Participate in Loudoun Fall Farm Tour 

    Farms and other agricultural businesses that make up Loudoun rural economy are invited to participate in Loudoun County’s 2016 Fall Farm Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15-16. The county’s Department of Economic Development (DED) helps promote the tours, which encourage the public to visit farms and pick their own produce;

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  • Donation Day on Aug. 6 for Inova Ladies Board Rummage Sale

    Donation Day on Aug. 6 for Inova Ladies Board Rummage Sale

    A donation day has been set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 to receive items for the next Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital Rummage Sale, considered the biggest such sale in the mid-Atlantic region. Items can be donated at the hospital’s Lansdowne campus, 44045 Riverside Parkway, or it’s Cornwall campus, 224 Cornwall

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  • Karlie Harman Stays Grounded in the Spotlight

    Karlie Harman Stays Grounded in the Spotlight

    The confidence of Karlie Harman, a sophomore at John Champe High School in Aldie, would make any parent proud. Doubt seems a notion that rarely furrows her young brow, yet she also understands the pitfalls of being cocky.  Karlie at just 16 has had a whirlwind of experiences already – athlete, celebrity, fundraiser for veterans

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  • VA High Court Overturns McAuliffe on Felon Voting Rights

    VA High Court Overturns McAuliffe on Felon Voting Rights

    Governor vows to restore voting rights through executive action The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday overturned Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons who have completed their sentences, declaring the governor’s action unconstitutional. McAuliffe immediately promised to restore those voting rights through executive action. As that

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  • Supervisors Boost District Budgets, Except Ashburn

    Supervisors Boost District Budgets, Except Ashburn

    Loudoun supervisors scuffled briefly before voting Thursday to increase their district budgets by $30,000 each – except for the Ashburn District – amounting to nearly a quarter of a million dollars in new spending for their offices collectively. Ashburn was excluded at Supervisor Ralph Buona’s (R-Ashburn) request after he objected to the increases. Buona was

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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: A Conservative Looks Ahead

    Dispatches from Cleveland: A Conservative Looks Ahead

    By Ken Reid. Mr. Reid is a former Leesburg District Supervisor and was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which concluded July 21. The Republican National Convention concluded Thursday with the theme of “Make America One Again,” and unity and inclusion was the message of the evening. Before Donald Trump took to the

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  • Supervisors Reject Study of Roadside Donations for Firefighters

    Supervisors Reject Study of Roadside Donations for Firefighters

    County attorney warns move could result in “gray murky constitutional question.” Loudoun supervisors on Thursday rejected a proposal to study whether nonprofit groups that meet certain qualifications could be permitted to collect donations at some county intersections while maintaining a ban for all other groups. The issue really comes down to an annual Fill-the-Boot campaign

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  • Sister Hazel Heads to Tally Ho Saturday

    Sister Hazel Heads to Tally Ho Saturday

    By Cameron Hosseinian and John Nagell Sister Hazel will bring its brand of music to the Tally Ho Theatre Saturday, July 23, with a show starting at 9:30 p.m. The Loudoun Tribune sat down with band member Ryan Newell, who grew up nearby in Burke, for a short chat. [Cameron]: I heard you grew up

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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: Fallout from Wednesday’s Cruz Speech

    Dispatches from Cleveland: Fallout from Wednesday’s Cruz Speech

    By Ken Reid. Mr. Reid, a former Leesburg District Supervisor, is reporting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland where he is participating as an alternate delegate representing Virginia. Mr. Reid went to the convention supporting Donald Trump. The Tribune is inviting similar coverage from a participant at the Democratic National Convention that will follow. The talk today around the

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  • Round Hill House Fire on July 12 Deemed Accidental

    Residents encouraged to check their smoke alarms A July 12 fire that displaced three Round Hill residents has been deemed accidental by the Loudoun Fire Marshal’s Office; flammable liquids came into contact with an open flame. A caller reported a fire at the home on Bridge Street around 8:40 p.m. July 12 and said everyone

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  • Third Loudoun Deputy Charged in Two Months

    Third Loudoun Deputy Charged in Two Months

    Loudoun County Deputy First Class Chad Neff, 32, was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault by local police in Woodstock, VA on July 19, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) reported Wednesday. Neff has been with the LCSO for nearly five years.  Similar charges were brought against LCSO deputy and eight year veteran Josiah Kennedy following a domestic dispute

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  • Faith Community, Law Enforcement Gather to Bridge the Gap

    Faith Community, Law Enforcement Gather to Bridge the Gap

    Bridging the Gap – a forum on July 15 aimed at bringing the local faith community together with the community at large, elected officials and law enforcement – got heated at moments, but has already resulted in the production of videos demonstrating proper traffic stop procedures. The forum followed two tragic events in other parts

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