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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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  • School Board Balks at Adding LGBTQ Protections, Discussion to Continue

    School Board Balks at Adding LGBTQ Protections, Discussion to Continue

    One of the stated beliefs of the Loudoun County School Board is that an inclusive environment is the foundation for student growth. But there is a class of students and staff not protected by anti-discrimination or harassment policies, Vice Chairman Brenda Sheridan (Sterling) said at the board’s Nov. 29 meeting. LGBTQ students miss school because of safety concerns related to

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  • Stone Bridge Offense Ready for State Title Shot

    Stone Bridge Offense Ready for State Title Shot

    The Stone Bridge High School football team has had one of Virginia’s most consistently successful football programs in large part thanks to Head Coach Mickey Thompson’s offense system that is anything but routine. As the team prepares for yet another regional championship game on Dec. 2 against Massaponax High School in Stafford County, it could be the key

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  • Inova Loudoun Announces $5 Million Gift

    Inova Loudoun Announces $5 Million Gift

    On Nov. 29, Inova Loudoun Hospital announced a $5 million donation from Fred, Karen and Bobbi Schaufeld for the medical center’s Heart and Vascular Institute. The gift is the largest single cash gift ever donated in the 104-year history of Inova Loudoun and the largest contribution to any of Inova’s five cardiac care centers. The

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  • Supervisors Differ on Details of Silver Line Plan

    Supervisors Differ on Details of Silver Line Plan

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors worked out several key details of the Silver Line Comprehensive Plan Amendment in a special business meeting Nov. 29, addressing the areas surrounding the two Metro stations coming to the eastern portion of the county. With the arrival of Metro Rail expected in 2020, supervisors are hoping to optimize the potential

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  • LCSO Offers Tips to Avoid Package Theft

    LCSO Offers Tips to Avoid Package Theft

    Packages left unattended on the front porch are an easy target for thieves. As the holiday season approaches and the numbers of gifts purchased online and packages sent in the mail rise, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to take steps to avoid the theft of delivered items. “Unfortunately, this type of crime

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  • Comstock helps GAM Celebrate 40th Anniversary

    Comstock helps GAM Celebrate 40th Anniversary

    Owner Nate Grant shows Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) a book on the life of Joe Gibbs that GAM helped produce. GAM Graphics and Marketing of Sterling has a long history in Loudoun County, 40 years to be exact.  Members of the Grant family, its founders, have been a fixture in the county for just as long, starting

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  • Loudoun Projects Win Commercial Real Estate Awards

    Loudoun Projects Win Commercial Real Estate Awards

    The Northern Virginia chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, announced its 2016 Best of NAIOP winners. Four Loudoun projects were among the winners, according to the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development (DED). Award winners for excellence included the Sterling-based AOL Steve Case Center renovation. The nomination was submitted by Collective Architecture and team members included AOL

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  • None Injured in Accidental Stone Ridge Fire

    None Injured in Accidental Stone Ridge Fire

    A Loudoun County family was awakened by smoke alarms early Nov. 26, alerting them to a fire in their home. The family was able to safely evacuate as the fire, which originated in the garage, spread. The Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center began receiving calls just after 6:15 a.m. Saturday for a house fire at

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