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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: Tuesday’s Night of Firsts

    Dispatches from Cleveland: Tuesday’s Night of Firsts

    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. The Tribune is inviting similar coverage from a participant at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that will follow. Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention was a night

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  • Loudoun Animal Services Hosts “Clear the Shelter”

    Loudoun Animal Services Hosts “Clear the Shelter”

    On Saturday, July 23, Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) will be participating in a nationwide event known as “Clear the Shelter”. Between 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., all animal adoptions will be free. “Clear the Shelter” is a nationwide initiative that aims to connect animals in need with loving families. Last year, nearly 20,000 pets

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  • $20M for Battlefield Interchange in NVTA Funding Package

    $20M for Battlefield Interchange in NVTA Funding Package

    Leesburg came one step closer to seeing construction begin on the Route 7/Battlefield Parkway Interchange after the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority included the $20 million project in its FY2017 construction program. A previous $13 million allocation paid for preliminary engineering, leaving the project about $25 million short of full funding, according to the Virginia Department

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  • Next Leesburg HUBZone Meeting July 28

    Next Leesburg HUBZone Meeting July 28

    The Town of Leesburg’s Economic Development Office announced it will hold the next quarterly HUBZone Business Meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, at the Mason Enterprise Center in downtown Leesburg. The meeting is open to all small businesses and there is no cost. The guest speaker for this quarter’s meeting will be Mark

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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: Monday’s Rules Battle

    Dispatches from Cleveland: Monday’s Rules Battle

    By Ken Reid. Mr. Reid is reporting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he is participating as an alternate delegate representing Virginia. He is a former member of the Leesburg Town Council and Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The Tribune is inviting similar coverage from a participant at the Democratic National Convention that will

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  • Deputy Charged with Domestic Assault

    Deputy Charged with Domestic Assault

    A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces a misdemeanor domestic assault charge and has been placed on paid administrative leave following an incident over the weekend. Officers with the Leesburg Police Department charged Josiah Kennedy, 29, July 15. Kennedy has been with the LCSO for 8 years. A magistrate released Kennedy on a summons.

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  • Jill Vogel wants to be Virginia’s next Lt. Governor

    Jill Vogel wants to be Virginia’s next Lt. Governor

    In every presidential election cycle the conversation in Virginia inevitably turns to the next election for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. That’s because Virginia and New Jersey are the only states to hold statewide elections in the year immediately following a presidential vote. Their elections are seen as barometers of the public’s mood after

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  • Driving the Rust Belt to Cleveland

    Driving the Rust Belt to Cleveland

    By Ken Reid. On my drive from Leesburg to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I decided to stop in Youngstown, OH – perhaps the nation’s most salient example of the decline of our U.S. industrial base, which has become a central issue in this year’s presidential campaign.  This community was once the home of

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  • After 35 Years of Service, Davis Turns In Badge

    Sgt. Mark A. Davis, who spent 35 years serving Loudoun in law enforcement, including the past 12 with the Leesburg Police Department, retired July 1. In 1980, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LSCO) hired Davis as a corrections officer. During 23 years with the LSCO, Davis worked in every area except dispatch and was a

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  • Body of Missing Lovettsville Man Found

    UPDATE: The body of a Lovettsville man missing since July 15 has been found, according to a July 17 Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office report. No foul play is suspected. Original story: Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and the Virginia State Police are searching for Ian Revere, 26, of Lovettsville, and

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  • Unattended Cooking Causes Leesburg House Fire

    A July 5 fire at a home in Leesburg resulted from unattended food cooking on a stove, according to the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire and rescue crews raced to the scene after receiving calls around noon about a house on fire. Crews arriving on the seen reported heavy smoke and fire coming from

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  • Dream Rocket

    Dream Rocket

    Forty fourth-grade students from Cardinal Ridge Elementary School are anxiously awaiting for their artwork to be affixed to the skeleton of NASA’s Dream Rocket. The Cardinal Ridge artwork will join the works of 8,000 other students displayed on NASA’s Dream Rocket, a 385-foot Space Launch System (SLS) rocket replica that promotes NASA’s dream of someday

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  • Data Center Alley – Loudoun is King of the Internet

    Data Center Alley – Loudoun is King of the Internet

    Massive, windowless buildings rise from empty fields in eastern Loudoun County. Large, exterior power systems suggest something big is going on inside. Some buildings are surrounded by black fences and security gates. Most are known by company names unfamiliar to all but those in the data center industry – names like Raging Wire, CyrusOne, Dupont

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  • Bicyclist in Center Lane of Route 15 Bypass Struck Wednesday

    Bicyclist in Center Lane of Route 15 Bypass Struck Wednesday

    A Leesburg bicyclist remains in critical condition after a vehicle truck her along the Route 15 Bypass around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Shortly after reports of someone riding a bicycle in the center eastbound lane of the bypass, a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by a 19-year-old Purcellville resident struck the 24-year-old bicyclist, according to

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  • Nail Salon Owner Charged for Allegedly Passing Bad Checks

    Authorities have charged a 48-year-old nail salon owner with multiple counts of check fraud. Tan Nguyen, of Burke, owns two salons in the Leesburg area where the offenses are alleged to have occurred. After receiving multiple complaints, an investigation resulted in charges on two count of bad checks, two counts of bad payroll checks and

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  • Waterford House Fire Results in $750,000 in Damages

    UPDATE: The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office determined this fire was accidental, caused by an electrical wiring malfunction in the garage. Initial story: A Waterford family was displaced after a two-alarm fire destroyed their home on the 14500 block of Creek Lane, according to the Loudoun Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management. Two adults and two

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  • Raise Your Glass, Leggitt Family to Host Golf Event for Shriners Hospital

    Raise Your Glass, Leggitt Family to Host Golf Event for Shriners Hospital

    Reece Leggitt is described as a bright, bubbly 4-year-old girl. She was born with Arthrogryposis, a condition that impacts joints, particularly in the arms and legs. At birth, Reece had club feet, a dislocated knee, a dislocated hip, contracted leg muscles, almost no muscles in her arms, deviated wrists and fingers and a very limited

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  • Champion Bobsledder Opens Ashburn Gym

    Champion Bobsledder Opens Ashburn Gym

    Jason Sturm’s Old Glory Gym, opened July 11 in Ashburn, is not just another start-up in a region booming with athletic-related businesses. It’s unique because of the man behind the dream. Army veteran, amputee, CrossFit enthusiast, world champion bobsledder and owner of the newly christened Old Glory Gym, Jason Sturm is a man of many

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