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  • Parking Stirs Debate about Growth of ADAMS Center in Ashburn

    Parking Stirs Debate about Growth of ADAMS Center in Ashburn

    Supporters and opponents of the request by All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) to permit a mosque, and and associated daycare and private school in space it has purchase at the Beaumeade Circle business park in Ashburn are expected to speak during a public hearing Wednesday. Concerns raised by opponents center on parking at the

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  • Loudoun’s teachers Get New Leader

    Loudoun’s teachers Get New Leader

    After almost three decades in the classroom, Stone Bridge business teacher David Palanzi is leaving his desk, paper grading and lecture plans to start his new post as president of the Loudoun Education Association (LEA) on Aug. 1. Palanzi was elected to the position earlier this year by the group’s 3,300 members, moving up from

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  • Sterling Teen Missing Since Friday

    Sterling Teen Missing Since Friday

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has issue a request for public assistance locating a Sterling area teenager who has been missing since July 8. Katie Zamora-Hernandez, 13, of E. Charlotte Road could be in the Herndon area with another juvenile. She is 4-foot-11 with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about her location

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  • Loudoun Adult Detention Center Gets Top Marks from Feds and VA Department of Corrections

    Loudoun Adult Detention Center Gets Top Marks from Feds and VA Department of Corrections

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) announced the favorable results of two recent reviews of the county’s Adult Detention Center (ADC) in Leesburg. Following an audit in June, the ADC was deemed in full compliance with the standards established by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for Jails

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  • BOS Calls for Love

    BOS Calls for Love

    Love Loudoun Resolution Replaces LGBT Proposal A “Love Loudoun” resolution approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors aimed to soften the rhetoric stirring for the past few weeks regarding a controversial resolution that sought to retroactively recognize June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. In addition, supervisors agreed to only put forth

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  • Pet Health and Nutrition…The Grain Free Diet

    Pet Health and Nutrition…The Grain Free Diet

    By Kimberly Correnti Trends that occur in people food coincidentally happen in the pet food industry (i.e. gluten free – grain free). However, carbohydrates either grain or grain-free is the pet food industry’s ingredient in which to bind kibble into a formed, whole piece. Without this starch the kibble would crumble apart into a powder.

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  • LGBT Advocates, Opponents Sound Off on BOS Resolution

    LGBT Advocates, Opponents Sound Off on BOS Resolution

    Loudoun supervisors tried to soften the collective community tone regarding a proposed resolution to recognize June as LGBT Pride Month, but speakers during the Board of Supervisors business meeting on Tuesday had a different notion. Supporters and opponents of Supervisor Kristen C. Umstattd’s (D-Leesburg) resolution stood their ground, with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates

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  • Private Schools Provide a ‘Beautiful Education’ for Some Loudoun Students

    Private Schools Provide a ‘Beautiful Education’ for Some Loudoun Students

    By Mike and Joy Conway While we have always remained open to any options that might be in the best interests of our children, we never actually planned to send our oldest daughter, Sofia, to private school. Her experience at our local public middle school changed that. Like many local students, Sofia is smart. She

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  • Zika Woes Continue

    Zika Woes Continue

    This Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), pictured above, is common in Loudoun and capable of carrying the Zika virus. However no Zika transmission has been reported in the United States; all known cases here were obtained abroad. Loudoun County decided to take advantage of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 26 – July 2, and highlight

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  • VHDA Awards Windy Hill Funding for Workforce Units at Kincora

    VHDA Awards Windy Hill Funding for Workforce Units at Kincora

    The Virginia Housing Development Authority has agreed to fund 96 workforce housing units for the Windy Hill Foundation as part of the Kincora development at the southwest corner of Route 28 and Route 7. The funding will help the foundation, along with Flatiron Partners, construct the Heronview Apartments complex estimated at around $15 million. An

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  • Granite Embezzlement Case Cracked

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office’s Financial Crimes Unit arrested two area suspects related to an embezzlement case opened in 2014. George C. Page, 44, of Centreville, and Mehmet Dagistan, 50, of Arlington, are both charged with participating in a scheme to falsify invoices for the sale of granite to unauthorized vendors out of the Sterling

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  • Shelter Strives for Higher Pet Adoption Rates

    Shelter Strives for Higher Pet Adoption Rates

    Everything down to the pet gate that takes the place of Nina Stively’s office door speaks to the mission to which employees at LCAS have fully dedicated themselves. Rescuing animals, taking in pets, and finding them a new home through adoption is a difficult undertaking. The shelter brings in more than 2,000 animals a year

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  • Kincora Announces Data Center Deal with CyrusOne

    Kincora Announces Data Center Deal with CyrusOne

    The 6.7 million-square-foot mixed-used project at the southwest corner of Route 28 and Route 7 known as Kincora has landed global data center provider CyrusOne. TRITEC Real Estate and Norton Scott LLC, the developers of Kincora, announced a deal with CyrusOne that’s expected to result in a $1 billion investment in the county. The 40-acre

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  • Virginia Has New Laws as of July 1

    Virginia Has New Laws as of July 1

    General Assembly Changes Touch On Driving, Hunting, Firearms, Agriculture and More Many Virginia drivers hit the road for the holiday weekend, but they might not have known that as of July 1 smoking in a car with passengers younger than 8 carries a civil penalty of up to $100. Drivers also must be more cautious

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  • Loudoun County Chamber to host “State of the Economy”

    Loudoun County Chamber to host “State of the Economy”

    Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Loudoun County’s Department of Economic Development and Dr. Terry Clower, Director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis, will headline the Loudoun County Chamber’s 2016 “State of the Economy” forum at Belmont Country Club July 13. Rizer and Clower will be joined by Ms. Generra J. Peck, vice president

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  • Workforce Resource Center Hosts Career Fair

    Workforce Resource Center Hosts Career Fair

    The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center invites job seekers to come to the Hospitality & Food Service Career Fair scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 12. The event will take place on the second floor of the Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Way NE, in Leesburg. Featured employers include: B.F. Saul Company, Blackfinn Ameripub,

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  • Local Printing Company Named New Franchise of the Year for 2015

    Local Printing Company Named New Franchise of the Year for 2015

    SpeedPro Imaging Northern Virginia, a local, family-owned wide format printing company, has been recognized as SpeedPro’s New Franchise of the Year for its inaugural year results, during the SpeedPro annual convention. SpeedPro NOVA creates premium, wide format, high-resolution digital indoor and outdoor graphics. Co-owners, Roman Blazauskas and Shawn Flaherty, of the northern Virginia franchise won

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  • LEA Gives Scholarships to Future Teachers

    LEA Gives Scholarships to Future Teachers

    The Loudoun Education Association (LEA) recently awarded $4,000 in scholarships to future Loudoun teachers, including: • Elyse Johnson, Stone Bridge • Zachary Hummel, Broad Run • Hannah McShea, Loudoun County • Victoria Webb, Briar Woods Each future teacher received a $1,000 scholarship that was announced during their school’s senior awards ceremony. LEA raised money for

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