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  • Search for Man who Approached Young Girl in Lowes Island Area

    Search for Man who Approached Young Girl in Lowes Island Area

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a subject who approached a young girl on June 9 in the Lowes Island area of Sterling. The 8-year-old victim told the Sheriff’s Office she was walking to school in the area of Saulty Drive and Muddy Harbor Square around 7:25

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  • AT&T Withdraws Request to Build Facility on Short Hill 

    AT&T Withdraws Request to Build Facility on Short Hill 

    A contentious proposal to place an AT&T transmission utility substation along the ridgeline of Short Hill Mountain east of Neersville and north of Hillsboro appears to be over, for now at least, after the company withdrew its request Monday for a commission permit. AT&T submitted a commission permit application for the facility, which the Loudoun

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  • Route 50/Loudoun County Parkway Interchange Design to Get Review

    Route 50/Loudoun County Parkway Interchange Design to Get Review

    The design of the interchange planned at Route 50 and Loudoun County Parkway will undergo new analysis out of concern that previous models of the project made assumptions about the completion of nearby projects that could lag. Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) raised the issue earlier this month and won support from his colleagues. If nearby

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  • Safety Classes for Prospective Babysitters

    Safety Classes for Prospective Babysitters

    Loudoun residents ages 11 to 14 who are considering getting into the babysitting business might consider monthly Safe Sitter classes offered by INOVA Loudoun Hospital. For $70, the prospective entrepreneurs will participate in a curriculum created by a pediatrician that includes the following: Babysitting as a business Success on the job Childcare essentials Safety for

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  • Home Sale Prices Still Rising

    Home Sale Prices Still Rising

    The latest sales data for real estate in Loudoun County shows steady growth in homes prices, despite a slight dip in closed sales, according the Dulles Area Association of Realtors (DAAR). “Houses are selling very quickly,” said Eric Pearson, of Pearson Smith Realty. In April, for the eighth month in a row, median sale prices

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  • Prevention Key to Avoiding Dangers of Zika Virus

    Prevention Key to Avoiding Dangers of Zika Virus

    By Dr. David Goodfriend The Zika virus has been known for at least 60 years and has periodically caused outbreaks of disease.  Last year it came to the Americas for the first time, spreading quickly in Brazil and to neighboring countries and, in January 2016, the Virginia Department of Health confirmed a case of Zika in

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  • Retreat Planned for Loudoun Board Strategic Planning

    Retreat Planned for Loudoun Board Strategic Planning

    Later this month, Loudoun supervisors will gather for a retreat at George Washington University in Ashburn to discuss their vision and for the county and how best to move their collective agenda forward. The June 24 retreat will focus on items identified by Christine Becker, a retreat facilitator who interviewed each member of the Board

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  • Silver Line Planning Workshop Set for June 29

    Silver Line Planning Workshop Set for June 29

    With the anticipated opening of Metro’s Silver Line Phase 2 only about four years away, county elected officials and planners have begun revamping the land use plans around Loudoun’s planned Metro stations to provide guidance for future land use decisions. The public is invited to a presentation and workshop on June 29, from 6:30 p.m.

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  • Candidate Deadlines Pass for Leesburg, Hillsboro Elections 

    Candidate Deadlines Pass for Leesburg, Hillsboro Elections 

    National elections have garnered much of the attention this year as presidential candidates vie for support. Every seat in the U.S. House of Representatives will be on ballots Nov. 8, but residents in Leesburg and Hillsboro have some things closer to home to ponder. The deadline for candidates to file bids for expiring seats on

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