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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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  • Yudd Named Deputy County Administrator

    Yudd Named Deputy County Administrator

    Charles Yudd has been named Deputy County Administrator, effective July 1, by Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet. The position provides direct management and support for the assistant county administrators, who oversee most of the county’s external service agencies, and who serve as liaisons with Constitutional Officers and the courts. Yudd will continue to oversee the

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  • Party or Perish – Loudoun in Economic Crossroads

    Party or Perish – Loudoun in Economic Crossroads

    By Tony Howard President, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Loudoun County finds itself at an economic crossroads. For the past generation or so, our community has enjoyed a robust economy and what many of us consider to be a world class quality of life. But Loudoun’s future prosperity will not be secured by employing strategies

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  • New Delhi, New Loudoun: Indian Community Adds Welcome Diversity

    New Delhi, New Loudoun: Indian Community Adds Welcome Diversity

    For years, Loudoun has been one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., but what’s not so well-known is who is moving here. One demographic in particular is leading Loudoun’s growth and has its eyes set on the local IT industry, and on public education and infrastructure. The U.S. Census Bureau found that in

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  • Part 1, Heroin Wars: The war on heroin is a national priority – what it means for Loudoun

    Part 1, Heroin Wars: The war on heroin is a national priority – what it means for Loudoun

    Nick Yacoub recalls in great detail the moment that changed his life – 10 p.m., a Wednesday, the eve of Thanksgiving 2007. A set of flashing lights leading to a second arrest in as many years, and ultimately jail time in the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center (ADC). “Being arrested saved my life,” said Yacoub,

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  • 2016 Signatures of Loudoun Winners Announced

    2016 Signatures of Loudoun Winners Announced

    The Loudoun County Design Cabinet and the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development honored the winners of the 12th annual “Signatures of Loudoun” awards in a presentation to the Board of Supervisors on June 7. The Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Awards encourage and recognize high quality design projects throughout the county, soliciting public nominations

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  • Ground Broken for New Tech Academy

    Ground Broken for New Tech Academy

    Loudoun County is sponsoring a ground-breaking for the Academies of Loudoun at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17. The Loudoun County School Board approved plans for the facility in Feb. 2014. Once complete, the academies will provide a center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in traditional and non-traditional classroom settings. The facility will

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  • ‘Made in America’ Matters for Veteran-Operated Business

    ‘Made in America’ Matters for Veteran-Operated Business

    “Where’s your flag?” is the motto for veteran owned and operated Flags of Valor in Ashburn. Founded last year by retired special operations pilot Brian Steorts, 39, Flags of Valor specializes in creating handcrafted American flags on wood plank canvases. The idea came about after Steorts realized the opportunity for vets like him to honor

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  • Chamber Launches New Business Academy for Adolescents

    Chamber Launches New Business Academy for Adolescents

    Business growth in Loudoun comes in all shapes and sizes. Starting this fall the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and Loudoun Economic Development Authority are launching an entrepreneurship and business training program that will connect local business owners and leaders with middle and high school aged students. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a program

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  • Loudoun BOS Hears Metro Update

    Loudoun BOS Hears Metro Update

    Plenty of questions, concerns and suggestions made their way to the ears of Metro’s top official June 7 when he briefed the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors about the transit agency’s recent woes and upcoming SafeTrack program. Some supervisors suggested they had been misled along the way. In addition, several supervisors took the opportunity to

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