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  • Work on Silver Line’s Greenway Crossing Underway

    Work on Silver Line’s Greenway Crossing Underway

    By Stacey DaBaldo Four giant structures called straddle bents have been constructed in recent months on Dulles Airport property to support the aerial guideway that will carry future Silver Line trains into Dulles International Airport from Innovation Station. As additional work and final inspections take place on the first four straddle bents, Capital Rail Constructors

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  • Loudouners Stuff Backpacks for Kids

    Loudouners Stuff Backpacks for Kids

    Costco, Giant and the Ashburn Rotary Team Up for Back to School The Rotary Club of Ashburn, along with Costco and Giant, participated in the third annual Backpack Stuffing Day on July 28 to help financially struggling students with back-to-school shopping. The event, organized by the Rotary Club and hosted by Automotive Quality Solutions in

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  • Trump Coming to Ashburn for Campaign Rally Aug. 2

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will come to the area for a campaign rally in Loudoun County on Aug 2. The event will take place at 11 a.m. at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn. Doors open at 9 a.m. and free tickets are available on the candidate’s website. Trump’s appearance continues a growing tradition of

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  • The Machine Covers Pink Floyd at Tally Ho Aug. 6

    The Machine Covers Pink Floyd at Tally Ho Aug. 6

    Pink Floyd cover band The Machine is making its way to the Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The Pink Floyd-inspired band complements its shows with psychedelic lighting and remarkably accurate performances from Pink Floyd’s catalogue, sure to fulfill any fan of the actual legends. Based in New York, The

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  • Gloucester Extension Opens Aug. 4 to Relieve Waxpool, Route 7

    Gloucester Extension Opens Aug. 4 to Relieve Waxpool, Route 7

    On Aug. 4, the long-awaited Gloucester Parkway extension connecting this Ashburn road to Nokes Boulevard in Sterling will open. The extension will relieve traffic congestion along Waxpool Road and Route 7, and improve options for local drivers. A number of elected officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting dedication on July 28 near the new extension that

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  • Wegmans Celebrates 100 Years; Leesburg Event on July 30

    Wegmans Celebrates 100 Years; Leesburg Event on July 30

    The Leesburg Town Council announced it will join employees of Wegmans in celebrating the chain’s 100th anniversary on Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m., at its location in the Village at Leesburg shopping center. Wegmans will provide refreshments for customers as a part of the celebration. The Leesburg store opened in November 2009 and employs 489 people, making it one

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  • UPDATE: Missing Sterling Man Located in Centreville

    Vincent DeCarlo, 84, who left his home in the 20000 Block of Riptide Terrace in Sterling yesterday morning, was located by Fairfax County Police in Centreville at about 8:00 p.m. yesterday.  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office put out a missing person alert yesterday expressing concern for his well-being, and said he is now back with his family.  

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  • Reading of Herman Melville’s Poem “The Scout Toward Aldie”

    Reading of Herman Melville’s Poem “The Scout Toward Aldie”

    Herman Melville’s poem “The Scout Toward Aldie” will be commemorated on the 150th anniversary of its publication as part of the Conversations in History series hosted by The Mosby Heritage Area Association and NOVA Parks. Melville’s poem recounts his trip into Mosby’s Confederacy in 1864, with Union troops in order to find and capture John Singleton

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  • Loudoun Teens Join Nationwide Rock Tour

    Loudoun Teens Join Nationwide Rock Tour

    Loudoun teens Madeline Miller, Kacy Hyatt and Tyler Beddow have made their first steps toward rock stardom after the School of Rock selected them to participate in the AllStars Nationwide Rock Tour. The announcement came after an exhaustive selection process that picked just 1 percent of the school’s students worldwide. In the United States alone,

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  • New Leadership for Leesburg Police; NAACP Comments

    New Leadership for Leesburg Police; NAACP Comments

    UPDATED. On Tuesday, Leesburg Town Manager Kaj Dentler announced the new chief and deputy chief of the Town of Leesburg’s police department. Gregory Brown, currently a captain with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and Commander of its Eastern Loudoun Station, has been named the Town’s new Chief of Police.  Vanessa Grigsby, currently a captain with Leesburg’s police, has been

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  • Early Trash, Recycling Collections in Leesburg through July 29

    Early Trash, Recycling Collections in Leesburg through July 29

    CSI will continue to collect trash, yard waste and recycling, beginning at 6:00 a.m. until July 29. The push comes after predicted heat indexes of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Residents of Leesburg are reminded that trash, yard waste and recycling should be placed on the curb after 7:00 p.m. on the night prior to the

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  • Collision or Cooperation: Policing and Race

    Collision or Cooperation: Policing and Race

    Last week the Tribune sat down with Loudoun’s top cop Mike Chapman and local NAACP president Phillip Thompson, to talk about policing, traffic stops, Black Lives Matter and more. The following are excerpts of that conversation. Are relations between the African-American community and local police worse than in the recent past, or are incidents more visible thanks

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  • $2 Million Federal Grant to Help Cover Fire, Rescue Equipment Upgrade

    $2 Million Federal Grant to Help Cover Fire, Rescue Equipment Upgrade

    Federal agencies have announced a $2 million grant for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue to help upgrade and replace self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program provide the operations and safety grant. OSHA mandated the upgrade of SCBA equipment for those working particular

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  • Ashburn Giant Robbery Suspect on Loose

    Ashburn Giant Robbery Suspect on Loose

    Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on July 25 a suspect entered the Giant Food store at 43670 Greenway Corporate Drive in Ashburn, presented a note at the pharmacy demanding prescription narcotics, and made off with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.  A weapon was implied but not produced during the robbery and no one was injured. The suspect is

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  • Loudoun Top Rated Again

    Loudoun Top Rated Again

    SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, has ranked Loudoun County #1 in investment in Virginia for the second year in a row. “Being number one in new commercial investment is always an achievement. But being number one in back-to-back years is proof that Loudoun County has become a premier business location in the Commonwealth

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  • Businesses Invited to Participate in Loudoun Fall Farm Tour 

    Businesses Invited to Participate in Loudoun Fall Farm Tour 

    Farms and other agricultural businesses that make up Loudoun rural economy are invited to participate in Loudoun County’s 2016 Fall Farm Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15-16. The county’s Department of Economic Development (DED) helps promote the tours, which encourage the public to visit farms and pick their own produce;

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  • Donation Day on Aug. 6 for Inova Ladies Board Rummage Sale

    Donation Day on Aug. 6 for Inova Ladies Board Rummage Sale

    A donation day has been set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 to receive items for the next Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital Rummage Sale, considered the biggest such sale in the mid-Atlantic region. Items can be donated at the hospital’s Lansdowne campus, 44045 Riverside Parkway, or it’s Cornwall campus, 224 Cornwall

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  • Karlie Harman Stays Grounded in the Spotlight

    Karlie Harman Stays Grounded in the Spotlight

    The confidence of Karlie Harman, a sophomore at John Champe High School in Aldie, would make any parent proud. Doubt seems a notion that rarely furrows her young brow, yet she also understands the pitfalls of being cocky.  Karlie at just 16 has had a whirlwind of experiences already – athlete, celebrity, fundraiser for veterans

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