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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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  • 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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