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Stought sworn in as member of Purcellville Town Council
November 29, 2023, 1:27 am | Source
Caleb Stought, recently elected to the open seat on the Purcellville Town Council, was sworn in Nov. 28 prior to the council meeting.

Updated: Detective says ex-LCSO deputy admitted groping inmate
November 28, 2023, 7:00 pm | Source
When questioned by a detective, a former Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputy confessed to groping a female inmate, according to a criminal complaint.

Purcellville Daughters of the American Revolution chapter aids Project Linus
November 28, 2023, 5:47 pm | Source
For the second consecutive year, the Mary Hemings Bell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Purcellville, has donated handmade blankets to Project Linus as part of their Annual Day of Service project in October.

Loudoun Empty Bowls raises $54K for three local nonprofits
November 28, 2023, 5:30 pm | Source
Loudoun Empty Bowls raised $54,000 to support Loudoun Hunger Relief, LAWS Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services and Dulles South Food Pantry, according to a press release.

Cornerstones opens food distribution center in Sterling
November 28, 2023, 5:10 pm | Source
Cornerstones unveiled its Food Rescue Empowerment Enterprise, known as the FREE from Hunger Center, on Nov. 20 at a ribbon cutting event in Sterling.

ServiceNow, Ryan Bartel Foundation raise $63K for youth suicide prevention
November 28, 2023, 4:53 pm | Source
The Ryan Bartel Foundation, a Loudoun County-based nonprofit whose mission is to prevent youth suicide, and ServiceNow raised over $63,000 this fall at the second annual ServiceNow Federal Kickball Tournament, according to a press release.

Loudoun entrepreneur, winemaker Lew Parker receives Good Scout Award
November 28, 2023, 4:23 pm | Source
Lew Parker, a longtime entrepreneur and winemaker in Loudoun, was honored with the 2023 Good Scout Award at the 24th annual Loudoun County Good Scout Awards on Nov. 13.

Community college enrollment rises in Virginia but remains below pre-pandemic levels
November 28, 2023, 1:00 pm | Source
More Virginia students have been taking a full course load at community colleges over the past year, but enrollments are still short of pre-pandemic levels, according to data collected by the Virginia Community College System.

Updated: Man shot in Sterling shopping center
November 28, 2023, 12:44 am | Source
A man was hospitalized after being wounded in a shooting outside a restaurant in the Dulles 28 Centre shopping center near the Waxpool Road-Route 28 interchange in Sterling on Nov. 27, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Spence denies misleading School Board about student overdoses
November 27, 2023, 9:40 pm | Source
Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Aaron C. Spence said a two-week delay in notifying School Board members about a series of fentanyl-related overdoses among high school students wasn't an attempt to mislead them.

D.C. region, including NoVa, sets ‘ambitious’ goal for rooftop solar
November 27, 2023, 3:57 pm | Source
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments passed a resolution Nov. 8 that sets a goal of having solar panels installed on 250,000 rooftops in the Washington, D.C., metro region, an area encompassing the nation’s capital, Northern Virginia and parts of…

Man admits to stabbing, brandishing gun in Leesburg
November 26, 2023, 9:00 pm | Source
Leesburg man faces at least five years imprisonment for stabbing a man and pointing a handgun at the man and his friend on May 24 in town.

Driver admits to assaulting deputy and leading police on high-speed chase
November 26, 2023, 8:15 pm | Source
A South Riding man admitted to assaulting a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputy and leading police on a high-speed chase in 2021. A prosecutor said she couldn't prove he tried to shoot the deputy.

Leesburg man accused of possessing child porn
November 26, 2023, 8:00 pm | Source
A Leesburg man is accused of downloading child pornography.

Fugitive sought in attempted arson
November 26, 2023, 7:30 pm | Source
A Springfield man accused of trying to set fire to the home of the parents of the man he allegedly stalked is being sought by police.

Home of the Week: 40999 Spanglegrass Court, Aldie
November 24, 2023, 11:00 am | Source
This five-bedroom Avondale model home, located at 40999 Spanglegrass Court in Aldie, is on the market for $1,599,000.

Supervisors approve 3 residential developments, delay vote on 3 more
November 22, 2023, 3:24 pm | Source
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors heard several residential land use applications at a Nov. 15 public hearing.

Teachers say students abusing drugs need more help from LCPS
November 22, 2023, 2:30 pm | Source
Responding to an October outbreak of fentanyl-related overdoses among their students, teachers at Park View High School in Sterling say Loudoun County Public Schools needs to do more.

LCPS sixth graders learn about health care careers at BLOOM program
November 22, 2023, 1:30 pm | Source
About 200 students participated in BLOOM health care career program on Nov. 20 and 21 through a partnership among Inova Loudoun Hospital, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Public hearing on Greenway toll increase proposal scheduled
November 21, 2023, 7:02 pm | Source
The State Corporation Commission has scheduled an in-person public hearing in South Riding on the Dulles Greenway's proposal to increase toll rates.

Trans Day of Remembrance vigil honors lives lost to transphobic violence
November 21, 2023, 2:12 am | Source
Community members gathered at a candlelight vigil Nov. 20 to recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance memorializing those who died because of transphobic bigotry and violence. The vigil was organized by Equality Loudoun and held at Crossroads United…

Updated: Ex-School Board member accused of domestic violence, burglary
November 21, 2023, 12:30 am | Source
A former Loudoun County School Board member is accused of assaulting his fiancee a month after allegedly breaking into his wife’s home.

11 candidates so far vying to succeed Wexton
November 20, 2023, 10:45 pm | Source
The past week saw a whirlwind of candidates announcing bids for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District as Democrats from across the region rushed to enter the race to succeed Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Leesburg, who will retire at the end of her…

Committee recommends flat real estate tax rate for FY25
November 20, 2023, 10:23 pm | Source
The Finance, Government Operations and Economic Development Committee voted Nov. 14 to maintain the current real property tax rate of 87.5 cents per $100 during fiscal 2025 budget planning.

The first bills of the 2024 Virginia General Assembly have dropped. Here’s what they would do.
November 20, 2023, 10:00 pm | Source
Virginia’s next General Assembly won’t convene until Jan. 10, but senators and delegates have already begun penning legislation. (And by that, we mean the Virginia Division of Legislative Services is hard at work translating their goals into the high-flown tones…

Applications open for emergency eviction relief program
November 20, 2023, 9:42 pm | Source
Loudoun County is offering an emergency eviction relief program to residents facing immediate eviction through the nonprofit Loudoun Cares.

Open Door Learning Center offers inclusive, affordable preschool
November 20, 2023, 8:20 pm | Source
At the Open Door Learning Center, an inclusive, all-day preschool at the Arc of Loudoun’s Leesburg campus, children ages 2 ½ to 7 years old learn together in mixed classrooms of students with and without disabilities. The combined classrooms, resources…

Community Foundation honors philanthropic leaders in Loudoun
November 20, 2023, 8:08 pm | Source
Three of Loudoun County’s philanthropic leaders were honored on Nov. 17 at a gala dinner hosted by the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties at The Middleburg Barn in Middleburg.

Community organizations provide Thanksgiving meals for residents in need
November 20, 2023, 7:56 pm | Source
Citing a growing number of people who are seeking food assistance this fall, Loudoun Hunger Relief staff and volunteers have been working long hours to package and distribute about 2,500 Thanksgiving dinner kits for members of the community.

Union reps say they are 'locked out' of LCPS collective bargaining process
November 20, 2023, 7:00 pm | Source
General elections, including School Board races, don’t require a certain percentage of registered voters to participate to be valid. But a draft rule on collective bargaining for Loudoun County Public Schools employees sets a participation threshold, a proposal union representatives…

Landowner's objections delay Morven Park Road sidewalk project
November 20, 2023, 6:00 pm | Source
A project to extend sidewalk along the length of Morven Park Road will be delayed after one landowner objected to the town of Leesburg’s purchase offer for part of his property.

After a state study found Virginia is underfunding schools, local governments want action
November 20, 2023, 1:00 pm | Source
Before the new class of General Assembly members takes office in January, they are facing a push from local government leaders to quickly address Virginia’s historical underfunding of its school divisions.

Citing ongoing criminal case, UVA further delays release of campus shooting findings
November 18, 2023, 12:20 am | Source
University of Virginia officials are further delaying the public release of the findings of an investigation into the events surrounding a 2022 campus shooting that killed three student-athletes and wounded two other students. Citing concern about the impact the findings…

Times-Mirror changes newspaper delivery method
November 17, 2023, 6:53 pm | Source
Starting Nov. 17, the Loudoun Times-Mirror will be delivered to every household in our coverage area on a rotating basis. And we will begin delivery to all readers with the U.S. Postal Service, so your paper will arrive clean, dry,…

Model policy on trans students may violate existing law, LCPS attorney says
November 17, 2023, 6:00 pm | Source
Implementing parts of the Virginia Department of Education model policy for transgender students could violate federal and state anti-discrimination laws, according to an attorney for Loudoun County Public Schools.

‘Let us vote’: County employees demand union election date
November 17, 2023, 5:47 pm | Source
County employees and members of local public-employee unions gathered outside the Loudoun County Government Center Nov. 15 to call for a union election date, which speakers at the rally said the county is intentionally delaying.

Va. Board of Ed backs creation of state standards for career and technical education
November 17, 2023, 2:18 pm | Source
As demand for skilled workers grows, Virginia is planning to develop new career and technical education standards to make it easier for schools to offer programs that pivot from the traditional path of college preparation.

Home of the Week: 35386 Greyfriar Drive, Round Hill
November 17, 2023, 11:00 am | Source
This five-bedroom home located at 35386 Greyfriar Drive in Round Hill is on the market for $1,550,000.

Subramanyam enters race to succeed Wexton
November 16, 2023, 10:00 pm | Source
State Sen.-elect Suhas Subramanyam, D-Brambleton, on Nov. 16 announced his candidacy for the 10th Congressional District, becoming the third Democrat this week to enter the race to succeed Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Leesburg, who will retire at the end of her…

Nine indicted by Loudoun grand jury
November 16, 2023, 5:23 pm | Source
A convicted stalker accused of starting a fire outside the home of the parents of the woman he stalked, along with a shooting suspect, were among nine people indicted by a Loudoun Circuit Court grand jury on Nov. 13.

Helmer announces congressional run
November 16, 2023, 4:20 pm | Source
Del. Dan Helmer, D-Fairfax, on Nov. 15 announced that he will run for Congress in the 10th District, entering a crowded Democratic primary to succeed U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Leesburg, who will not seek another term due to health issues.

Umstattd remains critical of overseas travel policy despite independent report
November 16, 2023, 12:33 am | Source
Presented at a Nov. 14 committee meeting, a study of Loudoun County’s business travel policy found no substantial differences between Loudoun’s policy and those of comparable counties and government entities. Still, the report’s conclusions did little to settle the months-long…

Updated: LCPS will participate in statewide tutoring program
November 16, 2023, 12:23 am | Source
Loudoun County Public Schools is on board with All In VA.

Bret Michaels to headline concert in Leesburg
November 15, 2023, 9:44 pm | Source
Poison frontman Bret Michaels will headline a concert titled “Fall Parti-Gras Epic Holiday Concert Series” at the ION Center in Leesburg on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

Accomplice gets 25 years for deadly Sterling carjacking
November 15, 2023, 9:14 pm | Source
Justin Mark Hunter said he knew his apology to relatives of homicide victim José Isaias Escobar Menendez would sound hollow, but he meant it.

Biberaj concedes commonwealth's attorney race
November 15, 2023, 8:00 pm | Source
Republican Robert D. Anderson will be the next Loudoun County commonwealth’s attorney. Incumbent Democrat Buta Biberaj conceded the race on Nov. 15, eight days after Election Day and a day after final ballot counts were certified showing a narrow victory…

Independence High School marching band wins state championship
November 15, 2023, 7:55 pm | Source
The Independence High School Marching Band last month completed what band director Kyle Harrington describes as a “historic season” by winning the Class 5A state championship.

La Taqueria offers Mexican cuisine in downtown Leesburg
November 15, 2023, 7:48 pm | Source
The husband-and-wife team of Herydan and Ana Maza recently opened an authentic Mexican restaurant called La Taqueria in downtown Leesburg at 15 Loudoun Street.

Purcellville to purchase water filtration system amid drought
November 15, 2023, 7:21 pm | Source
As drought conditions persist in the region, the Purcellville Town Council heard a presentation and proposed action plan at the Nov. 14 Town Council meeting to help ensure the town’s water supply and water pressure levels will not be impacted.

Citing 'skeleton crew,' Pirnat seeks additional officers for Leesburg Police
November 15, 2023, 5:18 pm | Source
After 100 days on the job, Leesburg Police Chief Thea Pirnat highlighted the department’s strengths and proposed significant growth during her initial report at the Town Council’s Nov. 13 work session.

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