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Home for the holidays: A guide to community events in Loudoun County
December 7, 2023, 5:00 pm | Source
There are a host of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit all around Loudoun County this month. Below are just some of the opportunities to see Santa Claus and celebrate the season. Find more events on the Times-Mirror community…

Arrest made in Sterling shopping center shooting
December 3, 2023, 7:00 pm | Source
A suspect has been arrested in the non-fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot behind the Milk & Honey Cafe at the Dulles 28 Centre shopping center in Sterling on Nov. 27, but the suspected shooter remained at…

Claude Moore Foundation reaches $100 million milestone in giving
December 1, 2023, 12:23 pm | Source
The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation announced this week it has surpassed $100 million in giving since 1990 through its grants and programs, many of which benefit Loudoun County residents.

Community holiday events planned across Loudoun County
December 1, 2023, 11:00 am | Source
The towns of Leesburg, Purcellville and Middleburg eachhost their signature Christmas events over the next two weekends, and there are a host of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit all around Loudoun County this month. Below are just some…

Leesburg man acquitted in 2022 fatal shooting
December 1, 2023, 2:23 am | Source
Nelson José Coronado Jr. said he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot his first cousin, Javuan Amontae Wright, in his Leesburg apartment in 2022.

NOVEC lineworkers help bring electricity to Guatemalan community
December 1, 2023, 12:11 am | Source
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative participated in the United We Light initiative in October, bringing electricity to about 500 residents in Santa Isabel, Guatemala.

School Board removes participation threshold requirement for union election
November 30, 2023, 6:30 pm | Source
As the Loudoun County School Board prepares to vote on the rules for the election that will determine which union will represent employees in contract bargaining talks, some teachers and union representatives say some of the the terms are unfair.

LCPS students say administrators are censoring pro-Palestinian protests
November 30, 2023, 6:00 pm | Source
Saying they've been censored and smeared, several Palestinian-American students, their parents, and supporters denounced Loudoun County Public Schools administrators and Superintendent Aaron C. Spence for their handling of student protests calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war.

Middleburg Community Charter School off financial probation
November 30, 2023, 5:03 pm | Source
After getting better grades on its financial report card, Middleburg Community Charter School is off probation.

Report: As Northern Virginia prospers, some neighborhood conditions worsen
November 30, 2023, 1:00 pm | Source
In between the sprawling lawns of Loudoun County and the riverside lofts of Alexandria lie clusters of struggling, predominantly non-white neighborhoods that are increasingly left out of the success and prosperity experienced by Northern Virginia as a whole, recent research…

Chick's Picks ready for holiday shoppers Dec. 1 in Leesburg
November 29, 2023, 10:26 pm | Source
Chick's Picks will unveil its 20th annual holiday shopping event on Dec. 1. The event will take place at a new location this year: 504 Fort Evans Road in Leesburg.

Domestic violence charges against LCSO sergeant dismissed
November 29, 2023, 8:33 pm | Source
With a woman declining to testify about whether he assaulted her, the domestic violence charge against a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was dropped in Loudoun Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Nov. 29.

Route 340 near Harpers Ferry to reopen Dec. 1
November 29, 2023, 7:28 pm | Source
A road project that has affected traffic in western Loudoun County over the past three months will be completed by Dec. 1, according to a press release from the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

Public piano installation coming to downtown Leesburg
November 29, 2023, 7:24 pm | Source
A piano will join downtown Leesburg’s public art installations as soon as next spring after Town Council unanimously voted to approve the project at its Nov. 28 meeting.

Leesburg considers 4.1% utility rate increase
November 29, 2023, 7:13 pm | Source
Leesburg town staffers proposed a water and sewer rate increase of 4.1% per year for the next five years at Town Council’s Nov. 28 public hearing.

Dominion clarifies expected cost of transmission project
November 29, 2023, 7:04 pm | Source
Dominion Energy representatives recently clarified the expected cost of the Aspen to Golden transmission line project proposed for the Route 7 corridor.

Leesburg Town Council reconsiders Morven Park Road sidewalk project
November 29, 2023, 6:00 pm | Source
The Leesburg Town Council will reconsider its decision not to invoke eminent domain to make way for the Morven Park Road sidewalk project. On Nov. 28, the council rescinded its previous vote.

Purcellville shifts course, schedules public hearing on Rt. 690 interchange
November 29, 2023, 5:59 pm | Source
The Purcellville Town Council voted 6-1 on Nov. 28 to hold a public hearing on Jan. 9 on the vacation of easement for the Route 7/690 interchange project.

Littleton delivers State of the Town in Middleburg
November 29, 2023, 5:16 pm | Source
With Middleburg’s $10.6 million new town hall project nearly complete, town officials welcomed area residents to tour the new town hall prior to Mayor Bridge Littleton’s State of the Town speech on Nov. 16.

Del. Michelle Maldonado joins race for 10th Congressional District
November 29, 2023, 12:00 pm | Source
Del. Michelle Maldonado, D-Manassas, announced a bid Nov. 29 for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District seat. She is the latest in a long line of Democratic contenders vying for their party’s nomination to succeed Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Leesburg, who will retire…

Democratic control of legislature opens up chance for long-delayed SCC appointments
November 29, 2023, 12:00 pm | Source
After securing control of both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly in the November elections, Democrats will have a new opportunity during the 2024 session to fill two long-time vacancies on the State Corporation Commission, the state body that regulates…

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
A 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.

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…

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