Firearms Trafficking Strike Forces to crack down on sources of crime guns

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched five cross-jurisdictional strike forces to help reduce gun violence by disrupting illegal firearms trafficking in key regions across the country. Leveraging existing resources, the regional strike forces will better ensure sustained and focused coordination across jurisdictions and help stem the supply of illegally trafficked firearms from source cities,…

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Wexton secures 10 Community Project Funding requests in House appropriations legislation, totaling $12.9 million for key Virginia-10 priorities

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) has successfully secured $12,910,000 in federal funding for all 10 of the Community Project Funding requests that she submitted as part of the fiscal year 2022 House appropriations packages. The requests include funding for local transportation and infrastructure projects, a first-time homebuyer down payment assistance program, funding for local police departments…

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Bayliss is new director of Information Technology Department

Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has announced that John Bayliss has been selected as the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Information Technology. Bayliss was selected after a nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective Sept. 2. County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has announced that John Bayliss has been selected as the new director of…

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2021 Signatures of Loudoun Awards recognize excellence in design

The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, a volunteer group of architects, engineers, planners, and designers dedicated to supporting quality design in Loudoun County, presented the 2021 “Signatures of Loudoun” design awards in a ceremony on June 29. The Signatures program, now…

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Keeping it low in historic downtown Purcellville

By Valerie Cury The Purcellville Town Council has voted 4-2 to reduce building heights in the Town’s C-4 District (historic downtown). Mayor Kwasi Fraser, and Council Members Stan Milan, Chris Bertaut, and Tip Stinnette voted in favor of the new…

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Local kids excel in KidWinds Virginia Challenge bubbling with curiosity, and problem-solving

By Andrea Gaines Diane Painter is a member of an organization called VSTE – Virginia Society for Technology in Education, and a member of Makersmiths organization.  She was recently nominated as a 2021 Outstanding Educator by Repowering Schools for her…

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Expanding Purcellville’s Historic District –public hearing July 15

By Valerie Cury The Town of Purcellville’s Historic Corridor Overlay District, which was created in 2005, is made up of parts of Main Street, North 21st  Street, North 23rd Street and South 32nd Street. This District is meant to protect…

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Firearms Trafficking Strike Forces to crack down on sources of crime guns

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched five cross-jurisdictional strike forces to help reduce gun violence by disrupting illegal firearms trafficking in key regions across the country. Leveraging existing resources, the regional strike forces will better ensure sustained and focused coordination across jurisdictions and help stem the supply of illegally…

Read more...

Wexton secures 10 Community Project Funding requests in House appropriations legislation, totaling $12.9 million for key Virginia-10 priorities

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) has successfully secured $12,910,000 in federal funding for all 10 of the Community Project Funding requests that she submitted as part of the fiscal year 2022 House appropriations packages. The requests include funding for local transportation and infrastructure projects, a first-time homebuyer down payment assistance program,…

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Bayliss is new director of Information Technology Department

Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has announced that John Bayliss has been selected as the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Information Technology. Bayliss was selected after a nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective Sept. 2. County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has announced that John Bayliss has been selected…

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Fire safety reminders after two accidental fires

After two accidental house fires within twenty-four hours displaced ten people and caused $604k in damages, Loudoun firefighters offer important fire prevention information.  On Tuesday, July 15, just before 2:45 p.m., the Loudoun County Emergency Communication Center received a 911 reporting a house fire on Peacock Circle in Hamilton. The…

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New hours for COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Dulles Town Center

As demand for COVID-19 vaccine from Loudoun County continues to decrease and as more providers in the community continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine, Loudoun County is adjusting the hours of operation at its Dulles Town Center clinic effective Tuesday, July 27. The clinic will close permanently on the evening of…

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Government

Governor Northam announces appointments to three cannabis oversight boards

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Firearms trafficking strike forces to crack down on sources of crime guns

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched five cross-jurisdictional strike forces to help reduce gun violence, by disrupting illegal firearms trafficking in key regions across the country. Leveraging existing resources, the regional strike forces will better ensure sustained and focused…

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Loudoun to hold public comment period on Prentice Drive

Loudoun County will hold an open comment period to gain input from the public on the county’s project to extend Prentice Drive from Lockridge Road to Loudoun County Parkway. The public comment period will be open from Monday, July 26, 2021, through…

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Governor Northam announces appointments to three cannabis oversight boards

Gov. Ralph Northam has announced appointments to the three newly created boards responsible for overseeing the legalization of recreational marijuana in the Commonwealth. Virginia became the first Southern state to pass adult-use cannabis legislation with changes going into effect on…

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U.S. Citizenship Preparation | Free Six Session Workshop Begins June 30

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The Colorful History of Tartan | Free Virtual Program July 1

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Watercolor Workshop | Free Virtual Program

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Guided Tours of the Battle of Middleburg Virginia

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Opinion

Our nation needs to unite

Dear Editor: When a casual conversation with my neighbor became a heated one on the topic of critical race theory, the iconic words of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) came to mind, “O People, your Lord is…

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Homestay Home Occupation permits now available

Homestay Home Occupation Permits are now available to Town of Leesburg residents who wish to make their homes short-term rental properties. In October 2020, the Leesburg Town Council adopted its homestay rental ordinance. The Code of Virginia § 15.2-983 defines…

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Hillsboro celebrates completion of $30 million infrastructure project

On June 18, 2021, the Town of Hillsboro celebrated the completion of its ReThink9 road and infrastructure improvement project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by hundreds. “We are gathered here…

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Congratulations, Class of 2021!

By Laura Longley You made it. After 12 years of working hard and putting your heart into the life of your schools, you’re leaving high school with memories you’ll share…

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Town launches income-producing trees project

Green grows the Aberdeen property of Purcellville Who said money doesn’t grow on trees? It soon will in Purcellville.  And we’re not talking pocket change. In May, the Town wrapped…

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Lovettsville fire incendiary in nature

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has confirmed that the fire on Saturday night, June 5, in Lovettsville, which claimed one life, was incendiary in nature. Just before 8:30 p.m.,…

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Keeping buildings low in Purcellville’s historic downtown

By Valerie Cury Developers want higher building height limits in key parts of Purcellville, with…

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LCSO investigates armed robbery of Ashburn convenience store

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning armed robbery of an Ashburn…

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Council to hear additional comments on lowering height in C-4 district on June 8

In keeping with the new Comprehensive Plan to preserve Purcellville’s small-town feel, the Planning Commission has…

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