Signings and new cabinet for Gov. Youngkin’s administration

After his swearing in on Jan. 15, Gov. Glenn Youngkin gathered with his chosen cabinet and others at the historic governor’s office on the third floor of the Virginia Capitol building. “I am very excited that we are all together right now, going to work on Day One, in this office,” he said. Youngkin signed…

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Governor Glenn Youngkin signs 11 Day One executive actions

Governor Glenn Youngkin on Jan 15, signed nine Executive Orders and two Executive Directives at the Virginia State Capitol, acting on several of his Day One promises to Virginians. The actions include an executive order ending the use of inherently divisive concepts – including Critical Race Theory – in public education, an executive order affirming…

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Town of Middleburg condemns hate-filled flyers

The Town of Middleburg Police Department was made aware of hate-filled flyers that were distributed throughout Western Loudoun County and the Town of Middleburg during the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 14. These flyers expressed sentiments that are hateful, vile, and not representative of the community values of Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, or our…

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COVID-19 testing events Jan. 11 and 14

Loudoun County has scheduled COVID-19 testing events Tuesday, Jan. 11 and Friday, Jan. 14, at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg (Enter the park on Crosstrail Boulevard from Sycolin Road.) Testing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., but may…

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Loudoun offers Christmas tree recycling at several locations

Loudoun County is offering five locations for residents to bring their Christmas trees for recycling now through Jan. 20. Only natural cut trees and wreaths will be accepted: no artificial trees or artificial wreaths. The trees will be converted into…

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Leesburg woman charged in serious crash

Pursuant to an investigation and in consultation with the Office of the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney, 66-year-old Mary Murray of Leesburg has been charged with reckless driving. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on Dec. 16, shortly after…

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Resident displaced and dogs rescued in Purcellville house fire

The four dogs rescued by Loudoun County firefighters remain in “guarded” condition after a Dec. 6 accidental fire in Purcellville. At approximately 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting smoke…

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Signings and new cabinet for Gov. Youngkin’s administration

After his swearing in on Jan. 15, Gov. Glenn Youngkin gathered with his chosen cabinet and others at the historic governor’s office on the third floor of the Virginia Capitol building. “I am very excited that we are all together right now, going to work on Day One, in this…

Read more...

Governor Glenn Youngkin signs 11 Day One executive actions

Governor Glenn Youngkin on Jan 15, signed nine Executive Orders and two Executive Directives at the Virginia State Capitol, acting on several of his Day One promises to Virginians. The actions include an executive order ending the use of inherently divisive concepts – including Critical Race Theory – in public…

Read more...

Town of Middleburg condemns hate-filled flyers

The Town of Middleburg Police Department was made aware of hate-filled flyers that were distributed throughout Western Loudoun County and the Town of Middleburg during the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 14. These flyers expressed sentiments that are hateful, vile, and not representative of the community values of Middleburg,…

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Judge sentences juvenile in sexual assault case

The Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced that Judge Brooks of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court entered a finding of delinquency (guilty) in the sexual assault cases having occurred in Loudoun County last year. The juvenile was found guilty of sexual battery, abduction and two counts of sodomy. The Honorable…

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Is there still time to rethink Rt. 15?

Planning Commissioners weigh traffic calming US 15 vs. building ‘de facto Outer Beltway’ By Laura Longley ‘It’s not perfunctory,” said Forest Hayes, chair of the Loudoun County Planning Commission, at its Nov. 30, 2021, meeting. “It’s a monumental responsibility to consider making changes to the body of work known as…

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Government

Del. Gooditis prioritizes health care access, support for farmers in budget requests

On Jan. 14, Delegate Wendy Gooditis (D-10) filed her amendments to the Virginia state budget with the Virginia House Appropriations Committee. Her budget package covers an array of issues from healthcare to farmland preservation based on feedback she has received…

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Del. Dave LaRock appointed to new committee leadership positions

On Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 2022 Session of the Virginia General Assembly began, with a 52-48 Republican majority and Republican Todd Gilbert being elected as Speaker of the House of Delegates. Speaker Gilbert announced House Committee assignments on Wednesday, including…

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COVID-19 Testing Events Jan. 18 and 21

Loudoun County has scheduled COVID-19 testing events Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Friday, Jan. 21, atPhilip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg (Enter the park on Crosstrail Boulevard from Sycolin Road.) Testing is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. but may…

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Loudoun Clerk of the Circuit Court awarded preservation grants

The Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court has been awarded two grants totaling $45,575 from the Library of Virginia as part of the Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation program.  One grant will be used to complete conservation of the…

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Opinion

Small and local rocks

Dear Editor: After reading the BRL’s latest article exposing the mess at the Gable Farm dump site outside Hamilton, I determined to write a letter congratulating the paper for its determined pursuit of this scandal. I was reminded of my promise by…

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Pigs can help the environment

By John P. Flannery There may be no zero carbon footprint but we still have it as an environmental goal. The next generation is working on how we attack carbon emissions – and, sometimes, it’s downright fun. This narrative begins…

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Kirkby Farm, site of Civil War Battle of Unison, now protected by conservation easement

Historic Kirkby Farm near Upperville is now permanently protected by a conservation easement placed with the Old Dominion Land Conservancy by Mary Welby Brown, Mary Welby McGill, and Lucy Brown…

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Teens sought for Loudoun’s Battle of the Bands

The 2021 Loudoun Battle of the Bands is open to middle and high school students, including soloists, vocalists, instrumentalists, and DJs/producers. The competition is a joint venture among the Loudoun County…

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Teen from Ashburn charged with sexual battery

A teenager from Ashburn has been charged with sexual battery and abduction of a fellow student at Broad Run High School.  The investigation determined on the afternoon of Oct. 6,…

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Roots Grow Wings gets a glowing report card for its first year

By Laura Longley When my four-year-old son checks the mail and his new Imagination Library book is in the mailbox, his whole face lights up and he runs inside to…

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Unexpected diagnosis compels woman’s advocacy for annual mammograms

For decades, Susan Dial routinely got her annual mammogram. Usually, she received an “everything’s fine,…

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Willisville Preservation Foundation celebrates Historic Road Marker

The Willisville Preservation Foundation celebrated the unveiling of a Historic Road Marker honoring the history…

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White’s Ferry and Philomont Fire Station-

Muddy Waters at the River, Fire on the Mountain By Laura Longley Beginning in September,…

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