Government

Tips to prevent frozen water pipes

December 2, 2020

With freezing temperatures coming, the Leesburg Department of Utilities would like to remind everyone to drain and protect outdoor water connections: Be sure pipes in unheated parts of your home,…

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Ban on phone use while driving in Virginia starts Jan. 1

December 2, 2020

A new Virginia law banning the use of cellphones while driving goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021. The mandate was signed by Gov. Ralph Northam on July 8, making Virginia…

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Construction hours extended for new Loudoun County Courthouse

December 2, 2020

The contractor for the new Loudoun County Courthouse is planning to pour concrete slabs for the building’s basement. Due to the size and complexity of these pours, extended work hours…

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Loudoun’s education news

December 2, 2020

Since last March when COVID-19  first brought schooling in Loudoun to a full stop, the community has wrestled with continuum of learning, child care, food insecurity, mental health, access to…

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NAACP of Loudoun County Speaks about discrimination in Academies

Attorney General’s report finds racial discrimination in Loudoun Academies’ admissions policy

December 2, 2020

On Nov 20, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that the state Division of Human Rights had found “reasonable cause” to believe the Loudoun County Public Schools system discriminated against…

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Rt 9/Rt 287 roundabout project moves forward

December 2, 2020

In his Nov. 25 update on the two-lane roundabout construction project at the Rt 9/Rt 287 intersection, Blue Ridge District Supervisor Tony R. Buffington reported that Loudoun County’s design consultant…

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Appeal filed to stop massive Purcellville development

December 2, 2020

An appeal to the Town of Purcellville challenging the Town’s Board of Architectural Review’s approval of the Trail’s End development plan, has been filed. Trail’s End would be located near…

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Northern Virginia joint transportation meeting Dec. 8

December 2, 2020

Learn about agency projects  Join the Commonwealth Transportation Board, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and Virginia Railway Express for virtual public meeting and listening session.  The public…

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What’s up in the west

December 2, 2020

Loudoun Coalition considers key rural issues for 2021 docket By Laura Longley When representatives of 55 organizations gathered virtually for the coalition’s last meeting of the year Nov. 24, the Loudoun County…

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From weddings to wineries to breweries – More suds in Bluemont

December 2, 2020

By Valerie Curry The unincorporated village of Bluemont will likely soon be getting yet another brewery and winery. The Whitehall Estate – where “barn meets ballroom” as its website proclaims –…

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