White’s Ferry service shut down

Loudoun County Supervisor Caleb A. Kershner (R– Catoctin District) issued the following statement regarding the shut down of the White’s Ferry service between Montgomery County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia. “I am extremely disappointed in the shutdown of White’s Ferry in response to the court’s decision in Rockland Farm, LLC, et al. v. White’s Ferry,…

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Dr. Bill’s Rx for 2020: sharing the lights of Christmas

Holiday Lights in Loudoun County

By Laura Longley William “Dr. Bill” Incatasciato is a Loudoun County pediatrician who, besides specializing in the care of children, remains a child at heart. And there’s no time of year when that’s more evident than Christmas because that’s when the lights come on.  “Ever since I was a little kid,” he recalls, “my family …

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Hey, kids! Want to win $75, $45, or $25… just for being you?

Calling all kids in Loudoun County – kindergarten through grade 5. Why not enter the Blue Ridge Leader & Loudoun Today’s “Best Gift Ever!” contest? Best Gift Ever asks a simple question.  “What was the best ever gift you ever received, or gave?” The gift can be birthday-related, or holiday-related, or whatever.  That’s up to…

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Latest News

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 not only with your classmates but also with students around…

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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., Saturday, June 5, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue units from…

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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 convenience store. Shortly before 1 a.m. May 27, the unknown suspect entered the 7-Eleven in the 20600 block of Ashburn Road. Inside the suspect approached…

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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 proposed to amend the Zoning Ordinance so that buildings constructed in the Town’s Historic Downtown / Central Commercial District (C-4 Zoning District) be limited to…

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Loudoun Animal Shelter receives 367 animals during investigation

The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services took custody of 367 animals following an animal hoarding investigation in Aldie. Cynthia L. Peer, 39, has been charged with 51 Class 1 misdemeanors and 67 Class 4 misdemeanors, totaling 118 charges, after a search of her residence revealed hundreds of animals in…

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‘Education not Indoctrination’ rally held June 12

On Saturday June 12, a rally was held at the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg to bring attention to and stop the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Loudoun County Public Schools and across the country—and instead support unity. The rally “Education not Indoctrination” was attended by over 200…

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Temporary road closures to occur during Juneteenth march

A march coordinated by the NAACP and Loudoun Freedom Center will be held in downtown Leesburg on Saturday, June 19, in observation of Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the United States. Marchers will gather on the Loudoun County Courthouse lawn in downtown Leesburg at 9 a.m. and…

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Loudoun County Public Schools to appeal Cross Decision

On July 11, Loudoun County Public Schools announced it will file an appeal of a June 8 decision in Loudoun County Circuit Court regarding the reinstatement of Leesburg Elementary physical education teacher Byron Tanner Cross. Judge James E. Plowman’s decision here. The statement read: “LCPS respectfully disagrees with the Circuit Court’s…

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Yondr Group acquires 270 Acres in Northern Virginia to develop data centers

Land acquisition with JKLH will deliver 500MW of critical IT capacity when fully developed Yondr Group, a global leader, developer, owner operator and service provider of hyperscale data centers in partnership with JK Land Holdings, LLC, has announced they have closed on the acquisition of 270 acres of prime real…

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Government

Rt. 7/690 Interchange in Purcellville included in Surface Transportation Bill

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) has requested $10 million to fund a new interchange at Rt. 7 and Rt. 690, Hillsboro Road, and this was included in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s surface transportation reauthorization bill. The bill, titled the…

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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 periodic support from certain Council members, depending on the moment, they have tried to take power away from the local legislative body – and, in…

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Restrictions ease in Loudoun Government facilities May 28

Loudoun County will implement Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79 (PDF), which lifts all remaining capacity limits for gatherings and social distancing requirements in previous executive orders that have been in place in county government facilities as part of the efforts…

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Warner visits Loudoun, offering vaccine help for India –and broadband help for Loudoun: ‘Don’t miss this window’

By Valerie Cury Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) started off May 21 by going to Alexandria to discuss affordable child care. He then visited Indian-American community leaders in Ashburn at Celebrations by Rupa Vira Restaurant to offer COVID-19 help to India,…

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Opinion

Loudoun County teacher enters the woke zone

Dear Editor: The Loudoun County School Board’s decision to place elementary school teacher Tanner Cross on administrative leave for refusing to use preferred pronouns for any transgender children in his classes has sparked a cultural firestorm, leaving many bewildered, including…

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Now Hiring: Work In Loudoun this summer and beyond

Looking for a summer job? Thousands of high-paying seasonal jobs and long-term employment opportunities are currently open with Loudoun businesses, just as COVID-19 mitigation measures have been lifted across the Commonwealth. Search the largest collection of publicly listed positions at Biz.Loudoun.gov/LoudounJobs….

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More News

LCSO investigates armed robbery of Ashburn convenience store

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning armed robbery of an Ashburn convenience store. Shortly before 1 a.m. May 27, the unknown suspect entered the 7-Eleven in…

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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 proposed to amend the Zoning Ordinance so that buildings constructed in the Town’s Historic Downtown…

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Residents of the Town of Purcellville interested in serving on the Town Council can apply until June 3

On Monday, May 24, 2021, Council member Ted Greenly resigned his position on the Purcellville Town Council effective May 31. The Town extends its gratitude to Mr. Greenly for his…

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John Beatty announces Congressional candidacy

John Patrick Beatty, a member of the Loudoun County School Board, has announced his candidacy for the 10th District Republican Congressional nomination. Beatty is a graduate of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and is the Information Technology Director for…

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Bond rating agencies reaffirm Loudoun’s Triple-A Rating

The nation’s top bond rating agencies have again affirmed Loudoun County’s AAA rating on its…

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Wexton announces release of $34 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support Virginia’s seniors

Sterling, VA — Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced the Biden-Harris Administration’s release of $33,990,613 in…

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Whiskey tariff set to double in June; Kaine and Young urge removal of tariffs

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN) sent a letter to the Office…

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