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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Watch this space … Dulles Town Center under new management

The Busy Dulles Town Center is under new management

By Andrea Gaines We all know that delicious and exciting, “Yeah! I’m free! Let’s go shopping!” feeling. We’ve cleared our busy schedule … or maybe taken the day off.We’ve had a nice, long walk and have worked up a real appetite. Our minds are racing with anticipation … to take advantage of that great big…

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Fate of land at entrance to Purcellville under discussion – Thinking outside the box

Chuck Kuhn and Hobie Mitchell present on Warner Brook project

By Valerie Curry The Purcellville Town Council held a joint meeting Oct. 6 with Purcellville’s Economic Development Advisory Committee to listen to a presentation by Chuck Kuhn of JK Land Holdings, LLC, along with developer Hobie Mitchel. The presentation addressed uses for the 118.81-acre Warner Brook property, located at 17110 Purcellville Road. Kuhn bought the property on July 31, for $3.25…

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Latest News

Loudoun COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Update: Limited Appointments Available

During the first week of the expansion of vaccination efforts into Phase 1b of Virginia’s vaccination priorities, the Loudoun County Health Department has received more than 50,000 inquiries regarding appointments for vaccination.  At this time, all currently available vaccine doses in Loudoun…

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How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine

The most efficient way of priority groups to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination in Phase 1a and 1b, is through their employers. Employers, members of the 1a and 1b groups who have not been contacted by their employers, residents…

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Important lane and ramp closures for the week of Jan. 10 – Jan. 16

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews continue construction activities for the Metrorail Silver Line Phase 2 that require lane, shoulder, and road closures and detours at locations along the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles International Airport Access Highway, Dulles Greenway, Autopilot Drive,…

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Bipartisan agreement on Greenway Legislation

On Jan. 11, Senator John Bell and Delegate Suhas Subramanyam have finalized legislation for the 2021 session, which will bring transparency and accountability to the process of toll price increases on the Dulles Greenway. “I’m proud that the Loudoun Delegation and…

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Fire Marshal’s Office investigating two suspicious fires in Sterling

Sterling Fire

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating two recent arson fires in the Sterling area and is requesting any video or photos from either incident. At approximately 10 p.m., on Friday Jan. 15, fire and rescue units from Sterling, Ashburn, Kincora, Moorefield, Fairfax County, and the Loudoun County Fire…

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Online communitywide survey now open to all Loudoun County residents

An online version of the Loudoun County 2021 Community Survey is now open to all Loudoun County residents. Loudoun County surveys its residents periodically to get their feedback on government services, the county’s quality of life and priorities for government initiatives. Residents may take the survey online by visiting loudoun.gov/survey through Feb….

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Loudoun COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Update: Limited Appointments Available

During the first week of the expansion of vaccination efforts into Phase 1b of Virginia’s vaccination priorities, the Loudoun County Health Department has received more than 50,000 inquiries regarding appointments for vaccination.  At this time, all currently available vaccine doses in Loudoun are allocated to individuals who are included in the Phase…

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EDVA and FBI affirm commitment to ensuring peaceful inauguration

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and the FBI, affirmed their commitment today to holding accountable anyone who, in connection with tomorrow’s presidential inauguration, commits acts of violence or otherwise violates federal law in the Eastern District of Virginia, including at the Virginia State Capitol in…

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Traffic Alert: Virginia interstate and bridge closures in advance of presidential inauguration

Drivers urged to avoid the area and use alternate routes Jan. 19-21 ARLINGTON—The Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia State Police will support the United States Secret Service Joint Transportation Plan, which calls for several bridge and road closures from Virginia into Washington, D.C. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. Local law enforcement…

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Government

EDVA and FBI affirm commitment to ensuring peaceful inauguration

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and the FBI, affirmed their commitment today to holding accountable anyone who, in connection with tomorrow’s presidential inauguration, commits acts of violence or otherwise violates federal law in the Eastern…

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Purcellville police join regional Critical Incident Response Team

The Purcellville Police Department will participate in the newly created Northern Virginia Critical Incident Response Team.  The Critical Incident Response Team was created by the Northern Virginia Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Committee with the purpose to investigate critical incidents involving…

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Loudoun Economic Development sponsors 15 scholarships for FireUp business mentoring and coaching program

Loudoun County small business owners are encouraged to apply for the upcoming cohort of the FireUp Business Mentoring and Coaching Program, a program designed to set your business up for success in the digital era. The open application period runs…

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Bipartisan agreement on Greenway Legislation

On Jan. 11, Senator John Bell and Delegate Suhas Subramanyam have finalized legislation for the 2021 session, which will bring transparency and accountability to the process of toll price increases on the Dulles Greenway. “I’m proud that the Loudoun Delegation and…

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E-Edition

Opinion

Fake news? Beyond the pale

Dear Editor: I’m writing this from the perspective of two days after a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol, resulting in several deaths, significant damage to our Capitol building, and irreparable damage to the stature of the United States. …

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Can Loudoun’s historic villages be saved?

Loudoun County’s rural villages are irreplaceable, and yet, somehow, we seem determined to let the present destroy their past.  “Their buildings and settings document Loudoun County’s history, through war and peace, growth and decline, changes in commerce, agriculture, and transportation….

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New programs offers grants up to $10,000 for minority-owned businesses

Minority-owned small businesses in Loudoun County have until January 19, 2021 to apply for a new grant program from the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. A total of…

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PPP applications are reopening and the Loudoun Business Development Team is ready to help

PPP is re-opening for new and existing borrowers

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has announced that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain…

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Purcellville police reports for the week ending January 8, 2021

01/02/21          7:19 p.m.         600 Block of Elliot Drive                                Trespassing  A relative who was neither invited nor allowed arrived at a residence, laying on the front sidewalk. At the request…

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Firefighters Team Up with Mobile Hope and One Warm Coat® for Annual Coat Drive

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, along with the Loudoun Career Firefighters Association Local 3756, have once again partnered with One Warm Coat and Mobile Hope Loudoun to…

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Purcellville debates height limits for historic downtown

By Valerie Cury At the Dec. 8 Purcellville Town Council Meeting, the Council moved forward…

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Loudoun Health Department to coordinate COVID-19 vaccination – for health care workers not already signed up

 The Loudoun County Health Department is seeking to identify any health care offices or providers,…

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County seeks public input on Linear Parks and Trails System

On Jan. 17, 2019, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors directed the Loudoun County Parks,…

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