Snow Emergency route restrictions go into effect at midnight tonight

 Current weather forecasts call for six to eight inches of snow and/or sleet and freezing rain to fall in Leesburg beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Tuesday. In preparation for snow removal operations, Town officials will put snow emergency route restrictions into effect on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 12:01 a.m. When snow emergency route…

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VDOT crews are ready for the storm forecast

VDOT Snow Update

VDOT Northern Virginia crews are ready for the winter storm forecast to affect much of the Commonwealth tomorrow into early next week. Residents are asked to monitor forecasts and plan ahead to avoid travel Sunday and Monday. What’s Happening Now See the Winter Storm Watch from the National Weather Service covering VDOT’s Northern Virginia District, and monitor…

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Loudoun to host free twice-weekly COVID-19 testing

Loudoun County will hold twice-weekly, free drive-thru COVID-19 testing events at multiple locations beginning in February. Unlike past testing events hosted by Loudoun County, these weekly, fixed events will not be mass testing sites and instead are intended to provide regular, predictable testing opportunities for the community. As a result, capacity at these fixed testing…

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Latest News

Northam announces administration appointments

Gov. Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration on Feb. 26. Secretariat of the Commonwealth Board Appointments Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians Darla All, ABOC of Waynesboro, General Manager and Optician, Visionworks Charlottesville Pamela Chavis, MD* of Goochland and…

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COVID-19 legislation cancels Vineyard Square expiration?

By Valerie Cury In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia General Assembly last year passed a bill which extends the approval date of site plans. But the bill didn’t take effect until March 1, 2021. It appears that developers had…

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Irish or not, celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in fun ways

Oh, for the days of green rivers and joyous crowds celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in parades from Australia to Argentina, Brazil to Boston, New Orleans to New York, and of course, Chicago.  While most parades are canceled this year, there…

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Birds, birds, birds

The group known as Artists in Middleburg is hosting a Bird, Birds, Birds juried art exhibit from Saturday, March 13 through Sunday, April 11.   The show will feature a $200 Anita Baarns Award for Best-in-Show. Baarns is an acclaimed…

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COVID-19 legislation cancels Vineyard Square expiration?

By Valerie Cury In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia General Assembly last year passed a bill which extends the approval date of site plans. But the bill didn’t take effect until March 1, 2021. It appears that developers had lobbied for this change, which was introduced by Lynwood W….

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Wexton votes to pass COVID relief package

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act on Feb. 27, to deliver urgent relief to families and small businesses, who are hurting and fund the public health response to COVID-19. “The American Rescue Plan will fund a robust public health response to get us through this…

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Goose Creek Association video wins grand prize in Virginia Environmental Film Festival

The Virginia Environmental Film Festival has just awarded its Grand Prize to a video about a vital local waterway. The Goose Creek Association’s video “Goose Creek” (also called “Life’s Blood”) was produced by the Lincoln Studios, headquartered in Fauquier County.  The video’s three creators and producers form The Lincoln Studios…

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Wexton announces direct relief funding projections for VA-10 Localities and schools in American Rescue Plan

On Feb. 24, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the estimated relief funding for localities and schools in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District through the American Rescue Plan Act. Under the Act’s state and local funding. VA-10 is estimated to receive a total of $473.8 million and the Commonwealth of Virginia is…

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FBI Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Task Force executes federal search warrant in Leesburg

In the morning of Feb. 23, the FBI Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Task Force executed a federal search warrant related to their investigation, at a residence in the Crestwood Hamlet neighborhood in southwest Leesburg.  The federal case originated from a Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section investigation, but had…

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Government

Loudoun County launches online map of Loudoun’s unpaved roads

Loudoun County’s network of unpaved roads is a treasure for outdoor enthusiasts, attracting cyclists, runners and equestrians from throughout the country. To assist visitors and residents, the Loudoun County Office of Mapping and Geographic Information has launched a new mobile-friendly online…

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Northam announces administration appointments

Gov. Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration on Feb. 26. Secretariat of the Commonwealth Board Appointments Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians Darla All, ABOC of Waynesboro, General Manager and Optician, Visionworks Charlottesville Pamela Chavis, MD* of Goochland and…

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COVID-19 legislation cancels Vineyard Square expiration?

By Valerie Cury In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia General Assembly last year passed a bill which extends the approval date of site plans. But the bill didn’t take effect until March 1, 2021. It appears that developers had…

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Purcellville Planning Commission to hold March 9 joint meeting on building heights

In keeping with the new Comprehensive Plan to preserve Purcellville’s small-town feel and character, the Planning Commission is proposing to amend the Zoning Ordinance so that buildings constructed in the Town’s Historic Downtown / Central Commercial District (C-4 Zoning District) be…

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Photography Workshop: Mobile Photography

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Watercolor Workshop | Free Virtual Program

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Opinion

Mercy, Mercy Me

By Charles Houston Marvin Gaye’s lyrics are apt for Loudoun:  “Hey, mercy, mercy me, oh Hey, things ain’t what they used to be What about this overcrowded land? How much more abuse from man can she stand.” Another of his…

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The failing Electric Power Grid – The coming perfect storm

By Joe LaFiandra The events in Texas last month show how vulnerable the electric power grid is. At one point over two million homes were without power. The cause was a relatively rare ice storm that knocked out at least…

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LVHS football plays!

By Julie Alexander Ten Loudoun Valley High School seniors got a chance to don their Viking jerseys one last time as they took to the football field last week, months…

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LCPS springs forward with learning choices

Remember last March 13, the day the schools closed in Loudoun County? Who would have thought nearly a year would pass before Loudoun’s public school students could be back in…

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­Gable dump back in County’s court; DEQ says it will not intervene

According to a letter sent to Loudoun County Zoning in February, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will not intervene in the Gable Farm landfill case. The letter was sent…

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Jury convicts Welsh in double murder of mother and son

The Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced, on Feb. 16, the conviction of Brian K. Welsh in the 2018 double homicide of a mother and…

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Gov. Northam announces administration appointments

Gov. Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration on Feb 12. The Board appointments…

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Kuhn family reaches agreement with Rockland Farm to buy White’s Ferry

Chuck Kuhn, J.K. Moving Services founder and large Loudoun landowner, and his wife, Stacy Kuhn,…

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Wexton’s response to HUD Fair Housing Act Announcement

In response to the announcement on Feb. 11 from the U.S. Department of Housing and…

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