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The Loudoun Tribune is the County's largest circulation newspaper and digital news source -- a free, non-subscription print edition that will be mailed to more than 116,000 homes each week, and a web site that is updated every day. Eye-catching in print and organized by easy-to-follow sections, the Tribune strives to be different. Our editorial approach focuses on breaking news, behind-the-scenes stories, and thought-provoking opinions. We’re committed to the highest standards of fairness and integrity in our news coverage. We’ll follow the facts wherever they take us, and we’ll call things like we see them. We encourage community engagement via our Facebook post comments, however obscene, profane and vulgar language or personal attacks will be deleted. Repeat offenders of these community guidelines may be blocked.

Thanks for the reminder Purcellville Police Department
11/03/2018

Thanks for the reminder Purcellville Police Department

Don’t forget to Fall Back....

11/03/2018

This is a statement from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue about an "accidental" fire Oct. 30 at Briar Woods High School:

“At 6:20 pm this evening; fire department personnel from Brambleton, Moorefield, Ashburn, South Riding and Command Officers from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were alerted for a reported structure fire at 22525 Belmont Ridge Rd. This address is Briar Woods High School located in the Blue Ridge District. Personnel arrived on the scene initially with normal conditions, the school evacuated and the fire alarm system activated. At this time of the day there were several after school activities going on. Personnel were directed by school maintenance to the auditorium were they were met with moderate smoke conditions. It was discovered that a small portion of the stage curtain had caught fire. This fire was quickly extinguished initially by a school maintenance worker utilizing a dry chemical fire extinguisher. Fire department personnel ensured the fire was out with no further fire extension/damage done. Personnel focused their efforts on ventilating the large auditorium which took approximately twenty minutes to complete and ensuring the school was completely evacuated. Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) Safety and Security officials were requested early into the incident. There were no injuries to both civilians, students or fire and rescue personnel. This incident was investigated by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s office who deemed the fire accidental causing $5000.00 in damage. The school was turned over to the Briar Woods High School Principal and LCPS Security. The last fire Department unit cleared at 7:20pm. “ - Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Basic health screening available at various locations, events around the county.
11/03/2018
Inova Loudoun Sets November Times, Locations for Mobile Screenings - The Loudoun Tribune

Basic health screening available at various locations, events around the county.

The Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be providing countywide blood pressure screenings at a variety of locations during the month of November. For more information, call the Mobile Health hotline at 703-858-8818 or visit inova.org/ mobilehealth. Mobile screen times and locations in...

HIGH WATER CLOSES EDWARDS FERRY ROAD AND SHREVE MILL ROADEdwards Ferry Road is closed east of Battlefield Parkway becaus...
11/03/2018

HIGH WATER CLOSES EDWARDS FERRY ROAD AND SHREVE MILL ROAD

Edwards Ferry Road is closed east of Battlefield Parkway because of high water. The county announced the closure at 9:15 p.m. tonight (Nov. 2).
At 9:20 p.m., the county announced that Shreve Mill Road was shut down between Sycolin Road and the Dulles Greenway (Route 267) due to high water.
The county also posted a bulletin about high water in the area of Watson Road and Red Hill Road. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution.
Drivers are reminded not to enter or cross highways covered with water. DON'T DROWN; TURN AROUND.

The two-lane Cochran Mill Road (Route 653) bridge over Tuscarora Creek has been reduced to one lane of alternating traff...
11/02/2018

The two-lane Cochran Mill Road (Route 653) bridge over Tuscarora Creek has been reduced to one lane of alternating traffic until further notice, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The reduction to one lane enables traffic to travel over the center of the bridge. Drivers are asked to be courteous and take turns crossing the bridge.
No vehicle weight restrictions are being imposed, but trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles are advised to use alternate routes.
A developer is working under a VDOT permit to construct a new two-lane bridge over Tuscarora Creek that will replace the existing bridge. The project is scheduled for completion by summer 2019.

Sheriff's Office, Fraternal Order of Police and Cole's Closet team up to brighten the holidays.
11/02/2018
LCSO, Cole's Closet Begin Collecting for Toy Drive, Fill-The-Box Campaign - The Loudoun Tribune

Sheriff's Office, Fraternal Order of Police and Cole's Closet team up to brighten the holidays.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has begun its annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fill-The-Box Campaign. LCSO has partnered with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 69 and Cole’s Closet to help donate toys to fill closets with toys for children while they are at the hospital and to help less fortun...

Loudoun County Economic Development
11/02/2018
Loudoun County Economic Development

Loudoun County Economic Development

Months after opening the 150-acre JK Community Farm, Loudoun's JK Moving Services has been honored with a Corporate Philanthropy Award from Washington Business Journal: bit.ly/2QaVi1i

11/01/2018

The administrative offices of the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services , including the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, are moving from Ashburn to Leesburg. Effective Dec. 17, the new address will be 742 Miller Drive SE in Leesburg. All phone numbers will remain the same. The offices at 20145
Ashbrook Place in Ashburn will be closed for business Friday, Dec. 14. They will reopen at the new location noon Monday, Dec. 17. For more information, email [email protected], visit www.loudoun.gov/prcs or call 703-777-0343.

If you see some scruffy-looking Loudoun County deputies in November, it's for a good cause.
11/01/2018

If you see some scruffy-looking Loudoun County deputies in November, it's for a good cause.

Things are about to get hairy at the LCSO as many deputies are foregoing the razor this month for #NoShaveNovember to raise awareness for cancer and cancer research. More here- https://bit.ly/2OXHHhh

Please visit https://no-shave.org/team/LCSO1757 to join the team and make your donation.

Happy Halloween! Would you buy a house from this scarecrow? You could as this is none other than Jordan Foster - Pearson...
11/01/2018

Happy Halloween! Would you buy a house from this scarecrow? You could as this is none other than Jordan Foster - Pearson Smith Realty

Center had been closed since June for renovations.
10/31/2018
Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center to Reopen Nov. 2 - The Loudoun Tribune

Center had been closed since June for renovations.

The Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center will reopen Nov. 2, the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services announced today (Oct. 31). The rec center will open at 5 a.m. on Nov. 2 with normal operating hours. The leisure pool will reopen at 8 a.m. on Nov. 10. The r...

Wanna freeze your gizzard?  You can on 11/17/18!  http://prraces.com
10/31/2018

Wanna freeze your gizzard? You can on 11/17/18! http://prraces.com

This year's Freeze Your Gizzard tee is AMAZING!
Pre-register for the 5K run to reserve yours now:
www.prraces.com

Don't forget! The Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade starts at 6 p.m. at Ida Lee Park.
10/31/2018

Don't forget! The Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade starts at 6 p.m. at Ida Lee Park.

The 62nd #Leesburg Annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade will be held Wednesday, October 31. The parade will begin at Ida Lee Park at 6:00 p.m., and travel down King Street to Fairfax Street. Wear your costume and bring a container to get candy from parade units. Also, bring a canned good or paper product for Loudoun Hunger Relief.

King Street will be closed to traffic from Bridgette Place to Catoctin Circle, beginning at 5:30 p.m. No cross traffic will allowed across King Street during the parade. Streets should reopen at approximately 9:00 p.m.

For safety, the park will remain closed until projects are completed.
10/31/2018
Weather Delays Force Ashburn Park to Remain Closed Through November - The Loudoun Tribune

For safety, the park will remain closed until projects are completed.

Weather-related delays have forced the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services to announce that Ashburn Park will be closed through November. Renovations and repairs at Ashburn Park were expected to be completed by now. The work has been delayed because of the impact on...

Professional and amateur chefs will compete in friendly fund-raiser for education.
10/31/2018
Loudoun Men Are Cooking Nov. 3 to Raise Money for Scholarships - The Loudoun Tribune

Professional and amateur chefs will compete in friendly fund-raiser for education.

The National Conference Center is the host and title sponsor of Loudoun Men Are Cooking 2018: a Taste of Loudoun charity event Nov. 3 at The National. Loudoun Men Are Cooking combines a fundraiser, tasting event and chef competition between professionals and amateurs. The chefs will prepare gourmet....

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman At-Large Phyllis Randall will host a Rural Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 ...
10/31/2018

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman At-Large Phyllis Randall will host a Rural Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg.
According to Randall, the goal is to bring together policy experts, county officials and members of the community to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing rural Loudoun County and develop actionable methods to preserve and maintain this important region. While citing Loudoun's "rich agricultural heritage" and "thriving agro tourism industry," Randall said the summit addresses the need to "maintain the critical mass of land necessary for rural Loudoun to continue long into the future."

Thanks to Dan Chicas for bringing us Chik Fil A milkshakes to the executive offices of The Loudoun Tribune.
10/30/2018

Thanks to Dan Chicas for bringing us Chik Fil A milkshakes to the executive offices of The Loudoun Tribune.

When the weather gets crisp and you chill to the bone just running out to your car, sometimes a coffee just won't get yo...
10/30/2018

When the weather gets crisp and you chill to the bone just running out to your car, sometimes a coffee just won't get you that warm all over feeling. You need a cup of warm, award-winning soup. Where do you get that? Go see Mayur Udeshi in Sterling at Zoup! and get some. Our personal favorite is the Chicken Pot Pie Soup but they have 12 soups daily that go thru the rotation. Check them out and tell them we sent you!

Thanks for the tips A.j. Panebianco and Middleburg Police Department!
10/30/2018

Thanks for the tips A.j. Panebianco and Middleburg Police Department!

Safety Tips
1. Buy costumes and wigs labeled "flame resistant."
2. Wear shoes that fit well and do not use masks that interfere with eye sight.
3. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
4. Never use decorative contact lenses; they can result in severe eye infections.
5. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
6. Hold a flashlight or “Glow Stick” while trick-or-treating.
7. Always walk and don't run from house to house.
8. Stay on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic. Look for cars when walking by a driveway.
9. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
10. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

Kincora will include retail, restaurants, hotels, the Children's Science Center and the National Museum of Intelligence ...
10/30/2018
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Kincora will include retail, restaurants, hotels, the Children's Science Center and the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations.

Happy birthday to Heritage and a big "Thank you" to all our K-9 heroes and their handlers.
10/30/2018

Happy birthday to Heritage and a big "Thank you" to all our K-9 heroes and their handlers.

We're kicking off this Monday afternoon wishing a very Happy Birthday to K9 Heritage who turned 4 yesterday! 🎉🎈🐾🎂 Hope you had a fun day playing fetch, going on a long walk and enjoyed some extra treats!

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday.
10/30/2018
Remember to Change Clocks, Check Smoke Alarms Nov. 4 - The Loudoun Tribune

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday.

This Sunday (Nov. 4) — or Saturday night before going to bed — remember to do two things. Sets your clocks back one hour. Check the batteries in all your smoke alarms. Residents are reminded to “fall back” by setting their clocks back one hour – officially at 2 a.m. Loudoun County Fire and...

Is it too cold for you to ride?  Bike is put away for the winter?  Have no place to store it?  Need new tires for Spring...
10/30/2018

Is it too cold for you to ride? Bike is put away for the winter? Have no place to store it? Need new tires for Spring? Many of these questions can be answered by Marine Corps Veteran Jason Brooks at Brooks Cycles. Give him a call and let him help you out, and tell him Happy Birthday too! 10/29 is his birthday and 11/10 is his Marine Corps Birthday!

Loudoun County Economic Development
10/29/2018
Loudoun County Economic Development

Loudoun County Economic Development

The United hub at Washington Dulles International Airport has $60 million in upgrades on the way, while Leesburg Executive Airport will soon welcome 100+ international flights per year: bit.ly/2zc5fEm

If you have warehouse space available to donate, please reach out to Frank Holtz.
10/29/2018

If you have warehouse space available to donate, please reach out to Frank Holtz.

Sale of merchandise, GoFundMe account go toward fighting viral meningitis.
10/29/2018
Battle of the 'Burn Friday Night is About Much More Than Football - The Loudoun Tribune

Sale of merchandise, GoFundMe account go toward fighting viral meningitis.

The annual Battle of the ‘Burn is heating up, with Stone Bridge and Broad Run high schools facing off for football bragging rights Friday (Nov. 2) at Broad Run. While the outcome between the Bulldogs (7-1 overall, 4-1 in region) and Spartans (8-1, 5-1) is crucial in each team’s season, there wil...

Are you tired of looking for another tie or cologne or purse or perfume for your next guy or gal? How about something as...
10/28/2018

Are you tired of looking for another tie or cologne or purse or perfume for your next guy or gal? How about something as unique as a locally made pen by Hardin Penworks? Let them know heard about them from The Loudoun Tribune.

Did you know this?
10/27/2018

Did you know this?

Saturday Brunch at the Lakehouse
Kids eat free from any kids menu
11:30am-3pm

Great time to take advantage of Fall motorcycle sales promotions at Motorcycles of Dulles!  Tell John Tisch and Ken Davi...
10/26/2018
Motorcycles of Dulles

Great time to take advantage of Fall motorcycle sales promotions at Motorcycles of Dulles! Tell John Tisch and Ken Davis that we sent you!

Only 3 days Remaining to take advantage of the October Indian, BMW, and Triumph Promotions!

You can apply for a passport six days a week.
10/26/2018
Rust Library Opens Passport Acceptance Facility - The Loudoun Tribune

You can apply for a passport six days a week.

A U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility has been opened at Rust Library in Leesburg. Passport book and card application processing as well as photo services are available on a first-come, first-served basis six days a week at Rust Library, located at 380 Old Waterford Road NW. Loudoun County Public Libr...

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