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2 hrs ago | American Legion Magazine

Veterans outreach program planned for Virginia

Loudoun County's first "Salute to Military, Veterans and Families" event is Sept. 27 in Ashburn, Va.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Life, Veteran Affairs, Ashburn, VA, Middleburg, VA, Purcellville, VA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Marietta Times

Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning.

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Loudoun Times

Supervisors to vote on Old Arcola School Wednesday

Loudoun County supervisors are expected to take a vote on the future of the historic Old Arcola Elementary School during their Sept.

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Related Topix: Dulles, VA

The Washington Post

Loudoun board approves new ethics regulations regarding the misuse of funds

Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio was the lone supervisor to oppose a new ordinance holding all county employees legally responsible for the misuse of public assets - a measure that was spurred by a prolonged controversy surrounding Delgaudio's conduct in office. The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to enact the ordinance, which says that any employee or agent of the county who misuses public assets in excess of $1,000 during a 12-month period could face a misdemeanor charge.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Leesburg, VA

Loudoun Times

Loudoun Cares executive director resigns

Andy Johnston, Loudoun Times-Mirror Citizen of the Year and executive director of Loudoun Cares, announced his resignation from his position with the Leesburg nonprofit on Monday.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, VA

WTOP-FM Washington

Reston man sentenced for child sex assault

A Reston basketball coach who pleaded no contest in June to sexually assaulting a minor, was sentenced in Loudoun County last week to 15 years in prison. Marlow Mikassas Afshartous, 40, who also goes by the name Marlow Talley, was arrested Aug. 3, 2013, and charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Sterling, VA, Chantilly, VA

Patch.com

Witnesses Sought in Sterling Auto Crash

Loudoun County deputies responded to a crash at the intersection of W. Church Road and Waxpool Road at the ramp for Rt. 28 northbound Friday evening for an auto crash.

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The Washington Post

Loudoun honors African American Civil War veterans

More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg.

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Related Topix: African-American, History in the News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Leesburg, VA

Business Journal

Swim, ride and row: Loudoun, Washington 2024 eye three county venues for possible Olympic sites

If the Washington metropolitan area hosts the Olympics in 2024, the venues will potentially stretch from the inner cities of Baltimore and D.C. to the far flung suburbs of both.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Stadium setback for Loudoun County

VIP Sports and Entertainment may not build a stadium at One Loudoun at Route 7 and the Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn, according to McLean-based developers Miller and Smith. The developers are looking to terminate their lease with VIP Sports and Entertainment .

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Related Topix: Ashburn, VA, Dulles, VA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Patch.com

Alexandria Circuit Court Judges Recuse Themselves from Charles Severance Case

All three of Alexandria's Circuit Court judges are recusing themselves from the Charles Severance case, according to a report by FOX-DC. Severance was charged last week in the murders of three prominent Alexandrians.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, VA

The Washington Post

Residents say they didn't have enough voice in Fairfax City's $30 million land deal

The bucolic 815 acres in eastern Loudoun County seemed like a property seller's dream: sitting four miles from the proposed terminus of Metro's Silver Line, the swath of land included the pastoral Beaverdam Reservoir lake and had recently been valued by the county tax assessor at $55 million. But last year the property's owner, Fairfax City, decided to unload the land and stop operating its own water utility on it.

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Loudoun Times

Janet Clarke wona t seek second term on Board of Supervisors

Loudoun County Supervisor Janet Clarke will not seek re-election in 2015, Clarke announced at a private party Saturday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WINC-FM Winchester

LC Court News

A former youth basketball coach has been sentenced in Loudoun County Circuit Court. Marlow Afshartous, AKA Marlow Talley, 40, received 15 years in prison for sex crimes involving a 12-year-old player.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, VA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

NBC Washington

Severance Moving to Alexandria; Judges Ask to Be Recused

A Loudoun County man who has been charged with the murders of three Alexandria, Virginia, residents over a decade is being moved to Alexandria -- and three judges are asking to be removed from the case. Those are the latest developments in the case of Charles Severance , who has been indicted in the murders of Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby and Nancy Dunning.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Patch.com

Teenager Missing Since May Located in Pennsylvania

A Sterling teenager missing since May was located in Pennsylvania this week. She has been returned to Loudoun County, according to a Sheriff's Office release.

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Related Topix: Sterling, VA

Business Journal

One Loudoun developers seek to terminate stadium lease with VIP

One Loudon's developers are attempting to terminate a lease with VIP Sports and Entertainment to build a stadium at the vast Ashburn development, according to LoudounTimes.com.

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Related Topix: Ashburn, VA

Patch.com

Loudoun Animal Control's SAVE Program Receives National Recognition

Created by Loudoun County Animal Control Officer Chris Brosan , the program aims to combat violence in the home through a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the safety of humans and animals alike. Brosan developed the program in 2013 to address the co-occurrence of animal abuse and familial violence, county officials said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WTOP-FM Washington

SUV crashes into front of Sterling 7-Eleven

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says the driver lost control of a Honda CR-V on nearby Countryside Boulevard, crossing all lanes and the median before slamming into the rear of the store. A night worker had walked out of that area just moments earlier.

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Related Topix: SUV, Honda CR-V, Honda

Loudoun Times

App helps navigate bike-and-brew trail

Bikers on the W&OD trail have easy access to Old Ox Brewery between mile marker 25 and 25.5. - Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser Ever biked or hiked the Washington and Old Dominion trail and gotten thirsty for in ice cold beer? Bob McArthur did, and decided to help out fellow beer and biking enthusiasts.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink

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