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Loudoun County COVID-19 Cases Significantly Increase

Loudoun County, Virginia, reported a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the past month, and health officials say the Delta variant is fueling the spike. “The number of cases is clearly headed in the wrong direction,” Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend said in a news release Monday. “While...
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School Board Recall Effort Nears Signature Thresholds

As conservative group Fight for Schools edges closer to its signature collecting goal to recall six Loudoun School Board members, an effort by activists in neighboring Fairfax County reached its community support threshold, as The Open FCPS Coalition submitted its first recall petition to a circuit court last Monday. The...
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Hill International to Support New Rec Center in Loudoun County, VA, with Construction Management Services

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hill International (NYSE: HIL) announced was awarded a contract to provide construction management services for Loudoun County’s $65 million Recreation and Community Center project in Ashburn, VA. The state-of-the-art, multi-purpose Center will serve Ashburn and Broadlands, which together represent one of the fastest-growing areas of the County....
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Redistricting Commission Holds Northern Virginia Hearing on Tuesday

The VirginiaRedistricting Commissionwill hold an in-person public hearing for the Northern Virginia Region tomorrow at George Mason University in Fairfax. The session will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 at Dewberry Hall inside the Johnson Center on the GMU campus. The session is to receive public comment relating to the drawing of state and congressional legislative districts in Northern Virginia.
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Loudoun Health Officials Issue Alert Over Rising COVID-19 Cases

With the number of new cases of COVID-19 increasing significantly in Loudoun County, the Health Department is making a renewed push for vaccinations. According to a statement issued Monday, the rise in cases and the testing positivity rate are directly attributable to the spread of the more contagious coronavirus Delta variant in unvaccinated individuals. That follows trends being seen throughout the commonwealth and the country.
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Loudoun County Transit Announces Commuter Bus Service Adjustments Beginning August 2

Loudoun County Transit will modify Commuter Bus Service beginning Monday, August 2, 2021. Due to changes in passenger demands, new Commuter Bus routes will be added to increase service at Dulles South (Stone Ridge II) and East Gate Park and Ride lots, and to add new service at Purcellville and Harmony Park and Ride lots. Schedules and stops for existing routes will also be modified. Details on the service adjustments are available online at loudoun.gov/buschanges and below:
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Work starts on new Floor & Decor superstore in Leesburg

Wooden barricades are up and work is officially underway on the former Walmart store in Leesburg on Edwards Ferry Road NE. The 96,000 s.f. space is being turned into Loudoun County’s first Floor & Decor, a store that specializes in tile, wood and stone flooring. The Burn was the first...
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Possible hints appear about the future of the Dulles Town Center

There is some interesting information circulating about the possible future of the Dulles Town Center. None of it is confirmed yet, but it could be our first hints of a future redevelopment for Loudoun County’s main indoor shopping mall. The information is coming from construction industry sources, who, of course,...
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County Announces Animal Services Grand Opening Events

Loudoun County Animal Services’ new facility near Leesburg will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and two days of grand opening events July 30 through Aug. 1. The new, 21,450-square-foot facility replaces the existing shelter in Waterford. The new facility will serve as the operational headquarters of Loudoun Animal Services and will be the first public shelter in the U.S. to meet 100% of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Animal Shelter Guidelines, the gold standard for animal sheltering.
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How Hillsboro Reinvented Itself… with Government Grants

Hillsboro in western Loudoun County is a rural success story, reports The Washington Post. Over the past couple of years, the town of 120 has transformed its main street, a 0.7-mile stretch of Route 9. The addition of sidewalks made the community’s main drag inviting to pedestrians after having been rendered untraversable by the 17,000 vehicles, many of them conveying West Virginians to jobs in the Washington metropolitan area, that passed through every day.
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Another Break in the Safety Net: State Mental Health Bed Shortage Felt in Loudoun

A recent decision by the state’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to close admission at five of the commonwealth’s eight adult psychiatric hospitals is straining a mental health system already bursting at its seams. The effects of the July 9 decision by Commissioner Alison Land is likely to have ripple effects in communities that were already struggling to accommodate the need for mental health services.
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Mixed-use development planned for Loudoun County

Toll Brothers and the Loudoun Freedom Center announced plans for the Mercer Crossing mixed-use development, a 108-acre community at Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn in Loudoun County, Va. The plans are contingent on rezoning and approvals from the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The Mercer Crossing development...