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TRAFFIC ALERT: Signal outage at Routes 7 and 659 in June

Loudoun County has announced an upcoming signal outage at the intersection of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) associated with the Route 7/659 interchange construction. Beginning on or about June 1 and continuing through approximately June 10, ongoing modifications will be made to the existing traffic signal.

Braulio M. Castillo

Testimony: Castillo was seen in estranged wife’s Ashburn home the night of her death

The youngest son of the Castillos testified today in Loudoun County Circuit Court that he saw his father in his brother's room on the night his mother was allegedly killed.

Former PTA president charged with felony embezzlement

Russell Sharifi, former president of the Creighton’s Corner Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) was charged last week after an investigation determined he embezzled $13,000 from the organization.

Braulio Castillo.

Lead detective testifies in Ashburn murder case

Braulio Castillo, the Ashburn man accused of killing his estranged wife in March 2014, had a fresh scrape under a black eye the same day his wife's body was discovered in her Belmont Station Road home, a Loudoun detective testified today.

Goat herder Deb Bramby in the Belmont neighborhood. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Ashburn community chooses goats over lawn mowers

The Belmont Community Association in Ashburn has contracted a herd of goats from Eco-Goat, an Annapolis-based company, to spend the week removing invasive plants from one of its “tree save” areas.

Suicide awareness advocate speaks at Riverside High School

Holly Chamberlain, a parent who lost her 14-year-old son to suicide, spoke to students, parents, teachers and community members at Riverside High School May 23 about what it’s like to lose a child with out any warning signs.

Ashburn man arrested for grand larceny, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile

Zachary H. Fosset, 20, of Ashburn, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, grand larceny, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, underage possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana. The other suspect is a juvenile and his case is pending.

Braulio M. Castillo

Defense arguments begin for Ashburn man accused of killing wife

The defense team for Braulio M. Castillo, the Ashburn man accused of killing his estranged wife in 2014 and staging it to look like a suicide, says there's no evidence linking their client to her murder.

Leesburg, Purcellville drive rise in prices

Median sales prices in Loudoun County are on the rise and have climbed for the eighth consecutive month in April, according to the April 2016 Loudoun County Market Trends Report released by the Dulles Area Association of Realtors (DAAR) on May 18.

Rock Ridge High School physics teacher Myron Hanke after accepting his Educator of the Year award on May 17. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Rock Ridge High School physics teacher is 2016 Educator of the Year

“One of Mr. Hanke’s students came into my office with a notebook for his class that read, ‘Mr. Hanke’s Very Exceptional Physics Class’ on the cover,” said Kevin Terry, Rock Ridge’s school counseling director. “That shows you what the students think of him.”

Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

UPDATE: Ashburn man still seeking answers in eminent domain case

Despite the bulldozers and heavy drilling machines ripping through five acres of his property, Ashburn resident Mehdi Pahlavani says silence is hurting him more than noise.

Deputies investigate drug-related incident in Ashburn

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a potentially drug-related threat where a man was confronted Wednesday by two individuals brandishing firearms.

Loudoun County schools re-evaluating policy on transgender bathroom use

After receiving a joint directive from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, Loudoun County Public Schools is reevaluating its policy on transgender student bathroom and locker room use.

Report: Middleburg Bank fights back, CEO not considering a sale at this time

Middleburg Bank CEO Gary Shook is refusing to sell the bank and is pushing back against criticism from the bank's largest shareholder, investment titan David Sokol.

Loudoun County schools’ theatre programs garnered 38 Cappies nominations.

Loudoun schools’ theatre departments earn 38 Cappies nominations

Loudoun County's theatre programs on May 17 made their marks with 38 Cappies nominations, including nods for best actor, actress, musical, play, hair and makeup and props, among many others.
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