Week in Review: With Holiday Parade, Season Begins

A look at top news in Leesburg between Dec. 3 and 9.

Busy week? 

Catch up on what happened in Leesburg with our Week in Review.


Reid Gets Attention for Calling Atheist Group Terrorists Leesburg supervisor later apologizes for remarks in response to courthouse holiday display debate

LTE: Atheists Actions Nothing Short of Hypocrisy A reader makes his thoughts about Loudoun’s courthouse holiday display clear.

LTE: Reid’s Use of ‘Terrorists’ Was Wrong A reader criticizes the Leesburg supervisor for his comments and the board for not speaking against him.

Leesburg Police Report: Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 Police report 39 incidents this week


 The longtime county employee takes the helm of county’s financial services.

Men Sentenced in 2012 'Car Hopping' Thefts Leesburg police say two men were linked to 21 cases in Woodlea, Greenway Farms and Potomac Station neighborhoods.

 Local farms offer cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees for a fun family outing.


LTE: Reject Assessor Move to Commissioner of Revenue A reader questions the change under consideration Wednesday by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors.

Reid Apologizes Again for Comments about Atheists Dozens of residents spoke Tuesday night, some to criticize the Leesburg supervisor, others to show him support.

Spotlight: Loudoun Habitat for Humanity Patch is profiling local nonprofit agencies working hard for our community this holiday season.

Virginia May See Stronger Texting Penalties Crime Commission to discuss making texting behind the wheel a reckless driving charge.

Salahi Ready to 'Crash the Vote' Reality show star and alleged White House crasher launches gubernatorial campaign website.


A Civil War Christmas at Mt. Zion Learn about the troops’ holiday experiences during an event Sunday at the historic church in Aldie.

Ask Dr. Mike: Christmas Version The doctor answers questions that often come up at the holidays.

Not-So-Furry Murray Meet Murray, a young and playful collie mix who is ready to be part of your pack.

Loudoun’s Economic Engine Turns 50 Washington Dulles International Airport is still the engine that drives Loudoun’s economy

Spotlight: ECHOworks Patch is profiling local non profit organizations working hard for our community this holiday season.

Homeschool Spelling Bee 2013 Registration Has Opened 


Sheriff Looks for Victims of Jewelry Burglaries Deputies have recovered more than five dozen items, but have yet to find owners.

Spin Your Way to Fitness at CycleLuv Leesburg's first indoor cycling studio opens Dec. 15

Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy Moves Headquarters to Leesburg

Clarke Stepping Aside for New Loudoun VC The Blue Ridge supervisor said she’d prefer to see the position rotate among her colleagues.

 The Loudoun board signs off so assessments can begin by Jan. 1 to pay for Silver Line.


Economic Development Newsletter for Agribusinesses 

Leesburg Kicks Off Holiday Festivities Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting, First Friday bring out crowds in downtown area.

Early Bird Registration for Step Up Loudoun Dec. 14Students are encouraged to come up with creative action plans for issues important to them.


Photos: Leesburg's Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade Did you miss the parade Saturday? Here are some of our highlights.

Swimming: Tuscarora Defeats Park View Boys and girls teams post wins in Saturday meet.

Deck the House Contest: Can You Do Better? Help Leesburg edge out other areas of Northern Virginia for the title of best holiday decorations.

Five Movies with Oscar Buzz The holidays are a great time to get a head start on Oscar viewing!




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