Hsu Named to Planning Commission

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors appointed Nancy Hsu to the Planning Commission to fill the vacancy created when Alfred P. Van Huyck resigned to run for chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

Hsu is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Public Transportation Association and is a registered architect in several localities, including Virginia and the District. In her current position as vice president of Delon Hampton & Associates in Washington, Hsu provides program management services for the Capital Development Program at Dulles International Airport.

Hsu received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan in 1972. She has worked on airport, rail and subway projects in Portugal, Israel, Jordan, Salt Lake City, New York and Washington.

She will represent the Blue Ridge District and complete a term expiring Dec. 31.

Blaze Destroys Horse Barn

The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a horse barn on Snickersville Turnpike early Wednesday. Firefighters responded from Aldie, Philomont, Purcellville and Middleburg but could not save the $200,000 structure. A tenant suffered burns to the hands while evacuating the horses, which were not injured.

County Web Site More Popular

Nearly 1.8 million people logged onto the county government's Web site, www.loudoun.gov, last year, a 56 percent increase over 2001 and three times the number of visitors in 2000, County Administrator Kirby M. Bowers announced.

The number of pages viewed was nearly 8.5 million in 2002, up from 4.5 million in 2001 and 2.1 million in 2000. The most popular pages included job listings, the assessment and parcel database, animal adoptions, transportation, taxes and the zoning ordinance revision and remapping pages, Bowers said.

Outstanding Women to Be Honored

The county Commission on Women is seeking nominations for the 2003 Outstanding Women of Loudoun award program.

As many as six women will be recognized for volunteer or professional work during the panel's annual awards lunch May 5. They will be chosen for contributions in such areas as leadership, business and career development, arts and cultural affairs, education and training, women's health and community service.

Nomination forms and guidelines can be found at www.LCCW.org or the Board of Supervisors office, fifth floor, County Government Building, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. For more information, call Brenda Davis at 703-729-1930. The nomination deadline is March 29.

Piedmont Orchestra to Play

The Piedmont Regional Orchestra will perform works by Bizet, Vivaldi, Beethoven and Bach at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fauquier High School auditorium in Warrenton. The group's brass ensemble also will perform. Tickets, which are available at the door, are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Children are admitted free. For more information, call 540-270-3168.