Buried Power Line Urged
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors urged Dominion Virginia Power to submit the Route 7 corridor to state regulators as the primary route for a new 230,000-volt transmission line west of Leesburg and to put the line underground.
The board said in a resolution passed unanimously that an underground line along Route 7 would have the least impact on residents, businesses and the environment.
Dominion Virginia Power plans to hold public workshops 4-8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center in Leesburg to present alternative routes and to receive public comments.
The utility had contemplated building the transmission lines along part of the W&OD Trail in western Loudoun but met widespread opposition from residents and others who use the trail.
Ashburn Fire Investigated
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damages to a two-story single-family home in the 43000 block of Frost Court in Ashburn on Sunday and displaced a family of five.
Fire and rescue personnel from Ashburn, Sterling and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Dulles) who responded to the alarm found heavy black smoke and flames coming from the garage and roof of the home.
No one was injured in the fire.
3 Teens Held in Robberies
Three teenagers have been charged with three counts of robbery and three counts of assault in connection with a series of robberies last week in the Sterling area.
A 17-year-old was arrested Thursday night at a residence on North Cottage Road in Sugarland Run. Lorenzo Green, 19, of Leesburg, and a 15-year-old were apprehended Saturday by Frederick County Sheriff's officers in a laundromat near Winchester. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said they had stolen a car in the Sterling area and abandoned it after it broke down in Frederick County.
The three are accused of taking part in at least three robberies starting Oct. 11 at a McDonald's restaurant on Sterling Boulevard. In that incident, several people assaulted a 14-year-old Sterling boy in the bathroom and took cash and a cell phone from him, the sheriff's office said.
On Oct. 12, an 18-year-old Sterling man was walking home from a 7-Eleven store on Sugarland Run Drive about 5 p.m. when three males stole a small amount of cash from him. Six hours later, a 17-year-old Sterling youth was assaulted and robbed of a small amount of cash by three males along Carolina Court.
The 17-year-old who was arrested is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center, while Green and the 15-year-old are being held in Winchester. Green and the 15-year-old could also face charges in connection with the stolen car, the sheriff's office said.
Road Closures in Leesburg
North King Street will be closed from Market Street to North Street from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for the O'Neal Stewart Charity Motorcycle Show, which takes place in downtown Leesburg from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event has been expanded this year to include an additional block on North King Street, from Cornwall Street to North Street.
Loudoun County High School's annual Homecoming Parade from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 will mean the intermittent closure of the following streets as the parade moves from the School Board office on North Street to the school: North Street, North and South King streets, West Loudoun Street and Dry Mill Road.
King Street and its intersections between Ida Lee Drive and Catoctin Circle will be closed from 5:45 p.m. until about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 for the annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade.
Libraries to Close Nov. 5
All Loudoun County Public Library branches and services will be closed Nov. 5 for a staff development day. They will reopen at regularly scheduled hours Nov. 6.
-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD