News of interest to Loudoun and Fauquier counties that appeared in the daily Post June 12-18.
Chairman Vote Flawed
The vote for a new chairman of the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority board was improper and will be redone, an authority spokeswoman said. Loudoun County Supervisor Stephen J. Snow (R-Dulles) beat current Chairman John Rocca by a vote of 6 to 3, but the vote violated proper procedure because board members did not identify themselves on their ballots for the public record, said Samantha Villegas, the authority's communications manager.
Arsenic Levels at Issue
Arsenic levels in some wells serving several schools and community water systems in Northern Virginia may be too high to meet federal drinking-water standards that go into effect early next year, state officials said. The Virginia Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water said data from the past several years suggest that 11 well-based systems -- including six in Fauquier County -- that serve about 9,500 people are at risk of exceeding new arsenic standards.
Airline's Growing Pains
Independence Air has celebrated its first anniversary as a low-cost airline. But Flyi, the airline's parent company, acknowledges that its costs are not nearly low enough: The company lost $265 million in its first nine months of operation, and there are no signs of profitability, even though about 1,000 of its 4,700 employees have been laid off.
Texas Fugitive Captured
A Houston man wanted on capital murder charges in Texas was apprehended in Loudoun County. Noe De Jesus Gonzalez, 21, was taken into custody in the 1000 block of Ironwood Drive in the Sterling Park community, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Primary Vote Hits Home
Jane Sarver was one of fewer than 5,000 voters in western Loudoun and Clarke counties who trooped out on a sweltering day to vote in the Republican primary for Virginia's House of Delegates. Why? It wasn't the campaign season's most ballyhooed issue, Loudoun Del. Joe T. May's decision to join 16 other House Republicans and support a budget plan that required a tax increase. Sarver has been working closely with May since Dominion Virginia Power Co. announced last year that the company might build a high-voltage line across the driveway of her 28-acre farm. May has been lobbying to have the line buried instead.