News of interest to Loudoun and Fauquier counties that appeared in the daily Post June 19-25.
Man Run Over by His Truck
A Herndon man was killed last Sunday when he was run over by his truck. Loudoun County sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said the accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. when the man was driving his Ford F-550 in the parking lot of Sterling Plaza near Enterprise Street and struck a Dodge Neon. Witnesses said that the man got out to check on the Neon's driver and passenger and that his truck began rolling down a hill. When he ran after it, he fell down and was run over by the left front tire. Troxell said the man, whose name had not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Farm Added to Landmarks List
The Virginia Landmarks Register, maintained by the state historic resources department and intended to increase public awareness of the state's history, has added 20 attractions. Among them is Spring Hill Farm in Loudoun County.
Two Development Plans Advance
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors advanced two competing plans for limiting home building in a vast area of the county, three months after Virginia's Supreme Court threw out a more restrictive set of zoning rules on a technicality. Substantial new home building would be allowed under both plans, which now move to public comment sessions. But both plans also would sharply reduce the number of homes that could be built in the western two-thirds of the county now that decades-old zoning rules for the area have been restored by a local judge.
Trying to Win Over Community
In 1996, two wealthy women with extensive experience in the business world moved to a rural Northern Virginia enclave long associated with horse breeding and old money -- and newly affected by suburban growth. Both Sandy Lerner and Sheila Johnson have since opened small retail food businesses that they thought the area needed. But not everyone in the community appreciates how they went about it.
Teens Hold Police at Bay
A 14-year-old and two friends barricaded themselves in the 14-year-old's Sterling home last week, brandished a machete and held police at bay for four hours. The teens refused to come out even when the youth's parents came home and sheriff's deputies stormed the home. Authorities said the 14-year-old is a known gang member.