Purcellville Police Move Into New Headquarters

The Purcellville Police Department has moved to a new 2,400-square-foot state-of-the-art facility with a video conferencing center at 125 Hirst Rd., Suite 7A.

No Serious Injuries

In Collision on Route 50

A Herndon woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when she lost control of her car, then struck another car and a utility pole on Route 50 on Saturday morning, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

Selina Afzal, 40, was driving her 1993 Toyota Corolla east on Route 50 near the Loudoun County Parkway when she crossed the median, said sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell. Afzal then veered back into the eastbound lanes where she struck a 2004 Toyota Camry, went off the road and rolled into a utility pole.

Afzal was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her 15-year-old son was taken to the Lansdowne Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital, where he was treated and released. The driver of the other car was not hurt.

Witnesses who have not already been interviewed by sheriff's deputies are asked to call the Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Unit at 703-771-5798.

Animal Shelter Offers

A Cat Adoption Special

The Loudoun County Department of Animal Care and Control is offering a two-for-one cat adoption special in August. Under the "Purr-fect Pairs" program, anyone who adopts one cat from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter can adopt a second cat for free.

The shelter will waive the adoption fee, including spay/neuter surgery if necessary, for the second cat. The fees are $10 for a cat that is already spayed or neutered, $50 for a male (includes neuter surgery) and $60 for a female (includes spay surgery). The adoption fee will also be waived for a companion cat for anyone who adopted a cat from the shelter in the past six months.

The shelter said cats living in homes with companions have healthier, happier lives than single cats, which it said are more susceptible to separation anxiety, loneliness and behavioral problems.

For information, call 703-777-0406. Pets available for adoption can be viewed at www.loudoun.gov/animals.

Local Stores Take Part

In School Supplies Drive

Local stores, in cooperation with the Loudoun United Way, Loudoun County Department of Social Services and nonprofit human service agencies, are holding a drive in August to collect school supplies for children who cannot afford them.

Shoppers can donate school supplies at Loudoun Giant stores, Rite Aid stores (in Leesburg and Purcellville), Leesburg Pharmacy and all Loudoun County Community Centers.

Nonprofit groups, government agencies and elementary schools will distribute the supplies before school starts Aug. 29. Participating agencies include YMCA-Big Friends, Northeast Coalition, LARC, Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Loudoun County Youth Shelter, Young Adults Program, Transitional Housing and Emergency Shelter Programs, Loudoun County Department of Social Services and several schools.

Participating stores and community centers will have a donations box or shopping cart with the school supplies posters.

Students need book bags, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, No. 2 pencils, loose-leaf three-ring paper, scissors (round ended), rulers, crayons, composition books, pocket folders, facial tissue, plastic storage bags and liquid soap.

Call the Department of Social Services at 703-771-5718 for information.

Group to Update Directory Of Mental Care Providers

Friends of Loudoun Mental Health is updating its directory of mental health service providers. The directory includes names, specialties, populations served and contact information for therapists in individual and group practices, as well as public and private outpatient mental health programs and hospitals.

Anyone who wants to be included should call 703-771-7465 or e-mail Bernice.lindhardt@verizon.net. Listings are free.

Nearly 30 Courses Offered At NVCC's Reston Center

The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will offer nearly 30 courses this fall at Reston Center.

Courses in business, art, information technology, foreign language, mathematics, English, and social and human studies will be taught at 11260 Roger Bacon Dr.

"There has been a great increase in population in and around Reston, as well as growth in the business and industry sectors," said Anthony Tardd, provost of the Loudoun Campus. "The addition of our new location will enable us to better serve the community and respond to that growth."

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD