Man Sought in Robbery

Loudoun County sheriff's investigators are searching for a suspect in the armed robbery Friday morning of a 24-hour gas station near Lovettsville.

A man whose face was concealed with a black cloth walked into West End Motors on Berlin Turnpike about 3:45 a.m. He pulled out a weapon and demanded money, according to sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell. The man then jumped over the counter to remove the cash drawer from the register and fled.

The man was described as about six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a long-sleeved, cream-colored shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to contact investigator H. Craig at 703-777-0475 or Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

Meeting on Flood Study

Residents of Broad Run Farms are encouraged to attend a public meeting tonight about a recently conducted study of the area's flood risk.

The Army Corps of Engineers looked at issues of emergency access for the Broad Run area, which is served only by low-lying Youngs Cliff Road, a route subject to periodic flooding from the Potomac River that could isolate about 60 homes from emergency services. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. The study is available at the library's reference desk and at www.loudoun.gov/genserv/stormwater.

Tax Payments Are Due

The deadline for paying the second installment of the personal property tax is Wednesday. Payment not received or postmarked by then will be assessed a 10 percent penalty.

Payments can be made at the county treasurer's Leesburg office, 1 Harrison St. SE; at the Sterling office, 21641 Ridgetop Cir., Suite 104; and online at www.loudoun.gov. Both offices will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and until 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

For more information, call 703-777-0280.

Registration Deadline

The last day to register to vote in the upcoming general and special election is Oct. 11.

Loudoun County polls will be open Nov. 8, along with the rest of the state's, to decide races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and members of the House of Delegates. There will also be nine local bond questions on the ballot.

A few county polling places have changed names or locations since the last election. Precinct 108, formerly Arcola, has been renamed Mercer and moved to Mercer Middle School. The two new precincts are 410 Tolbert at John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School and 814 Newton-Lee at Newton-Lee Elementary School.

For information, call the voter registration office at 703-777-0380 or e-mail vote@loudoun.gov.

Town Plan Available

Print and digital copies of the recently approved Leesburg Town Plan are available for purchase at the town's planning, zoning and development office, 25 W. Market St.

The plan is also available online at www.leesburgva.gov/townplan.

Bound copies of the Town Plan will be available for purchase by late October at the planning department. The plan can also be viewed at the Thomas Balch Library and Rust Library reference desks.

For information, call 703-771-2765.

-- Compiled by

ARIANNE ARYANPUR