Wife Held in Stabbing

A Leesburg woman was arrested Friday night for allegedly stabbing her husband in the leg, Leesburg police said.

Michelle McCarthy, 39, of the 700 block of Bellview Court NE was charged with unlawful wounding, and a magistrate ordered her held in the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Her 33-year-old husband was treated at a local hospital.

Woman Sought in Robbery

Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a woman who robbed a bank in Ashburn on Friday.

A woman described as being in her early to mid-twenties entered the Wachovia Bank in the 43700 block of Parkhurst Drive about 5:30 p.m. A videotape showed the woman showing a teller a gun in her purse and handing the teller a note demanding money.

The woman was described as 5 feet 3 to 5 feet 5. She was wearing a white blouse and blue jeans. Anyone with information should call 703-777-0475 or 703-777-1919.

DMV Centers Shut for Day

All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers will be closed tomorrow in honor of Veterans Day. Online and telephone services will be available. For more information, call 888-337-4782 or visit www.dmvnow.com.

Gulf Coast Dogs at Shelter

Loudoun County officials have returned from Gulfport, Miss., with 15 dogs and puppies left homeless by Hurricane Katrina, and the county animal shelter will hold an adoption open house Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring the animals.

Representatives of the county's animal care and control department were asked by the Humane Society of South Mississippi for assistance after the devastating storm.

For more information, call 703-777-0406 or visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

In Case of Emergency

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ashburn is hosting an emergency-preparedness fair Saturday.

Church member Nancy Smith said that although the church hosts safety fairs every few years, "there have been so many disasters lately that we feel like it's a public service to give people some guidance and insight as to how to be prepared."

Those attending can pick up free emergency-preparedness handbooks and buy a 72-hour survival kit for $10. Each sealed kit feeds one person for three days. First-aid kits will also be sold.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to noon at 21015 Claiborne Pkwy., Ashburn. For more information, call 703-723-3200.

Vehicle Decal Deadline

The deadline to purchase and display 2006 vehicle decals is Tuesday.

The new decals are green and can be obtained only upon payment of outstanding personal property taxes. The decals can be purchased from the Eastern Loudoun Office, 21641 Ridgetop Cir., Suite 104, or at the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg, on the first floor.

For more information, call the county treasurer's office at 703-777-0280.

Baskets of Donated Food

Loudoun County Volunteer Services collected more than 660 food baskets and household items for the county's needy during last month's Make a Difference Day.

LVS chose to help the Community Holiday Coalition, a local program that provides families with donated goods during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Residents, service groups and businesses dropped off baskets and goods at Algonkian Elementary School in Sterling.

Last year, LVS collected 500 baskets for the coalition.

-- Compiled by

ARIANNE ARYANPUR