Leesburg DMV center closed for building maintenance

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Service Center in Leesburg is closed because of building maintenance.

Loudoun residents can obtain certain DMV services from the county Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue.

The office provides state vehicle registration, titling and license plate services. The services are available at the commissioner’s offices, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg; and at 21641 Ridgetop Cir., Suite 100, Sterling.

For information and directions to the offices, go to www.loudoun.gov/cor.

Chapman joins White House forum on immigration issues

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman joined Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, senior law enforcement officials from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and former New York, Los Angeles and Boston police chief Bill Bratton on Wednesday at the White House.

The officials discussed strides made in securing U.S. borders; immigration issues that affect local police forces; and the importance of immigration reform, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Chapman and the others also discussed the responsibilities of local law enforcement officials in matters involving undocumented immigrants.

Chapman said in the statement that it was an honor to be asked to take part in the discussion.

“I was happy to hear a variety of opinions, suggestions and solutions offered by the attendees, and to represent our community concerns in the immigration debate,” Chapman said.

Loudoun is offering classes for first-time home buyers

The Loudoun County Department of Family Services offers free classes designed to help first-time home buyers.

The six-hour sessions are offered over two evenings.

The next classes will be March 11 and 13 at the Department of Family Services, 102 Heritage Way NE, Leesburg.

For online registration and a schedule of classes, go to www.loudoun.gov/first-timebuyers.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson