Sterling man, 23, charged in series of assaults on women

A Sterling man has been charged in connection with a series of assaults on women, two of which occurred inside a Dulles Town Center women’s bathroom, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Meredith S. Wyatt, 23, has been charged with five counts of simple assault.

The suspect was identified Monday after he was connected to an assault at a grocery store in the 22300 block of South Sterling Boulevard, authorities said.

Wyatt was being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Locally made wines travel from Loudoun to London

More than 10,000 United Kingdom wine trade professionals had the opportunity to sample Loudoun County vintages last week at the 34th London International Wine Fair, the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development said in a statement.

Virginia partnered with wine exporter New Horizon Wines — the primary exporter of Virginia wines to the United Kingdom — to plan its participation in the wine fair.

Participating local wineries included the Boxwood Winery, North Gate Vineyard, Breaux Vineyards, Sunset Hills Vineyards, Fabbioli Cellars and the Two Twisted Posts Winery.

“This trip has been all about taking our winery to the next level and taking the Loudoun County wine region to the next level,” North Gate Vineyard co-owner Mark Fedor said.

Workforce Resource Center offers job fair workshops

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20 at Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd. NW, Leesburg.

The center is also offering free workshops to help job seekers prepare for the fair:

→Ready, Set, Go to the Job Fair will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 19.

→Job Fair mock Interviews will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 17.

All workshops are free, but registration is required. For information, go to

Leesburg police to upgrade phone system Wednesday

An upgrade will be performed on the Leesburg Police Department’s telephone system from 3 to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

No service interruptions to 911 emergency calls are anticipated.

Residents who are making non-emergency calls during this hour are asked to call 571-233-1532 or 571-420-8819.

Staff members from the Leesburg Information Technology Department and the police department will be present during the upgrade to address any issues that arise, officials said.

County’s preservation efforts recognized

The Loudoun County Historic District Review Committee has been selected as a recipient of a Commission Excellence Award from the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Loudoun officials said in a statement.

The committee was cited in the Best Practices: Public Outreach category for its work in honoring the many preservation projects within Loudoun and its incorporated towns through the Joint Architectural Review Boards Awards Program, a collaboration with its counterparts in Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville.

The Commission Excellence Award will be presented at the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions biennial conference in Philadelphia on July 19.