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Loudoun County's First Big Wheels Deliver Meals Event

From Claire Smith of Loudoun County:

On November 17 and 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Senator Mark Herring, public officials, business owners and other community leaders will participate in Loudoun’s First “Big Wheels Deliver Meals” Event.

More specifically, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York, Town of Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd, Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert Wertz and other government, civic, business and community leaders are delivering meals to elderly homebound residents of Loudoun.

Participants will meet at distribution centers in Leesburg and Sterling and then drive their own vehicles while accompanying volunteers on visits to homes, apartments and retirement facilities in Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville and Sterling.             

Two Arrested In Sterling Stabbing Case

STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- Two men were arrested in connection to a Friday night stabbing in Sterling, police said.

Manuel O. Rivera, 26, of Herndon, VA and Christopher A. Bryant, 21, of Sterling attacked a teenager and a 20-year-old while walking on the 46900 Block of Community Plaza, police said.

They 17-year-old was stabbed multiple times and had to be rushed to a hospital in Reston, police said.

Neither of the victims' injuries are life threatening.

Rivera and Bryant both remain held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

'Gobble Gobble Giveathon' at Velocity Five

WASHINGTON, DC--Angie Goff reports on Work it Girl Networking's canned food drive at Velocity Five.  

Loudoun Teen With Terminal Cancer Hopes To See Father

SOUTH RIDING, Va. (WUSA) - Eighteen-year-old Zhara Khan's dream was to work in the fashion industry. But a modeling shoot, donated by a friend, may be the closest she gets.

Two years ago, at sixteen, right after moving to South Riding and transferring into Freedom High School, Zhara was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of ovarian cancer that kept coming back.

"Now I have eight or nine little tumors and one big tumor in my rectum. And eight or nine little tumors from my bladder to my liver all lined up. So I'm under hospice care. Really, there's no more treatment they can do for me because we did all the chemotherapy we could, and your body can only take so much radiation," said Zhara.

Virginia Wants More Hunters For Deer Season

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says it's trying to lure former hunters back to the deer woods.

The agency says it's started sending postcards to former hunting license holders. The message encourages them to return to the sport and to share the experience with others.

The recruitment drive comes as Virginia's main deer season approaches. The gun season is scheduled to open Saturday.

While hunters kill about 250,000 deer a year in Virginia, the Game and Inland Fisheries Department says it needs hunters to keep the 1 million-strong population in check.

LCSO Offers Safety Tips After Recent Exposure Cases on W & OD Trail in Ashburn Area

From The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office:

Loudoun County, VA: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is offering several safety tips for path and trail users after two recent cases of a subject exposing himself along the Washington and Old Dominion trail in the Ashburn, VA area.  

Five Leesburg Businesses Among Winners of Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Small Business Awards

From the Town of Leesburg – Five Leesburg businesses are among nine award winners at the 2010 Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Small Business Awards on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

The Loudoun Chamber Small Business Awards honor the best of Loudoun’s small businesses in nine award categories.  The night’s top honor of Small Business of the Year was awarded to Omnilert, LLC.  Omnilert was the recipient of the 2009 Technology Business of the Year Award from the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.  The other Leesburg winners were: