Archive for the ‘Blood & Ashes’ Category

Loudoun County Teen Charged Over “Doorknob Challenge”

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Ashburn, Virginia- One juvenile has been charged with a misdemeanor and five others are being sought after being caught by security cameras licking the doorknobs and handles of local businesses, including The Color Factory popup gallery in Ashburn. The “Doorknob Challenge” is not just a Truth or Dare style prank, it is a serious threat to public health, and parents and teachers are encouraged to ensure that children understand that such actions carry consequences.

DC Metro Silver Line Boom

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Leesburg, VA- Development has started in full- shops, restaurants, housing- around the sites that will be Metro stations in just two to three years.   Demand, and with it, property value, is expected to continue to increase throughout Eastern Loudoun, especially in Ashburn, where the line will terminate.

The infrastructure is being expanded and repaired, including Route 7 and 28, so while you can expect some construction delays over the next few months, travel should be much less contested in the near future.

Academic Societies or Cults?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Winchester, VA- In what may be considered a recent phenomenon, a resurgence in the popularity of secret societies and academic societies has spread through the Winchester area.

Books-a-Million and Ye Olde Book Gallery have both reported surprising growth since 2014, despite increasing competition from online companies like Amazon.  “It was a real surprise, I thought I was going to have to switch careers so I could retire in a few years- not a happy prospect- but the shop’s sales went from decline to nearly doubling,” said Stan Carver, owner of Ye Olde Book Gallery and self-professed “casual member” of one of the new societies.

“It’s great!  I love the opportunity to get out, learn some things, and meet others with shared interests,” commented Emily Poe of White Post.  Ms. Poe is a local artist, and was dressed in a late Victorian style day gown and tinted glasses at the time of interview.

Other local residents are not as pleased. “It’s occult and satanism and smut, taking root in our Christian community,” Stephens City resident and community organizer Donna Stevenson said, “right under our noses.  One of my neighbors, who I’d thought better of, tried to convince me to go with her to experience ‘sharing love’ with people who aren’t our husbands!  Can we trust our neighbors when they might be part of a group like that, or worse?!”

Psychic Fair Coming to Charm Stone Resort at Forks of Cacapon

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Winchester, VA- Charm Stone Lodge and Resort is pleased to host ‘The Psychic Fair’, December 7-10. Wander an emporium of magical gifts, meet real practicing Witches, and make an appointment with one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s talented psychic readers as you delve into your destiny!

The Psychic Fair Features:

Tarot Card Readings

What’s in the cards for you? Explore the ancient symbols of the Tarot cards and find out!

Clairvoyant Vision

The second sight has been used by Witches since time began. What will they see for you?

Spirit Mediumship

Visit the medium to communicate with those who have departed. Discover their message!

Palm Readings

It is said that your hand can tell your fate. What do the lines of your hand tell?

Crystal Ball Scrying

What may seem like a fanciful idea, the crystal is a portal to the mind’s eye. See into reflections of what is to come.

Angels and Spirit Guides

Do you have someone looking out for you up there? Find out and discover how they can help you to realize your destiny!

Past Life Readings

Who were you? Were you alive before? Learn the mysteries of your past lives and discover what they mean for this life!

While visiting the Psychic Fair, be sure to explore our Enchanted Alley, a magical marketplace of vendors offering crystals, jewelry, magnetite, sun catchers, spell kits, books of shadows, enchanted candles, voodoo dolls, herbs, incense, pendulums and pendulum boards, wands, books, divination tools, and much more!