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    From left: School Board members Thomas Reed (At Large), Jeff Morse (Dulles) and Eric Hornberger (Ashburn) at the March 2 fiscal 2016 budget work session with the county supervisors. Courtesy photo/Ken Reid

    Finding room: What might get sacrificed in Loudoun’s capital budget for two new schools
    Tue., Mar. 3 | 02:33 PM - It's down to this: what projects are the Loudoun supervisors and School Board members willing to delay in the Capital Improvement Program to accelerate a middle school and elementary school?

    Mt. Defiance is located inside an old service station in Middleburg. - Courtesy/Mt. Defiance

    Middleburg, Distilled: Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery opens to the public
    Tue., Mar. 3 | 02:16 PM - Mt. Defiance, Virginia's smallest ABC store and Loudoun's second distillery to open since Prohibition, manufactures three types of rum, absinthe, apple brandy, amaretto as well as various other liqueurs.
    UPDATE: Three Loudoun supervisors considering raising taxes to fund education
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 09:49 PM - The supervisors’ comments mark a potential shift for Loudoun’s all-Republican board, which has annually lowered the tax rate during its term.
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    After months of thinking and discussing his options with colleagues, Leesburg’s Dr. Stephan Knobloch decided to run for the School Board’s At Large seat. He thought about running for the Leesburg seat, but decided At Large made sense since two contenders for Leesburg had already surfaced. Courtesy photo/Stephan Knobloch

    UPDATE: Contender for School Board At Large seat enters ring
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 02:30 PM - The third contender for the School Board November elections has come forward.
    2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 10:09 AM - Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses.

    Stone Bridge skated past Bishop O’Connell 5-2 in the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League championship game Feb. 27 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The Bulldogs won their sixth NVSHL championship.—Photo Courtesy/Elliott Root

    Stone Bridge rallies past O’Connell in hockey championship game
    Sun., Mar. 1 | 08:53 AM - The Bulldogs (13-0) put the finishing touches on a perfect season and claimed their sixth NVSHL championship.

    Philly Eagles linebacker, Emmanuel Acho, visited Woodgrove High School student Hannah Delmonte Feb. 20 after she got 17,000 retweets on her request to take him to prom. Courtesy photo

    Woodgrove high schooler to take Philly Eagles linebacker to prom
    Fri., Feb. 27 | 02:00 PM - A Woodgrove High School student is taking Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho to prom after winning a retweet bet, according to Comcast SportsNet.
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    Jacob Dentu , 16, talks to Imam Abdul Rafaa of the ADAMS Center following the daily evening prayer session at the mosque in Sterling. Tin Nguyen/Fairfax County Times

    Growing Islamophobia a concern for ADAMS Center in Sterling
    Fri., Feb. 27 | 12:00 PM - Rizwan Jaka, Board Chairman of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center, has a personal beef with the Islamic State, perhaps better known to many as ISIS.
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    Advocates for more education funding in Loudoun County attended a School Board budget hearing earlier this year. Many of the same faces and signs could be seen at a county public hearing Feb. 25. Courtesy Photo

    The beat goes on: Fund our schools, Loudoun education advocates plead
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 04:05 PM - One speaker after another – roughly 40 in all – pressed the all-Republican Board of Supervisors to fully fund the $981 million budget.
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    Charter school amendment approved in General Assembly session
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    Dulles Greenway’s latest rate hike goes into effect March 4
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 12:12 PM
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    MORE: Va. lawmakers approve budget with state pay raises
    Sat., Feb. 28 | 12:16 PM
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    Loudoun Lowdown: The week’s buzz
    Fri., Feb. 27 | 04:10 PM
    In Virginia General Assembly, many bills die by stealth
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    LSCO searching for missing Purcellville teens
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 07:43 PM

    Loudoun School Board member Tom Reed will not seek re-election
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 07:41 PM
    Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 12:00 PM
    Leesburg sees decrease in major crime in 2014
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 08:00 AM
    UPDATE: General Assembly approves new judge for 20th Judicial Circuit
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 07:38 PM
    McAuliffe signs bill freezing electric utility rate reviews
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 04:36 PM
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    Loudoun schools Charter Committee pushes Middleburg Charter probation discussion
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 05:28 PM
    Lawmakers have tentative agreement on Va. state budget
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 04:25 PM
    UPDATE: Supervisor Shawn Williams bows out of chairman’s race
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 03:58 PM
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    Loudoun School Board Charter Committee endorses second county charter application
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 02:22 PM
    VDOE seeks applicants for after-school enrichment program grant
    Mon., Feb. 23 | 03:57 PM
    Juvenile injured in ATV accident in Chantilly
    Mon., Feb. 23 | 03:18 PM
    Ashburn high school hosts first annual African American read-in
    Mon., Feb. 23 | 02:52 PM
    Incumbent Loudoun supervisors see GOP primary challenge
    Mon., Feb. 23 | 12:02 PM
    About 1 in 5 state lawmakers have more than $50,000 in debt
    Mon., Feb. 23 | 11:53 AM
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    Supervisors, county staff to study Loudoun Water takeover
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 01:21 PM
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    Sterling man charged in Ashburn burglary
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 01:16 PM
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    Sterling robbery investigation leads to fraud charges
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 01:02 PM

    Loudoun Lowdown: The past week’s buzz
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