“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney inspires students at two Loudoun schools
Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, shows some of his drawings to children at Kenneth Culbert Elementary School in Hamilton Nov. 24. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Mon., Nov. 24 | 04:46 PM -
Jeff Kinney stood before a room of enraptured students, their attention completely captivated. At that moment, he was the envy of every teacher in the room.
AVID closes gaps and improves minds
AVID’s program focuses on students who come from economically challenging situations. Courtesy photo
Mon., Nov. 24 | 03:07 PM -
Avid means eager for knowledge, according to the dictionary. And that's what the AVID program in some Loudoun County schools is all about.
MORE: Team Mathias unleashing childhood cancer awareness
Mon., Nov. 24 | 10:23 AM -
Mathias Giordano, 13, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, cancer of the bone, in July 2012. In the years since, the local boy has endured more than 50 rounds of chemo and radiation, major lung surgeries and a below-the-knee amputation of his right leg.
State jobless rate falls to 5.3 percent in October
Mon., Nov. 24 | 09:48 AM -
The national unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 5.8 percent.
Holding court: Falcons, Raiders win state volleyball titles
Briar Woods High School players and coaches rejoice after the Falcons capped a big comeback with a 16-14 win in the fifth set of the VHSL 5A state volleyball championship match against Princess Anne.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore
Sun., Nov. 23 | 08:54 AM -
The Briar Woods Falcons overcame a two-set deficit against Princess Anne to win a five-set thriller Saturday in the Virginia High School League Group 5A state volleyball championship, and the Loudoun County Raiders swept James Wood in the 4A state final to continue their dominance.
Gov. McAuliffe announces first commercial hops facility in mid-Atlantic in Loudoun
Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes the announcement at Black Hops Farm that Virginia has awarded a $40,000 grant, matched by Loudoun County, to support the construction and operations of the mid-Atlantic’s largest commercial hops processing facility in Lucketts. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Fri., Nov. 21 | 12:10 PM -
The facility will be the largest in Virginia.
No small potatoes: Loudoun Interfaith rebounds in time for the turkey
Loudoun Interfaith Relief hands out food and other help to the county’s families all year. But the holiday months are an especially hectic time for Loudoun’s largest food pantry. Stock photo
Fri., Nov. 21 | 12:01 PM -
Last minute donations closed the gap in a food shortage just in time for Loudoun Interfaith Relief's Thanksgiving dinner distribution.
First baby born at Inova’s new Natural Birth Center
The Koennels welcomed baby Harper at Inova’s Natural Birth Center on Nov. 14. From left to right: Dad Dan, big sister Addison, mom Caitlyn, baby Harper Certified Nurse Midwife Shannon Wise and Dr. Michelle Roberts-Borden, medical director, Inova Loudoun Hospital Natural Birth Center. Photo Courtesy/Renee Brohard
Fri., Nov. 21 | 10:00 AM -
For Ashburn mom Caitlyn Koennel, the birth of her second child, Harper, on Nov. 14 came without any beeping monitors, needles or tubes.
Rolling Stone article on culture of rape at UVA: ‘Instantly all anyone could talk about’
Thu., Nov. 20 | 02:41 PM -
As of Thursday morning, the story had been shared more than 50,000 times on Facebook, tweeted 4,600 times and drawn 1,300 comments.