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Historical Preservation Youth Service Project yields priceless treasures

As part of a three-day Youth Conference from June 30 to July 1, at least 300 teens between the ages of 14 to 18 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed service at two western Loudoun cemeteries: Ketoctin Baptist Church Cemetery and the Lovettsville Union Cemetery.

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Controversial Confederate flag was born in Northern Virginia

The so-called “Confederate” flag that has spawned controversy nationwide after the fatal shooting of nine black people last month in Charleston, S.C. by a shooter who brandished it was born right here in Northern Virginia.

The Yummy Pig opened in May on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg.Times-Mirror/Cynthia Kinsey

The Yummy Pig moves into Leesburg

If you mourned the closing of The Q Company, a newcomer has taken over the Catoctin Circle location: Yummy Pig.

Bluemont Concert Series returns to downtown Leesburg

The Bluemont Concert Series has once again returned to downtown Leesburg. This year's series will showcase performers from across the country.

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Loudoun showing strong at World Police and Fire Games

As the World Police and Fire Games are underway across the region, members of Loudoun County’s emergency services community are already bringing home medals.

Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Thousands flock to TV screens and playing fields for soccer

As the U.S. played Germany in the World Cup semifinals June 30, thousands in the county clustered around TVs at taverns and in living rooms to watch what has become Loudoun's most popular activity.

Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

MORE: The Confederate statue at Loudoun’s courthouse: Should it stay or go?

Featuring a roughly 12-foot-tall, mounted Confederate soldier holding a gun, the statue was placed in Leesburg in 1908 and has remained for the past 107 years.

Briar Woods alum talks about 2015 World Cup experience

Lina Granados, who has dual citizenship with Colombia and the U.S., took a few minutes away from the team's busy schedule in Canada to answer a few questions about her experience so far, stepping onto the field for the first time, upsetting third-ranked France and the surreal feeling of playing the USA.

Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

Loudoun County officials: State law dictates Confederate statue must stay

Virginia code states: “ … it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any [memorials or monuments for war veterans] so erected."

Newtons Firnas was among seven performers to take the stage at the third annual Purcellville Wine and Food Festival July 19, 2014, at Fireman’s Field. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun County food and wine the focus at 4th annual Purcellville festival

Event organizers are gearing up for Purcellville's award-winning Fourth Annual Wine and Food Festival from 3 to 8 p.m. July 18 at Fireman's Field, 250 S. Nursery Ave.

Dar Williams along with Jill Sobule will take the Tally Ho stage June 28. Courtesy Photo

Dar Williams to perform at Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theatre

Dar Williams is more than a musician. A songwriter, author, teacher and mother, she intertwines all parts of her life into her music.

Loudoun NAACP, sheriff discuss race relations in county

The Loudoun chapter of the NAACP raised issues with the transparency and population representation of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office during an online radio discussion June 23.

Spend a Sizzlin Summer in Brambleton

One of the most popular local events of the summer kicks off June 25.

Andrew Chapman showed off obstacle course skills during a recent taping of the NBC television show American Ninja Warrior. Courtesy photo

Chapman tackles ‘American Ninja’ challenge

“It’s not always necessarily the bigger guys that do better,” Andrew Chapman said. “A lot of it you have to be nimble and quick. If you don’t have the agility it can backfire on you.”

Both students and kids visiting for the record-breaking endeavor learned lessons in water safety with SwimKids staff in Leesburg. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Making a splash: Leesburg swim school tries to break world record

SwimKids of Leesburg was one of the many aquatic facilities around the globe that gathered June 18 to set the record for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson.
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