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    ‘The Daily Show’ airs controversial Redskins segment
    Sun., Sep. 28 | 08:35 AM - "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday night aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot.
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    Shepherds Ford Production team, left to right, Lisa and Frazer Watkins, founder, Dave Van Deventer and Morgan Morrison, founder and area musicians. Courtesy photo/Ava Morrison

    A dog’s walk on the Shenandoah rekindles bluegrass history
    Thu., Sep. 25 | 11:00 AM - Watermelon Park Fest now celebrating 11 years.

    Ashburn resident Nan Smith lost her husband, Chuck, to metastatic lung cancer last August. The American Legion is helping her through the process of having him laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery. Courtesy photo

    Loudoun’s American Legion connects veterans with possibilities
    Wed., Sep. 24 | 01:04 PM - The American Legion has a mission to help military veterans and their families understand government benefits and resources.

    People gathered at a vigil for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham Sept. 18 in Charlottesville, Va. Courtesy photo

    With U-Va., a reminder to Loudoun parents: the threat is real
    Wed., Sep. 24 | 11:00 AM - Now missing for more than a week, University of Virginia student Hannah Graham's disappearance has inspired a conversation about safety on campus grounds.
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    This painting by Jacobe Noonan will be one of hundreds of works of art on display at the Leesburg Fine Art Festival. Courtesy Photo

    Leesburg Fine Art Festival returns to downtown
    Thu., Sep. 18 | 03:11 PM - For the third consecutive year, the Leesburg Fine Arts Festival will return to downtown Sept. 20-21.

    Jennifer Wardell and Steve Fisher completed the Super Spartan Race at Wintergreen Resort in wedding attire before exchanging vows at the finish line. Courtesy Photo

    Muddy matrimony: Leesburg couple ties knot at Spartan Race
    Thu., Sep. 18 | 11:00 AM - It was her idea. Actually, it was more of a half-joke, a wild notion expressed in jest to her fiancé. But to their mutual surprise, he took her up on it.
    Federal report outlines impact of national parks in Virginia
    Thu., Jul. 24 | 02:57 PM - Fewer people visited Virginia's national parks last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
    Send us your Loudoun photo story
    Tue., Sep. 30 | 01:16 PM - “Mirror Image” is a new feature about you and your photos of Loudoun County
    Loudoun ties the knot with “affordable” weddings
    Sat., Sep. 27 | 09:29 AM - Loudoun is the most affordable county in the nation to hold a wedding, according to Nerdwallet, a nerdy website that crunches numbers on key financial decisions.
    Barn benefit concert to support Lovettsville man Sept. 20
    Fri., Sep. 19 | 04:10 PM - Friends of Corey Brown, a man from Lovettsville who spent time in the ICU are throwing a concert for him on the farm of James Grubb.
    Poll: 71 percent of Va. voters support keeping the name Redskins
    Fri., Sep. 19 | 09:59 AM - A poll released today from Christopher Newport University's Wason Center for Public Policy has found resounding support for the Washington Redskins organization to keep its current name.
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    Melvin Poe, easily the most celebrated huntsman in American foxhunting, Fauquier native and a beloved member of the equestrian community,died Sept. 13, at his home, Ozark Farm in Hume. He was 94. Photo by Betsy Burke Parker

    Melvin Poe dies at age 94
    Fri., Sep. 19 | 08:00 AM - Easily the most celebrated huntsman in American foxhunting, Fauquier native and a beloved member of the equestrian community, Melvin Poe died Saturday, Sept. 13, at his home, Ozark Farm in Hume. He was 94.
    Leesburg woman’s losing lottery ticket wins her $150,000
    Thu., Sep. 18 | 02:07 PM - Leesburg resident Lessie Dawson won $150,000 in a Sept. 10 drawing in an Epic Vegas Scratcher promotion.
    More than 300 vendors will highlight Capital Home Show
    Wed., Sep. 17 | 05:30 PM - Visitors to the Capital Home Show can expect a showcase of latest products and services in home remodeling, renovation, home décor and redesign.

    Dave Wakeling, lead singer of The English Beat, will take the Tally Ho Theatre stage on Thursday, Sept. 18. Courtesy Photo

    The English Beat: A three-decade long punk-reggae party
    Tue., Sep. 16 | 05:00 PM - After 35 years, legendary ‘80s band still ranking full stop.

    Andy Johnston is resigning from Loudoun Cares, a local nonprofit that helps other nonprofits develop, effective at the end of September. Times-Mirror File Photo

    Loudoun Cares executive director resigns
    Mon., Sep. 15 | 06:00 PM - Andy Johnston announced his resignation as Loudoun Cares executive director on Monday.
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    Loudoun Symphony begins season with family show
    Sat., Sep. 13 | 12:00 PM - Conductor Mark McCoy said the Loudoun Symphony’s upcoming year offers “something for everyone.”
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    The Natural Birth Center at Inova in Lansdowne is expected to open around Oct. 1. Times-Mirror Photos/Crystal Owens

    Inova gearing up to open Natural Birth Center
    Thu., Sep. 11 | 02:30 PM - Loudoun County will soon be home to the first Natural Birth Center in Virginia – a facility that allows mothers to give birth without the use of medication.
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    Loudoun Valley junior J.C. Sherrod III places a flag at the grave site of one of four African American Civil War veterans buried at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery in Leesburg.

    IN PICTURES: Tribute to African American Civil War veterans
    Wed., Sep. 10 | 02:00 PM - Civic leaders paid tribute to African American Civil War veterans and dedicated the Virginia Civil Wars Interpretive Marker at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Leesburg on Sept. 6.
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    Times-Mirror Special Report: Living with ALS
    Wed., Sep. 10 | 12:00 PM - For local victims and families, the challenge is life itself.
    Living with ALS
    Wed., Sep. 10 | 12:00 PM - Michael Murray is locked into a body he can't control. Now he and his family are focusing on making memories.
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    Motorcyclists on the Healing Heroes Motorcycle Ride ended their 100-mile journey at Boulder Crest’s celebration. Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

    Trek for wounded vets ends at Boulder Crest
    Wed., Sep. 10 | 09:00 AM - Over 400 motorcycles ended a 100-mile trek at Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont Sept. 6.

    Magnolias at the Mill Executive Chef Chris Carp.

    Magnolia’s Chef Chris Carp can rock the dishes … literally
    Sat., Sep. 6 | 09:00 AM - Barely three months ago, an exuberant young man took charge of the kitchens at Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, a fine-dining restaurant located within a restored mill. That young man would be Executive Chef Chris Carp, who has plunged into his new job with energy and a keen palate, reshaping the menu to star contemporary American cooking with a certain edginess.

    WalletHub’s research follows a report earlier this year from the Center for American Progress that found women are only 14.6 percent of executive officers, 8.1 percent of top earners and 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.

    Report: Virginia among worst in the nation for gender equality
    Fri., Sep. 5 | 04:38 PM - Over all, Virginia placed 43rd of all the states for women's equality.
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    George Mason University hosts national suicide prevention campaign
    Fri., Sep. 5 | 11:31 AM - For World Suicide Prevention Day on Wednesday, George Mason University in Fairfax will host a national awareness campaign to open up a community conversation on mental health.
    Leesburg to observe 13th anniversary of Sept. 11
    Fri., Sep. 5 | 09:00 AM - In observance of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Town of Leesburg will hold an evening remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 7 p.m. on the Town Green, 25 W. Market St. The Town of Leesburg encourages residents to observe the designated “National Day of Service and Remembrance” by volunteering, donating time or goods, or simply offering a helping hand during this day of commemoration.
    Musical vet opens studio in Sterling
    Fri., Sep. 5 | 08:00 AM - Retired U.S. Army officer David Dixon has opened Music Cave Studios, a musical rehearsal facility in Sterling.
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    Crystal Owens and her sons, Sam, 5, and Owen, 8 months old, wait for the bus in Stone Ridge on the first day of school.

    Loudoun mom’s diary: The sock, the fears, the tears
    Thu., Sep. 4 | 02:44 PM - As Sept. 2 drew closer, my stomach knotted each time someone asked me if Sam was excited about school.
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    The 1st Annual Loudoun Pet Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fireman’s Field, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville.

    It’s all about pets at the Loudoun Pet Expo
    Thu., Sep. 4 | 12:00 PM - The 1st Annual Loudoun Pet Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fireman’s Field, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville.
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    Gustavson was the president of Windward Commercial Real Estate Services, which owned some of the most recognizable structures in downtown Leesburg, including Lightfoot restaurant.

    Leesburg town advocate Scott Gustavson dies at 50
    Thu., Sep. 4 | 11:02 AM - "One of the most fun and principled people I have known. Not to mention one of the bravest," a friend recalled.
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