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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.

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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.

McAuliffe touts tech sector’s value at NVTC awards ceremony

Dulles Technology corridor company CEOs, COOs and CFOs pulled up to the 14th annual Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Hot Ticket Awards this week.

Damage from Leesburg fire causes Caulkins Jewelers to relocate

The Downtown Leesburg staple for 60 years is moving shop due to water and smoke damage caused by the King Street fire June 7.

Donald Trump in Loudoun County Tuesday. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

Tee time with The Donald is part vanity play, part reality TV show

One week after announcing that he’s running for president, Donald Trump presided at the grand opening of his championship golf course at Trump National, his country club in the Cascades neighborhood of Loudoun County.

Facebook/Sustainable Honeybee Program

How a small Loudoun County nonprofit hopes to save the honeybee

"Our goal is to build a more sustainable bee," said Alex McLellan, chief operations officer for the Sustainable Honeybee Program. "It's what we call a 'hygienic' bee, which is essentially a more naturally capable bee."

The David Grisman Sextet will headline this year’s River & Roots Festival.

River and Roots festival hits Berryville next weekend

Second Annual River & Roots Festival to showcase Shenandoah River, David Grisman Sextet. “Creating an event that focuses on celebrating the river is just how we do business. It represents the organic nature of what we do."

Capt. Robert Trimble during WW II.

Northern Virginia author writes of father’s heroism

"As we grow up, we can start to accept that they are individuals and, if we are lucky, we will have many years to get to know them as the people they are and not just as parents."

Michelle Thomas, pastor at Holy and Whole Life Changing Ministries International in Lansdowne, and collaborator and historian Fred Snowden discuss the cards on the table, each with the name of an African-American whom they’ve identified in an unmarked slave cemetery on Belmont Ridge Road. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

On Juneteenth, pastor unveils nonprofit honoring Loudoun’s legacy

A local reverend has founded a nonprofit in an effort to honor the legacy of 43 slaves that lived and died on the former Belmont Plantation in Ashburn.
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