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School Board weighs calendar options for next school year

The Loudoun County School Board is attempting to balance concerns from all stakeholders as it prepares to decide on the calendar for the next school year.

LCPS to host anxiety coping seminar Thursday

In the latest installment of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Department of Pupil Services Mental Health and Wellness Parent Seminar Series, parents will have the opportunity to learn about anxiety and how to better help students with anxiety.

Potomac Falls graduate Ryan Wells, 19, is one of three winners of the inaugural Live Proud on Campus scholarship. Courtesy Photo

Loudoun native wins scholarship, funding for LGBT initiative

When Sterling resident Ryan Wells started at Elon University, he had no idea he would become a leader of a sexual health initiative on campus – much less that he would win money for it.

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Unknown no longer: Third annual Belmont Slave Cemetery event marks special occasion

This year’s annual Belmont Slave Cemetery Freedom Celebration on Sunday was different. It was different because for the first time, the cemetery rests in the hands of those dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the land and its history.

IN PHOTOS: Loudoun students honor Veterans Day

Students across Loudoun County celebrated Veterans Day with special ceremonies and celebrations Friday.

Regional orchestra featuring Loudoun students to perform Saturday

Loudoun’s top middle and high school orchestra students will join musicians from the Fauquier, Manassas, Prince William, Stafford and Spotsylvania school divisions to perform at the North Central Virginia Regional Orchestra.

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Concerns about Loudoun County’s turf fields—both health and financial—return

After the Board of Supervisors authorized staff to accept bids for crumb rubber infill (CRI) synthetic turf fields following a study finding no correlation between CRI and cancer in athletes, new studies suggest the turf may have additional toxins.

Greg Masucci of A Farm Less Ordinary, which delivers pounds of vegetables each week to Community Supported Agriculture partners. The organization also donated vegetables to Loudoun Hunger Relief. Times-Mirror/Veronike Collazo

A Farm Less Ordinary growing successful crops, people

Bluemont-based A Farm Less Ordinary and Ashburn’s Topgolf are teaming up to raise funds and awareness for A Farm Less Ordinary’s mission to employ people with disabilities.

Loudoun voters approve $81.7M bond for school projects

In addition to voting for elected officials, Loudoun voters also overwhelmingly decided in favor of a new school bond. The bond passed with 71.4 percent of the vote, meaning the county will contract a debt and issue capital improvement bonds in the maximum amount of $81,761,000 to fully or partly finance several projects.

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‘Climate of disrespect,’ ‘low morale’ cited within Loudoun Public Schools’ transportation department

The Loudoun Education Association is highlighting increasingly low morale among the county's bus drivers due to what the organization calls a "climate of disrespect."

Law school students offering voter-rights hotline on Tuesday

Students at William & Mary's law school will run a non-partisan hotline for Virginia voters on Election Day.

Loudoun parents to discuss assistance for children with mental health challenges

The Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP) is meeting Nov. 8 to discuss ideas to help children who have missed school due to mental health difficulties. The end aim is to enact some of the policies pertaining to student mental health into law.

100WomenStrong accepting letters of intent for 2018 grant funding

Loudoun County's 100WomenStrong, a philanthropic group that has donated more than $1.3 million to organizations focused on shelter, health, hunger and education, is accepting letters of intent from nonprofits requesting grant funding for 2018.

Loudoun County Public Schools pulls ‘KKK worksheet’ after controversy

An eighth-grade civics worksheet on the political spectrum has caused controversy after parents raised concerns about the sheet’s categorization of the Ku Klux Klan under “Right Wing Reactionaries.”

Forrest Allen and his music therapist Tom Sweitzer. Times-Mirror/Chantalle Edmunds

Music soothes the soul and heals the body for these two Middleburg men

Forrest Allen seemed to have it all -- sporty, smart and loved by family and friends in Middleburg. He was doing well in school and had ambitions to become a veterinarian.
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