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Supervisors reject request to ask General Assembly for greater discretion over Confederate statue

History was confronted and old wounds reopened Wednesday night as the Loudoun Board of Supervisors and more than a dozen local residents grappled with what to do with the controversial 109-year-old Confederate statue in downtown Leesburg.

Supervisors eye county employee compensation overhaul

After a comprehensive review of how Loudoun County government pays its employees, changes could be coming.

Gillespie, Northam debate taxes, Trump, Confederate statues

The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor argued in mostly cordial tones Tuesday over taxes, President Donald Trump and what Virginia should do with its numerous monuments to the Confederacy.

Loudoun supervisors consider larger signs at South Riding’s Avonlea in a bid to attract tenants

After winning approval about a decade ago, the Peterson Companies’ South Riding destination retail center Avonlea is now asking the Board of Supervisors to approve bigger, fancier retail and site signs.

Northam builds cash edge on Gillespie in governor’s race

Democrat Ralph Northam has surged to a campaign fundraising edge over Republican Ed Gillespie in the governor's race in Virginia, according to campaign finance reports.

Airplane noise complaints up at Reagan National and Dulles

Residents from across the Washington region have filed a record number of noise complaints for flights from Reagan National and Dulles International airports last year.

Meet the candidates: Loudoun chamber hosts candidates forum

Loudoun’s business community had a unique opportunity to get to know 12 of the 14 local candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates Friday morning.

Virginia Supreme Court upholds electric rate review law

The Virginia Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday upholding a state law that has blocked millions of dollars in refunds to electric customers.

Gun control group giving $1 million to Virginia Democrats

A group that advocates for stricter gun laws says it will pump at least $1 million into state races in Virginia.

Gubernatorial candidates weigh in on immigration

Immigration policy, though mostly made at the federal level, is becoming an increasingly charged topic in the closely watched race for governor in Virginia.

As the number of teen suicides rises, mental health professionals look for ways to curb the trend

In an effort to help teens at risk of suicide in Loudoun, mental health professionals from the county and around the region came together recently to find solutions to the tragic trend.

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Virginia Sen. Dick Black says no Confederate soldiers died fighting for slavery

State Sen. Dick Black (R-13th) says no Confederate soldiers died fighting for slavery, a comment one George Mason University historian called, “at the very least, a misleading overstatement.”
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Lower Foley, an area of the TPA staff envision could house more residential development under the new Comprehensive Plan.

Loudoun Comprehensive Plan stakeholders eye doing away with transition policy area

As Loudoun continues to face immense pressure to grow and meet future housing needs, the county’s Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders team grappled with a controversial question on Monday: Keep the transition policy area (TPA) or do away with the status quo?

Leesburg council scolds county over sinkhole communication

The fallout from the Pennington Lot sinkholes continued Monday and Tuesday nights as Leesburg Town Council scolded builders for not telling the town and the public sooner.

School Board delays decision on reinstating transportation appeal process for parents

Loudoun parents with safety concerns about their child’s bus stop will have to continue to work with the Loudoun County Public Schools Transportation Department, as the school system has yet to decide on reinstating a formal appeal process.
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