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Winery dogs at Cardamon Family Vineyard in Purcellville. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

Virginia legislature passes bill allowing dogs inside wineries, breweries

Legislation proposed by Del. John Bell (D-87th) of Loudoun that allows dogs at wineries has passed both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.

‘Chasm’ separates Virginia House and Senate adopted budgets

Almost half a billion dollars separates the Virginia House and Senate adopted budgets.

Fire chiefs sound alarm on Virginia mulch legislation

Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed.

Loudoun supervisors advance Route 15 widening proposal despite some opposition

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors plans to vote next month on whether to begin the process of widening U.S. Route 15 from a rural two-lane undivided road to a four-lane, median-divided thoroughfare between North King Street to Montresor Road in Leesburg.

Purcellville residents puzzled by town’s action on traffic calming pilot program

After the Town of Purcellville installed delineators at the east end of Glenmeade Circle near the intersection of Country Club Drive on Friday afternoon, surprised residents said by Friday night the delineators were taken down and bright orange cones left in their place.

Challenger emerges in Purcellville’s mayoral election

Chris Thompson, a lifelong resident of Purcellville, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 1 town elections.

Times-Mirror/Alexander Erkiletian

Purcellville honors its cross-country national champions

Loudoun Valley High School's national champion cross country runners received a heroes welcome on Saturday as they paraded through Purcellville, ending with a ceremony and reception at Bush Tabernacle.

Fraser to seek re-election in Purcellville

In a prepared statement, Fraser said he is “humbled by the outpouring of support I have received during my two terms as mayor. I am committed to working with the council majority to fulfill the vision for our town and acting on the desires of our citizens.”

Times-Mirror/Alexander Erkiletian

Second annual Black History Expo celebrates partnerships, progress

Loudoun celebrated Black History Month Saturday with an expo that honored the past, embraced the present and hopes to inspire the future.

South King Street mural approved in Leesburg

Kaeley Boyle and her mother, Rusty, have an easy camaraderie. The daughter, a graduate from Penn State University’s fine arts program, and the mother, a former art teacher and muralist, finish each other’s thoughts like two painters adding brushstrokes to the same canvas.

Virginia House embraces Medicaid expansion in budget

Efforts to expand Medicaid to about 300,000 low-income adults in Virginia continue to gain momentum, as Republican House leaders on Sunday publicly embraced a form of expansion that includes work requirements and copays.

Leesburg council delays decision on preferred Route 15 interchange fix

Leesburg Town Council again postponed a decision about its preferred design for the Route 15 North/North King Street interchange during last week's meeting.

Leesburg opposes opening of Kincaid Boulevard – for now

Leesburg Town Council unanimously refused to open Kincaid Boulevard for traffic heading to the proposed DC United stadium at Bolen Park—at least until Crosstrail Boulevard is completed.

Key GOP lawmaker backs Medicaid expansion in Virginia

A powerful Republican lawmaker has publicly endorsed expanding Medicaid in Virginia after years of opposition, boosting the chances the Old Dominion will join 32 other states in expanding the program for the poor under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Constituents ask Comstock for ‘common sense’ gun laws in wake of Florida shooting

Local residents rallied at Rep. Barbara Comstock’s (R-Va.-10th) office Thursday, asking her to do more to protect children from gun violence.
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