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UPDATE: Former Loudoun detective files multi-million lawsuit against Sheriff Chapman, county board

A former Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office detective today filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Loudoun Sheriff Michael L. Chapman (R) and the county’s Board of Supervisors after the ex-detective said he was fired in 2015 for supporting the sheriff’s political primary opponent.

Second debate in Virginia governor’s race set for September

A second debate in Virginia's closely watched governor's race has been scheduled for September.

Residents, Loudoun County officials continue to seek solutions for Route 15 congestion

Twenty-years ago Marc Halley moved from the rapidly developing Ashburn area to the Saddlebrook community off Route 15 north of Leesburg.

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‘United Patriots’ to hold Leesburg rally in support of Confederate monument

A group calling itself “United Patriots” plans to hold a rally on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds in Leesburg Aug. 12 “in support of keeping” the statue of a Confederate soldier on the grounds, according to town officials.

Gillespie and Northam clash in first gubernatorial debate

The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President Donald Trump.

Visit Loudoun study: Sports tourism generates $20M in economic activity

Amateur sports tourism offers a major league source of income to Loudoun County, including a $20.5 million contribution to the economy and $1.2 million in tax revenue in 2016, according to a study by Visit Loudoun in partnership with The George Washington University’s School of Business. The study compounded visitor expenditures and state and local tax revenue.

Loudoun County to do away with vehicle decal tax program, except in Purcellville and Hamilton

Starting next July Loudoun County residents can kiss their vehicle decals goodbye -- unless they're from Purcellville or Hamilton.

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Loudoun County says no to regional Metro sales tax

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted unanimously on a formal resolution brought forth by western Loudoun Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) expressing the county’s opposition to the plan proposed by a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) panel.

MORE: Loudoun supervisors approve 62 percent pay raise in 5-4 vote

After weeks of discussion, Loudoun supervisors agreed Thursday night on a 62 percent raise for the next Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission effective 2020.

The Chipotle at 21031 Tripleseven Road in Sterling. Times-Mirror/Alexander Erkiletian

Loudoun County health officials: 60 illnesses reported from Chipotle diners

The Loudoun County Health Department has identified approximately 60 ill individuals who reported dining at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Sterling last week, in a continued investigation of reports of illness linked to the restaurant.

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UPDATE: Loudoun County government center briefly evacuated due to smoke

The Loudoun County Government Center in downtown Leesburg has been evacuated due to "reported electrical odor and haze on second floor," according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Laura Rinehart.

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White House taps Loudoun resident, a former Navy SEAL, for top security post

President Donald Trump (R) has nominated former Navy SEAL Joseph Kernan to be under secretary of defense for intelligence.

Self-driving cars to be tested on Virginia Express Lanes

The state of Virginia is moving forward with testing the possibility of allowing autonomous, or self-driving, cars on express lanes of Interstates 95 and 495.

Town of Round Hill considers expansion, may double population within a year

Town Council is investigating an expansion of the town’s boundaries in its first public information session on the proposal Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.

Loudoun supervisors loosen constraints on Dulles World Center to build residential units

One of Loudoun County’s most prized future mixed-use developments -- the Dulles World Center, otherwise known as The Hub -- won a second round of modifications by the Board of Supervisors last week that will give it flexibility in the way it phases the buildout of its 82-acre development.
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