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Thanksgiving break extended for furloughs

Loudoun County Public Schools employees and students will get an extended break for the Thanksgiving holiday next school year; the two furlough days for school employees have been scheduled for Nov. 22 and 23.

Furloughs better than layoffs, school employees say

Loudoun County Public Schools employees will be taking two furlough days next year, but many say it's worth it to take the days off without pay if it means saving their colleagues' jobs.

Austin Selick-Bottos, a student at Loudoun’s Academy of Science, was a regional finalist in this year’s Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition and competed in Washington, D.C. April 23 to 26. Photo courtesy of the YES Competition.

Ashburn student places in national health competition

When Austin Selick-Bottos read an article about influenza earlier this year and another about new, longer-lasting vaccines, he got an idea for a research project. Austin, 17, is a student at the Loudoun County Academy of Science, and there, one of his teachers encouraged him to do some research on how a universal flu vaccine could affect the spread of influenza in the United States.

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Elin Larson, of Purcellville, has cancer with no health insurance. Her family had saved up money to fix the roof of the house, but the money went toward $70,000 in medical bills. The roof has tar paper over it as a temporary fix until the family can raise more money.

For some in need of health care, help remains elusive

Approach a patient, any patient, in a Loudoun County waiting room, and no matter their background or current medical situation, they have one thing in common: They're not sure what to expect from the new health-care reforms.

Hospital, mixed-use project return to spotlight

With the budget season behind them, Loudoun supervisors in the upcoming month will focus their attention on two high-profile projects. Plans for Loudoun County's second hospital near South Riding and the blueprint for Kincora Village, a mixed-use development to accompany a professional baseball park, will come before the board for a vote.

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Out of the attic

Molly Morgan, of Middleburg, leads her new gift pony, Trough Hill Starlight. She won the pony at the Hill School Show.

Community blood drive

On May 11, from 3-8 p.m., you can donate blood at the Ashburn Public Library at 43316 Hay Road.

We want YOU to vote May 4

About a year and a half ago, Loudoun and the entire country were abuzz over the upcoming presidential election. Tuesday, May 4, marks another important election day.

Congressman to host Lyme disease forum

A free educational forum will teach residents about ticks and Lyme disease at 7 p.m. May 3 at Heritage High School in Loudoun County.

General Assembly adopts gun-safety program for children

Loudoun not likely to include program in curriculum

Broad Run students visit China

A sister school can be just like family... . That's what eight Broad Run High School students discovered when they visited Nanjing School No. 12 in China during the recent spring break.

Loudoun Valley wins Scholastic Challenge

Loudoun Valley High School captured the championship in the Loudoun County Public Schools Scholastic Challenge April 21 at Potomac Falls High School.

Loudoun Valley wins Scholastic Challenge

Loudoun Valley High School captured the championship in the Loudoun County Public Schools Scholastic Challenge April 21 at Potomac Falls High School.

Blue Ridge Middle School honored at gala

Blue Ridge Middle School in Purcellville was honored April 21 at an awards gala at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Northrop Grumman Corp. to settle in Virginia

Although they won't land in Loudoun, Northrop Grumman Corp. will still call Virginia home.

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