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Jurors hear defendant’s confession

Ashburn man on trial, charged with killing girlfriend

Retired postal worker retraces route of memories

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Lovettsville Post Office opened its new facility, after making the old facility its home for nearly 50 years. In 1961, the last time the Lovettsville Post Office moved to a new facility, the employees there were excited about moving to a new “modern” facility that would have bathrooms. Ann Hardy, a recently retired Lovettsville post office employee, laughs at the comparison between then and now.

More talking. Less balking. Please.

True political discourse – we’re talking the real, two-way, give-and-take of ideas and opinions – has become undervalued and underrated.

Around the towns

Here's what's going on in the towns.

Photo Courtesy/Jim Poston

Audrey Windsor Bergner takes a ride on a Harley-Davidson Sept. 20, 2009, with friend Yurij Holowinsky, of Leesburg.

Middleburg a little dimmer without writer’s spark

Audrey Windsor Bergner, 81, a writer for Middleburg Life, died Jan. 23. She had complications from pneumonia. Bergner was well-known in Middleburg for her writing for Middleburg Life newspaper, her charity work and her energetic and cheerful nature.

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Stocked shelves at the Tree of Life Food Pantry in Purcellville.

New food pantry fills stomachs, warms hearts

In a drafty storeroom in Purcellville, the volunteers at the new Tree of Life food pantry sort, pack and prepare to deliver bread, canned foods, baking ingredients and other items to needy families in western Loudoun.

Loudoun schools rally for Haiti

Loudoun County's school community has been raising funds and awareness in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Here are some of the fund-raising efforts going on throughout Loudoun County Public Schools.

Passengers ride the new AeroTrain System, which runs between terminals at Washington Dulles International Airport, on Jan 26. Times-Mirror Staff Photos/Raymond Thompson

Train system makes its debut at Dulles Airport

Jan. 26 was a good day for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as it celebrated the grand opening of the airport's automated train system -- the AeroTrain.

Ashburn Elementary principal retires

Ashburn Elementary Principal Barbara Holley will retire on Jan. 29 with decidedly mixed emotions.

LCPS schedules budget meetings

Loudoun County Public Schools has scheduled several budget meetings for public comment that will be divided by high school cluster.

Astronaut Frank Culbertson, center, commander of the Expedition 3 mission on the International Space Station, is flanked by cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin, left, and Vladimir Dezhurov. Photo Courtesty/NASA

Astronaut visits Catoctin Elementary

Frank Culbertson, an astronaut who lived on the International Space Station for four months in 2001, visited students at Catoctin Elementary Jan. 22 to share his experiences and encourage the children to reach for their dreams, no matter how high.

After 23 years, tax on cars deserves another look

Remember the year 1987? Ronald Reagan was president. The Iran Contra saga raged. The TV series “thirtysomething” premiered. U2’s “Joshua Tree” mesmerized rockers. And, Loudoun’s population was all of 75,000.

Redskins players practice for the big game at their training camp in Ashburn in 2008. As host of the camp, Redskins Park brings in nearly $1 million in revenue for local businesses. Times-Mirror File Photo/Lisa Johnson

Redskins training camp may relocate, stumping local business profits

Relocating the Redskins training camp out of Loudoun would have a significant economic impact on the county.

Centura and Horizon Consulting win bids and more business news

Dulles-based Centuria was awarded the Mission Support Information Technology Services task order under the Veterans Technology Services government-wide acquisition contract. Lansdowne-based Horizon Consulting will continue to provide Post Endorsement Technical Reviews for the Atlanta Home Ownership Center, which is a $18 million, five-year contract.

Man vs. beast on a shrinking budget

As wild animal calls rise, funding is left far behind

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