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Former soccer star returns to Loudoun County High School to teach

When she was a young girl Olivia Mackey knew she wanted two things in life, to be a soccer player and a teacher. After a professional soccer career, she returned home and will be a new physical education teacher at Loudoun County High School.

Army Spc. Stephan L. Mace will killed in action in October 2009. Photo Courtesy/Vanessa Adelson

‘We are here ... we are here’: Purcellville mother honors fallen son’s legacy

The mother of five knew when her son, Stephan Mace died in combat in 2009, she couldn't just sit by and watch his brothers-in-arms suffer as they returned home from fighting on the front lines.

VIDEO: Media personality Roland Martin confronts Confederate statue supporters in Leesburg

NewsOne Now host and former CNN contributor Roland Martin paid a visit to the Confederate statue in front of Loudoun's courthouse during the NAACP rally in Leesburg Saturday.

MacDowell’s sand patio in downtown Leesburg was taped off last year before a rezone was approved by Leesburg officials. Times-Mirror File Photo

MacDowell Brew Kitchen’s beach in Leesburg faces closure … again

An ongoing zoning issue with Leesburg could force MacDowell Brew Kitchen's beach to temporarily close while the restaurant’s owner satisfies some stipulations of a conditional rezone approval.

The Purcellville Wine and Food Festival is perennially one of the hottest attractions of the year for western Loudoun. Times-Mirror Photo/Jonathan Taylor

IN PHOTOS: The fourth annual Purcellville Wine and Food Festival

Despite the heat, thousands turned out for the fourth annual Purcellville Wine and Food Festival Saturday. Enjoy a few snapshots of the afternoon from photographer Jonathan Taylor.

T. J. Miles is the lead in the Sterling Playmakers “The Music Man.” Times-Mirror/Jen Lofquist

Sterling Playmakers’ actor comes full circle in “The Music Man”

As a freshman at Sterling’s Park View High School, T.J. Miles decided to help out with that year’s drama production in the orchestral pit playing the trombone.

‘A freaking bear’: Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan meets his match at Lansdowne Resort

Washington Redskin Ryan Kerrigan hit the links at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg this week, where he made a new friend.

Alyssa Howell. Facebook/Alyssa Christine Howell

Alyssa Howell, a graduate of Loudoun schools, to vie for Miss America

Alyssa Howell, a 2013 Stone Bridge graduate, will be competing in the Miss America beauty pageant as Miss Nebraska in September.

Loudoun Lowdown: Grounded at Dulles, longing for the Redskins

One local lawmaker needed a drink after the United fiasco. Make it something local.

Ben Sizemore of Sterling will embark on an 150-mile trek the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Photo Courtesy/Ben Sizemore

Sterling man to participate in Ride to Conquer Cancer

A Sterling man will be taking part in the second annual Ride to Conquer Cancer event beginning Sept. 19 .from D.C. to Mount Airy in Maryland to benefit cancer research.

Photo Courtesy/Pam Keefe

Ashburn woman climbing mountains for breast cancer prevention

Pam Keefe will be traveling to Sikkim in the Himalayas, located in a remote area in northern India bordered by Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.

Mobile Hope partners with Inova to provide youth Medicaid

Mobile Hope, Inova and Loudoun County Public Schools are working together to identify uninsured children and provide comprehensive application and enrollment assistance to connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of care.

No more steak: Wining and dining of politicians down in Virginia

Prior to the corruption scandal involving former Gov. Bob McDonnell, lobbyists spent nearly $20,000 at Morton's Steakhouse during the 2013 legislative session.

Nathan van Leeuwen stands in front of his custom-built treehouse at his Make-A-Wish reveal party. Times-Mirror Photo/Bill Clare

Make-A-Wish grants Loudoun 9-year-old his dream house

When it came to choosing his one wish, 9-year-old Nathan van Leeuwen knew exactly what he wanted: to build a Minecraft-themed tree house. “I wanted to have something that I would have for my whole childhood,” Nathan said. “I picked Minecraft because that’s my favorite video game.”

Katie Fitzpatrick, 16, collected 40 boxes of dance costumes to send to orphanages. Facebook/Traveling Tutus

Lansdowne teen sends dance costumes abroad

In an effort to bring joy through dance to underprivileged children, Traveling Tutus, distributes gently used dance attire and accessories to orphanages.
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