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Virginia GOP to hold primary to pick presidential candidate

Chip Muir, chairman of the Republican Party in the city of Richmond and 3rd District representative on the state central committee, proposed the compromise featuring the 2016 primary and 2017 convention.

Wine Wednesday: Small pours from around the Loudoun wine scene

Bluemont Vineyards is celebrating an acclaimed “Double Gold” at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition for their 2014 Petit Manseng, made exclusively of grapes from Loudoun County.

New Virginia laws now in effect

Several new state laws, on issues of social media, breastfeeding and campus sexual assault, are now in effect with July 1 beginning the state's new fiscal year.

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MORE: The Confederate statue at Loudoun’s courthouse: Should it stay or go?

Featuring a roughly 12-foot-tall, mounted Confederate soldier holding a gun, the statue was placed in Leesburg in 1908 and has remained for the past 107 years.

See how your local lawmakers fared in the Northern Virginia chambers’ legislative scorecard

The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership has released its Virginia General Assembly Legislative Scorecard to recognize the House and Senate members who supported their legislative priorities.

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Loudoun County officials: State law dictates Confederate statue must stay

Virginia code states: “ … it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any [memorials or monuments for war veterans] so erected."

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With Gov. McAuliffe in office, old friends find new opportunities

Terry McAuliffe's move from national Democratic political insider to Virginia governor has meant new opportunities for some of his longtime friends.

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Clinton touches on race, gun control and gay rights at Virginia rally

Clinton’s first official campaign stop in the commonwealth came on a historic day of a historic week, with the Supreme Court ruling today that gay marriage is the law of the land.

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Priebus, Gillespie headline press conference ahead of Clinton’s visit to Virginia

A trio of GOP leaders stood on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax this afternoon to knock Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for what they say is a lack of transparency.

Mayor Kwasi Fraser of Purcellville

A Q&A with Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser

After serving one year as Mayor of Purcellville Kwasi Fraser reflects on the past year and looks ahead to the future. Fraser sat down with the Times-Mirror to discuss his first year in office.

Confederate flag case cited in Redskins trademark battle

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week on license plates and the Confederate flag could be bad news for the Washington Redskins.

Loudoun NAACP, sheriff discuss race relations in county

The Loudoun chapter of the NAACP raised issues with the transparency and population representation of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office during an online radio discussion June 23.

The map showing MS-9 in relation to other schools. Courtesy photo/LCPS

New Dulles middle school looks for new name ... again

A middle school (MS-9) set for a fall 2016 opening in northern Dulles is once again up for naming after it came to light the originally chosen name, John F. Ryan, had ties to Jim Crow-era segregation laws.

MORE: McAuliffe announces plan to remove Confederate flag from state license plates

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced today that he would begin the process to remove the Confederate battle flag from Virginia license plates.

Donald Trump in Loudoun County Tuesday. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

Tee time with The Donald is part vanity play, part reality TV show

One week after announcing that he’s running for president, Donald Trump presided at the grand opening of his championship golf course at Trump National, his country club in the Cascades neighborhood of Loudoun County.
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