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EDITORIAL: The man in the corner

Constituents of local state legislature districts packed a community meeting room at the Rust Library in Leesburg to hear and ask questions of three candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates.
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Gay marriage key distinction in attorney general debate

Attorney General Mark Herring's refusal to defend Virginia's ban on gay marriage was his signature act during his four-year term. Now it's the key point of contention in his re-election campaign against Republican challenger John Adams.

“Mudbound” director and writer Dee Rees speaks with Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday Oct. 21 at the 2017 Middleburg Film Festival. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

Live from the 2017 Middleburg Film Festival

Director Dee Rees was honored Saturday with the 2017 Visionary Award at the Middleburg Film Festival. Rees' “Mudbound” is among the most acclaimed films at this year's festival, and she spoke in an intimate Q&A this morning.

Former MS-13 gang member receives 18-month sentence after July escape

Marlon Danilo Rivas-Mendez, a former MS-13 gang member, was sentenced in federal court Friday to 18 months in prison for assaulting and impeding a transportation officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
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Suspicious incident reported in Leesburg

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says it has received a report of a woman acting suspiciously in the Red Cedar area of Leesburg.

Artisan Trail members and supporters celebrate the launch at Stone Tower Winery Oct. 18. Facebook/Beth Hockenberry Erickson

Loudoun’s Artisan Trail celebrates launch at Stone Tower Winery

The Loudoun Artisan Trail celebrated its official launch Wednesday night at a reception at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg.

Candidates sharply disagree on guns in governor’s race

Republican Ed Gillespie has an A rating from the National Rifle Association. He pledged to "oppose any and all attempts to weaken the Second Amendment." Democrat Ralph Northam said he favors stricter controls on gun ownership.
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Loudoun supervisors to begin budget talks with tax rate cut

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday night to instruct County Administrator Tim Hemstreet to prepare the upcoming fiscal 2019 at the estimated equalized tax rate, $1.11 per $100 in assessed value, a drop from the current $1.125 tax rate.
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Loudoun League of Women Voters says it can’t get GOP candidates to partake in public forums

“Maybe we are seen as too unimportant.”
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The fifth annual Middleburg Film Festival arrives this weekend

Thursday kicks-off the fifth annual Middleburg Film Festival, with Oscar contender “Darkest Hour” screening at Salamander Resort, the host site of the event.

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