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The TSA is seeing a drastic increase in the number of firearms passengers are trying to bring onto airplanes. Photo Courtesy/TSA

Increased gun confiscations at Dulles Airport concern TSA

At Washington Dulles International Airport, a trend that TSA officials describe as “disturbing” continues to take off, despite multiple educational efforts to curb it.

Start your engines: Loudoun County Public Schools race toward the future. Nearly 79,000 students go back to school Aug. 29.
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With nearly 79,000 students and growing, Loudoun schools confront change and challenges

This year an estimated 78,665 students will be enrolling in LCPS. The school division will face unique challenges this year, including easing overcrowding in schools.
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Ed Gillespie is seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia governor’s race in 2017. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

Gillespie, Fiorina hit economic message in Ashburn

A former U.S. Senate candidate and Republican National Committee chairman, Gillespie is the front-runner for the GOP nomination in next year's gubernatorial race.

This Bluemont home was hit by lightning Tuesday, displacing two and causing $200,000 in damage. Photo Courtesy/LCFR

Bluemont home struck by lightning, two displaced

Two people and a dog were displaced Tuesday after lightning struck their Bluemont home during a severe afternoon storm, causing $200,000 in damage.

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Bluemont farm creates opportunities for those less ordinary

Maya Wechsler and Greg Masucci are self-proclaimed city slickers. Living in D.C. proved to be a difficult place to raise their nonverbal, autistic son Max and his younger sister Delilah. In an effort to provide a safe environment for their family, the couple made the pilgrimage to Bluemont after buying a 24-acre farm.

Wine glasses lined up for a tasting at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg. Facebook/Loudoun Wine Awards

Fabbioli Cellars, Cana Winery earn high marks in second annual Loudoun Wine Awards

The winners of best in show and best in class by grape varietal will be announced during an awards dinner Oct. 14 as a kick-off to the new Epicurience Virginia festival.

Albright warns of nationalism, says listening to right-wing radio makes her ‘completely crazy’

Speaking at a Leesburg fundraiser for mayoral candidate Kelly Burk, Albright underscored the impact globalization and technology have had on the international community.

Loudoun School Board gives Superintendent Williams a raise

Superintendent Eric Williams' contract with Loudoun County Public Schools was renewed for another four years with a total compensation package of $357,000.
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Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Horse Power: Loudoun Therapeutic Riding strengthens bodies and minds through equine-assisted therapy

For over 40 years, LTR has provided equine-assisted activities and therapies to people with a wide variety of cognitive, physical and psychological disabilities, using three main types of therapy programs.

Nathan Hackett created woodwork for Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Lovettsville’s Nathan Hackett gives wood new life by creating unique furniture

A Virginia native, Hackett got his start as a high school senior working in a cabinet shop in Yorktown. Entry level work in a cabinet shop typically means sanding doors by hand all day. It was a job, but definitely not a career.

The LCSO has released two informational videos to inform residents of the procedures of a traffic stop. Photo Courtesy/LCSO

 

Loudoun Sheriff’s Office releases informational traffic stop videos

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has developed two informational videos in coordination with local civil rights and religious leaders that portray a routine traffic stop from the perspective of the deputy and the driver.

Loudoun hosting design a library card contest

The Loudoun County Public Library is seeking the public's help in designing a limited-edition, commemorative library card to be issued in the fall.

Lori and Jim Corcoran own Corcoran Vineyards and Corcoran Brewery. Facebook Photo/Jim Corcoran

Jim and Lori Corcoran plan a very personal ‘Kicking Kegs for Cancer’ event

As the fifth anniversary for Corcoran Brewing in Purcellville approaches July 30, owner Jim Corcoran and his wife, Lori, have planned a special celebration to mark the occasion.

View of Short Hill Mountain site from Lovettsville. Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi.

MORE: Loudoun County staff reviewing Short Hill site plan amendment

The Loudoun County Departments of Building and Development and Planning and Zoning are reviewing a site plan amendment for additional grading and electrical work at the top of Short Hill Mountain-- a controversial site where telecom giant AT&T had planned to build a 35-foot-tall, 3.5-acre facility.

Chris White studying the Monacan Indian Village at Natural Bridge. Locally, Sanctuary on the Trail is raising funds to build a Native American village in Bluemont. Photo Courtesy/Sanctuary on the Trail.

Native American village in Bluemont supported

The Virginia Commission for the Arts awarded Sanctuary on the Trail Inc. a matching grant of $1,950 in the Artists in Education program to build an Indian Village in Bluemont and educate children about Native American culture.
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