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TRAFFIC ALERT: Signal outage at Routes 7 and 659 in June

Loudoun County has announced an upcoming signal outage at the intersection of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) associated with the Route 7/659 interchange construction. Beginning on or about June 1 and continuing through approximately June 10, ongoing modifications will be made to the existing traffic signal.

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UPDATE: Ashburn man still seeking answers in eminent domain case

Despite the bulldozers and heavy drilling machines ripping through five acres of his property, Ashburn resident Mehdi Pahlavani says silence is hurting him more than noise.

Loudoun County schools re-evaluating policy on transgender bathroom use

After receiving a joint directive from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, Loudoun County Public Schools is reevaluating its policy on transgender student bathroom and locker room use.

Loudoun County schools’ theatre programs garnered 38 Cappies nominations.

Loudoun schools’ theatre departments earn 38 Cappies nominations

Loudoun County's theatre programs on May 17 made their marks with 38 Cappies nominations, including nods for best actor, actress, musical, play, hair and makeup and props, among many others.

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Dulles Greenway’s ‘Drive for Charity’ to benefit six local charities

The 11th annual Dulles Greenway Drive for Charity, during which 100 percent of tolls collected will be donated to local charities and scholarships, will be held next Thursday, May 19.

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A familiar refrain: Dulles Airport is key to economic growth

“The major problem we're left addressing is our decline in domestic air travel,” said Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne, the event's keynote speaker.

Attendance zone changes move thousands of Loudoun students

The board voted to adopt the attendance zone plan that will move the least amount of students, Plan 2. The plan does not move any students living south of U.S. Route 50, like Plan 3 proposed to do.

Loudoun celebrates EMS Week with month-long events

This year, EMS Week has been designated from May 15 – 21 with the theme of “EMS STRONG: Called to Care.” In light of EMS week, many of the county’s fire and rescue companies will be hosting open house events throughout May to provide the citizens of Loudoun County an opportunity to engage with their local EMS providers.

Loudoun detectives investigating series of rim, tire thefts

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of recent thefts from SUVs, GMC pick-up trucks and a minivans where customized rims and standard oversized tires were targeted.

Mobile Mammography unit coming to Brambleton

The Novant Health UVA Health System's Mobile Mammography unit will be in Brambleton Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brambleton Health Living Expo at the market, located in front of Regal Cinemas.

Loudoun supervisors moving forward with new comprehensive plan

Supervisors on Thursday endorsed the process for developing a new countywide plan by approving a comprehensive plan charter, something county officials say outlines the process for creating the document.

County public information officer Glen Barbour, left, and Loudoun County Public Schools public information officer Wayde Byard both manage million-dollar budgets and a staff of eight.

Meet the messengers: Loudoun County spends at least $3M to manage its message

Loudoun County will spend north of $3 million in the next fiscal year on people who craft, curate and communicate the county's message to the public.

The housing market is hot in Loudoun

“It’s amazing,” said PJ Riner of Weichert Realtors in Ashburn. “If it’s priced correctly, if it’s marketed well and it shows well, it’s going to go very quickly, within a matter of days.”

MORE: Broad Run H.S. debate team among those boycotting state championships at Liberty

The lobbying came after Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. said at the university's convocation in December that students should arm themselves to "end those Muslims."

Loudoun chairwoman wants to re-evaluate county’s ‘Sister City’ partnerships

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D) is calling for the county to re-evaluate its “sister city” relationships, questioning whether her colleagues and county staffers even understand what the true purpose is.
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