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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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Cascades Overlook offers restaurants for every whim

Cascades Overlook, a mixed-use development off Route 7 in Sterling, across from the Virginia Community College Campus, is officially open for business.

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.

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.

Loudouners prepare for detours: Metro to begin next round of SafeTrack work Wednesday

As Metro gears up for the next phase of its SafeTrack maintenance program, Loudounders should begin preparing for detours.

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.

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Potomac Falls grad continues to reinvent the leaf

Academy of Science and Potomac Falls High School class of 2016 graduate Wyatt Pontius continues to earn honors related to his science research and efforts to engineer an artificial leaf.

New state laws go into effect on Friday

A series of new laws is set to go into effect on Friday, including parts of a landmark gun compromise between Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers.

Loudoun supervisors allocate more than $1M to nonprofits, but plan to revisit process

Loudoun County supervisors allocated more than $1 million in grants to local and regional nonprofits groups last week, including $180,000 to HealthWorks of Northern Virginia, $88,000 to the Loudoun Free Clinic and $85,000 to Loudoun Cares.

Report: Crime down in Loudoun County, Leesburg and Middleburg

Crime in Loudoun County decreased by 5.5 percent in 2015 despite a population increase of more than 10,500 in the sheriff's office jurisdiction.

Loudoun County Vice Chairman Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) is one of the supervisors who has spoken about gun violence or a proposed gun violence resolution. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Loudoun County vice chairman, other supervisors remain silent on conversation about guns

Eight days ago, Loudoun County's Board of Supervisors voted to table a short resolution to recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The reason, opponents said, is because the issue of guns in America has become too political.

Rep. Barbara Comstock

Rep. Comstock: Trump’s comments about judge ‘abhorrent’

But Comstock or the spokesman did not directly address a question on whether the incumbent plans to endorse Trump, the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee.

Loudoun Interfaith Relief receives $20K grant from General Mills

The local D.C. plant for General Mills, as part of its 150th anniversary, surprised the popular Loudoun nonprofit with a $20,000 grant at LIR's Leesburg office this morning.

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Human touch helps Monarchs survive

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy has organized their Bringing Back the Monarch campaign since 2013. Each year the small, volunteer run, non-profit has increased its impact in an effort to change the current downward spiral of the Monarch butterfly population.
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