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Loudoun School Board adopts budget cuts, recognizes teacher and principal of the year

The School Board adopted approximately $5.5 million in recommended reductions on Monday.

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Middle school students in Loudoun County found drinking Xanax concoction

The Loudoun Sheriff's Office is investigating a report that multiple River Bend Middle School students were sharing drinks containing Xanax in a classroom last Friday.

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After 65 years, long lost sisters reunite in Sterling

Two sisters who hadn't seen each other in more than half a century reunited in Loudoun County last week. They say it's like a space in their hearts has been filled.

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Potowmack Elementary returns to Odyssey World Finals

For the second consecutive year, a Potowmack Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team is headed to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.

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Which state sends most taxes to D.C.? Hint: It’s not a state

West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

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‘The days of leading from behind are over:’ Rep. Comstock returns from the Middle East

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock returned last Thursday from a congressional delegation trip to the Middle East, where she visited Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan during a tumultuous week in the region.

The scene at Eddie Merlot’s, an upscale steakhouse. Times-Mirror/Dale Peskin

Eat, drink and be Loudoun: The sport of local dining satisfies

It can be pricey, but Loudoun County's local restaurant scene is coming in hot.
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Lansdowne resident Brian Davison at a Loudoun County School Board meeting. Times-Mirror File Photo

Federal judge sides with Loudoun commonwealth’s attorney in First Amendment suit

Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman (R) did not violate the First Amendment by deleting the Facebook comment of Lansdowne resident Brian Davison, U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris ruled in late March.

Va. lieutenant governor hopeful Reeves visits Loudoun County

State Sen. Bryce Reeves, one of the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor of Virginia, visited Loudoun last week to talk public safety with Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman (R).

Rep. Comstock in Egypt as ISIS bombs erupt nearby, killing nearly 50

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock was in Egypt today as part of a previously planned delegation trip to the Middle East when bombs at two churches in separate Egyptian cities killed at least 45 people and wounded nearly 100.

Rep. Comstock proposes shifting money from presidential election fund to cancer research

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, named after Leesburg child who died from brain cancer in 2013, re-directed public funds for political party conventions to cancer research.

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Loudoun supervisors adopt $2.5 billion budget, lower tax rate

Loudoun supervisors on Tuesday adopted a $2.5 billion county budget for fiscal 2018, a spending plan that drops the county tax rate by two cents and leaves a $5.5 million budget gap for Loudoun County Public Schools.

Vandals again strike Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County

Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County was vandalized overnight Friday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Brewer reinstated as Dominion principal on probationary status

Dr. John Brewer, principal of Dominion High School, has been re-offered the position of principal of Dominion on an annual contract for three years, but on a probationary status.

Supervisors make more cuts, criticize the General Assembly during third budget session

After wrapping up two rounds of hefty preliminary budget approvals, the Board of Supervisors took a more conservative stance Monday night on a list of county department needs during its third worksession on the proposed fiscal 2018 $2.5 billion budget.
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