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Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D) at the dais in the Loudoun County Government Center. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

MORE: Chair Randall says people in eastern Loudoun don’t understand the west

Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) told a crowded ballroom that eastern Loudoun residents frequently approach her and say “idiotic things.”

Upcoming attendance zone changes may affect Loudoun students at 23 different schools

Loudoun County Public Schools staff recommended the board address it now to ease overcrowding at Mercer Middle School next fall.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to hold quarterly public safety meeting Oct. 26

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will hold its quarterly public safety meeting for residents living near its eastern substation at 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

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Addressing the rat race: Professionals, educators discuss stresses of being a Loudoun student

The burden to buy into Loudoun’s perfectionism is trickling down to students and having a negative impact on mental health, according to Heather Applegate.

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Here’s what happened when four Loudoun County students wore Clinton and Trump shirts to school

Park View High School sophomore Samuel Gardner was sitting in the bleachers at his Loudoun County school in late September. Next to him sat a fellow student wearing a hijab. Gardner had an eerie feeling. He felt like both the judge and the judgee.

Loudoun and Purcellville partner with DEA for Oct. 22 Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Purcellville Police Department are again partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

WRAP to offer SoberRide program Oct. 29-30 in eastern Loudoun

As a means of making the Washington-metropolitan area’s roadways a little less frightening this Halloween, free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout eastern Loudoun County on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 29.

Loudoun School Board argues priorities for surplus spending

County staff recently told the School Board there may be extra funding left over, but the total amount available is still unknown. LCPS staff put together a “wish list” of items the school system recommends requesting.

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Vedic Temple looking to expand in Loudoun County

With a congregation of 5,000 worshipers and growing strong, Vedic Temple is looking to expand and build a new temple in Loudoun County.

Virginia Wine Month: Two Loudoun wineries part of innovative collaboration between state and Uber

The Barns at Hamilton Station and 8 Chains North Winery are among six wineries and cideries across the state that will offer discounts on tastings, merchandise and bottles this month.

Democrat LuAnn Bennett, left, and Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, right. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Comstock and Bennett spar at Loudoun County debate

Hosted by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the debate focused specifically on business-related including, including health care, transportation, federal budget cuts and the Dulles Airport.

Registration for Step Up Loudoun Youth opens today

Registration opens for the 2017 Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition today. The deadline for teams to register is Dec. 16. Middle and high school students are eligible for the competition. They may compete as individuals or may assemble a team to address a community problem. Team members do not need to attend the same school

Loudoun Public Schools graduated 95.9 percent of students on time last year

LCPS' 2016 on-time graduation rate is 4.6 points above the state average of 91.3 percent as reported on Sep. 28 by the Virginia Department of Education.

Nancy Nesselrodt is Loudoun County Public School’s longest serving school nurse. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

With growing student needs in Loudoun, school nurses provide essential care

As the number of students with special needs and economic challenges grows faster than it ever has in Loudoun County and the U.S., the essential roles of school nurses are becoming more important and more demanding.

Loudoun supervisors, School Board discuss Comprehensive Plan strategies

Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun County School Board last night discussed how they will work together to plan for new schools as a new comprehensive plan for the county is drafted.
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