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Young Loudoun entrepreneurs get a chance to start their own businesses

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Economic Development Authority, along with several other partners, are creating a Loudoun chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, also known as YEA! The national program allows middle and high school students develop and launch their own business or nonprofit organization.

NAACP leader calls Loudoun County Public Schools’ diversity training ‘a joke’

The Loudoun NAACP says the school system's new "diversity training workshops" are not enough to combat the lack of diversity in its teachers. The group says it plans on filing federal complaints about various "racial inequities" within the school system.

Two plead guilty to defrauding NVCC of federal student aid

Two Louisiana residents pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to fraudulently obtaining federal student aid from a series of community colleges, including Northern Virginia Community College.

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.

Loudoun County Public Schools launch mobile app

The LCPS App is now available for a free download from both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. The app will allow access to anyone looking for information about LCPS, including parents, staff, students and members of the general public.

Vigil planned for downtown Leesburg Friday night

Local faith and community leaders will hold a prayer vigil in downtown Leesburg tonight to “help our community maintain its togetherness and cohesion."

Ashburn middle schooler Nagasai Sreyash Sola shows off a prototype he created and built himself. Photo courtesy/Hari Sola

Loudoun middle schooler wins national NASA engineering contest

Eagle Ridge Middle School student Nagasai Sreyash Sola recently won first place in a national engineering contest to design a way to grow fresh food for astronauts on Mars.

Purcellville Police provided this surveillance image of the suspects at Blue Ridge Middle School.

Purcellville Police seeks public’s help in identifying vandalism suspects

The Purcellville Police Department and the Blue Ridge Middle School Resource officer is asking for the public's help in identifying those responsible for tagging the school building with graffiti.

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.

Wyatt Pontius/Courtesy LinkIn

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.

How Rolling Stone’s rape story became its ‘worst nightmare’

Rolling Stone magazine published a story in November 2014 describing in chilling detail a student's account of being brutally raped by seven men at the University of Virginia. Several days later the magazine's editors received an email from the reporter with the subject line "our worst nightmare."

All eight of the Times-Mirror’s Future Leaders’ Scholarship winners pose together after the awards banquet on June 10. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Meet your 2016 Loudoun County Future Leaders

Each year the Times-Mirror and the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation honor a diverse group of achievers from Loudoun County high schools who are ready to rock our world.

Lucas Filippini Barrera, a first-grader at Sterling Elementary School, uses the prosthetic hand his older brother and Park View High School junior, Cesar Filippini, created for him, to share a fist bump together. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

VIDEO: Sterling student creates 3-D printed prosthetic for his little brother

Lucas Filippini Barrera’s older brother, Park View High School junior Cesar Filippini, designed and created a 3-D printed prosthetic hand for the 7-year-old.

Courtesy Photo/Visit Loudoun

The secret is out: Middleburg’s National Sporting Library & Museum comes of age

Since opening its art museum in October 2011, the NSLM campus, which includes a world-class museum of American and European sporting art and a library containing upwards of 26,000 modern and rare books, has come of age.

Photo Courtesy/Brian Tinsman

Loudoun County students aim to turn ideas into solutions

In honor of National Making Week, the Innovative Solutions Consortium, a Loudoun nonprofit, held its Made in NOVA event June 21 to showcase "makers" in Loudoun County. But what exactly is the maker movement and what are makers?
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