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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.”

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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.

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.

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.

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MORE: Western Loudoun parents tell school officials they are fed up with unsafe buses, long routes

About 30 parents heatedly expressed their concerns to School Board member Jill Turgeon (Blue Ridge) at an Oct. 4 meeting at the Lovettsville Library.

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.

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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Hero driver saves 32 kids from smoking Loudoun school bus

While driving her usual route to Harmony Middle School yesterday morning, Michele Coates was faced with an emergency she's trained for, but never thought she'd have to encounter.

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Amid inevitable growth, Loudoun seeks a unique identity

Business leaders from around the county came to a showcase property adjacent to a developing Silver Line station to consider Loudoun’s most obvious statement: “Loudoun County will look a lot different in five years.”

The recurring themes of 10th District duel between Comstock and Bennett

Election Day is two months out, and while Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have soaked up most of the media coverage, voters across the country will also determine Nov. 8 whether Republicans maintain their control of Congress.

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In Hamilton, education begins on a teaching farm

Jaclyn and Kenny Jenkins fulfilled their greatest dream two years ago with the purchase of One Day Farm in Hamilton. The 13-acre property featuring a late 18th-century house was in need of some tender loving care but the Jenkins felt up to the challenge.

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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