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Agritourism, hemp leads ‘State of the Rural Economy’ discussion

Community leaders, business owners and agriculturists came together last week to discuss the direction of growth in Loudoun County and what the future holds for the area’s rural western expanses, an area deeply rooted in agritourism.

UPDATE: She said, she said: Comstock, Randall spar over discussion at women’s commission meeting

On what was widely a day of unity and celebration of the achievements and plight of women, one of Loudoun County's most powerful women launched a contentious email exchange with the county chairwoman.

Virginia lawmakers at impasse on Medicaid expansion

Virginia lawmakers aren't going to pass a budget on schedule this year, the second time in four years that disagreements over Medicaid expansion have led to a stalemate.

No dogs allowed: Loudoun County Public Schools bans therapy dogs in spite of results

In spite of recent concerns about the system’s treatment of special needs students, the administration decided to enforce an existing regulation against therapy dogs in schools.

Loudoun County lawmakers call for investigation into Loudoun County Public Schools

State lawmakers have sent a letter to Virginia Department of Education Secretary Atif Qarni asking the department to investigate LCPS' use of seclusion and restraint against students with special needs.

‘Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up:’ Nor’easter wreaks havoc across Loudoun, the East Coast

These were the words of a report filed with the National Weather Service's aviation center report of a flight landing at Dulles International Airport Friday.

A league of their own: Northern Virginia women lean in to political paradigm shift

In Virginia, women make up a little more than half the population, at 50.8 percent as of July 2016. However, no woman has ever served as governor, lieutenant governor or U.S. senator. The state ranks 35th in the nation for the number of women serving in its congressional delegation.

Loudoun supervisors advance registration requirement for Airbnbs

Loudoun residents operating Airbnb-type establishments out of their homes could soon be required to register with the county as part of an ongoing effort to locally regulate the new rental industry.

Loudoun County wineries earn spots in prestigious Governor’s Case

Two Loudoun County wineries placed in the Governor's Case in the prestigious Governor's Cup Wine Competition Tuesday night.

Suzanne Jimenez, Loudoun County Public Schools’ director of special education, addresses parents at a forum on the school system’s policy for restraining and secluding students Feb. 22. Times-Mirror/Veronike Collazo

Loudoun County Public Schools opens dialogue on restraint, seclusion; parents remain concerned

Loudoun County Public Schools on Thursday hosted a forum on its restraint and seclusion tactics for students with special needs in an attempt to educate parents and assuage concerns. Despite the two informational sessions, parents still expressed anger, confusion and concern.

Winery dogs at Cardamon Family Vineyard in Purcellville. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

Virginia legislature passes bill allowing dogs inside wineries, breweries

Legislation proposed by Del. John Bell (D-87th) of Loudoun that allows dogs at wineries has passed both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.

Bond denied for man indicted in 2015 Leesburg outlets hammer attack

A motion to release the man charged in the 2015 hammer attack at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets on bond was denied in Loudoun County Circuit Court Friday morning.

Sgt. Samantha Harwood, center, poses with LCSO command staff. Harwod is the first woman with the LCSO to earn safety bomb technician certification. Courtesy Photo

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office celebrates first woman bomb technician

A member of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office joined a select few after receiving her certification as a United States Public Safety Bomb Technician from the Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

Loudoun supervisors advance Route 15 widening proposal despite some opposition

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors plans to vote next month on whether to begin the process of widening U.S. Route 15 from a rural two-lane undivided road to a four-lane, median-divided thoroughfare between North King Street to Montresor Road in Leesburg.

Times-Mirror/Alexander Erkiletian

Second annual Black History Expo celebrates partnerships, progress

Loudoun celebrated Black History Month Saturday with an expo that honored the past, embraced the present and hopes to inspire the future.

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