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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.

Wine glasses lined up for a tasting at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg. Facebook/Loudoun Wine Awards

Fabbioli Cellars, Cana Winery earn high marks in second annual Loudoun Wine Awards

The winners of best in show and best in class by grape varietal will be announced during an awards dinner Oct. 14 as a kick-off to the new Epicurience Virginia festival.

Loudoun School Board gives Superintendent Williams a raise

Superintendent Eric Williams' contract with Loudoun County Public Schools was renewed for another four years with a total compensation package of $357,000.
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Horse Power: Loudoun Therapeutic Riding strengthens bodies and minds through equine-assisted therapy

For over 40 years, LTR has provided equine-assisted activities and therapies to people with a wide variety of cognitive, physical and psychological disabilities, using three main types of therapy programs.

The LCSO has released two informational videos to inform residents of the procedures of a traffic stop. Photo Courtesy/LCSO

 

Loudoun Sheriff’s Office releases informational traffic stop videos

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has developed two informational videos in coordination with local civil rights and religious leaders that portray a routine traffic stop from the perspective of the deputy and the driver.

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.

Lori and Jim Corcoran own Corcoran Vineyards and Corcoran Brewery. Facebook Photo/Jim Corcoran

Jim and Lori Corcoran plan a very personal ‘Kicking Kegs for Cancer’ event

As the fifth anniversary for Corcoran Brewing in Purcellville approaches July 30, owner Jim Corcoran and his wife, Lori, have planned a special celebration to mark the occasion.

‘Western Loudoun Preserved:’ New book celebrates area cuisine

As a resident of western Loudoun County, Mary Litton has always been passionate about its local businesses and restaurants, vineyards, breweries and farms.

New state laws go into effect on Friday

A series of new laws is set to go into effect on Friday, including parts of a landmark gun compromise between Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers.

Loudoun supervisors allocate more than $1M to nonprofits, but plan to revisit process

Loudoun County supervisors allocated more than $1 million in grants to local and regional nonprofits groups last week, including $180,000 to HealthWorks of Northern Virginia, $88,000 to the Loudoun Free Clinic and $85,000 to Loudoun Cares.

Report: Crime down in Loudoun County, Leesburg and Middleburg

Crime in Loudoun County decreased by 5.5 percent in 2015 despite a population increase of more than 10,500 in the sheriff's office jurisdiction.

Greenstone Fields co-owner Barbara Lamborne stands in its greenhouse in Wheatland. Courtesy Photo

Loudoun gardener grows a loyal following

The owners of Greenstone Fields Flower Farm in Wheatland are on the road early every Saturday morning. It is 5 a.m. and their truck is packed with cut flowers headed to the Falls Church Farmer’s Market.

Loudoun County Vice Chairman Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) is one of the supervisors who has spoken about gun violence or a proposed gun violence resolution. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Loudoun County vice chairman, other supervisors remain silent on conversation about guns

Eight days ago, Loudoun County's Board of Supervisors voted to table a short resolution to recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The reason, opponents said, is because the issue of guns in America has become too political.

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Gun and coffee shop stirs passions in Loudoun County

Bullets & Beans, a proposed gun and coffee shop in Hamilton, is having trouble securing the necessary permits to open its doors – but that's only for the coffee side of the operation.
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