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Loudoun County schools re-evaluating policy on transgender bathroom use

After receiving a joint directive from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, Loudoun County Public Schools is reevaluating its policy on transgender student bathroom and locker room use.

Loudoun Fire and Rescue crews check a Hamilton home for fire extension on Monday. The home sustained $20,000 in damage.

House fires in Hamilton, Aldie cause $770,000 in damage

Two house fires on Monday in Hamilton and Aldie caused about $770,000 in damage and injured one firefighter.

Loudoun Planning Commission backs AT&T’s data center plans for Short Hill Mountain

AT&T has won the approval of county planners to build a data center on 3.5 acres at the top of Short Hill on the ridge between Hillsboro and Lovettsville.

Hamilton Town Councilman Dimitri Kesari found guilty in second federal corruption trial

Kesari was found guilty of conspiracy, guilty of causing false records and guilty of false statements.

Loudoun supervisors moving forward with new comprehensive plan

Supervisors on Thursday endorsed the process for developing a new countywide plan by approving a comprehensive plan charter, something county officials say outlines the process for creating the document.

County public information officer Glen Barbour, left, and Loudoun County Public Schools public information officer Wayde Byard both manage million-dollar budgets and a staff of eight.

Meet the messengers: Loudoun County spends at least $3M to manage its message

Loudoun County will spend north of $3 million in the next fiscal year on people who craft, curate and communicate the county's message to the public.

Del. LaRock sues Herring over unmet request

Loudoun County Republican Del. Dave LaRock is suing Attorney General Mark Herring for not providing a written opinion requested seven months ago

The housing market is hot in Loudoun

“It’s amazing,” said PJ Riner of Weichert Realtors in Ashburn. “If it’s priced correctly, if it’s marketed well and it shows well, it’s going to go very quickly, within a matter of days.”

Loudoun chairwoman wants to re-evaluate county’s ‘Sister City’ partnerships

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D) is calling for the county to re-evaluate its “sister city” relationships, questioning whether her colleagues and county staffers even understand what the true purpose is.

The Loudoun Valley High School STEM club stands proudly with one of their emergency alert modules on the W&OD Trail across the street from the school in Purcellville.
Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

UPDATE: Loudoun Valley students win national STEM competition

Loudoun Valley High School’s first STEM club recently created an inexpensive solar-powered emergency alert system that uses radio frequencies. Their project is one of 15 national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

Loudoun School Board works to bridge the budget gap

Superintendent of Schools Eric Williams proposed a list of recommended budget cuts, possible reductions and cuts staff does not recommended making.

Andrew Crush of Spring House Farm is one of 12 area farmers featured on trading cards. Crush’s daughter, Amelia, beside her brother, Wyatt, shows off her dad’s card. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Loudoun farmers featured on trading cards

Kids across the county are collecting and swapping a unique kind of trading cards this season. Baseball-style cards featuring some of Loudoun’s star farmers instead of major leaguers are being distributed to all 55 of the county’s elementary schools.

Madison Mattison received the Meritorious Civilian Award on Thursday at the 31st annual Valor Awards, hosted by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. Standing by her side on stage is, from right to left, her mother Denise Mattison and Loudoun County Deputy Casey Smith. Times-Mirror/David Manning

More than 130 honored at annual Loudoun Valor Awards in Leesburg

Even with children, a fight or flight instinct kicks in when faced with the most grueling of circumstances. On Jan. 15, 2015, Madison Mattison, an eighth-grade Ashburn student, decided to fight.

Wine critic Jon Bonné says the world has taken note of Virginia wine

Two Loudoun County wineries, Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville and Middleburg's Boxwood Winery, earned admiring shout-outs during Jon Bonné's address.

Facebook/Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Equine Expo underscores horse industry’s $180 million reach in Loudoun

The Loudoun County Equine Alliance (LCEA) hosted an Equine Expo last Thursday at Otium Cellars in Purcellville to showcase an industry that generates $180 million in economic activity for the county.
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