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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.
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Ed Gillespie is seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia governor’s race in 2017. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

Gillespie, Fiorina hit economic message in Ashburn

A former U.S. Senate candidate and Republican National Committee chairman, Gillespie is the front-runner for the GOP nomination in next year's gubernatorial race.

Megan Tucker, Hillsboro Charter Academy’s STEAM specialist, gifted coordinator and tech resource teacher sets us the school’s new innovation lab.
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Hillsboro Charter Academy prepares for its first school year

Hillsboro Charter Academy will begin its first day of classes on Aug. 29 with a focus on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) education and project-based learning.

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.

Albright warns of nationalism, says listening to right-wing radio makes her ‘completely crazy’

Speaking at a Leesburg fundraiser for mayoral candidate Kelly Burk, Albright underscored the impact globalization and technology have had on the international community.

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.

Nathan Hackett created woodwork for Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Lovettsville’s Nathan Hackett gives wood new life by creating unique furniture

A Virginia native, Hackett got his start as a high school senior working in a cabinet shop in Yorktown. Entry level work in a cabinet shop typically means sanding doors by hand all day. It was a job, but definitely not a career.

Lizze Clark (right) lost a sister to Cockayne syndrome 12 years ago. In the years following her sister’s death the Woodgrove High School student has befriended many other children with the rare syndrome, like 15-year-old Hannah Cregl (left).
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After losing her daughter to a rare disease, a Loudoun mother gives back to children like her

Gigi Clark of Waterford, 5, suffered from a rare and fatal disorder called Cockayne Syndrome that causes growth failure, impaired nervous system development, sensitivity to sunlight and many symptoms associated with premature aging.

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.
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