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Nancy Nesselrodt is Loudoun County Public School’s longest serving school nurse. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

With growing student needs in Loudoun, school nurses provide essential care

As the number of students with special needs and economic challenges grows faster than it ever has in Loudoun County and the U.S., the essential roles of school nurses are becoming more important and more demanding.

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.

Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

The largest planting in the US of this rare grape is here in Loudoun wine country

Across several French Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée, or controlled wine regions, the grape is known as Mansois, Pinenc, Brocol and a slew of other synonyms, lending to its mystique.

Photo By/Bob Nelson

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.

Loudoun supervisors vote in favor of Town of Hillsboro expansion

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to initiate a boundary line agreement with the Town of Hillsboro and hold a public hearing on the adjustment on Oct. 12.

Times-Mirror/Sophie Scheps

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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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.
Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

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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Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

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.
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