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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.

View of Short Hill Mountain where AT&T had planned to expand its so called ‘transmission facility.’ Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

Citizen committee submits findings to overrule AT&T commission permit on Short Hill facility

Although AT&T has withdrawn its commission permit, many in the community fear the company could still come back.

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.

A cartoon on the mystery at Short Hill Mountain that ran in the Times-Mirror in January 1963. The dispute bears striking similarities to today.

What’s up there? There’s more than meets the eye to Short Hill Mountain

At the height of the Cold War, communications contractor AT&T constructed a secret, underground installation at the top of Short Hill Mountain.

Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

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.

‘Citizen experts’ urge Loudoun supervisors to deny AT&T’s Short Hill project

A group of Loudoun County residents have formed an “expert committee” in a bid to convince the Board of Supervisors to deny a commission permit that paves the way for the expansion of the AT&T facility on top of Short Hill Mountain.

Rep. Barbara Comstock

Rep. Comstock: Trump’s comments about judge ‘abhorrent’

But Comstock or the spokesman did not directly address a question on whether the incumbent plans to endorse Trump, the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee.

Loudoun Interfaith Relief receives $20K grant from General Mills

The local D.C. plant for General Mills, as part of its 150th anniversary, surprised the popular Loudoun nonprofit with a $20,000 grant at LIR's Leesburg office this morning.

Survey says: Loudoun is again the happiest county in the nation

Loudoun County's low poverty and unemployment rates were key factors in the survey of 1,000 counties across the country.

AT&T says proposed Short Hill site not a ‘data center’

“This is not a data center,” Bob Ericksen, a project manager for AT&T, told an eager crowd of over 100 Loudoun County residents packed into the Game Protective Association on Monday.

Andrew Crush of Spring House Farm was recently honored by The Progressive Farmer magazine as one of America’s Best Young Farmers. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Loudoun County farmer Andrew Crush named one of America’s Best Young Farmers

Each year, The Progressive Farmer Magazine, the largest circulation farm magazine in the U.S., selects five of America’s best young farmers and ranchers.

Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

IN PHOTOS: ‘Corks for a Cause’ spells success for LAWS

Breaux Vineyards played host Friday to those interested in some feel-good drinking at the second annual Corks for a Cause event to benefit the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center, a program of the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter.

Loudoun supervisors delay decision on Short Hill ‘data center’

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday night to delay consideration for a commission permit for the expansion of a controversial AT&T telephone transmission facility on Short Hill Mountain to its June 23 business meeting.

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.
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