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TRAFFIC ALERT: Signal outage at Routes 7 and 659 in June

Loudoun County has announced an upcoming signal outage at the intersection of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) associated with the Route 7/659 interchange construction. Beginning on or about June 1 and continuing through approximately June 10, ongoing modifications will be made to the existing traffic signal.

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 County schools’ theatre programs garnered 38 Cappies nominations.

Loudoun schools’ theatre departments earn 38 Cappies nominations

Loudoun County's theatre programs on May 17 made their marks with 38 Cappies nominations, including nods for best actor, actress, musical, play, hair and makeup and props, among many others.

From left to right, Dr. Jill McCabe, medical director of the pediatric emergency department and hospital services, Beamer, a fictional therapy dog and Gina Harrison,  nurse manager of the pediatric emergency department at Inova Loudoun. Photo Courtesy/ Inova Loudoun

Inova Loudoun’s Children’s ER celebrates 10 years of service

Inova Loudoun's children's emergency room will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on May 14.

Attendance zone changes move thousands of Loudoun students

The board voted to adopt the attendance zone plan that will move the least amount of students, Plan 2. The plan does not move any students living south of U.S. Route 50, like Plan 3 proposed to do.

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.

Cooke Foundation rolls out $150,000 in grants

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, located in Lansdowne, recently announced it would give $150,000 in grants to several nonprofits, including Loudoun Youth. The “Good Neighbor” grant recipients were selected from 148 organizations in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia regions. All of the recipients are nonprofits serving students with academic and arts enrichment.

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.

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.

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.

Big attendance zone changes coming to eastern end of Loudoun

The opening of Brambleton Middle School in 2017 and a new high school that has yet to be named (HS-11) in 2019 sparked the need to redraw attendance zones from Ashburn to South Riding.

Businesses, individuals can now sign up for the Sterling Spring Job Fair

First-term Loudoun County Supervisor Koran Saines will host the annual Spring Job Fair in Sterling May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane in Sterling.
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