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Loudoun School Board, state lawmakers review legislative priorities

The Loudoun County School Board welcomed the county’s General Assembly delegation for its annual Legislative Breakfast Dec. 1.

Keynote speaker, New York storyteller Faye Lane.Courtesy photo/Sean O’Rourke Photography

Nearly 500 attend ninth Virginia Women’s Business Conference in Lansdowne

Nearly 500 business women -- and a handful of men -- gathered at Lansdowne Resort and Spa Friday for the ninth annual Virginia Women's Business Conference.

Turf fields, press boxes stay in school system CIP, Welcome Center, security measures moved up

After nearly two hours of discussion on amendments, the Loudoun County School Board approved its Capital Improvement Program and Capital Assessment Preservation Projects for fiscal years 2019 through 2024.

Loudoun County sends, then retracts tax reform letter to Rep. Comstock

As members of Congress continue debate and dialogue on the Republicans' plan for tax reform, Loudoun County supervisors are trying to figure out how a letter described by some as highly political was sent to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.

Gov. McAuliffe sued by electric car company investors

A group of Chinese investors is suing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his past work for a troubled electric car maker that relied heavily on foreign money from people trying to obtain residency in the United States.

Thursday start day, longer winter break on next year’s school calendar

The Loudoun County School Board voted to adopt Calendar Option C for the 2018-2019 school year at its Nov. 28 meeting.

Ford’s Fish Shack’s Stafford named Virginia Restaurateur of the Year

Tony Stafford, owner of Ford’s Fish Shack, is this year’s recipient of the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association’s Jim Wordsworth Restaurateur of the Year award.

ACLU asks court to uphold ruling in Davison v. Randall

The ACLU of Virginia is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond to uphold a federal court’s ruling that Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) violated Lansdowne resident Brian Davison’s First Amendment right to free speech by blocking him from her Facebook page.

Equity and fairness—especially for LGBTQ students—a growing concern in Loudoun County schools

Students and members of the community approached the Loudoun County School Board about issues of equity within the school system at the board’s last meeting. These concerns made up every single public comment of the night.

Analysis: Loudoun swinging to blue as it grows and becomes more diverse

White men are losing their majority, their traditional hold on power and their exclusive role in deciding how Loudoun will grow.

School Board weighs calendar options for next school year

The Loudoun County School Board is attempting to balance concerns from all stakeholders as it prepares to decide on the calendar for the next school year.

Loudoun supervisors, stakeholders spar over new Comprehensive Plan process

More than a year into the million-dollar public process to compose Loudoun’s new Comprehensive Plan, the Board of Supervisors and the 26-member stakeholder group helping craft the plan appear to have differing views on the direction Envision Loudoun should be going in.

Two Loudoun companies make Deloitte’s ‘Fast 500’ list

Leesburg's PhishMe and Ashburn's Insigma Inc. are two of the 500 fastest-growing tech companies in the U.S., according to Deloitte’s annual ranking of North America’s fastest-growing tech, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy technology companies.

Times-Mirror/Veronike Collazo

Unknown no longer: Third annual Belmont Slave Cemetery event marks special occasion

This year’s annual Belmont Slave Cemetery Freedom Celebration on Sunday was different. It was different because for the first time, the cemetery rests in the hands of those dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the land and its history.

Loudoun County has the highest gender wage gap in the nation

A study using data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows men in Loudoun are making on average $40,000 more a year than women living in the county -- the largest gender wage gap in the nation.
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