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Loudoun County to do away with vehicle decal tax program, except in Purcellville and Hamilton

Starting next July Loudoun County residents can kiss their vehicle decals goodbye -- unless they're from Purcellville or Hamilton.

MORE: Loudoun supervisors approve 62 percent pay raise in 5-4 vote

After weeks of discussion, Loudoun supervisors agreed Thursday night on a 62 percent raise for the next Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission effective 2020.

Once again, Loudoun is the nation’s most affluent county. So why isn’t everyone celebrating?

Loudoun County is once again the richest county in the U.S., according to the latest Census Bureau estimates, but not everyone thinks the distinction is a cause for celebration – and some residents think the title masks certain truths.

Proposed high-end shooting range at the members-only Caliber Club. Courtesy photo.

A luxe gun club could be coming to Commonwealth Center in Ashburn

Imagine being able to spend the day at a shooting range, then take up a self-defense and yoga class, snag a massage and then host a business meeting and throw a party, all under one roof.

John Miller IV. Courtesy photo

Defense, prosecution file motions in case involving Lansdowne infant killing

Lawyers prosecuting the man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Lansdowne baby Tristan Schulz offered three motions for consideration by Judge Douglas L. Fleming at the Loudoun Circuit Court Wednesday.

Courtesy Photo/Wikimedia Commons

White House taps Loudoun resident, a former Navy SEAL, for top security post

President Donald Trump (R) has nominated former Navy SEAL Joseph Kernan to be under secretary of defense for intelligence.

Jury recommends 132 years in prison for Loudoun’s serial tire and rim thief

Jason L. Brooks was found guilty last week in a series of tire and rim thefts that occurred last year.

Ann-Charlotte Robinson, mother of suicide victim Will. Courtesy Photo

With student suicides on the rise in Loudoun County, parents say school leaders lack compassion

Mental health professionals say compassion is vital in helping a child deal with suicidal thoughts. But several Loudoun County parents say compassion is lacking from local school leaders in charge of thousands of students, scores of whom are coping with depression and anxiety.

Loudoun supervisors likely to scrap county’s vehicle decal program

Loudoun County residents may not have to deal with those pesky vehicle decals much longer.

Developers win as Leesburg districts exempted from state’s proffer law

Two up-and-coming Leesburg districts will be exempted from the commonwealth’s recent proffer legislation after a Leesburg Town Council vote Tuesday night.

Loudoun supervisors’ pay raise advanced for a July 20 vote, but not without a fight

After weeks of anticipation for a public hearing on a proposed 62 percent salary increase for the next Board of Supervisors, only three members of the public showed up Wednesday night, and supervisors, not citizens, turned out to be some of the toughest critics of the proposal.

New bridge crossing from Loudoun to Maryland? No thanks, say Maryland leaders

As Loudoun County embarks on plans for a new Potomac River crossing and begins exploring new corridors for a second bridge, Maryland officials – those required to sign off on a new bridge – aren't showing interest in the project.

Casanel, Ingleside, Horton take gold in Virginia State Fair Wine Competition

Ingleside Plantation Vineyards (Westmoreland County), among the oldest wineries in Virginia, claimed the most gold medals in this year's fair contest with five.

Comstock, Heritage High School host trailblazing women in space

The auditorium at Heritage High School was full of middle and high school girls Monday night as Congresswoman Barbara Comstock hosted an event featuring NASA Director of Education Janet Sellars and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.

Screenshot Courtesy/Nick Aitken

UPDATE: ‘Benign but probably nasty’ fumes at Leesburg air traffic center cause hundreds of delays

An evacuation at the Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in Leesburg delayed hundreds of flights across the region's three major airports Monday night.
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