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Maya Renfro of Lovettsville created the artwork for the viral Elton John-inspired “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders” song and video. Art by Maya Renfro.

Elton John-inspired ‘Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders’ has gone viral ... and there’s a Loudoun hook

A Bernie Sanders tribute song to the tune of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” called “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders” is making waves on the Internet and getting attention from publications like USA Today.

WK Hearth in Purcellville will open a new cocktail lounge next month.Courtesy Photo/WK Hearth

WK Hearth in Purcellville to launch Hugo cocktail bar

Shifting the focus to showcase “the next evolution of Loudoun,” Wine Kitchen co-owner Jason Miller said “Hugo at WK Hearth” will open in late March as a new cocktail destination in Purcellville.

Seven Loudoun wineries take gold in prestigious Governor’s Cup Wine Competition

Eight Loudoun County wines, including two from Purcellville's Sunset Hills, snagged gold medals in the 2016 Governor's Cup, the state's premier wine competition.

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House of Delegates committee kills two full-day kindergarten bills from Loudoun lawmakers

Two bills aimed at expanding access to full-day kindergarten in Loudoun died in the Virginia House of Delegates this week.

Feb. 8 is the final day to register to vote before Virginia’s March 1 primary

The final day to register to vote or update your voter registration information for the March 1 presidential primary is next Monday.

Loudoun is the fastest-growing county in Virginia ... again

Loudoun was home to 374,471 people as of July 2015, according to estimates from the study. That figure is up nearly 20 percent from the 2010 census that counted the population at 312,311.

Horses trying to keep warm during the blizzard in western Loudoun, where snow totals came in around 25 inches. Photo By/Ed Felker

Snowfall traps horses; many Loudoun barns vulnerable

With over 15,000 horses in Loudoun County, the equestrian community scrambled to prepare for the storm. Power outages, loosing running water, running out of bedding, hay and feed and the chance of injury were on the minds of everyone charged with the responsibility of caring for horses.

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What went wrong? Leesburg residents enraged at town’s blizzard response

Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) blames man's death in part on slow snow removal and emergency response.

Leesburg man dies walking in snowstorm

A Leesburg man died Saturday while he was walking home from work. The state Medical Examiner's Office has not yet determined how the 55-year-old man died.

A still shot from a drone video taken by Chris Turner in Leesburg. YouTube/Chris Turner

Drones, timelapses capture the weekend’s mammoth blizzard in Loudoun

New technology allowed a number of Loudoun residents to capture the depth of the weekend's historic storm.

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UPDATED social media roundup: Blizzard 2016 hits Loudoun County

Loudoun residents seem to be enjoying the snowstorm, posting photos across social media as the inches pile up. Here are some of our favorites so far.

Blizzard Warning begins at 3 p.m. Friday; Two feet expected

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) declared a state of emergency at 8 a.m. Thursday, a move that authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to the looming blizzard expected to begin Friday afternoon or evening.

Photo by Heaton Johnson

The otherworldly charms of Lovettsville band Atoka Chase

Atoka Chase isn’t just a band – they’re an experience. They are an aesthetic and a collection of stories in a sonic genre of their own. Their dark, deep, haunting, off-kilter lullabies draw listeners into another world. It’s the kind of music made for contemplating life and death and meditating in nature.

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Virginia Del. LaRock pushing legislation on ‘gender confusion’

Virginia state Del. Dave LaRock (R-33rd) is pushing legislation in the General Assembly to combat what he describes as “efforts by liberals to mandate special protections on the basis of gender confusion and sexual disorientation.”

State Senate panel rejects bill to decriminalize adultery

A legislative panel has rejected a bill to decriminalize adultery in Virginia, one of about a dozen states where infidelity is a crime.
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