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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.

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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.

Loudoun celebrates EMS Week with month-long events

This year, EMS Week has been designated from May 15 – 21 with the theme of “EMS STRONG: Called to Care.” In light of EMS week, many of the county’s fire and rescue companies will be hosting open house events throughout May to provide the citizens of Loudoun County an opportunity to engage with their local EMS providers.

Loudoun Planning Commission backs AT&T’s data center plans for Short Hill Mountain

AT&T has won the approval of county planners to build a data center on 3.5 acres at the top of Short Hill on the ridge between Hillsboro and Lovettsville.

Lovettsville 7-Eleven permit reaches town council for a vote

On April 20, the Lovettsville Planning Commission met to, among other things, vote on the 7-Eleven Conditional Use Permit and make the commission’s recommendation to the town council.

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.

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.

Andrew Crush of Spring House Farm is one of 12 area farmers featured on trading cards. Crush’s daughter, Amelia, beside her brother, Wyatt, shows off her dad’s card. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Loudoun farmers featured on trading cards

Kids across the county are collecting and swapping a unique kind of trading cards this season. Baseball-style cards featuring some of Loudoun’s star farmers instead of major leaguers are being distributed to all 55 of the county’s elementary schools.

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.
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