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Republican committee releases ‘Nasty’ ad in Comstock-Bennett congressional contest

The ad is part of the NRCC's “Nasty Cooking” Facebook campaign targeting Democrats in close contests around the country.

Loudoun superintendent recommends $468 million capital improvement plan

Eric Williams, superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools, last night presented a recommended capital improvement plan funding request for $468 million that includes plans for two new schools, among other projects.

Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun County parents fight for fair instruction for dyslexic students

Loudoun County Public School students with dyslexia are not receiving an equal opportunity to education, according to a large group of parents advocating for systemic change.

First frost advisory of the year issued

The National Weather Service just issued the first frost advisory for the D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland region, including Loudoun.

Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D) at the dais in the Loudoun County Government Center. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

MORE: Chair Randall says people in eastern Loudoun don’t understand the west

Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) told a crowded ballroom that eastern Loudoun residents frequently approach her and say “idiotic things.”

Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Addressing the rat race: Professionals, educators discuss stresses of being a Loudoun student

The burden to buy into Loudoun’s perfectionism is trickling down to students and having a negative impact on mental health, according to Heather Applegate.

Loudoun School Board argues priorities for surplus spending

County staff recently told the School Board there may be extra funding left over, but the total amount available is still unknown. LCPS staff put together a “wish list” of items the school system recommends requesting.

Virginia Wine Month: Two Loudoun wineries part of innovative collaboration between state and Uber

The Barns at Hamilton Station and 8 Chains North Winery are among six wineries and cideries across the state that will offer discounts on tastings, merchandise and bottles this month.

Democrat LuAnn Bennett, left, and Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, right. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Comstock and Bennett spar at Loudoun County debate

Hosted by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the debate focused specifically on business-related including, including health care, transportation, federal budget cuts and the Dulles Airport.

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MORE: Western Loudoun parents tell school officials they are fed up with unsafe buses, long routes

About 30 parents heatedly expressed their concerns to School Board member Jill Turgeon (Blue Ridge) at an Oct. 4 meeting at the Lovettsville Library.

Registration for Step Up Loudoun Youth opens today

Registration opens for the 2017 Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition today. The deadline for teams to register is Dec. 16. Middle and high school students are eligible for the competition. They may compete as individuals or may assemble a team to address a community problem. Team members do not need to attend the same school

Loudoun Public Schools graduated 95.9 percent of students on time last year

LCPS' 2016 on-time graduation rate is 4.6 points above the state average of 91.3 percent as reported on Sep. 28 by the Virginia Department of Education.

Nancy Nesselrodt is Loudoun County Public School’s longest serving school nurse. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

With growing student needs in Loudoun, school nurses provide essential care

As the number of students with special needs and economic challenges grows faster than it ever has in Loudoun County and the U.S., the essential roles of school nurses are becoming more important and more demanding.

Loudoun supervisors, School Board discuss Comprehensive Plan strategies

Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun County School Board last night discussed how they will work together to plan for new schools as a new comprehensive plan for the county is drafted.

Photo By/Bob Nelson

Amid inevitable growth, Loudoun seeks a unique identity

Business leaders from around the county came to a showcase property adjacent to a developing Silver Line station to consider Loudoun’s most obvious statement: “Loudoun County will look a lot different in five years.”
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