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Actress Priyanka Bose at the Middleburg Film Festival. Bose is one of the stars of “Lion,” which screened on Middleburg’s opening night Oct. 20. Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

The 2016 Middleburg Film Fest is off and running

The fourth running of the Middleburg Film Festival kicked off Thursday night, with actors, industry insiders, VIPs and film lovers flocking to the tony Salamander Resort.

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.”

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Lights, camera, Middleburg: Film festival arrives Thursday night

Festival organizers say they're planning for somewhere around 4,000 attendees this year spread out among the four-day festival that features more than two dozen films from 10 countries.

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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.

Supervisors delay decision on proposal to turn Catesby Farm into special events venue

After an outpour of opposition from Western Loudounders the Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to delay action on three minor special exceptions that would turn Middleburg’s Catesby Farm into a special events venue.

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.

Middleburg Community Charter School bounces back after controversy

With new leadership, Middleburg Charter's student Standards of Learning test scores were high enough for the school to achieve full accreditation this year.

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.

Cast members rehearse “A WILL to Survive,” a rock opera that will debut at the Hill School in Middleburg Oct. 2.
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Musical touring Loudoun County schools addresses suicide prevention

"A WILL To Survive," a 45-minute rock opera produced by A Place To Be music therapy, aims to reach teenagers with music and lyrics they can relate to. The show will begin touring Loudoun County Public Schools as part of the Same Sky Project this year, with a goal of performing in every middle and high school by spring 2018.
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