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Loudoun once again ranked healthiest county in Virginia

Loudoun County has once again been ranked as the healthiest county in Virginia, according to the eighth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Unique local arts collaboration promotes teen suicide awareness and prevention

In 2015, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of 12.5 per 100,000 individuals in the U.S.

Brian Davison

Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook.

Maya and her brother Winston have developed a massive following on Instagram. Follow them @MayaTheDox and @WinstonTheDox. Instagram Photos

Loudoun dachshunds taking social media by storm

Two mini-dachshunds in Sterling have become Instagram stars at the tender age of one.

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Five Virginians place on Forbes’ billionaire list

Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine.

Supervisors vote along party lines to cut tax rate by two cents

In a party line vote, the Republican members of the Board of Supervisors advanced a plan that would cut the county’s current tax rate of $1.145 by two cents during their final worksession on the county’s proposed $2.5 billion budget Monday night.

Alta Jones with her husband, Steve, at their farm just outside Hillsboro. Courtesy Photo

Alta Jones is living—and advocating for—the western Loudoun dream

A passionate community member who lives each day with optimism and determination, Alta Jones is embarking on a new role as chair of Loudoun's Rural Economic Development Council.

Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

The functional art of Lovettsville’s John Bestwick

Just north of a low-lying stretch of land outside Lovettsville known as Jumbo Bottom, John Bestwick makes unique furniture, beautiful music, and easy conversation in a 294-square-foot roadside shop.

‘It’s been a great ride:’ Caulkins Jewelers to close up shop after more than 60 years

Caulkins Jewelers, an integral part of the retail fabric of Leesburg, will close at the end of June after more than half a century in business.

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This Leesburg bakery is the best in the Virginia

Here’s how Buzzfeed explained its methodology: “We asked Yelp for the most popular bakeries in every state — which they measured using an algorithm that looked at the number of reviews plus the star rating for every bakery on Yelp.”

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Purcellville community rallies around family battling ALS

In 2013, after noticing he was losing strength in his arms and had intermittent muscle twitching, Purcellville resident Michael Murray decided to see a doctor.

Julia Kurnia, Sterling based founder of micro-lending platform, Zidisha.

This Sterling-based micro-lender helps the world’s poor and needy

A micro-lending platform pioneered by a Sterling-based woman that offers low-cost loans to those living in some of the poorest parts of the world is expanding its reach.

Loudoun parents, community services advocates press supervisors for more funding

As Loudoun supervisors begin their deep dive into the county’s $2.5 billion proposed fiscal 2018 budget, local residents on Saturday asked the board to consider the needs of residents living with disabilities, mental health and substance abuse challenges.

County looks into ordinance to protect historic cemeteries, burial grounds

Loudoun County will begin looking into how it can develop a local ordinance that would help preserve existing and historic cemeteries and burial grounds.

Times-Mirror/Alex Erkiletian

Clouds in a Bag: 18th and 19th century ballooning on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center

The exhibit moves down the hallway in chronological order, starting with pre-1783 notions of buoyant flight through the first balloons to fly in Annonay and Paris.
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