Welcome to LoudounTimes.com
Loudoun Times-Mirror
Politics

Charlottesville votes to shroud statues after the violence

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally.

A look back: The 1970s Loudoun County High School flag controversy

In light of the local and national debate surrounding Confederate statues and symbolism, we take a look back at the heated, 1970s controversy over the mascot at Loudoun County High School.

Gillespie says conservatives must reject ‘evil’ hate groups

A Republican candidate for governor in Virginia is telling conservative activists they need to stand up against the "twisted mindset" of the hate groups that were part of a deadly rally a week ago in Charlottesville.

Steinberg withdraws from Leesburg Town Council special election

Neil Steinberg has officially withdrawn from this year’s race for the Leesburg Town Council special election. He plans to run in 2018, for a full four-year term, instead.

Virginia GOP shares fake ‘Rosa Parks’ daughter’ story on Facebook

In a Facebook post, the RPV wrote: “Liberals love to call Donald Trump a racist, but know who doesn't think that? The daughter of legendary civil rights activist Rosa Parks.”

The past is still present in a changing Virginia

Once the home of the capital of the Confederacy and the hub of the segregationist movement known as massive resistance, Virginia has been eager to reinvent itself as a more diverse, tolerant and welcoming place.

Screenshot/Charlottesville: Race and Terror—Vice News Tonight on HBO (Via YouTube)

WATCH: Vice Media’s immersive Charlottesville report gets traction

For all the words flowing since last weekend in Charlottesville, the most striking television reporting has been Vice Media’s insider account of the white nationalist movement and what it has wrought.

Broad Run Supervisor Ron Meyer (R)  is a frequent political commentator, often appearing on Fox. File Photo

Republican supervisor calls on county to relocate Confederate statue in Leesburg

In wake of the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer (R-Broad Run) has become the first Republican member of the Board of Supervisors to publicly call for the Confederate statue on the courthouse grounds in Leesburg to be moved.

Racial politics haunt GOP in the President Trump era

The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race.

UPDATE: Organizers cancel rally in support of Confederate monument in Leesburg

A "Save Our History" event in support of the Confederate monument in Leesburg, slated for Sept. 16 outside Loudoun County Courthouse, has been canceled.

MORE: Loudoun chairwoman to ask General Assembly for greater discretion over Confederate monuments

Amid renewed calls to move the county’s Confederate soldier statue on the courthouse grounds, Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) says she plans to ask the General Assembly to give localities greater discretion over monuments and memorials within their jurisdiction.

Local residents gather Monday at St. David’s Episcopal Church and School in Ashburn to honor the victims of the Charlottesville riots. Courtesy Photo

Loudouners, Herring convene for second Charlottesville vigil in as many days

Prominent Loudoun County voices, including that of Attorney General Mark Herring (D), reflected on a trying weekend of hate and racism during a vigil in Ashburn Monday night.

Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam campaigns in Dulles to promote vocational job training plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam stumped at the Dulles IT firm Unanet Monday morning, where he spoke with dozens of local business leaders about his plan to help Virginians receive more vocational training.

The latest from Charlottesville

The latest on incidents related to violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville that left three dead.

Supervisors set new rules on temporary political signs

After more than a year of debate, county supervisors voted unanimously last month on new rules for temporary political signs as the county and the state begin gearing up for November’s elections.
As Seen IN PRINT
The Loudoun Times-Mirror

is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.
Click here for all e-editions.
Email UPDATES