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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.

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Mayor Fraser cruises to a second term in Purcellville; three incumbents ousted

Securing seats on council were newcomers T. Chris Bledsoe, the top vote-getter with 954; Nedim Ogelman right behind with 938 votes; and Ryan J. Cool with 795 votes.

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New York-style Bada Bing Bagels coming to Purcellville

After two years of research and hard work, a plan is coming together to open Bada Bing Bagels in a few weeks. The targeted opening day is May 21 at the Shops at Maple and Main in Purcellville, next to Vocelli Pizza.

As Purcellville confronts more growth, mayor and council races turn contentious

Purcellville residents will head to the polls May 3 to elect a mayor and members of the town council in what is turning out to be a continuous race with some residents calling for long-time incumbents to leave the dais.

Virginia wine makes a splash in London

Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville and Boxwood Winery of Middleburg has joined Nelson County's Veritas Winery on the racks of the top-tier London shop Berry Bros. & Rudd.

Safety concerns force Purcellville pavilion removal

The Town of Purcellville’s maintenance staff, out of an abundance of caution, recently removed the picnic pavilion in Dillon’s Woods on the Fireman’s Field property.

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.

Del. LaRock sues Herring over unmet request

Loudoun County Republican Del. Dave LaRock is suing Attorney General Mark Herring for not providing a written opinion requested seven months ago

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.

The Loudoun Valley High School STEM club stands proudly with one of their emergency alert modules on the W&OD Trail across the street from the school in Purcellville.
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UPDATE: Loudoun Valley students win national STEM competition

Loudoun Valley High School’s first STEM club recently created an inexpensive solar-powered emergency alert system that uses radio frequencies. Their project is one of 15 national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

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.

Madeleine Albright addresses Loudoun students about global challenges

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Friday morning spoke to a group of Loudoun County Public School students and over 500 pupils from around the world about the challenges their generation will face as leaders.
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