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9 percent year-over-year increase in Williams’ proposed Loudoun County Public Schools budget

Williams proposed an increase of $93.6 million from the current $1.030 billion budget, bringing next year's proposal to $1.124 billion, more than 9 percent higher.

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Loudoun tech leaders predict what’s in store for 2017

The past year saw Amazon making its first drone deliveries, the commercial launch of virtual and augmented reality headsets, the death of the headphone jack, growth in artificial personal assistants and the use of voice search.

Virginia lawmakers return this week for new session

Virginia's 2017 legislative session is set to start with lawmakers battling over state budget problems and jockeying for attention in an election year.

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Dragon Hops to open brewery in Purcellville

For the past two years, Dragon Hops, a family- and veteran-owned farm, has been growing hops on their bines several miles outside of town.

Times-Mirror/Chantalle Edmunds

“Small town America thinking big”—Purcellville mayor delivers State of the Town address

“We are energized and committed to implementing strategies to further reduce our debt burden, increase none tax revenue, and not compromise the character of our town,” the mayor said.

Governor vows to veto LaRock’s 20-week abortion ban bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a "socially divisive" proposal hurts the state's image.

Loudoun supervisors vote along party lines to nix proposed Commission on Women and Girls

In a party-line vote, Loudoun's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday nixed the creation of a county Commission on Women and Girls.

New Year’s poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note.

First-year Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D). Times-Mirror File Photo

2016 Year in Review: A new Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

After more than two decades of county leadership from former Chairman Scott York, Loudoun residents in 2015 elected Phyllis Randall (D), a mental health therapist by profession and the first African American to lead the Board of Supervisors.

Route 9 crash shuts down traffic for seven hours

A driver fell asleep at the wheel, ran off the road and struck a utility pole Monday morning, shutting down traffic on Route 9 for seven hours, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reports.

Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

2016 Year in Review: Crime in Loudoun County

Loudoun saw an uptick in domestic violence, arrests and convictions of gang members, and the heroin and opioid epidemic continued to increase throughout the region and state.

Times-Mirror/Alex Erkiletian

WATCH: Northern Va. woman with cancer gets ‘mauled’ by Bulldogs—in a good way

Not everything on a bucket list has to be big or expensive to be fulfilling. Sometimes something as small as a puppy can make a difference.

Virginia GOP leaders want to tighten state’s welfare rules

The GOP proposals include a requirement that able-bodied, adult welfare recipients who don't work must instead spend 20 hours per week volunteering or taking job classes.

Most Virginia Electoral College members see need for changes

Virginia's Democratic members of the Electoral College are all strong supporters of Hillary Clinton. What they're less sure of is the process they will be a part of next week.

Gov. McAuliffe taps former Purcellville mayor, Lazaro, to serve on MWAA board

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority manages Dulles and Reagan airports and the Dulles Toll Road.
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