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House of Delegates committee kills two full-day kindergarten bills from Loudoun lawmakers

Two bills aimed at expanding access to full-day kindergarten in Loudoun died in the Virginia House of Delegates this week.

Purcellville Town Council could appoint new member by Feb. 16

Members of the Purcellville Town Council have called a special meeting for Feb. 16 to potentially appoint someone to a vacant seat on their dais.

Juvenile charged with making Loudoun Valley bomb threat

Loudoun County deputies on Tuesday served a juvenile with a petition to appear in court for threatening to bomb a Purcellville high school on Jan. 15.

Feb. 8 is the final day to register to vote before Virginia’s March 1 primary

The final day to register to vote or update your voter registration information for the March 1 presidential primary is next Monday.

Jack’s Run Brewing Co. to open in downtown Purcellville

After over 10 years brewing beer at home and winning multiple competitions, Al Bosco and Eric Mathewson have always had a dream to open their own brewery.

Loudoun is the fastest-growing county in Virginia ... again

Loudoun was home to 374,471 people as of July 2015, according to estimates from the study. That figure is up nearly 20 percent from the 2010 census that counted the population at 312,311.

Jay Hatem of Leesburg is the man behind Jay’s Wintry Mix on Facebook.

With Jay’s Wintry Mix, Leesburg man becomes a local celeb

After getting some helpful tips from several friends who worked for weather agencies, Jay Hatem found it was easy to predict the weather using a variety of tools and online models.

Horses trying to keep warm during the blizzard in western Loudoun, where snow totals came in around 25 inches. Photo By/Ed Felker

Snowfall traps horses; many Loudoun barns vulnerable

With over 15,000 horses in Loudoun County, the equestrian community scrambled to prepare for the storm. Power outages, loosing running water, running out of bedding, hay and feed and the chance of injury were on the minds of everyone charged with the responsibility of caring for horses.

Some Loudoun Valley High School parents and students are upset with principal Sue Ross after rumors of an alleged threat circulated social media last week. Times-Mirror Staff Photo.

Loudoun Valley parents question principal’s leadership after rumors of school threat

According to the Loudoun County Public Schools administration, after the public death of a LVHS student student on Jan. 14, a student said some emotional things on Jan. 15.

Times-Mirror Photo/Adrian Dillenseger

What went wrong? Leesburg residents enraged at town’s blizzard response

Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) blames man's death in part on slow snow removal and emergency response.

A still shot from a drone video taken by Chris Turner in Leesburg. YouTube/Chris Turner

Drones, timelapses capture the weekend’s mammoth blizzard in Loudoun

New technology allowed a number of Loudoun residents to capture the depth of the weekend's historic storm.

Facebook/Ryan McElhenny

Purcellville man’s blizzard timelapse scores 5 million views ... and counting

Purcellville's Ryan McElhenny captured the 30-plus inches of snow pounding his back porch Friday night and into Saturday.

36.3 inches recorded in Round Hill

The western Loudoun town came in with the highest snow totals during Friday and Saturday's blizzard, with 36.3 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Instagram/Her_OilyLife

UPDATED social media roundup: Blizzard 2016 hits Loudoun County

Loudoun residents seem to be enjoying the snowstorm, posting photos across social media as the inches pile up. Here are some of our favorites so far.

Blizzard Warning begins at 3 p.m. Friday; Two feet expected

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) declared a state of emergency at 8 a.m. Thursday, a move that authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to the looming blizzard expected to begin Friday afternoon or evening.
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