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Nancy Nesselrodt is Loudoun County Public School’s longest serving school nurse. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

With growing student needs in Loudoun, school nurses provide essential care

As the number of students with special needs and economic challenges grows faster than it ever has in Loudoun County and the U.S., the essential roles of school nurses are becoming more important and more demanding.

Loudoun supervisors, School Board discuss Comprehensive Plan strategies

Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun County School Board last night discussed how they will work together to plan for new schools as a new comprehensive plan for the county is drafted.

Photo By/Bob Nelson

Amid inevitable growth, Loudoun seeks a unique identity

Business leaders from around the county came to a showcase property adjacent to a developing Silver Line station to consider Loudoun’s most obvious statement: “Loudoun County will look a lot different in five years.”

Kaine says Catholic church might change on gay marriage

He told the Human Rights Campaign during its national dinner Saturday in Washington that he had changed his mind about gay marriage and that his church may follow suit one day.

The recurring themes of 10th District duel between Comstock and Bennett

Election Day is two months out, and while Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have soaked up most of the media coverage, voters across the country will also determine Nov. 8 whether Republicans maintain their control of Congress.

Round Hill resident seriously injured after accidentally shooting himself

A Round Hill resident suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday after his gun accidentally went off, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The TSA is seeing a drastic increase in the number of firearms passengers are trying to bring onto airplanes. Photo Courtesy/TSA

Increased gun confiscations at Dulles Airport concern TSA

At Washington Dulles International Airport, a trend that TSA officials describe as “disturbing” continues to take off, despite multiple educational efforts to curb it.

Start your engines: Loudoun County Public Schools race toward the future. Nearly 79,000 students go back to school Aug. 29.
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With nearly 79,000 students and growing, Loudoun schools confront change and challenges

This year an estimated 78,665 students will be enrolling in LCPS. The school division will face unique challenges this year, including easing overcrowding in schools.
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Ed Gillespie is seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia governor’s race in 2017. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

Gillespie, Fiorina hit economic message in Ashburn

A former U.S. Senate candidate and Republican National Committee chairman, Gillespie is the front-runner for the GOP nomination in next year's gubernatorial race.

Wine glasses lined up for a tasting at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg. Facebook/Loudoun Wine Awards

Fabbioli Cellars, Cana Winery earn high marks in second annual Loudoun Wine Awards

The winners of best in show and best in class by grape varietal will be announced during an awards dinner Oct. 14 as a kick-off to the new Epicurience Virginia festival.

Loudoun School Board gives Superintendent Williams a raise

Superintendent Eric Williams' contract with Loudoun County Public Schools was renewed for another four years with a total compensation package of $357,000.
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Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Horse Power: Loudoun Therapeutic Riding strengthens bodies and minds through equine-assisted therapy

For over 40 years, LTR has provided equine-assisted activities and therapies to people with a wide variety of cognitive, physical and psychological disabilities, using three main types of therapy programs.

Nathan Hackett created woodwork for Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Lovettsville’s Nathan Hackett gives wood new life by creating unique furniture

A Virginia native, Hackett got his start as a high school senior working in a cabinet shop in Yorktown. Entry level work in a cabinet shop typically means sanding doors by hand all day. It was a job, but definitely not a career.

Lizze Clark (right) lost a sister to Cockayne syndrome 12 years ago. In the years following her sister’s death the Woodgrove High School student has befriended many other children with the rare syndrome, like 15-year-old Hannah Cregl (left).
Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

After losing her daughter to a rare disease, a Loudoun mother gives back to children like her

Gigi Clark of Waterford, 5, suffered from a rare and fatal disorder called Cockayne Syndrome that causes growth failure, impaired nervous system development, sensitivity to sunlight and many symptoms associated with premature aging.

Round Hill house fire ruled accidental

A July 12 house fire in Round Hill that displaced three residents and injured one has been ruled accidental by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office.
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