Gov. McAuliffe says Virginia economy ‘perilous’
Wed., Nov. 26 | 09:00 AM -
New minimum wage legislation faces tough road in 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that Virginia's economy is in a "very perilous'' situation with potential federal defense cuts looming and that he's open to eliminating tax relief programs - including one that partially offsets the state's much maligned car tax - to fill a state budget gap.
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Wed., Nov. 26 | 05:54 AM -
Middleburg Charter School faces probation
State Sen. Dave Marsden (D) of Fairfax has pre-filed legislation for the upcoming General Assembly session that would gradually raise minimum wage in Virginia to $10.10 by July 2017.
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Tue., Nov. 25 | 07:00 PM -
Loudoun's first charter school is looking at possible probation for deficiencies in its personnel.
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Dominion’s Smith to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection tour made a stop at Dominion High School in Sterling on Nov. 24 to honor Chad Smith’s inclusion to play in the prestigious game.—Courtesy Photo
Tue., Nov. 25 | 02:40 PM -
Former Redskin Fred Smoot arrested for domestic violence
As one of the nation's elite high school football players, Dominion High School senior Chad Smith has earned selection to play in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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Tue., Nov. 25 | 01:34 PM -
Rape story jolts UVA campus; LCPS grads demand changes
Former Redskin Fred Smoot was charged Nov. 23 with misdemeanor domestic assault following an incident in Ashburn where authorities said he grabbed his girlfriend during an altercation.
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Tue., Nov. 25 | 11:57 AM -
The story has been shared more than 150,000 times on Facebook, tweeted 12,000 times and drawn 7,400 comments.
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Hops, not houses: How a Lucketts transplant hopes to bring Loudoun back to its agrarian roots
Jonathan Staples on the farm where he hopes to grow hops in Lucketts. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Tue., Nov. 25 | 09:00 AM -
It was on regular trips down Route 15, through a bucolic bit of countryside in northern Loudoun where Jonathan Staples fell in love with the Town of Lucketts.
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Rezoning requests would mean major changes for Brambleton
A rendering of the proposed Brambleton Town Center. -Courtesy/Brambleton
Tue., Nov. 25 | 07:00 AM -
The Brambleton Town Center Association has filed multiple rezoning applications, which if passed could change the face of the large Ashburn neighborhood.
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Veteran law enforcement officer to challenge Loudoun sheriff in GOP primary
Eric Noble, a 27-year law enforcement veteran, is challenging Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman in the GOP primary. Photo Courtesy/Eric Noble
Mon., Nov. 24 | 10:30 PM -
A retired veteran law enforcement officer with 27 years experience has announced his intent to run for Sheriff of Loudoun County as a Republican.
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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney inspires students at two Loudoun schools
Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, shows some of his drawings to children at Kenneth Culbert Elementary School in Hamilton Nov. 24. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Mon., Nov. 24 | 04:46 PM -
Jeff Kinney stood before a room of enraptured students, their attention completely captivated. At that moment, he was the envy of every teacher in the room.
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AVID closes gaps and improves minds
AVID’s program focuses on students who come from economically challenging situations. Courtesy photo
Mon., Nov. 24 | 03:07 PM -
MORE: Team Mathias unleashing childhood cancer awareness
Avid means eager for knowledge, according to the dictionary. And that's what the AVID program in some Loudoun County schools is all about.
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Mon., Nov. 24 | 10:23 AM -
State jobless rate falls to 5.3 percent in October
Mathias Giordano, 13, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, cancer of the bone, in July 2012. In the years since, the local boy has endured more than 50 rounds of chemo and radiation, major lung surgeries and a below-the-knee amputation of his right leg.
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Mon., Nov. 24 | 09:48 AM -
The national unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 5.8 percent.
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Holding court: Falcons, Raiders win state volleyball titles
Briar Woods High School players and coaches rejoice after the Falcons capped a big comeback with a 16-14 win in the fifth set of the VHSL 5A state volleyball championship match against Princess Anne.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore
Sun., Nov. 23 | 08:54 AM -
The Briar Woods Falcons overcame a two-set deficit against Princess Anne to win a five-set thriller Saturday in the Virginia High School League Group 5A state volleyball championship, and the Loudoun County Raiders swept James Wood in the 4A state final to continue their dominance.
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Gov. McAuliffe announces first commercial hops facility in mid-Atlantic in Loudoun
Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes the announcement at Black Hops Farm that Virginia has awarded a $40,000 grant, matched by Loudoun County, to support the construction and operations of the mid-Atlantic’s largest commercial hops processing facility in Lucketts. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Fri., Nov. 21 | 12:10 PM -
The facility will be the largest in Virginia.
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