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More than 100 Loudoun County Public Schools buses lack state-specified safety device

More than 100 Loudoun County Public Schools buses are operating without a safety device that prevents parking brakes from disengaging by accident, the Times-Mirror has learned.

Preakness Party raises $75K for Loudoun Therapeutic Riding

“You can hide from people. You can hide even from yourself sometimes. But you cannot hide from the beautiful mind of a horse.”

Purcellville Town Council adopts fiscal 2018 budget, keeps tax rate level

Following a lengthy process with 10 budget work sessions, Purcellville Town Council voted Tuesday to adopt a fiscal 2018 budget that keeps the tax rate level.

Plans for a new 40-room inn are in the works in Middleburg

Banbury Cross Polo Club co-owner Nelson Gunnell said this week he is considering plans for developing a new sporting club house and 40-room country inn at his polo field off of Route 50 east of downtown Middleburg.

Leesburg Town Council takes up three amendments aimed at generating economic activity

Three potentially pro-business amendments got off the ground after Tuesday night’s Leesburg Town Council meeting.

Sen. Warner’s Russia refrain: ‘The most serious thing I’ve ever taken on’

Sen. Mark Warner, the top-ranking Democrat in the Russia probe, has one request of the American people: Wait for the facts.

Judge denies defense’s request in Lansdowne infant’s manslaughter case

John Miller has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the crash. He is scheduled to face a jury trial Oct. 10.

New start times coming for 19 Loudoun public schools

Thousands of Loudoun County students will get to sleep in next year – albeit for just 15 minutes.

Chairwoman Phyllis Randall at her 2017 “State of the County” address. Courtesy Photo/Loudoun County Government

Loudoun County chairwoman delivers her second ‘State of the County’ address

After completing her first year as the head of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) reflected on the past 12 months and provided a glimpse at what more she hopes to accomplish during her second “State of the County” address on Wednesday night.

Dark money comes with a twist in Virginia’s statewide races

In Virginia’s closely watched statewide political contests, so-called “dark money” comes with a few ironic twists.

Hugh Forsythe won’t seek re-election in Leesburg, endorses Thiel

After his tenure, Forsythe plans to remain involved with the economic development steering committee initiated by Councilman Ron Campbell.

Grant Davidson at the Recognition for Excellence in Supporting Special Education awards with Janet Reglic, special education teaching assistant and Katie Averno, physical therapist. Courtesy Photo

LCPS honors excellence in special education

Educators, parents and students who have made significant contributions to special education in Loudoun County were honored last week, with more than 250 people on hand to celebrate at the Loudoun County Public Schools building.

Attorney General Mark Herring at the release of a new video to educate officers how to respond to a heroin or opioid overdose. Courtesy Photo

Herring visits Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to talk opioid crisis, unveil new training video

Attorney General Mark Herring (D) has thrown his weight behind a new roll call video to educate law enforcement officers on responding to heroin or opioid overdoses.

Mark and Muriel Forrest are the owners of Wheatland Farm in Purcellville. Facebook/Wheatland Farm

Wheatland Farm in Purcellville earns major para-equestrian distinction

The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the U.S. Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) announced this month that Wheatland Farm Equestrian Center in Purcellville will be one of five National Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence.

LCSO: At least 13 lives saved in Loudoun since 2015 by opioid-fighting Naloxone

Figures from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office show 13 lives were saved in Loudoun County as a result of a program to equip deputies with Naloxone, the medication that revives a person during an opioid overdose.

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