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    MORE: Loudoun supervisors appeal Leesburg architecture board’s ruling on courts’ expansion
    Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors tonight appealed the Leesburg Board of Architectural Review’s vote to require a high-priced modification of the county’s plans to expand the county courts’ complex.
     > Top / Government / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /

    Lexi Bognar, 13, at her Leesburg home with her mother, Wendy, while 10-year-old sister, Gwen, tries to photobomb the shot. Bognar was diagnosed with POTS in 2014, a disease which can cause imbalance, fatigue and depression. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

    Finding balance: Leesburg teen battles symptoms, isolation of obscure disease
    Lexi Bognar, 13, of Leesburg, has Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, also known as POTS, an obscure disease that caused the imbalance that led to her concussion in 2013.
     > Top / People / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /

    Synthetic turf fields are used by Loudoun schools for several sports and in most weather conditions. The fields are expensive, about $1 million to build, but are durable and easy to maintain. The fields contain rubber pellets made form materials that could pose health risks, but links have not been proven. Some school districts are replacing the fields. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Loudoun parents rally against toxins in synthetic turf school fields
    A Loudoun parent group has called for a ban on allegedly toxic materials used in county schools' sports fields.
     > Top / Education / People / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /

    Peter Sherman, of Vienna, picking spinach at Great Country Farms. -Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

    Loudoun Spring Farm Tour puts its best foot forward
    The 2015 Spring Farm Tour finished off Loudoun's Small Business Weeks with music, farming and a focus on agriculture.
     > Top / Business / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun / Bluemont / Hamilton / Leesburg / Purcellville /
    MORE: Leesburg Board of Architectural Review OKs courts plan for partial demolition of structures
    As the midnight deadline approached, Leesburg’s Board of Architectural Review on late Monday approved the partial demolition of four historic buildings in the downtown core to make way for the long-planned county courts expansion.
     > Top / Government / Business / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /

    Mathias Giordano and his mother, Roya Giordano, from April 2013. Courtesy photo/Facebook

    ‘Team Mathias’ mom wants to name new Loudoun school in honor of son
    A Leesburg mom carrying her son's legacy forward after he died of bone cancer advocates for a new middle school (MS-9) opening in Dulles to be named after him.
     > Top / Education / People / Eastern Loudoun / Sterling / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /

    Jen Shailor of Bluemont Vineyards is one of roughly a dozen female winemakers in Loudoun County, home to the most wineries of any county in Virginia. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

    Ladies of the Vine: Loudoun’s wine scene welcomes women winemakers
    In an industry dominated by men, women are increasingly driving Loudoun’s wine game.
     > Top / Business / People / Western Loudoun /

    Elizabeth Heagy, managing director of the Five Stones Institute, connects with Jennylee Hansen, a sponsor with the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, at the Loudoun County Philanthropy Conference on May 14 in Middleburg. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

    As Loudoun growth slows, philanthropic groups look for solutions
    Loudoun's needs are increasing, and the resources to meet those needs might not be keeping up.
     > Top / Business / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /

    A ball for all seasons. Loudoun Valley junior Trey McDyre is a standout on the Vikings’ football, basketball and baseball teams. While McDyre says his favorite sport is always the one he’s currently playing, he will most likely play baseball in college.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Loudoun Valley’s Trey McDyre has a game plan for every season
    It was once the standard course of electives for young men in high school with an athletic bent: Football in the fall, basketball in the winter, baseball in the spring, repeat.
     > Top / People / Western Loudoun / Purcellville /

    Sigrid Fry-Revere of Lovettsville at a TEDMED Talk on organ transplant policy. Courtesy photo/TED Talks

    Saving lives at their own expense: Loudoun native starts charity for living organ donors
    In 2013, almost 6,000 people were living donors out of 28,954 people who chose to give their organs. What the vast number of U.S. citizens might not know is the invisible issues living donors face, namely financially.
     > Top / People / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun / Lovettsville /

    Former teammates at Loudoun County High School, Tommy Curtin, left, and Patrick Joseph are now excelling as track and field teammates at Virginia Tech.—Photo Courtesy/Ashley Klevenhagen

    Raider alums set the pace for Hokies
    The men's indoor track team of Virginia Tech won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship Feb. 27 in Blacksburg, and the Hokies have a couple of former Loudoun County Raiders to thank for it.
     > Top / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /

    Goose Creek Golf Club as golfers might fondly remember it will change in the near future.

    Goose Creek Golf Club to turn nine holes into houses
    On a 6-3 vote at a May 21 Board of Supervisors meeting, the board allowed the golf club to rezone 110.8 acres in Leesburg to accommodate up to 158 residential units and 142,000 square feet of nonresidential uses, which would include a 132-room hotel, a 9-hole golf course and a 6,000 square foot restaurant.
     > Briefs / Business / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /
    Loudoun government awards student scholarships
    Three students were awarded scholarships worth $750 each from the Loudoun County Employee Advisory Committee at a Board of Supervisors meeting May 20.
     > Briefs / Education / Politics / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /
    Four NoVa students named to Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
    Four students from Northern Virginia Community College, including one from Sterling, were named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's top ten All-American Academic Team during a ceremony April 22 in Richmond.
     > Briefs / Education / People / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /
    Driver injured in head-on collision with tree in Purcellville
    A driver suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after they lost control of their vehicle and hit another car before driving off the road and striking a tree head-on, according to Purcellville Police.
     > Briefs / Public Safety / Western Loudoun / Purcellville /
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