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Loudoun County Public Schools considers dropping mid-term, final exams

Despite media reports to the contrary, no decision has been made regarding Loudoun County Public Schools dropping mid-term and final exams.

Celebrations for the Fourth touch every corner of Loudoun County

From Purcellville to Sterling, Middleburg to Hillsboro, Loudoun residents have plenty of options to celebrate July 4.

Loudoun County is a mecca for youth soccer, with 16,000 players and 30 programs just in the Loudoun Soccer club. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s ‘beautiful game:’ Thousands flock to TV screens and playing fields for soccer

As the U.S. played Germany in the World Cup semifinals June 30, thousands in the county clustered around TVs at taverns and in living rooms to watch what has become Loudoun's most popular activity.

Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

MORE: The Confederate statue at Loudoun’s courthouse: Should it stay or go?

Featuring a roughly 12-foot-tall, mounted Confederate soldier holding a gun, the statue was placed in Leesburg in 1908 and has remained for the past 107 years.

Two more Loudoun schools to offer full-day kindergarten

Two more elementary schools will offer full-day kindergarten this fall. The Loudoun County School Board approved with a 7-2 vote June 23 the expansion.

New Virginia laws now in effect

Several new state laws, on issues of social media, breastfeeding and campus sexual assault, are now in effect with July 1 beginning the state's new fiscal year.

Wine Wednesday: Small pours from around the Loudoun wine scene

Bluemont Vineyards is celebrating an acclaimed “Double Gold” at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition for their 2014 Petit Manseng, made exclusively of grapes from Loudoun County.

Loudoun’s booming housing market has created concern that costs of new developments exceed tax revenue for the county. Courtesy photo/One Loudoun

New study shows Loudoun homes do, on average, earn their keep

A new study shows Loudoun’s residential development isn’t costing the county as much as it previously thought and, on average, new homes offset the drain of older county housing on county coffers.

Crisis Intervention Team expands to better address psychiatric emergencies

The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services (MHSADS) will expand its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program and establish a CIT assessment center in Leesburg this fall.

Woodtrail Graziers in Round Hill. Courtesy/Ann Higgins

In Loudoun, rural economy grows differently

The federal numbers are in for how much the U.S. Department of Agriculture has contributed to Virginia's rural economy, but Loudoun's own agrarian endeavors may have outstripped these bolstering efforts.

Va. seventh in clean energy and transportation jobs

Virginia ranked seventh in the nation for clean energy and transportation job announcements in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.

Leesburg Police arrest Exxon robber

A 48-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the June 23 robbery of a Leesburg gas station.

(From right to left) Kelley Locke with MEDCOM, DeLisa Prater with the Defense Health Agency and Loudoun’s Department of Economic Development’s Rick Morris.

After a change of hands, the National Conference Center celebrates renewed vision

The conference center changed ownership in April 2014, and the past year has seen some changes in the facility’s vision and landscaping.

Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

Loudoun County officials: State law dictates Confederate statue must stay

Virginia code states: “ … it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any [memorials or monuments for war veterans] so erected."

Newtons Firnas was among seven performers to take the stage at the third annual Purcellville Wine and Food Festival July 19, 2014, at Fireman’s Field. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun County food and wine the focus at 4th annual Purcellville festival

Event organizers are gearing up for Purcellville's award-winning Fourth Annual Wine and Food Festival from 3 to 8 p.m. July 18 at Fireman's Field, 250 S. Nursery Ave.
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