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Process, growth at heart of Leesburg Town Council debate

Some candidates called for a change in the way Leesburg Town Council carries out the vision for the town as the incumbents defended the governing body's track record during a Thursday night forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Courtesy Photo/Autumn Echols

Hero driver saves 32 kids from smoking Loudoun school bus

While driving her usual route to Harmony Middle School yesterday morning, Michele Coates was faced with an emergency she's trained for, but never thought she'd have to encounter.

17 Loudoun middle schoolers taken to hospital after school bus smokes and leaks gas

The bus was on the way to school on Berlin Turnpike when a call was made to emergency services for a bus fire, according to an email notification from Harmony Principal Eric Stewart.

Checkpoint in Purcellville nets summonses for 39 motorists

Law enforcement on Wednesday issued summonses to 39 motorists for moving and non-moving violations in a 1 to 4 p.m. checkpoint at Berlin Turnpike and Piggott Bottom Road in Purcellville.

Cast members rehearse “A WILL to Survive,” a rock opera that will debut at the Hill School in Middleburg Oct. 2.
Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Musical touring Loudoun County schools addresses suicide prevention

"A WILL To Survive," a 45-minute rock opera produced by A Place To Be music therapy, aims to reach teenagers with music and lyrics they can relate to. The show will begin touring Loudoun County Public Schools as part of the Same Sky Project this year, with a goal of performing in every middle and high school by spring 2018.

Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

The largest planting in the US of this rare grape is here in Loudoun wine country

Across several French Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée, or controlled wine regions, the grape is known as Mansois, Pinenc, Brocol and a slew of other synonyms, lending to its mystique.

Woodgrove High School principal refutes online rumors of violent threat to campus

Woodgrove High School Principal William Shipp this afternoon sent an email notification assuring parents and students it is safe to attend class tomorrow despite rumors circulating social media that there will be a “violent incident” on campus.

Loudoun supervisors vote to restrict data centers along Route 50

Loudoun's Board of Supervisors has adjusted rules in the commercial and light industrial zoning district along Route 50 to impose more stringent regulations on data centers interested in locating along the corridor.

Charges dismissed against Loudoun Sheriff’s deputy

A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputy charged in connection with an Aug. 24 domestic violence incident outside the county courthouse is back on duty.

Loudoun deputies save woman from possible heroin overdose in Lovettsville

Loudoun County deputies today rescued a woman suffering from a suspected heroin overdose by administering Naloxon.

Former Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent Robert E. Butt.
Photo courtesy Loudoun County Public Schools

Former Loudoun superintendent Robert Butt dies at age 92

Butt brought about full racial integration of Loudoun County Public Schools during the 1969 through 1970 school year. When he retired in 1988, Butt was the longest-serving superintendent among Virginia’s 140 school divisions.

Gas shortages could become ‘spotty’ in Northern Virginia

Days after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a state of emergency to prevent potential gas shortages in the commonwealth, transportation officials are reporting spotty outages throughout the region.

Annual International Festival kicks off Sept. 25 in Leesburg

Loudoun County's annual International Festival returns to Leesburg Sept. 25 with an array of entertainment, food and exhibits for every culture.

Leesburg man arrested for burglary, trespassing

A Leesburg man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly broke into a home in the 43000 block of Firestone Place.

Middleburg Charter Academy recieves $137,000 state grant

Middleburg Community Charter School recently received a $137,700 grant to aid its year-round instructional program from Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
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