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EXCLUSIVE: LCPS officials recommended Dominion teacher for new job after ‘alleged incident’

Two Loudoun County Public Schools administrators wrote letters of recommendation for Brian Damron, former Dominion High School band director, after the school system reported an alleged incident of inappropriate behavior to police.

21st Century Cures Act receives bipartisan support from Warner, Kaine and Comstock

A landmark health care and medical research bill, the 21st Century Cures Act, is heading to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature.

MORE: Parents of teen suicide victim sue Loudoun County Public Schools counselor for $5M

Tim and Erin Gallagher, the parents of a Potomac Falls High School student who took his own life last school year, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Dec. 2 in Loudoun County Circuit Court against their son’s school counselor. The family says they're seeking $5 million from Loudoun County Public Schools in damages for the loss of their son.

Times-Mirror/Beverly Denny

Loudoun supervisors direct staff to examine alternatives to synthetic turf

The decision comes after supervisors and the School Board have sparred over funding to complete testing of crumb rubber at several school fields around the county.

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Loudoun County deputies searching for missing Leesburg teen

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to locate a 16-year-old girl who on Dec. 2 was reported missing.

Del. Tag Greason (R-32) weighs in on innovating methods of measuring student growth and school accountability at the Loudoun County School Board’s annual legislative breakfast Dec. 2.
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Loudoun School Board discusses policy positions with state legislators

The Loudoun County School Board last week met with Virginia legislators to discuss the school system’s policy positions for 2017.

A rendering of the Loudoun County courthouse expansion project in downtown Leesburg.

Loudoun supervisors approve $12.7 million contract for Pennington parking lot

A 4-level parking lot garage will soon be coming to Pennington Street in downtown Leesburg.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office opens investigation into former Dominion High School band director

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office recently opened up an investigation into Brian Damron, a former Dominion High School band director accused of having sexual relationships with former students.

Aerial view of the Catesby Farm property. Courtesy Photo

Loudoun supervisors approve Middleburg’s Catesby Farm events facility

Despite objections from local residents, Loudoun supervisors on Tuesday night approved a Middleburg land use proposal for a banquet and events facility on the 240-acre Catesby Farm property.

Loudoun supervisors to hear Catesby Farm events facility application Tuesday

Supervisors set to decide Tuesday on a controversial land use proposal in Middleburg -- Catesby Farm’s request to establish a banquet and events facility.

Loudoun Animal Services to host free pet adoption Dec. 10

Loudoun County Animal Services on Saturday, Dec. 10 will host its second annual “Home for the Holidays” free pet adoption event from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Animal Shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford. Adoption fees will be waived on all adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, small pets and reptiles. Other holiday fun and festivities will include hot cocoa, cookies, holiday music and more.

Evan Fenton of Heritage High School (right) accepts his certificate from School Board member Tom Marshall (Leesburg) at the 34th annual Excellence in Education event. Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Top 5 percent of Loudoun students honored at Excellence in Education banquet

Principals shared student’s stories of overcoming obstacles, finding unique interests, honing their talents and being inspired by their teachers to perform to the best of their ability.

Deputies investigate rash of larcenies in Leesburg

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles in Leesburg between Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.

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Notaviva Vineyards, Mackeys moving to Colorado

Stephen and Shannon Mackey will be "frequent flyers" as they plan to continue operation of their creative agency, Mesh Omnimedia, out of downtown Leesburg.

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Barnhouse Brewery in Lucketts completes expansion

Barnhouse Brewery, the five-year-old Virginia farm brewery in Lucketts, is expanding and expects to quadruple its brewing production in 2017, the company announced last week.
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