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Town officials estimate that 40,000 people attended the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival over the weekend. https://ww...
04/26/2022
Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival draws record crowd

Town officials estimate that 40,000 people attended the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival over the weekend. https://www.loudountimes.com/news/leesburg-flower-and-garden-festival-draws-record-crowd/article_a3e35d0c-c4de-11ec-a91e-6ff4b4f18db0.html

An estimated 40,000 people flooded the streets of downtown Leesburg at the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival over the weekend, according to Betsy Arnett, the town's public information officer.

“We have a great team atmosphere and work ethic. They truly have played as a team,” Dominion head coach Diane Traynor sa...
04/22/2022
Mighty Titans: Dominion continues to excel on lacrosse field

“We have a great team atmosphere and work ethic. They truly have played as a team,” Dominion head coach Diane Traynor said. “Everybody that comes in knows they can be a contributor on our team. I think when you watch us play, you can see we are a very well-rounded team.”

https://www.loudountimes.com/sports/mighty-titans-dominion-continues-to-excel-on-lacrosse-field/article_262115c4-c0bc-11ec-85bd-1317224956b2.html

The Dominion Titans have hoisted a Virginia Class 4 state championship trophy to conclude each of the last two varsity girls’ lacrosse seasons.

A reception was held on Saturday to thank the people involved with saving the village of St. Louis, including Chuck Kuhn...
04/21/2022
St. Louis community gives thanks for support of preservation efforts

A reception was held on Saturday to thank the people involved with saving the village of St. Louis, including Chuck Kuhn, owner of JK Land Holdings and JK Moving Services.

https://www.loudountimes.com/news/st-louis-community-gives-thanks-for-support-of-preservation-efforts/article_1e4db4ea-bf65-11ec-9b45-9bad3b439c53.html

Jeff Jackson, who has lived in western Loudoun County for nearly 35 years, said his concerns recently grew when he learned that he may have more than a couple dozen

A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge denied on Wednesday afternoon a political action group’s request to release the “in...
04/20/2022
Judge denies petition to force the release of LCPS ‘independent review’ of assault cases

A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge denied on Wednesday afternoon a political action group’s request to release the “independent review” of the school division’s handling of a pair of sexual assaults in two high schools.

https://www.loudountimes.com/news/judge-denies-petition-to-force-the-release-of-lcps-independent-review-of-assault-cases/article_45d99348-c0e7-11ec-aede-2b61cf1f3efb.html

A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge denied on Wednesday afternoon a political action group’s request to release the “independent review” of the school division’s handling of a pair of sexual

An Ashburn native who also serves as a volunteer firefighter was crowned Miss Virginia and will compete in the upcoming ...
04/20/2022
Ashburn native and volunteer firefighter crowned Miss Virginia

An Ashburn native who also serves as a volunteer firefighter was crowned Miss Virginia and will compete in the upcoming Miss USA pageant later this year. Kailee Horvath, a 2017 graduate of Broad Run High School, competed with 24 other contestants in the Miss Virginia pageant at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University on Saturday

An Ashburn native who also serves as a volunteer firefighter was crowned Miss Virginia and will compete in the upcoming Miss USA pageant later this year.

The father of a Virginia journalist fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 has conceded that he failed to make the...
04/19/2022
Dad of slain journalist fails to make ballot for Congress

The father of a Virginia journalist fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 has conceded that he failed to make the ballot in the Democratic nomination contest for the 5th Congressional District.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The father of a Virginia journalist fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 has conceded that he failed to make the ballot in the Democratic

Shadi Ayyas, a medical doctor from Purcellville, has dropped out of the 10th Congressional District race, paving a way f...
04/19/2022
Congressional challenger drops out of Democratic nomination race; GOP forum on April 19

Shadi Ayyas, a medical doctor from Purcellville, has dropped out of the 10th Congressional District race, paving a way for incumbent U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton to earn the Democratic nomination in the 10th Congressional District, the Times-Mirror confirmed.

Shadi Ayyas, a medical doctor from Purcellville, has dropped out of the 10th Congressional District race, paving a way for incumbent U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton to earn the Democratic nomination

A federal judge in Florida has voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation as ex...
04/18/2022
Florida judge voids US mask mandate for planes, other travel

A federal judge in Florida has voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation as exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials in the coronavirus pandemic.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida has voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation as exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials

Republican Sen. Amanda Chase said she will be presenting what she said is a forensic audit on the 2020 presidential elec...
04/14/2022
Sen. Chase to present in Loudoun County alleged ‘forensic audit’ over 2020 elections

Republican Sen. Amanda Chase said she will be presenting what she said is a forensic audit on the 2020 presidential election during a public forum in Loudoun County Thursday night, she announced on WRVA Thursday morning.

Republican Sen. Amanda Chase said she will be presenting what she said is a forensic audit on the 2020 presidential election during a public forum in Loudoun County Thursday night,

Youngkin held up the measure as part of an effort to fulfill a campaign pledge to empower parents’ involvement in their ...
04/08/2022
Youngkin signs bill regulating explicit content in schools

Youngkin held up the measure as part of an effort to fulfill a campaign pledge to empower parents’ involvement in their children’s education.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that will require Virginia schools to notify parents if their children are assigned books or other materials with sexually explicit content was among more

Over 600 people attended an event in Hillsboro on Saturday to support Ukrainian relief efforts. If you have a moment, cl...
04/04/2022
Hillsboro's UkraineAid raises funds for relief efforts

Over 600 people attended an event in Hillsboro on Saturday to support Ukrainian relief efforts. If you have a moment, click on the link at the end of the story to hear a special performance from local students. https://www.loudountimes.com/entertainment/hillsboros-ukraineaid-raises-funds-for-relief-efforts/article_5c33f558-b443-11ec-8baf-a317606641f1.html

There was not a dry eye in the audience on Saturday night as a group of Loudoun County public school students performed in the grand finale at an hours-long event

The suspect, Nelson Coronado Jr, 21, of Leesburg, remained on scene and was taken into custody without incident. He has ...
04/04/2022
Man killed in Leesburg shooting; suspect charged with second-degree murder

The suspect, Nelson Coronado Jr, 21, of Leesburg, remained on scene and was taken into custody without incident. He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

A man was shot and killed early Monday morning according to the Leesburg Police department.

Sterling man charged with indecent exposure outside library
04/01/2022
Sterling man charged with indecent exposure outside library

Sterling man charged with indecent exposure outside library

A Sterling man was arrested Thursday after allegedly exposing himself to three children outside of a local library, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

"I imagine a future where current students have their children attend Hamilton and look back on their time at the school...
03/30/2022
Hamilton Elementary commemorates 100th birthday

"I imagine a future where current students have their children attend Hamilton and look back on their time at the school fondly,” said Hamilton Elementary principal Kelly Meisenzahl. “This is a special community where we all know each other.”
https://www.loudountimes.com/news/hamilton-elementary-commemorates-100th-birthday/article_0fb5b370-af9c-11ec-9979-a7b32c936abb.html

Hamilton Elementary School, which was formally established in 1922 as part of the Loudoun County Public School system, is celebrating a 100-year milestone this year.

LCPS names 2022 elementary school teacher of the year
03/26/2022
LCPS names 2022 elementary school teacher of the year

LCPS names 2022 elementary school teacher of the year

A fourth-grade teacher at Cedar Lane Elementary is Loudoun County Public Schools' 2022 elementary school teacher of the year, the district announced Friday.

Celebrity Chef Declan Horgan on his new position at Rebellion Bourbon Bar & Kitchen in Leesburg this May: “I’m really ex...
03/25/2022
Updated: Celebrity chef joining Leesburg’s Rebellion Bourbon Bar & Kitchen

Celebrity Chef Declan Horgan on his new position at Rebellion Bourbon Bar & Kitchen in Leesburg this May: “I’m really excited about it, let’s get ready for this Leesburg,” Horgan said. “I’m ready for some craic and shenanigans.”
https://www.loudountimes.com/entertainment/celebrity-chef-joining-leesburg-s-rebellion-bourbon-bar-kitchen/article_f8c4e454-a60b-11ec-8458-579755449507.html

The owners of the long-awaited Rebellion Bourbon Bar & Kitchen in downtown Leesburg have announced that chef Declan Horgan will be joining their team.

U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon granted in part an injunction sought by the parents. But he emphasized that the ex...
03/24/2022
Judge sides with 12 disabled kids seeking masks in schools

U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon granted in part an injunction sought by the parents. But he emphasized that the executive order and state law remain in effect, and said families of any other vulnerable children will have to make their own cases.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that an executive order and new Virginia law allowing parents to opt their children out of classroom COVID-19 mask mandates cannot

Purcellville resident and pickleball player Phil Baldwin said he has seen exponential growth of pickleball in western Lo...
03/24/2022
Pickleball players in Purcellville pitch indoor court space

Purcellville resident and pickleball player Phil Baldwin said he has seen exponential growth of pickleball in western Loudoun County and many players come from outside Loudoun to play on the outdoor courts at Franklin Park.
https://www.loudountimes.com/entertainment/pickleball-players-in-purcellville-pitch-indoor-court-space/article_d0801656-aafe-11ec-9a50-d77cfba67792.html

About two dozen pickleball players asked the Purcellville Town Council on Tuesday night to help build an indoor court for the badminton-like sport.

“I think that we’re moving in a way that is reasonable and cautious yet still taking care of our residents and our resid...
03/23/2022
Leesburg Town Council passes fiscal 2023 budget with additions

“I think that we’re moving in a way that is reasonable and cautious yet still taking care of our residents and our residents’ expectations,” Burk said.

The Leesburg Town Council on Tuesday passed a $153 million budget at a rate of 17.74 cents per $100 of assessed value. The vote passed 6-1, with only Councilwoman Suzanne

“Our history is important to all of us. We should know about each other, what we went through and I just think that’s im...
03/23/2022
Historians seek to restore farming equipment collected from notable Black family

“Our history is important to all of us. We should know about each other, what we went through and I just think that’s important,” Peter Caracciolo said.
https://www.loudountimes.com/news/historians-seek-to-restore-farming-equipment-collected-from-notable-black-family/article_048171c8-aa16-11ec-a914-8fc3102444c0.html

A local historical collection group is raising funds to revitalize an antique, horse-drawn manure spreader.

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