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Loudoun County Department of Animal Services Director Nina Stively with a dog from Louisiana that will be available for adoption at the Homeward Bound adoption event May 7 at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter. Photo Courtesy/Loudoun County

Loudoun Animal Shelter to host Homeward Bound adoption event May 7

More than a dozen dogs from Louisiana arrived at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter Thursday where they hopefully will be adopted during a May 7 event.

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Racing, betting and art: A renaissance at Morven Park in Leesburg

Come fall of 2017, country horse racing will return to Morven Park – horse racing with pari-mutuel betting.

Loudoun’s 100WomenStrong tops the $1 million in giving mark

With its 2016 announcement of $221,165 in funding for 15 organizations, 100WomenStrong will have donated $1,127,502 since its inception.

Mobile Mammography unit coming to Brambleton

The Novant Health UVA Health System's Mobile Mammography unit will be in Brambleton Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brambleton Health Living Expo at the market, located in front of Regal Cinemas.

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New brewery to open in former Caulkins Jewelers space

Black Hoof Brewing Co. plans to open this fall in 2,000 square feet at 11 S. King St. The brewery will feature craft beers, live music and outdoor seating.

Safety concerns force Purcellville pavilion removal

The Town of Purcellville’s maintenance staff, out of an abundance of caution, recently removed the picnic pavilion in Dillon’s Woods on the Fireman’s Field property.

Children participate in last year’s The Gathering. Photo Courtesy/Peter Thorton

Boulder Crest Retreat co-founders to offer match to grants for Native American program

Boulder Crest Retreat this week announced that they would provide $7,500 as a match to any state or local grant provided to a new artist residency/pre-K-12 school program called Art in Nature.

Ashburn mom Krista Woods won TODAY’s Next Big Thing contest this morning. Screenshot/Today.com

Ashburn mom wins TODAY show’s ‘Next Big Thing’ contest

A Loudoun mom is a finalist in TODAY’S Next Big Thing contest for her GloveStix invention, a portable odor-management solution that kills bacteria, absorbs moisture and deodorizes athletic gloves, shoes, boots and skates.

Citizens who attended a domestic violence forum April 19 held a candlelight vigil outside the Loudoun Government Center following the event. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

Loudoun domestic violence survivors share their stories

Survivors on April 19 shared their stories with a room of concerned citizens after the recent death of 34-year-old Christina Fisher of Leesburg at the hand of her ex-boyfriend prompted a forum on how to help the domestically-abused.

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Loudoun grad wins global invention award for connecting at-risk youth with inspiring stories

Loudoun County High School graduate Annie Medaglia has won an international invention award for her work with DreamWakers, a nonprofit that connects at-risk youth with inspiring professionals from similar backgrounds.

A big day for Cruz in Virginia’s 10th District

Virginia's 10th Congressional District Republicans today nominated their three delegates and three alternates to the Republican National Convention in July.

Leesburg to bloom – and boom – for its 26th annual Flower and Garden Festival

This weekend's festival will close off historic downtown to traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Christina Fisher and her three children. Photo Courtesy/GoFundMe

GoFundMe account set up for Leesburg murder victim’s family

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the children of a murdered Leesburg woman.

VDOT will hold a hearing on April 14 where the public can weigh in on plans for a new right turn lane. Rendering Courtesy/VDOT

VDOT to hold hearing on Round Hill road plans

The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public hearing on April 19 to discuss plans for the construction of a right turn lane just west of Round Hill.

Andrew Crush of Spring House Farm is one of 12 area farmers featured on trading cards. Crush’s daughter, Amelia, beside her brother, Wyatt, shows off her dad’s card. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Loudoun farmers featured on trading cards

Kids across the county are collecting and swapping a unique kind of trading cards this season. Baseball-style cards featuring some of Loudoun’s star farmers instead of major leaguers are being distributed to all 55 of the county’s elementary schools.
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