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Once again, Loudoun is the nation’s most affluent county. So why isn’t everyone celebrating?

Loudoun County is once again the richest county in the U.S., according to the latest Census Bureau estimates, but not everyone thinks the distinction is a cause for celebration – and some residents think the title masks certain truths.

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WATCH: Purcellville auctioneer takes second in international competition

Purcellville's Brian Damewood came in second place out of more than 70 contestants in this year's International Auctioneer Championship, held last week in Ohio.

Middleburg family helping Sharon find a ‘summer miracle’

After growing up in a Colombian orphanage and spending the past three years in foster care, 11-year-old Sharon has come to Middleburg, to spend four weeks with an American host family in hopes that she will find a permanent adoptive home.

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Radio personality Lisa Herndon leaves WINC FM to join Herndon Police Department’s PR team

Well-known radio personality and Loudoun native Lisa Herndon has resigned from WINC (92.5 FM) after seven years with the Winchester-based station.

Hearing set for Oct. 4 in Belmont Slave Cemetery trustee fight

In three months, the fight over who will become the trustee of the historic Belmont Slave Cemetery in Ashburn owned by the Toll Brothers -- a prominent Pennsylvania-based developer -- will be heard in a Loudoun County courtroom.

Loudoun supervisors to hold public hearing on 62 percent pay hike proposal Wednesday night

Loudoun County supervisors will hear from members of the public Wednesday night about a proposed hefty pay raise for members of the next board.

Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) and her Chief of Staff Jeanine Arnett. Courtesy Photo

Loudoun County chairwoman’s chief of staff to resign

Jeanine Arnett, the chief of staff to first-term county Chairwoman Phyllis Randall, will resign from her post with Randall at the end of the month.

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The McCarters relish in giving back to the Leesburg community they love

When Nick and Carolyn McCarter moved to Leesburg seven years ago, they were newly married and looking for a place to start a family.

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Meet the Loudoun Ladies: Spreading smiles across the county

The Internet is rarely referred to as a stress release or a source for positivity, but for the 4,000 members who have joined the Loudoun Ladies Facebook group in the six months since its founding, social media has catalyzed authentic social bonding.

American teamwork on display at Leesburg parade

Leesburg resident Jane Heo witnessed a moment of American spirit and teamwork at the Fourth of July parade in Leesburg Tuesday morning.

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Meet the Loudoun County native who documented his four-month trek through Patagonia

“I’ve always been really drawn to kind of extremely desolate, remote, isolated places, and Patagonia is like the ultimate of that. I’ve always wanted to go there.”

Pete Durand with the 1980s Neve console in his recording studio, M80. Times-Mirror/Alex Erkiletian

It’s a hit: Purcellville music studio attracts recording artists from far and wide

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Purcellville, recording studio M80 isn't where you would expect to find a world-class space with top-tier equipment. But appearances can be deceptive. The secluded location is, according to studio owner Pete Durand, one of its main draws.

Ashburn man claims more than $2 million in lottery win

Srinivas Kalla was taking his child to dance lessons when he decided to buy some lottery tickets.


Loudoun supervisors award $4.7M contract to one of sheriff’s highest campaign contributors

Loudoun supervisors awarded a $4.7-million, two-year contract Thursday night to one of Sheriff Mike Chapman’s (R) highest campaign contributors for inmate medical and psychiatry services at the county jail.

An aerial view of the AT&T site on Short Hill Mountain. Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

The secret at Short Hill: One year later

A year ago, the western Loudoun community demanded the county deny a commission permit that would have allowed AT&T -- the world’s largest telecom company -- to build a 3.5-acre facility on the top of Short Hill Mountain.
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