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MORE: Loudoun chairwoman to ask General Assembly for greater discretion over Confederate monuments

Amid renewed calls to move the county’s Confederate soldier statue on the courthouse grounds, Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) says she plans to ask the General Assembly to give localities greater discretion over monuments and memorials within their jurisdiction. More
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Racial politics haunt GOP in the President Trump era

The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race.

Report: Jail contractor operating in Loudoun under FBI investigation

A Nashville-based company and one of the largest campaign contributors to Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) that was recently awarded a $4.7 million jail contract by the Board of Supervisors is reportedly under investigation by the FBI.
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Christian Neonakis, lead singer of the band Kid Brother. Courtesy photo/Kid Brother

Leesburg band reaches finals in global unsigned music contest

Leesburg-based band Kid Brother is hoping to wow celebrity judges after one of their songs reached the finals of the 2017 Unsigned Only Music Competition, besting thousands of entries.

Attendees at Sunday’s rally to remember the victims in Charlottesville and to “root out hate.” Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

In wake of Charlottesville, Loudoun Democrats host gathering next to Confederate statue in Leesburg

Around 50 people gathered Sunday afternoon at the Loudoun County Courthouse lawn in Leesburg -- just steps away from a perched 1908 statue honoring fallen Confederate soldiers -- to combat hate and racism and to honor the Charlottesville woman who died during Saturday's race-fueled riots.
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Majority of residents seek changes to vision, topics in Loudoun’s Comprehensive Plan

A majority of Loudoun residents have offered suggestions and changes around the vision and topics addressed in the county’s new Comprehensive Plan, according to a preliminary report issued by the county during its ongoing “Envision Loudoun” public input process.

UPDATE: Organizers cancel rally in support of Confederate monument in Leesburg

A "Save Our History" event in support of the Confederate monument in Leesburg, slated for Sept. 16 outside Loudoun County Courthouse, has been canceled.
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Local residents gather Monday at St. David’s Episcopal Church and School in Ashburn to honor the victims of the Charlottesville riots. Courtesy Photo

Loudouners, Herring convene for second Charlottesville vigil in as many days

Prominent Loudoun County voices, including that of Attorney General Mark Herring (D), reflected on a trying weekend of hate and racism during a vigil in Ashburn Monday night.
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Fabbioli, Breaux lead the pack in this year’s Loudoun Wine Awards

Fifteen wines from seven local wineries claimed a gold medal in the third annual Loudoun Wine Awards, contest officials announced Aug. 9.
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Woman reports attempted sexual assault while walking in Reston

Fairfax County police are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred on North Shore Drive in Reston on August 14.

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam campaigns in Dulles to promote vocational job training plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam stumped at the Dulles IT firm Unanet Monday morning, where he spoke with dozens of local business leaders about his plan to help Virginians receive more vocational training.
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New boundaries could mean more full-day kindergarten slots in Loudoun

The School Board approved a new policy allowing the body to change a school’s attendance zone in order to create more classrooms for full-day kindergarten.
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Supervisors set new rules on temporary political signs

After more than a year of debate, county supervisors voted unanimously last month on new rules for temporary political signs as the county and the state begin gearing up for November’s elections.
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UPDATE: Chaos in Charlottesville: 1 dies during riots, 2 state troopers die in helicopter crash

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) around noon Saturday declared a state of emergency amid a white nationalist protest and gathering in Charlottesville.
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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery in Sterling

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported Friday night armed robbery at an ATM in the Regal Plaza in the CountrySide area of Sterling.

Loudoun leaders pitch alternative Metro funding plan to rival regional sales tax proposal

Regional leaders continue to grapple with the idea of a one-cent regional sales tax proposal to fix the beleaguered Metro system.
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