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  • Thomas Holds Up Unity and Action to Combat Hate

    Thomas Holds Up Unity and Action to Combat Hate

    When Pastor Michelle Thomas of Holy and Whole Life Changing Ministries woke up at home Tuesday morning, the last thing she expected to see was her car vandalized. Around 8 a.m. Nov 15, her son called her to see that their Range Rover looked like it had been shot with a BB gun. Thomas thought it might

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  • VSA Presents “The Parade Train” this Weekend in Purcellville

    VSA Presents “The Parade Train” this Weekend in Purcellville

    Players in “The Parade Train” rehearse ahead of this weekend’s performance VSA Loudoun is presenting the original musical “The Parade Train” November 18, 19 and 20 at Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville. The production celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Parade Train, a unique and little known part of the W&OD Railroad history. Beginning

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  • Stakes High for Stone Bridge, Broad Run Rematch

    Stakes High for Stone Bridge, Broad Run Rematch

    Stone Bridge Head Coach Mickey Thompson (center in yellow jacket) has led the high school’s football team to six state championship games. After losing 10-7 to Broad Run in the regular season, Thompson’s team is looking to come out ahead of their cross-town rivals in this week’s playoff.  Once again, the path to the state football championship runs through Loudoun

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  • Sheriff’s Office Kicks Off Holiday Toy Drive

    Sheriff’s Office Kicks Off Holiday Toy Drive

    As the holiday season draws near, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is looking for community help in making the season bright for children at six local hospitals by donating to LCSO’s Holiday Toy Drive and Fill-The-Box Campaign. The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Cole’s Closet, a nonprofit organization to help donate toys to fill “closets” with

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  • Catching Pablo Escobar: DEA’s Steve Murphy Addresses Crime Commission

    Catching Pablo Escobar: DEA’s Steve Murphy Addresses Crime Commission

    Netflix’s successful original series Narcos has once again brought Loudoun County resident Steve Murphy’s story into the spotlight. Murphy, one of the two agents who spearheaded the investigation of Pablo Escobar and the famed Medellín drug cartel, spoke to the Loudoun Crime Commission Nov. 11, sharing his experience on the ingenuity and violence surrounding Escobar. “His ego would

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  • Forum Brings Focus to Teen Suicide Prevention

    Forum Brings Focus to Teen Suicide Prevention

    Woodgrove High School student Katie Brantigham, Founder of the Ryan Bartel Foundation Suzie Bartel and Associate Executive Director of A Place to Be Kim Tapper participated in the Teen Suicide Prevention Community Forum Nov. 7 at Inova Loudoun Hospital. It is not a new phenomena.  Teenage stress, angst, depression and thoughts of suicide.  And on rare occasion, a teen takes

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  • Loudoun Loves its Physical Therapy

    Loudoun Loves its Physical Therapy

    PTA Rhonda Barrera performs pilates based strengthening on Pilates Reformer with a patient at Integrated Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. Twenty years ago, Loudoun County looked nothing like it does today. Neither did the physical therapy industry. When Genevieve Griffin first opened her physical therapy practice in 1996, her friends thought she was crazy. Today, there

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  • Meet Loudoun’s Small Business and Entrepreneur of the Year

    Meet Loudoun’s Small Business and Entrepreneur of the Year

    The Wellness Connection was named Small Business of the Year and Allen Kabiri of Select Construction the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Small Business Awards Nov. 4 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne. Businesses were also recognized in the categories of nonprofit, service, tourism and rural, innovative, home based and retail.

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  • Lessons of Trump-Clinton: All Mental Health Organizations Should Adopt the Goldwater Rule

    Lessons of Trump-Clinton: All Mental Health Organizations Should Adopt the Goldwater Rule

    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) takes a hard line position when it comes to psychiatrists asserting a public opinion about an individual’s mental health or mental illness. Since 1973, the APA has prohibited psychiatrists from offering professional public opinions or diagnoses of individuals they have not assessed.  This position, known as the Goldwater Rule, came

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