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In April, Governor Youngkin signed a bill into law under the guise of “parental rights” and “transparency” in education. Now, with the Jan. 1 deadline to comply looming over school districts, Loudoun County has rolled out Policy 5055. English…

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In 2019, Visit Loudoun, Loudoun Department of Economic Development and Loudoun Chamber of Commerce launched “Take Loudoun Home,” a program aimed at marketing and advertising the 1,200+ farms and businesses in the county and to encourage consu…

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The Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains and other conservation groups have grave concerns about the inadequate protections for the Blue Ridge Mountains provided by Loudoun’s current draft of a new zoning ordinance.

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Voting is the lifeblood of our American democracy. With elections fast approaching, voting is more important than ever because all of the fundamental rights we enjoy as Americans depend on exercising our right to vote. But which Americans can vote? What if government creates obstacles that m…

The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, known as Loudoun’s “Main Street,” survived for 100 years since 1859. But by the early 1960s, it seemed inevitable the W&OD would be abandoned. 

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In this column, I will focus on some general assumptions and mistakes we make about our kids. If we think a bit differently, we might be able to make a bigger impact on our kids. Here is a mistake many of us make: “Since I am pretty smart and…

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In 1944, as he oversaw global operations of the United States Army, General George C. Marshall received a letter from a handful of grade school students in Virginia. He was intrigued by their question about the selection of generals: “What ar…

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The sport of foxhunting has remarkably deep roots in Northern Virginia. The first hounds were introduced to Virginia just a few decades after Englishmen landed at Jamestown. George Washington learned to love the sport as a young man, hunting …