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James McCool, 27, participated in season two of the reality TV matchmaking show “Love Island” before being dumped. The season is currently airing on CBS. McCool is a 2012 Handley High School graduate.

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A story about the first day of school on Page A1 Wednesday incorrectly said there were three active cases of COVID-19 among staff members in Winchester Public Schools. There was only one staff member with an active case of COVID-19 as of Tuesday.  

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) talks about racial and geographic disparities in maternal health with local stakeholders in Winchester.

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Local NAACP member Gwen Borders-Walker talks with Sen. Tim Kaine about disparities Black communities face when it comes to maternal healthcare. She recalled her own mother not receiving much prenatal care.

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BERRYVILLE — Even though the coronavirus pandemic has made starting a new school year anything but typical, the Clarke County Education Foundation managed to bring smiles to faces of students, parents and grandparents on Thursday as they distributed about $12,000 worth of free school supplies.

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WINCHESTER — Two public Wi-Fi hot spots have been set up by the Frederick County government to help students and workers who need internet service.

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Winchester Mayor David Smith and Rep. Jennifer Wexton discuss the impact of COVID-19 on local businesses as they walk down the Loudoun Street Mall on Tuesday.

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Rep. Jennifer Wexton (left) talks with shop owner Charlie Fish (right) about how Murphy Beverage Company has managed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WINCHESTER — Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-10th, visited several small businesses and nonprofit groups in Winchester on Tuesday to talk about the financial hardships they’ve experienced during the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of federal relief programs.

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WINCHESTER — More grant opportunities for local businesses impacted by the coronavirus are being made available by Frederick County and Winchester through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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WINCHESTER — As U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) toured the Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center that's under construction on Jefferson Street, he noted how important skills in advance technologies will be in the post-coronavirus economy.