Gov. McAuliffe announces first commercial hops facility in mid-Atlantic in Loudoun
Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes the announcement at Black Hops Farm that Virginia has awarded a $40,000 grant, matched by Loudoun County, to support the construction and operations of the mid-Atlantic’s largest commercial hops processing facility in Lucketts. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Fri., Nov. 21 | 12:10 PM -
The facility will be the largest in Virginia.
No small potatoes: Loudoun Interfaith rebounds in time for the turkey
Loudoun Interfaith Relief hands out food and other help to the county’s families all year. But the holiday months are an especially hectic time for Loudoun’s largest food pantry. Stock photo
Fri., Nov. 21 | 12:01 PM -
Last minute donations closed the gap in a food shortage just in time for Loudoun Interfaith Relief's Thanksgiving dinner distribution.
First baby born at Inova’s new Natural Birth Center
The Koennels welcomed baby Harper at Inova’s Natural Birth Center on Nov. 14. From left to right: Dad Dan, big sister Addison, mom Caitlyn, baby Harper Certified Nurse Midwife Shannon Wise and Dr. Michelle Roberts-Borden, medical director, Inova Loudoun Hospital Natural Birth Center. Photo Courtesy/Renee Brohard
Fri., Nov. 21 | 10:00 AM -
For Ashburn mom Caitlyn Koennel, the birth of her second child, Harper, on Nov. 14 came without any beeping monitors, needles or tubes.
Rolling Stone article on culture of rape at UVA: ‘Instantly all anyone could talk about’
Thu., Nov. 20 | 02:41 PM -
As of Thursday morning, the story had been shared more than 50,000 times on Facebook, tweeted 4,600 times and drawn 1,300 comments.
Eastern District collects $24 million in debts in fiscal 2014
Thu., Nov. 20 | 01:29 PM -
The Eastern District of Virginia collected more than $23.6 million in criminal and civil debts, restitution and forfeitures in fiscal 2014, according to U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.
Mathias and his team unleashing childhood cancer awareness
Thu., Nov. 20 | 08:58 AM -
Mathias Giordano, 13, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, cancer of the bone, in July 2012. In the years since, the local boy has endured more than 50 rounds of chemo and radiation, major lung surgeries and a below-the-knee amputation of his right leg.
‘This is My Brave’: Community responds to growing suicide, depression rates
Heather Coleman, who suffers from bipolar disorder, speaks at a recent event at Briar Woods High School about suicide prevention. Courtesy Photo/Julie Fisher McCarter
Wed., Nov. 19 | 03:14 PM -
A nationwide survey of ninth to 12th-graders found that 16 percent reported seriously considering suicide, 13 percent reported creating a plan and 8 percent reporting trying to take their own life.
Loudoun full-day kindergarten in the discussion spotlight
Currently, no universal, full-day kindergarten is offered in Loudoun, making it the only county yet to offer FDK as an option in the state. Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny
Wed., Nov. 19 | 08:06 AM -
Discussion for pursuit of universal, full-day kindergarten in Loudoun has reached a crossroads.
NASA awards potential $186 million balloon operations contract to Orbital Sciences
A NASA balloon launch from Antarctica. - Courtesy/NASA
Tue., Nov. 18 | 05:26 PM -
In an encouraging sign for Orbital Sciences, NASA has inked a deal with the Dulles-based firm, which could be worth more than $186 million, to operate and monitor balloon facilities in Texas, New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia from Feb. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016.