Black Friday discounts offered at Va. ABC stores
Thu., Nov. 27 | 11:00 AM - Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control stores will again offer discounts on Black Friday this year.
Micro and farm breweries poised to boom in Loudoun
Chris Burns, one of the owners of one of Loudoun’s newest breweries Old Ox Brewery, sees a profitable and popular brewing industry emerging in Loudoun County. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Wed., Nov. 26 | 04:09 PM - "I believe by the end of next year Loudoun will be the beer capital of Virginia." – Jim Corcoran, owner of Corcoran Brewing and Leesburg Beer Co.
Gov. McAuliffe says Virginia economy ‘perilous’
Wed., Nov. 26 | 09:00 AM - Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that Virginia's economy is in a "very perilous'' situation with potential federal defense cuts looming.
Hops, not houses: How a Lucketts transplant hopes to bring Loudoun back to its agrarian roots
Jonathan Staples on the farm where he hopes to grow hops in Lucketts. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Tue., Nov. 25 | 09:00 AM - It was on regular trips down Route 15, through a bucolic bit of countryside in northern Loudoun where Jonathan Staples fell in love with the Town of Lucketts.
Rezoning requests would mean major changes for Brambleton
A rendering of the proposed Brambleton Town Center. -Courtesy/Brambleton
Tue., Nov. 25 | 07:00 AM - The Brambleton Town Center Association has filed multiple rezoning applications, which if passed could change the face of the large Ashburn neighborhood.
State jobless rate falls to 5.3 percent in October
Mon., Nov. 24 | 09:48 AM - The national unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 5.8 percent.
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.
Dulles Motorcars hosts Toys for Tots and holiday festivities
Thu., Nov. 27 | 02:00 PM - Dulles Motorcars Leesburg is sponsoring a holiday event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the dealership, 107-109 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg.
Santa comes to Village at Leesburg Nov. 28
Thu., Nov. 27 | 10:00 AM - Santa arrives by horse-drawn carriage at 3 p.m. Nov. 28 to visit with the children and kick off the biggest holiday season ever at Village at Leesburg.
Amid liquor tax hikes Catoctin Creek holds prices steady
Wed., Nov. 26 | 04:57 PM - Catoctin Creek, Loudoun's largest distillery, has said it will not be passing along extra liquor costs from the state to consumers.
DMV expands 3-year registration option
Wed., Nov. 26 | 10:00 AM - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering three-year registration renewals at its customer service centers.
Loudoun Department of Economic Development looking to stretch its legs
Thu., Nov. 20 | 07:34 PM - Loudoun's Department of Economic Development has outgrown its current facilities in the Government Center at 1 Harrison St. in downtown Leesburg. So the board in July directed members of county staff to look into potential options to alleviate space concerns.
“Factory Man” to speak at Belfort
Thu., Nov. 20 | 07:14 PM - Belfort Furniture is sponsoring a talk and discussion with John D. Basset III, the subject of the New York Times best-seller “Factory Man, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Belfort.
Wine Tourism Conference heading to Lansdowne
In 2015 the Wine Tourism Conference will be held at the Lansdowne Resort. - Courtesy/Wine Tourism Conference
Thu., Nov. 20 | 01:39 PM - For the first time on the East Coast, the Wine Tourism Conference is coming to Lansdowne Resort on Nov. 18-20, 2015.
Governor touts multi-million dollar film incentive program
Wed., Nov. 19 | 09:48 PM - The governor's office issued a news release Tuesday saying the economic impact of the film industry in Virginia was $382 million in 2013.
Defense experts talk cybersecurity at NVTC panel
Wed., Nov. 19 | 12:02 PM - Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, the Hon. Michael Chertoff, a former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Robert Mueller, a former director of the FBI headlined the NVTC “Titans Breakfast” series panel.
Sterling roofing and siding company seeks nominations for charity donation
Wed., Nov. 19 | 11:00 AM - Continuing its more than a decade-long tradition, DryHome Roofing and Siding, a Sterling-based roofing company, is accepting nominations for its Free Roof for the Holidays program for a deserving Northern Virginia-based individual, family or nonprofit in need of a free roof.
Housing inventory and sales grow, but ‘still not a buyer’s market’
Tue., Nov. 18 | 06:00 PM - In Loudoun the move from less than three months of housing inventory to more than five months, paired with more closed sales has balanced the market for homebuyers.
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.
Cost of booze rising in Virginia starting Dec. 8
Gov. Terry Mcauliffe has asked ABC stores to hike prices on liquor in an attempt to close the $2.4 billion budget shortfall the state will be facing soon. - Times-Mirror File/Jonathan Taylor
Tue., Nov. 18 | 04:57 PM - Virginians will pay at least 24 cents more on average for a bottle of booze starting Dec. 8 as a result of action taken Monday by the three-member board that oversees the state liquor monopoly.
Loudoun Economic Development Committee mulls sponsorship of World Police and Fire Games
The World Police and Fire Games will likely get much less than the $250,000 it was originally hoping to secure for a Loudoun sponsorship of the games.- Courtesy/World Police and Fire Games
Tue., Nov. 18 | 01:33 PM - A motion moving that the Economic Development Committee recommend the Board of Supervisors direct staff to negotiate a sponsorship deal with the World Police and Fire Games for $35,000 passed 3-0 last night.
St. John Properties buys three office buildings in Sterling
The Loudoun Tech Center houses the three buildings St. John Properties bought last week in a deal for $11.65 million. - Courtesy/St. John Properties
Tue., Nov. 18 | 06:00 AM - St. John Properties, a Baltimore-based company recently bought a portfolio of three office/flex buildings in Sterling totaling about 125,000 square feet, with plans to add nearly 300,000 square feet of speculative office space in the future.
Thrive Senior Living files site plans for facility at One Loudoun
Tue., Nov. 18 | 06:00 AM - One Loudoun hopes to add yet another amenity to its growing list as Thrive Senior Living has submitted site plans for a campus behind the Alamo Drafthouse in One Loudoun.
Gov. McAuliffe announces LGBT Tourism Task Force
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced the creation of an LGBT Tourism Task Force at a tourism summit in Reston Monday. Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko
Mon., Nov. 17 | 03:27 PM - Intended to showcase Virginia as a gay-friendly state to visit, the task force is the second of its kind in the nation and the first in the South.
Loudoun Chamber hosts Affordable Care Act primer
Mon., Nov. 17 | 11:24 AM - The speakers hit on key points of the Affordable Care Act and how it's affecting the state's hospitals and business community.
Study: Loudoun craft beer drinkers are mostly male, highly educated
An imperial stout from local Androit Theory Brewing. Courtesy Photo
Sat., Nov. 15 | 11:00 AM - A majority of the respondents were well-educated professionals in the IT, education, and healthcare fields, mostly male, and averaged 39.5 years old.
Loudoun SBDC Networking seminar set for Nov. 18
Sat., Nov. 15 | 09:59 AM - The Loudoun SBDC will hold a seminar titled “The Power of Networking” from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 at The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn.
Pittsburgh Rick’s opens in Leesburg
Sat., Nov. 15 | 08:34 AM - A new restaurant called Pittsburgh Rick’s is now open at 116 E. Market St. in Leesburg. Pittsburgh Rick’s is owned by Rick Allison, who used to own The Dock in Lansdowne, and has Pittsburgh-style sandwiches on its menu.
Smokehouse Live to bring music and barbecue to Village at Leesburg
Co-owners Kris Diemar and Jim Foss look to bring music and barbecue to the Village at Leesburg in May. Courtesy/Pitmaster Hospitality
Fri., Nov. 14 | 02:11 PM - Smokehouse Live, a country-western themed barbecue restaurant and live event space, plans to open in May in the storefront once occupied by Hamilton Furniture, as well as unleased space on the corner of Village Market Boulevard and Tupper Way.