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    Orbital Sciences’ stock plummets after Tuesday explosion
    Thu., Oct. 30 | 05:15 PM - Shares of Orbital Sciences Corp. dropped $4.35, or 14.3 percent, to $26.02 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

    Operating as a B&B since 1990, the Middleburg Country Inn is now on the market for $1.4 million.

    Middleburg Country Inn on the market
    Tue., Oct. 28 | 12:28 PM - The Middleburg Country Inn, built in 1820, is on the market for $1.4 million.
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    Richard Norman Co. has signed a pre-lease with Courthouse Square, the commercial real estate venture in historic downtown Leesburg. - Courtesy/Courthouse Square

    Leesburg’s Courthouse Square signs Richard Norman Co. to pre-lease
    Mon., Oct. 27 | 04:20 PM - Courthouse Square has secured yet another pre-lease for its retail and commercial office building set to arrive in downtown Leesburg spring of 2016.

    Residents in Leesburg, weather permitting, should be able to view the Orbital rocket launch on Oct. 27, starting at 6:45 p.m. Rendering Courtesy/Orbital Sciences

    Orbital to launch Antares rocket Oct. 27 from Wallops Flight Facility
    Sat., Oct. 25 | 08:00 AM - Launch can be seen by residents in Leesburg and Ashburn
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    Dulles Landing slated for 2015
    Tue., Oct. 14 | 03:39 PM - Dulles Landing, the future retail and commercial outlet at the corner of Route 50 and Loudoun County Parkway, which was originally slated to be built in 2013, is delayed until sometime in 2015.
    Orbital’s stock price dips on news of crash
    Wed., Oct. 29 | 11:53 AM - Orbital Sciences stock price has taken a major hit on the heels of last night's unmanned Antares rocket explosion.
    Orbital’s Antares rocket explodes on launch
    Tue., Oct. 28 | 07:39 PM - An Orbital Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft destined for the International Space Station exploded on the launch pad at Wallops Island around 6:22 p.m. Tuesday.
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    Headquartered in Leesburg, SkillsUSA connects student with a technical, career education. Courtesy photo

    National vocational education organization headquarters in Loudoun
    Tue., Oct. 28 | 07:00 AM - Vocational education is on the rise, and SkillsUSA, a national leader for teaching employable skills as part of high school curriculum, sits right in Leesburg.

    Median home sales price by neighborhood. - Courtesy/DAAR

    Loudoun home sales dip in third quarter as prices surge
    Thu., Oct. 23 | 04:30 PM - Loudoun sold 208 fewer homes in the third quarter of 2014 than in the same timeframe in 2013, while prices saw a 3.6 percent bump.
    LCPS encourages relationships between schools and local businesses
    Thu., Oct. 23 | 11:00 AM - Partnerships between local businesses and Loudoun County Public Schools are becoming increasingly common and encouraged by LCPS administration.
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    World of Beer is coming to One Loudoun in 2015. - Courtesy/WOB

    World of Beer heading to One Loudoun
    Wed., Oct. 22 | 03:45 PM - It was confirmed on Oct. 22 via One Loudoun's Twitter account that World of Beer, one of the largest beer-on-tap purveyors in the country, will be heading to the development in 2015.
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    Study: residential development in Loudoun not as costly as thought, board still not swayed
    Wed., Oct. 22 | 02:00 PM - A study conducted by Robert Charles Lesser and company – the same company Loudoun tasked with deciding the fiscal impact of the Silver Line – says residential building in Loudoun County might not be as costly as originally thought.
    VIP countersues One Loudoun
    Wed., Oct. 22 | 11:00 AM - The prospects for a professional sports stadium at One Loudoun in Ashburn grew murkier this week as the company planning the stadium filed a counter claim against the developers of One Loudoun.
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    Leesburg-based MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers has won multiple local awards for their beefy creations. Contributed Photo/David Ives

    Mixing passion and creativity: MELT takes the gourmet burger to the next place
    Tue., Oct. 21 | 04:30 PM - Business for MELT, the Leesburg gourmet burger restaurant, is thrivin.
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    Loudoun will play host to thousands of athletes across eight venues during the World Police and Fire Games next year. - Courtesy/Fairfax 2015

    Loudoun to host eight World Police and Fire Games events
    Mon., Oct. 20 | 04:17 PM - Next year more than 10,000 athletes, friends and families will descend on Northern Virginia for the World Police and Fire Games hosted by Fairfax County.

    Officials from Washington 2024, the group hoping to bring the Olympics to the nation’s capital, met with the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Oct. 15 to discuss the timeline for the bid process. - Courtesy/Washington 2024

    A timeline of the Washington 2024 Olympic bid
    Mon., Oct. 20 | 11:00 AM - Should Washington win the USOC's approval as the American bid city in 2015, Loudoun would then be expected to engage more heavily in logistical discussions.
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    Average gas price in state drops below $3 a gallon
    Sat., Oct. 18 | 01:33 PM - The national average price was $3.16 per gallon.
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    As part of a plan to close a $2.4 billion gap in the two-year budget, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has directed the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to hike the costs of liquor. - Times-Mirror/Jonathan Taylor

    Alcohol price hike irks Virginia consumers, restaurants
    Sat., Oct. 18 | 08:47 AM - A move to raise the cost of liquor at Virginia's beverage control stores is distilling sour spirits from restaurants and bars, as well as consumers.
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    Decision on Wawa pushed back to November
    Thu., Oct. 16 | 01:06 PM - A decision on whether or not to allow a special exception to put in Loudoun's first Wawa, a popular Pennsylvania-based service station operator, has been delayed at least a month.
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    New company hopes to deliver Internet to underserved areas of western Loudoun
    Thu., Oct. 16 | 12:00 PM - All Points Broadband, a wireless service provider which recently absorbed Road Star Internet, hopes to bring internet to Western Loudoun by focusing on delivering Internet to unserved or underserved areas.
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    Supervisors discuss Tuscarora Crossing in Leesburg
    Mon., Oct. 13 | 04:32 PM - The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will face an interesting dichotomy as it makes its decision about whether to approve Tuscarora Crossing, a planned rezoning of industrial land to a planned mixed use center.
    Mobile Hope receives nonprofit status
    Mon., Oct. 13 | 03:40 PM - Mobile Hope, an organization with the mission of helping Loudoun's homeless or precariously housed children, has received nonprofit status.
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    Farmers markets are one of many options for residents to access local farm-fresh foods.

    Fueling the growth: Loudoun eats fresh
    Mon., Oct. 13 | 11:13 AM - Loudoun's residents are getting back to fresh food grown straight from the ground and shipped right to the table.

    The new Loudoun County Public School Superintendent Eric Williams interacted with the community and shared his philosophy for instruction and education at the Leadership Luncheon Oct. 8. Feedback and teamwork are key parts to his vision. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

    School superintendent shares budget, education vision at luncheon
    Fri., Oct. 10 | 01:30 PM - Loudoun County Public School Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams shared his educational philosophy and vision for his leadership to the community at the Leadership Luncheon Oct. 8.
    Gas prices decline in Virginia
    Thu., Oct. 9 | 02:26 PM - Motorists in Virginia are paying on average 6 cents less for a gallon of gasoline than they were a year ago.
    Chamber names 35 finalists for small business awards
    Thu., Oct. 9 | 02:18 PM - The Loudoun County Chamber has announced the names of the 35 finalists selected to compete in seven industry categories, plus the Entrepreneur and the overall Small Business of the Year honors.
    Virginia ranks near bottom for energy efficiency
    Thu., Oct. 9 | 11:48 AM - Virginia has been named one of the nation's most inefficient state's by the consumer watchdog group WalletHub.
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    AOL is sponsoring 10-year-old Reed for a trip to Australia. Courtesy photo

    Playing with magic
    Thu., Oct. 9 | 07:00 AM - AOL works to grant wish for 10-year-old with blood cancer
    Real estate pioneer John McEnearney dies at age 88
    Wed., Oct. 8 | 04:43 PM - John McEnearney, founder of McEnearney Associates Inc. died today in McLean. He was 88.

    Bras, created by various residents, will be available for auction Oct. 24 at Best Rack Around in Leesburg. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

    Leesburg’s Best Rack Around gears up for first Bras Raise Awareness event
    Wed., Oct. 8 | 01:00 PM - On Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Best Rack Around will hold its inaugural Bras Raise Awareness Bra Show and Auction at Market Station in Leesburg.
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