10 for 10: Ten must-do events for October in Loudoun
With fall in full swing, there’s lots to do in Loudoun in October.
Wed., Oct. 1 | 04:22 PM - Ten must-do events for October in Loudoun.
The streak continues: 2014 a record for Virginia wine
Wed., Oct. 1 | 02:47 PM - Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), state agriculture officials and Virginia Wine Marketing officials announced the feat in late September, setting the table for an electric Virginia Wine Month in October, featuring the estimable Virginia Wine Summit in Richmond Oct. 21
Loudoun will host World Police and Fire Games events in 2015
The World Police and Fire Games, slated for summer 2015 in Fairfax and Loudoun will play host to 10,000 athletes from 70 different countries.
Wed., Oct. 1 | 08:00 AM - The 2015 World Police and Fire Games are being played June 26 to July 5 in Fairfax and seven venues in Loudoun County.
‘The Daily Show’ airs controversial Redskins segment
Sun., Sep. 28 | 08:35 AM - "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday night aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot.
Loudoun looks to bolster its foreign direct investments
Fri., Sep. 26 | 08:00 AM - Members of the Board of Supervisors Economic Development Committee on Sept. 22 heard from a panel of experts who discussed their experiences with foreign investing.
Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B
Thu., Sep. 18 | 08:00 AM - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state's public pension system.
Federal report outlines impact of national parks in Virginia
Thu., Jul. 24 | 02:57 PM - Fewer people visited Virginia's national parks last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Report: Northern Va. will become largest data center market by 2015
Wed., Oct. 1 | 11:47 AM - Northern Virginia is set to overtake the New York City metropolitan area with the most data center space in the United States sometime in 2015.
U.S. agriculture chief announces funding during Virginia visit
Tue., Sep. 30 | 01:17 PM - The federal government is making up to $31.5 million available for projects to help low-income residents buy more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods.
Loudoun ties the knot with “affordable” weddings
Sat., Sep. 27 | 09:29 AM - Loudoun is the most affordable county in the nation to hold a wedding, according to Nerdwallet, a nerdy website that crunches numbers on key financial decisions.
Silver Line ridership hits 60 percent of projection
Fri., Sep. 26 | 11:27 AM - Five new stations averaging 15,000 riders per day
Comstock and Foust face-off at packed Loudoun Chamber debate
Wed., Sep. 24 | 05:26 PM - A 250-person crowd at Wednesday's 10th Congressional District debate witnessed two candidates sharply at odds with one another over everything from taxes, transportation and bipartisanship to Obamacare, women's health care and immigration reform.
Glow-in-the-Dark mini golf comes to the Village
Glowgolf is now open in the Village at Leesburg. - Courtesy Photo
Wed., Sep. 24 | 03:00 PM - Wichita, Kan.-based Glowgolf, owner of glow-in-the-dark miniature golf courses is opening a Leesburg course in what was formerly known as the community room across the street from the Cobb 12 Cinemas.
Loudoun retains title of richest county in America
Tue., Sep. 23 | 06:01 PM - The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey ranks Loudoun as No. 1 in the country for median household income.
Virginia’s jobless rate rises to 5.6 percent in August
Tue., Sep. 23 | 03:47 PM - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.3 percent in July and the same rate as a year ago.
More than a month later, Leesburg officials yet to reveal Oaklawn tenant
Tue., Sep. 23 | 02:54 PM - Leesburg Town Council on Aug. 12 approved a rezoning application from Oaklawn representative Keane Enterprises, paving the way for the heavily-rumored “economic development” project.
Alcohol sales up at Va. ABC stores, restaurants
Tue., Sep. 23 | 10:47 AM - The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it has seen sales increase to record-breaking levels consecutively for the past 16 years.
Morven Park breaks ground on new equestrian facility
Morven Park, site of a recent groundbreaking of a major expansion to the property, could potentially host events in a 2024 Olympic bid. - Times-Mirror/AJ Maclean
Tue., Sep. 23 | 08:00 AM - On Sept. 19 Morven Park officially broke ground on a new facility, which will include four outdoor arenas, one indoor show arena as well as affiliated barns and parking.
Loudoun could play role in DC’s Olympic bid
Loudoun is being discussed as the host of three potential Olympic sports should Washington win its 2015 bid to become an Olympic site in 2024.
Mon., Sep. 22 | 05:25 PM - The nonprofit organization Washington 2024 and a who’s who executive board of Washington businesspeople and sports owners on Sept. 4 announced their intention to bring the Olympics to the nation’s capital with the unveiling of the website dc2024.org.
Virtual Realty Tour set for Sept. 25
Mon., Sep. 22 | 05:00 PM - The second Virtual Realty Tour is coming to the Tally Ho Theatre in downtown Leesburg from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25.
SBDC networking event set for Sept. 23
Sat., Sep. 20 | 04:00 PM - The Loudoun Small Business Development Center will hold the monthly Loudoun Federal Contractors Group networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg.
Exhibitors sought for expo at Claude Moore Recreation Center
Sat., Sep. 20 | 11:00 AM - The Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling will hold a Sports, Health and Fitness Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8.
NASA says rocket launch from Wallops postponed
Fri., Sep. 19 | 02:04 PM - WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) -- A scheduled rocket launch for the Department of Defense this weekend at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility has been postponed.
More than 300 vendors will highlight Capital Home Show
Wed., Sep. 17 | 05:30 PM - Visitors to the Capital Home Show can expect a showcase of latest products and services in home remodeling, renovation, home décor and redesign.
Housing prices edge up in Loudoun while sales are down
Wed., Sep. 17 | 05:11 PM - A balance is returning to the Loudoun County housing market as prices continue to climb, albeit more slowly, in the housing recovery.
What happened, what’s next for a stadium in Loudoun
An empty field at One Loudoun, the potential future site of Loudoun County stadium. - Times-Mirror Photo/Beverly Denny
Wed., Sep. 17 | 11:43 AM - With millions on the line and reputations at stake, new plans sought for stadium and pro sports in Loudoun.
Northern Va. unites as “big data” hub
Mon., Sep. 15 | 10:30 AM - Northern Virginia Technology Council in Herndon announced the formation of the Big Data and Analytics Committee Sept. 9.
EXCLUSIVE: One Loudoun seeks to terminate stadium lease; looks for new baseball and soccer owners
Renderings of Edelman Financial Field. - Courtesy Photo
Fri., Sep. 12 | 12:40 PM - The developers of One Loudoun are seeking to terminate a lease with VIP Sports and Entertainment to build a stadium on the expansive residential, commercial and entertainment development in Ashburn.
App helps navigate bike-and-brew trail
Bikers on the W&OD trail have easy access to Old Ox Brewery between mile marker 25 and 25.5. - Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Fri., Sep. 12 | 09:00 AM - Bikeablebrews.com is a list of all establishments serving craft beer within 1.5 miles of the W&OD trail.
Virginia and Loudoun County tourism revenues on the rise
Thu., Sep. 11 | 04:59 PM - Virginia is once again celebrating a record high for tourism across the state.