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    Passenger numbers are climbing at Reagan National Airport, as Dulles International passenger totals shrink. -Courtesy/MWAA

    Overall passenger decline at Dulles Airport, international travel up
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 03:11 PM - Passenger numbers, released last week, show that while international travel to Dulles Airport grew last year, the overall passenger totals dropped nearly 2 percent.
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    Loudoun thinking outside its borders for economic development
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 11:34 AM - With government contracting in flux, and the larger question of the deflating Loudoun economy becoming ever more concerning, county officials have decided to look outside the country for help developing regional assets.
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    Fans show up to catch the Washington Redskins during a practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn, where the team’s corporate headquarters is located. Times-Mirror File Photo

    Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 12:00 PM - A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.
    Gov. McAuliffe signs new law regulating ride-sharing companies
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 07:36 AM - Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are now completely street legal in Virginia.

    Attendees of the 2014 Epicurience wine and food festival post in front of the “LOVE” sign at Morven Park, the center stage for the event. Courtesy Photo/Trevor Baratko

    Loudoun wins big with Virginia Tourism Corporation grants
    Thu., Feb. 19 | 01:34 PM - At least four organizations with direct ties to Loudoun earned the matching funds.
    Chuck Kuhn’s western Loudoun heliport approved
    Wed., Feb. 18 | 10:06 PM - It’s official. Western Loudoun will have its first residential heliport on Chuck Kuhn's Egypt Farm in Philomont.
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    Eddie Merlot’s, a steak and seafood restaurant, is set to come to One Loudoun in 2015. - Courtesy

    Foodies rejoice: some new dining options are coming to Loudoun in 2015
    Tue., Feb. 17 | 02:00 PM - Loudouners hoping to spice up their dining routine should be excited to see a large slate of new restaurant options coming to the county in 2015.
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    Member-owned grocery store coming to Lovettsville Town Center
    Sat., Feb. 14 | 07:10 AM - In late January, the Lovettsville Cooperative Market announced that it finalized a letter of intent to become the anchor store in the long-anticipated retail development in the Town Center.
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    Jennifer Morris is getting ready for the Valentine’s Day rush by preparing a variety of arrangements, like this one. - Courtesy/J.Morris Flowers

    Valentine’s Day Eve in Leesburg: Did I forget to order flowers?
    Fri., Feb. 13 | 07:00 AM - Because guys wait until the last minute, and Jennifer Morris is there to help them out.

    The Elite Training Center at Brambleton Sport and Health in Ashburn had a grand opening Feb. 7. - Courtesy Photo

    Training explosion: Explosive Performance in Ashburn is ready for its Pro Day
    Thu., Feb. 12 | 01:00 PM - Kevin Boyle, the director of Explosive Performance, an athletic training program expanding inside the confines of Brambleton's Sport and Health gym, looked over construction which was nearing an end and explained his training regimen the way you might hear a chemist speak about his craft.

    Lisa Strout, the founder of LoCo Art Studios in Leesburg, working on a sculpture at her workspace. - Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

    Leesburg’s newly opened LoCo Arts Studio aims to harness creativity under one roof
    Thu., Feb. 12 | 12:19 PM - Located in Suite D of the Shops at Dodona Manor in the Arts and Cultural District of Leesburg, LoCo Arts Studio hopes to bring together Loudoun artists under one roof and open the entire studio to the public.
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    FDA warns of possible salmonella contamination in Harris Teeter walnuts
    Wed., Feb. 11 | 02:05 PM - Some walnut halves and pieces sold at Harris Teeter are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
    Wine Wednesday: Another strong showing for Loudoun in Governor’s Cup
    Wed., Feb. 11 | 11:29 AM - Loudoun County wineries have landed five of the 29 gold medals served up in the 2015 Governor's Cup Wine Competition.
    Local bookstore patrons donate books for students and Inova patients
    Tue., Feb. 10 | 07:14 PM - Dulles bookstore Books-A-Million is partnering with Loudoun County Public Schools and Inova Loudoun Hospital to get books to hospital patients and Loudoun school students.

    Red Bull is challenging the Old Ox trademark, demanding the beer company not use the colors red, silver or blue or use bovine animals in conjunction with the color red.

    Old Ox Brewery calls ‘Red Bulls$%&’
    Tue., Feb. 10 | 06:08 PM - "You seem pretty cool. You sponsor snowboarders, adventure racers, rock climbers and motocross bikers. You launch people into space so that they can skydive back down to earth ... Here’s the thing, though. You are being extremely uncool to us at Old Ox Brewery."
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    Bassett Furniture will open in 2016 with the completion of phase one of Nokes Plaza’s construction in Dulles Town Center. Courtesy photo

    Va-based furniture store coming to Dulles Town Center as anchor tenant
    Tue., Feb. 10 | 05:22 PM - Va-based furniture store coming to Dulles Town Center as anchor tenant

    Ken Garrett, National Geographic photographer, explains one of his photos to Cate Magennis-Wyatt, the CEO and president of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, at the unveiling of an exhibit in Concourse C of the Dulles International Airport. - Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

    Journey Through Hallowed Ground Portrait series unveiled at the Dulles International Airport
    Tue., Feb. 10 | 02:21 PM - Travelers to Dulles International Airport will now have something to look at as the make their way to their gates.
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    Wine Haven opening in Lansdowne Town Center
    Tue., Feb. 10 | 11:39 AM - Frequenters of the Lansdowne Town Center have likely seen the poster for the new restaurant and bar inside what used to be Velocity Five and Lansdowne Tavern.
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    Loudoun County 2015 real estate assessments online
    Tue., Feb. 10 | 10:00 AM - Loudoun County real estate assessments for tax year 2015 are now available online at http://www.loudoun.gov/parceldatabase Commi,ssioner of the Revenue, Robert S. Wertz Jr. announced Feb. 4.
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    Old 690 Brewing Company in western Loudoun was one of the first farm breweries to open in the state. Courtesy Photo

    Farm-based breweries are on tap in Loudoun
    Mon., Feb. 9 | 08:27 AM - Beer lovers can look forward to the arrival of farm-based breweries across Loudoun County this spring, after the Board of Supervisors' recent passage of an ordinance that allows brewery businesses and tasting rooms on land where ingredients for beer are grown.

    The 28th annual Chocolates Galore event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 20. Times-Mirror File Photo

    Craving for a good cause
    Sat., Feb. 7 | 07:00 AM - The 28th annual Chocolates Galore event at Lansdowne Resort will fulfill your stomach and your heart

    Hillsborough Vineyards, just outside the town of Hillsboro in western Loudoun County, on Feb. 1. Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

    Va. Tech report recommends wine workforce center in Loudoun
    Fri., Feb. 6 | 08:06 AM - Virginia Tech researchers spoke with more than 100 winery owners and managers in the region for the survey.
    Hotel chain plans asks for Route 28 special exception
    Wed., Feb. 4 | 05:29 PM - Sandpiper Hospitality LLC has filed a special exception application with the county to build a 175-room extended stay hotel in the Route 28 corridor in Sterling.
    Loudoun County nonprofits awarded $140,000 by United Way
    Wed., Feb. 4 | 05:04 PM - The United Way of the National Capital Area is awarding community impact grants totaling $138,981 to 11 nonprofit member organizations serving Loudoun County. Each of the grants directly addresses United Way focus areas of education, financial stability and health.
    Let’s Get Weird: Five funky wines in Loudoun
    Wed., Feb. 4 | 01:39 PM - Do we love cabernet franc here in Virginia? We do. Is viognier splendidly suited for the commonwealth's terroir, deserving of its “Grape of Virginia” status? Indeed.
    Dominion buys 5-acre parcel at TransDulles Business Park
    Wed., Feb. 4 | 01:18 PM - Dominion Virginia Power has bought a 5-acre parcel of land in the TransDulles Business Park with the intention of building a transformer station, according to a release from New Boston Fund, Inc., a private equity real estate investment, development and management firm.
    Beloved Hillsboro geriatric psychiatrist dies at 54
    Tue., Feb. 3 | 03:31 PM - Dr. Page Fletcher was known for his keen intellect, consummate professionalism and personal kindness to his patients and their families
    Co-op seeks space in Lovettsville Town Center
    Tue., Feb. 3 | 02:20 PM - Lovettsville Town Center will soon have a grocery tenant should the members of the Lovettsville Cooperative Market get their way.
    Loudoun County bus service schedule changes effective Feb. 2
    Fri., Jan. 30 | 07:28 PM - Schedule changes will take effect Feb. 2 for the Loudoun County Transit commuter bus service, local fixed-route bus service and Silver Line connection service. The changes include:
    Loudoun Chamber of Commerce honors businesses at annual awards
    Fri., Jan. 30 | 06:00 PM - Four Loudoun business owners were honored with awards by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at the 2015 Community Leadership Awards Jan. 29.
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