In Silver Line’s sights: Loudoun County
The Silver Line, the nation’s largest public works project, aims to move people and money up and down the corridor by rail as it connects Washington with the affluent exurbs on the way to the airport. Courtesy Photo/Fairfax Times
Thu., Jul. 24 | 05:38 AM - In Loudoun, extending the Silver Line into the county was a close call, a contentious issue that divided preservationists and proponents of growth.
MacDowell’s in downtown Leesburg finally buys its beach
MacDowell’s sand patio in downtown Leesburg. Times-Mirror file photo
Wed., Jul. 23 | 05:11 PM - After nearly a year of property disagreement with the town, MacDowell Brew Kitchen will buy 1,100 square feet of land from the Town of Leesburg.
Battle for the beach rages on
Wed., Jul. 23 | 05:03 PM - After nearly a year of property disagreement with the town, MacDowell Brew Kitchen will buy 1,100 square feet of land from the Town of Leesburg.
Painting with a Twist coming to Ashburn
Melanie and Jaye Bailey will open Painting with a Twist in Ashburn on Aug. 21. Courtesy Photo
Tue., Jul. 22 | 01:38 PM - The fast-growing franchise Painting with a Twist is opening its first location in Virginia, with a grand opening celebration in Broadlands Aug. 21.
Reston Limo employee given three years in prison for embezzlement
Tue., Jul. 22 | 10:03 AM - A former Reston Limousine employee was sentenced July 14 to three years in prison for embezzling over $130,000 which he used for personal and recreational expenditures.
Purcellville Festival a grape turnout
At least 7,000 people attended this years Purcellville Wine and Food Festival. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Mon., Jul. 21 | 01:00 PM - While event organizers are still counting the final numbers, they estimate it is likely there were more attendees at the 2014 Purcellville Wine and Food Festival than last year's 7,000 attendees.
Dominion installing its largest solar array in Loudoun
Fri., Jul. 18 | 01:44 PM - The largest solar array in Northern Virginia is coming to Sterling. More than 3,000 solar panels will be installed on top of the Prologis Concorde Distribution Center.
Ashburn’s Old Ox joins the brew crew that’s creating a new industry in Loudoun
Chris Burns, one of the owners of Old Ox Brewery, sees a profitable and popular brewing industry emerging in Loudoun County. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Fri., Jul. 18 | 07:00 AM - Chris Burns, one of the owners of Ashburn's Old Ox Brewery, is happy to be one of a half-dozen or so new brewers set to move to Loudoun this year.
Golden Harvest: Loudoun craft farming cultivating a farm-to-table economy
Trent Tebbe, a farmer at Morven Park, tastes his rye crop prior to harvesting. The rye will be used by local brewers, distillers and bakers. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Thu., Jul. 17 | 07:00 AM - Amid the discussions of industry and growth in the eastern part of Loudoun County, there is billions of dollars in tourism, farming and horses in Loudoun's western half prime to expand.
Brambleton adds affordable housing
Wed., Jul. 23 | 02:37 PM - Nearly 100 workforce housing apartments were dedicated in Brambleton on July 22 to provide reduced-rent housing for working families.
Va. records best oyster harvest since 1987
Wed., Jul. 23 | 09:07 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia is marking its largest oyster harvest in more than 25 years.
Bus service to Dulles changes with Silver Line
Sun., Jul. 20 | 10:44 AM - The Washington Flyer bus service that currently operates between the West Falls Church Metro station and Dulles will follow a new route after the Silver Line opens July 26.
Orbital Sciences sees profits grow even as revenue shrinks
Fri., Jul. 18 | 01:00 PM - Orbital Sciences has announced net income growth for the second quarter of 2014, even though sales dropped 4.5 percent.
Northern Va. Chamber Partnership releases annual legislative scorecard
Thu., Jul. 17 | 02:09 PM - The chamber partnership today released the final report grading regional lawmakers on select business-focused legislation.
Tolls fund rising Metro costs
Wed., Jul. 16 | 03:43 PM - As the soon-to-open Silver Line sets its sights west to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County, documents show that Dulles Toll Road users are paying an increasing portion of the rail project's costs.
John Marshall raises $5,000 for Fisher House
Motorcyclists gathered outside John Marshall Bank’s Leesburg branch for a ride to raise money for Wounded Warriors.
Mon., Jul. 14 | 10:18 AM - Bill Ridenour has a passion for motorcycles and for those who have served our nation.
New bank manager named at Middleburg and Purcellville Long and Foster
Sun., Jul. 13 | 11:51 AM - Lars Henriksen has been named the branch manager at the Middleburg and Purcellville Long and Foster real estate offices.
Capital Caring expands and opens new facility in Loudoun
The Adler Center for Caring, located at Route 50 and Gum Spring Road in Stone Ridge, will open by the end of this month.Photos Courtesy/Adler Center for Caring
Sun., Jul. 13 | 07:00 AM - After serving patients with life-limiting illnesses in Northern Virginia for more than 35 years, Capital Caring is expanding its services and opening a new center in Loudoun County.
Chamber “Speakeasy” mixer set for July 17
Sat., Jul. 12 | 10:47 AM - The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce will host a "Speakeasy" 1920s themed after-hours mixer at Catoctin Creek Distillery July 17.
Loudoun SBDC seminar set for July 17
Fri., Jul. 11 | 04:51 PM - The Loudoun Small Business Development Center will host a seminar, “Increase Your Reach: Social Media Advertising for Business” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 17 at 20101 Academic Way (Exploration Hall, Room 101) in Ashburn.
Newly-designed ABC store opens in Leesburg
Fri., Jul. 11 | 10:28 AM - LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is celebrating the opening of its newest store that features a new design that's intended to be more shopper-friendly.
Loudoun Chamber of Commerce third largest in the region
Thu., Jul. 10 | 04:50 PM - With 1,325 members, the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce is behind only the Washington D.C. and Prince William Chambers as the third largest in metropolitan Washington, according to rankings compiled by the Washington Business Journal.
Drug charges dropped against prominent Leesburg businessman
Thu., Jul. 10 | 02:12 PM - Drug charges against a prominent Leesburg businessman were dropped today prior to a preliminary hearing in Loudoun County General District Court due to a lack of evidence.
Belfort Furniture hopes to become a destination furniture store
Belfort Furniture is planning to rezone to put in workforce housing and add to their already full retail operation. - Google Map
Thu., Jul. 10 | 01:12 PM - Belfort Furniture has submitted a plan to rezone about 18 acres around its headquarters and showroom in Sterling to make it a destination furniture site that includes townhomes.
MWAA receives bids for rail yard
Thu., Jul. 10 | 11:01 AM - Bids for the final major contract of the Silver Line construction contract are in, marking the end of a multi-year process aimed at reducing the costs of the massive infrastructure project.
Liberal blogger hired to defend Redskins name resigns
Wed., Jul. 9 | 01:18 PM - ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- A blogger hired by the Washington Redskins to defend the team's name has quit.
The process of naming the two Loudoun Metro stops
Wed., Jul. 9 | 12:00 PM - Loudoun's Board of Supervisors last week discussed the process for finding a proper epithet for the two Loudoun Metro stations at Dulles Airport, Route 606 and Route 772.
Silver Line Phase 2 awards major contract
Wed., Jul. 9 | 10:55 AM - Hensel Phelps Construction Co. of Chantilly has been given the Notice of Recommended Award from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to build the Phase 2 rail yard and maintenance facility.
Silver Line to link Smithsonian’s space museum
Wed., Jul. 9 | 10:22 AM - When Metro's new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum's locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.
Rock Creek Property group sells Sterling’s Regal Center for $18 million
Rock Creek Property Group has sold the Regal Center in Sterling to The Regal Center LLC/Bernstein Management for $18 million. Times-Mirror File Photo
Tue., Jul. 8 | 03:33 PM - Rock Creek Property Group has sold the Regal Center in Sterling to The Regal Center LLC/Bernstein Management for $18,200,000, roughly $347 per square foot.