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    Leesburg-based MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers has won multiple local awards for their beefy creations. Times-Mirror File Photo

    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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

    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.

    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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    Virginia turning to hops as potential cash crop
    Tue., Oct. 7 | 05:40 PM - Virginia farmers are turning to an important ingredient in brewing beer as a potential cash crop for the state known for its agricultural past and present.
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    The Redskins say they are one of a handful of teams that employ a full-time nutritionist, and on-site chefs are even rarer in the league. Photo By/Michael “Moe” Murphy

    Fine-dining chef has Redskins eating healthier
    Tue., Oct. 7 | 09:00 AM - There's a chef with a French cuisine background, a sous-chef, five cooks and a full-time nutritionist creating some 350 fresh-from-scratch meals per day.
    Redskins defend case against Native Americans
    Mon., Oct. 6 | 11:18 AM - The Washington Redskins have filed a motion defending the team's federal lawsuit against a group of Native Americans over trademark protections.

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe casts energy development as an economic driver that will create tens of thousands of jobs, generate hundreds of millions of dollars and bring new industry to the state. Times-Mirror File Photo

    McAuliffe’s energy plan for Virginia makes debut
    Thu., Oct. 2 | 04:31 PM - Like his predecessor, Republican Bob McDonnell, McAuliffe stressed diversity in his energy plan.

    Anthony Forrest and Katherine Bruton help guide a student through a therapeutic riding lesson at Wheatland Farm. Courtesy Photo

    Wheatland Farm in need of financial support to continue its plot to help those in need
    Thu., Oct. 2 | 02:22 PM - As the Faith and Family Foundation at Wheatland Farm in Purcellville prepares for its 8th Annual Gala Oct. 4, the organization finds itself at a crossroads.
    Operation Willkommen: Loudoun County travels to Germany
    Thu., Oct. 2 | 11:00 AM - Next week Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York (R-At large) and Miguel Salinas, assistant director of Loudoun economic development, are heading to Germany for a weeklong trip to discuss Loudoun as a business relocation destination and logical North American hub for international businesses.
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    Dulles Airport faces critical economic growth issues
    Thu., Oct. 2 | 08:00 AM - Future legislation and transportation infrastructure projects will be important for the future economic growth and prosperity of Dulles International Airport.

    With fall in full swing, there’s lots to do in Loudoun in October.

    10 for 10: Ten must-do events for October in Loudoun
    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
    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.

    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.

    Loudoun will host World Police and Fire Games events in 2015
    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.
    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.
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