Poll: 71 percent of Va. voters support keeping the name Redskins
Fri., Sep. 19 | 09:59 AM - A poll released today from Christopher Newport University's Wason Center for Public Policy has found resounding support for the Washington Redskins organization to keep its current name.
Melvin Poe dies at age 94
Melvin Poe, easily the most celebrated huntsman in American foxhunting, Fauquier native and a beloved member of the equestrian community,died Sept. 13, at his home, Ozark Farm in Hume. He was 94. Photo by Betsy Burke Parker
Fri., Sep. 19 | 08:00 AM - Easily the most celebrated huntsman in American foxhunting, Fauquier native and a beloved member of the equestrian community, Melvin Poe died Saturday, Sept. 13, at his home, Ozark Farm in Hume. He was 94.
Leesburg Fine Art Festival returns to downtown
This painting by Jacobe Noonan will be one of hundreds of works of art on display at the Leesburg Fine Art Festival. Courtesy Photo
Thu., Sep. 18 | 03:11 PM - For the third consecutive year, the Leesburg Fine Arts Festival will return to downtown Sept. 20-21.
Muddy matrimony: Leesburg couple ties knot at Spartan Race
Jennifer Wardell and Steve Fisher completed the Super Spartan Race at Wintergreen Resort in wedding attire before exchanging vows at the finish line. Courtesy Photo
Thu., Sep. 18 | 11:00 AM - It was her idea. Actually, it was more of a half-joke, a wild notion expressed in jest to her fiancé. But to their mutual surprise, he took her up on it.
The English Beat: A three-decade long punk-reggae party
Dave Wakeling, lead singer of The English Beat, will take the Tally Ho Theatre stage on Thursday, Sept. 18. Courtesy Photo
Tue., Sep. 16 | 05:00 PM - After 35 years, legendary ‘80s band still ranking full stop.
Loudoun Cares executive director resigns
Andy Johnston is resigning from Loudoun Cares, a local nonprofit that helps other nonprofits develop, effective at the end of September. Times-Mirror File Photo
Mon., Sep. 15 | 06:00 PM - Andy Johnston announced his resignation as Loudoun Cares executive director on Monday.
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.
Barn benefit concert to support Lovettsville man Sept. 20
Fri., Sep. 19 | 04:10 PM - Friends of Corey Brown, a man from Lovettsville who spent time in the ICU are throwing a concert for him on the farm of James Grubb.
Leesburg woman’s losing lottery ticket wins her $150,000
Thu., Sep. 18 | 02:07 PM - Leesburg resident Lessie Dawson won $150,000 in a Sept. 10 drawing in an Epic Vegas Scratcher promotion.
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.
Loudoun Symphony begins season with family show
Sat., Sep. 13 | 12:00 PM - Conductor Mark McCoy said the Loudoun Symphony’s upcoming year offers “something for everyone.”
Inova gearing up to open Natural Birth Center
The Natural Birth Center at Inova in Lansdowne is expected to open around Oct. 1. Times-Mirror Photos/Crystal Owens
Thu., Sep. 11 | 02:30 PM - Loudoun County will soon be home to the first Natural Birth Center in Virginia – a facility that allows mothers to give birth without the use of medication.
IN PICTURES: Tribute to African American Civil War veterans
Loudoun Valley junior J.C. Sherrod III places a flag at the grave site of one of four African American Civil War veterans buried at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery in Leesburg.
Wed., Sep. 10 | 02:00 PM - Civic leaders paid tribute to African American Civil War veterans and dedicated the Virginia Civil Wars Interpretive Marker at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Leesburg on Sept. 6.
Times-Mirror Special Report: Living with ALS
Wed., Sep. 10 | 12:00 PM - For local victims and families, the challenge is life itself.
Living with ALS
Wed., Sep. 10 | 12:00 PM - Michael Murray is locked into a body he can't control. Now he and his family are focusing on making memories.
Trek for wounded vets ends at Boulder Crest
Motorcyclists on the Healing Heroes Motorcycle Ride ended their 100-mile journey at Boulder Crest’s celebration. Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore
Wed., Sep. 10 | 09:00 AM - Over 400 motorcycles ended a 100-mile trek at Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont Sept. 6.
Magnolia’s Chef Chris Carp can rock the dishes … literally
Magnolias at the Mill Executive Chef Chris Carp.
Sat., Sep. 6 | 09:00 AM - Barely three months ago, an exuberant young man took charge of the kitchens at Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, a fine-dining restaurant located within a restored mill. That young man would be Executive Chef Chris Carp, who has plunged into his new job with energy and a keen palate, reshaping the menu to star contemporary American cooking with a certain edginess.
Report: Virginia among worst in the nation for gender equality
WalletHub’s research follows a report earlier this year from the Center for American Progress that found women are only 14.6 percent of executive officers, 8.1 percent of top earners and 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.
Fri., Sep. 5 | 04:38 PM - Over all, Virginia placed 43rd of all the states for women's equality.
George Mason University hosts national suicide prevention campaign
Fri., Sep. 5 | 11:31 AM - For World Suicide Prevention Day on Wednesday, George Mason University in Fairfax will host a national awareness campaign to open up a community conversation on mental health.
Leesburg to observe 13th anniversary of Sept. 11
Fri., Sep. 5 | 09:00 AM - In observance of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Town of Leesburg will hold an evening remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 7 p.m. on the Town Green, 25 W. Market St. The Town of Leesburg encourages residents to observe the designated “National Day of Service and Remembrance” by volunteering, donating time or goods, or simply offering a helping hand during this day of commemoration.
Musical vet opens studio in Sterling
Fri., Sep. 5 | 08:00 AM - Retired U.S. Army officer David Dixon has opened Music Cave Studios, a musical rehearsal facility in Sterling.
Loudoun mom’s diary: The sock, the fears, the tears
Crystal Owens and her sons, Sam, 5, and Owen, 8 months old, wait for the bus in Stone Ridge on the first day of school.
Thu., Sep. 4 | 02:44 PM - As Sept. 2 drew closer, my stomach knotted each time someone asked me if Sam was excited about school.
It’s all about pets at the Loudoun Pet Expo
The 1st Annual Loudoun Pet Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fireman’s Field, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville.
Thu., Sep. 4 | 12:00 PM - The 1st Annual Loudoun Pet Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fireman’s Field, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville.
Leesburg town advocate Scott Gustavson dies at 50
Gustavson was the president of Windward Commercial Real Estate Services, which owned some of the most recognizable structures in downtown Leesburg, including Lightfoot restaurant.
Thu., Sep. 4 | 11:02 AM - "One of the most fun and principled people I have known. Not to mention one of the bravest," a friend recalled.
Wine Wednesday: At Hillsborough, wine and art pair well
Wed., Sep. 3 | 03:11 PM - For the Bakis, art has long-been an inescapable element.
The 1940s in full swing at Leesburg’s Oatlands
Wed., Sep. 3 | 01:00 PM - The wine was flowing and the band was swinging Aug. 30 at the Fabulous 40s Party at historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg.
Epicurience Virginia finds its groove in year two
Wed., Sep. 3 | 12:19 PM - The second installment of the Epicurience food and wine festival Labor Day weekend was “all thumbs up, all around,” recapped Beth Erickson, president of Visit Loudoun, the county's tourism agency that organized the event.
A ‘Victory’ for Courthouse Square in Leesburg
Victory Brewing’s brewpub in Downington, Pa. Victory has announced plans to open its fourth brewpub in Leesburg. Photo Courtesy/Victory Brewing
Wed., Sep. 3 | 07:33 AM - Renowned brewery, Victory, to launch brewpub and interactive experience at forthcoming development in historic Leesburg.
Send us your Loudoun photo story
Tue., Sep. 2 | 05:06 PM - “Mirror Image” is a new feature about you and your photos of Loudoun County
Va. man on 10,000-mile run for suicide prevention
Tue., Sep. 2 | 08:00 AM - Following actor Robin Williams' suicide on Aug. 11, Tony Smith said he was moved to help others struggling with similar pains, in a similar way -- by running.