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Simon Abney-Hastings, the 15th Earl of Loudoun, right, visited Loudoun County last week with a few traveling companions. Facebook/Loudoun County Government

Hello, Loudoun County. My name is Earl.

The coat of arms depicted on Loudoun's county seal and elements of the flag are modeled after the coat of arms of Campbell, a Scottish nobleman and military commander after whom the county was named in 1757.

UPDATE: Website claims Donald Trump coming to Loudoun in October

Leading the crowded Republican presidential field in every major poll, Trump has been drawing tens of thousands of attendees at rallies across the nation.

The 5,000-square-foot home in Creighton Farms will be up for auction Sept. 15. Photo Courtesy/Jeff Stine

Want to be RGIII’s neighbor?

Want to be a neighbor to the Redskins most popular figures? Name the right price and the prime piece of real estate can be yours. Your potential neighbors? Redskins Coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Robert Griffin III.

List of journalists killed on duty in U.S. and Canada since 1976

Although journalists covering international conflicts often face significant risks, it's relatively rare for journalists working in the U.S. to be targeted.

The Epicurience Grand Tasting will be held Sept. 5 at Morven Park in Leesburg. Facebook/Epicurience Virginia

Epicurience festival arrives in D.C. Wine Country Labor Day weekend

For the third years, thousands will flock to Loudoun County for fine wine, great food and entertainment as the Epicurience food and wine festival kicks off Labor Day weekend.

Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns, a new study finds Photo/one.arch.tamu.edu

Surprised? Washington D.C. region has nation’s worst traffic

More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

More than a 1,000 diehards were on hand at Redskins Fan Appreciation Day in Ashburn Sunday. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun County is the epicenter of Redskin nation

Here, local officials go gaga any time a team representative appears at board meetings – the local Board of Supervisors in 2012 unanimously agreed to send at least $2 million in tax dollars into the team's coffers.

Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

SURVEY: Loudoun County’s unique relationship with the Washington Redskins

Give your two cents about Loudoun County's special relationship with the Washington Redskins.

MORE: Thousands of Loudoun residents included in Ashley Madison data dump

The Ashley Madison website pronounces itself “the world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters.”

Loudoun financial advisers: Keep calm, stay put

That's the advice from Loudoun County financial advisers as investors rode a wild, roller-coaster stock market that impacted portfolios and retirement accounts world-wide.

Half King in Leesburg is giving local artists an American dream of sorts. Times-Mirror Photo/Kate Murphy

Leesburg’s Half-King Studio has Big Apple ambitions

With a shared passion for music and a building that’s slightly falling over to the right side, a local singer-songwriter collaborated with famous radio host Cerphe Colwell to create a music creative co-op in downtown Leesburg.

Alumna Julianne Moore seeks name change for Northern Va. high school

Actress Julianne Moore and Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen want a new name for their old high school in northern Virginia, named for a Confederate general.

Motorcycle riders supporting America’s 9/11 Foundation roared through downtown Leesburg Friday afternoon to the delight of scores of flag-waving residents and visitors. Times-Mirror Photo/Alex Mangione

9/11 memorial motorcycle ride thunders through Leesburg

America’s 9/11 Foundation, a group honoring the victims and first responders of the terrorist attacks, had their annual motorcycle ride pass through Leesburg Friday.

Stock market woes continue Monday morning

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 1,000 points in the first minutes of trading Monday morning.

Photo Courtesy/Studio Bleu

Dance: Loudoun moves ever so gracefully

“It’s about reminding yourself how much you love it when it gets tough," said Chase Madigan, now a professional dancer in New York City and former dancer at the Loudoun School of Ballet. "Or when you audition and get turned down, remembering you do it because you love it and that’s all that matters.”
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