UPDATE: Sheriff: Suspect in Erica Smith murder committed suicide
Erica’s parents, Pamela and William Smith, stand by the Tree of Life in their home on Friday. The tree serves as a memorial to their daughter. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens
Fri., Jul. 25 | 12:29 PM - The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced today that a suspect has been linked to the murder of a 14-year-old girl in 2002.
Sen. Kaine, Loudoun-based firms advocate for Ex-Im Bank
Ara Bagdasarian, left, CEO of Omnilert and co-author of The Lemonade Stand, shows his book about entrepreneurship to U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in Leesburg in May 2013. Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny
Fri., Jul. 25 | 10:51 AM - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) did his best Thursday to strip down a complex political fight over the federal Export-Import Bank, the U.S.'s official export credit agency.
Van Metre looks to build 245 homes in Dulles South area
Fri., Jul. 25 | 10:00 AM - Van Metre Communities, L.L.C. has submitted a rezoning application in conjunction with R.G and Wilma Whitman so that a parcel of land by the intersection of Gum Spring and Braddock roads near Liberty Elementary School will be allowed to support higher density housing.
Sterling Academy of Science students set off for South Korea
Fri., Jul. 25 | 08:00 AM - TJ Sample, senior at the Academy of Science in Sterling, had never been out of the country. That all changed when he boarded the plane bound for South Korea on July 16 to study spider silk and human collagen-producing cells.
Leesburg Town Council approves increased utility fees
Thu., Jul. 24 | 02:43 PM - As of July 22, Leesburg can expect to see increased water and sewage rates. Town Council approved the move in a 5-2 vote.
Federal report outlines impact of national parks in Virginia
Thu., Jul. 24 | 12:57 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.
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.
First residential helipad coming to western Loudoun?
Wed., Jul. 23 | 12:28 PM - The CEO of Sterling-based JK Moving Services has submitted a special exception application for permission to build a helipad on his 540-acre Egypt Farm in Purcellville.