More than a month later, Leesburg officials yet to reveal Oaklawn tenant
Tue., Sep. 23 | 02:54 PM - Leesburg Town Council on Aug. 12 approved a rezoning application from Oaklawn representative Keane Enterprises, paving the way for the heavily-rumored “economic development” project.
Morven Park breaks ground on new equestrian facility
Morven Park, site of a recent groundbreaking of a major expansion to the property, could potentially host events in a 2024 Olympic bid. - Times-Mirror/AJ Maclean
Tue., Sep. 23 | 08:00 AM - On Sept. 19 Morven Park officially broke ground on a new facility, which will include four outdoor arenas, one indoor show arena as well as affiliated barns and parking.
Loudoun could play role in DC’s Olympic bid
Loudoun is being discussed as the host of three potential Olympic sports should Washington win its 2015 bid to become an Olympic site in 2024.
Mon., Sep. 22 | 05:26 PM - The nonprofit organization Washington 2024 and a who’s who executive board of Washington businesspeople and sports owners on Sept. 4 announced their intention to bring the Olympics to the nation’s capital with the unveiling of the website dc2024.org.
Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B
Thu., Sep. 18 | 08:00 AM - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state's public pension system.
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.
Loudoun retains title of richest county in America
Tue., Sep. 23 | 06:01 PM - The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey ranks Loudoun as No. 1 in the country for median household income.
Virginia’s jobless rate rises to 5.6 percent in August
Tue., Sep. 23 | 03:47 PM - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.3 percent in July and the same rate as a year ago.
Alcohol sales up at Va. ABC stores, restaurants
Tue., Sep. 23 | 10:47 AM - The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it has seen sales increase to record-breaking levels consecutively for the past 16 years.
Virtual Realty Tour set for Sept. 25
Mon., Sep. 22 | 05:00 PM - The second Virtual Realty Tour is coming to the Tally Ho Theatre in downtown Leesburg from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25.
SBDC networking event set for Sept. 23
Sat., Sep. 20 | 04:00 PM - The Loudoun Small Business Development Center will hold the monthly Loudoun Federal Contractors Group networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg.
Exhibitors sought for expo at Claude Moore Recreation Center
Sat., Sep. 20 | 11:00 AM - The Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling will hold a Sports, Health and Fitness Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8.
NASA says rocket launch from Wallops postponed
Fri., Sep. 19 | 02:04 PM - WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) -- A scheduled rocket launch for the Department of Defense this weekend at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility has been postponed.
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.
Housing prices edge up in Loudoun while sales are down
Wed., Sep. 17 | 05:11 PM - A balance is returning to the Loudoun County housing market as prices continue to climb, albeit more slowly, in the housing recovery.
What happened, what’s next for a stadium in Loudoun
An empty field at One Loudoun, the potential future site of Loudoun County stadium. - Times-Mirror Photo/Beverly Denny
Wed., Sep. 17 | 11:43 AM - With millions on the line and reputations at stake, new plans sought for stadium and pro sports in Loudoun.
Northern Va. unites as “big data” hub
Mon., Sep. 15 | 10:30 AM - Northern Virginia Technology Council in Herndon announced the formation of the Big Data and Analytics Committee Sept. 9.
EXCLUSIVE: One Loudoun seeks to terminate stadium lease; looks for new baseball and soccer owners
Renderings of Edelman Financial Field. - Courtesy Photo
Fri., Sep. 12 | 12:40 PM - The developers of One Loudoun are seeking to terminate a lease with VIP Sports and Entertainment to build a stadium on the expansive residential, commercial and entertainment development in Ashburn.
App helps navigate bike-and-brew trail
Bikers on the W&OD trail have easy access to Old Ox Brewery between mile marker 25 and 25.5. - Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Fri., Sep. 12 | 09:00 AM - Bikeablebrews.com is a list of all establishments serving craft beer within 1.5 miles of the W&OD trail.
Virginia and Loudoun County tourism revenues on the rise
Thu., Sep. 11 | 04:59 PM - Virginia is once again celebrating a record high for tourism across the state.
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.
A post 9-11 economy
Household Incomes went down in Loudoun for the first time in years at the same time federal contract spending went down, but population has steadily increased. - Times-Mirror Graphic/Kurt Samuel
Thu., Sep. 11 | 09:00 AM - Federal government contracting woes could bring up new business questions for Loudoun economy.
Adler Center celebrates grand opening in Aldie
The Adler Center for Caring officially opened its doors Sept. 8 in Aldie.
Wed., Sep. 10 | 05:04 PM - Bustling staff, busy volunteers and smiling faces were the hallmarks of opening day as the Adler Center inaugurated its service with a grand opening celebration in Aldie on Sept. 8.
Mom’s Apple Pie Co. expands to Round Hill
Mom’s Apple Pie Co. in Leesburg plans to open its Round Hill expansion in October. Courtesy Photo
Tue., Sep. 9 | 12:03 PM - Mom's Apple Pie Company of Leesburg and Occoquan is expanding into Round Hill's Hill High.
Major distinctions, a few agreements on display at Warner-Gillespie forum
Mon., Sep. 8 | 05:54 PM - Warner and Gillespie starkly disagreed on re-authorizing of the Export-Import Bank and, of course, the Affordable Care Act.
Leesburg seeks nominations for Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards
Sat., Sep. 6 | 09:00 AM - The Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for the 2014 Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards. This award program recognizes students, community groups and individuals who conduct or participate in activities that benefit the town’s environment. Nominations must be submitted by close of business on Oct. 24.
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.
Tech companies offer solutions to Loudoun problem
Jason Goldberg, Director of Business Strategy, Analysis and Development for NOA Incorporated, presents ideas from tech companies TerraFly and ALTA. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris
Fri., Sep. 5 | 12:23 PM - “What if?” was the big question at the inaugural The Loudoun County Challenge Aug. 27. What if companies banded together to find technological solutions to big problems in Loudoun County?
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.
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.