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    Fallow earth at what was supposed to be a baseball stadium by now. - Times-Mirror File/Beverly Denny

    Two VIP board members resign, lay out grievances
    Fri., Mar. 27 | 06:55 PM - In two identical March 27 resignation letters, Harry R. Stokes and William R. Silzer each bemoaned the lack of institutional transparency and laid out financial mismanagement.

    Nationally, women make 72 cents for every dollar a man makes. Stock

    Loudoun’s Wage Inequality
    Thu., Mar. 26 | 08:04 AM - Women in Loudoun make on average $48,733, or a little more than half of the $86,454 men make in the county, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community five-year survey looking at educational attainment and median earnings.

    For two years, a sign - now removed - marked the site for the proposed stadium at the One Loudoun development at Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway.

    New documents shed light on Hounds-One Loudoun stadium dispute
    Wed., Mar. 25 | 04:30 PM - How the promise of a sports stadium in Loudoun crumbled under the weight of its own ambition.

    From mild to XXXTra Hot!!! salsa, Chef Eloy Carrera of Sterling sells his ‘kickin’ salsa at various Whole Foods in the area plus 30 food festivals and seven farmers markets’ with the help of his wife Beatrice and daughter Sandra Stickovitch. —Times-Mirror Photo/Greg Nash

    Whole Foods seeks to bring Loudoun County products to its shelves
    Tue., Mar. 24 | 02:41 PM - Last weekend Whole Foods, a purveyor of all things organic and local, announced it was accepting pitches from local food producers in the area.

    Marriott has announced plans to relocate from its Bethesda, Md. headquarters. Is a move to Loudoun possible?

    Major hotel chain Marriott eying a move, could Loudoun be in the cards?
    Thu., Mar. 19 | 01:00 PM - At the beginning of the month international hotel chain Marriott announced it would be moving from its Bethesda, Md. headquarters at the end of its current lease agreement which lasts until 2022, nearly seven years away.
    Virginia’s unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent in January
    Thu., Mar. 19 | 11:31 AM - The commission says January's rate was the lowest rate since October 2008.
    Salamander hopes to rezone roads for homes in Middleburg
    Sat., Mar. 28 | 08:00 AM - Salamander Resort and Spa hopes to privatize part of its road network as it prepares to add 49 homes to the resort in the next few years.

    Photo By/J. David Buerk

    A ‘pinkout’ at Washington’s airports
    Fri., Mar. 20 | 12:47 PM - The Washington-area airports are getting in the cherry blossom spirit this month vibrant pink lighting and cherry blossom-themed promotions.
    Strong housing market reported for Loudoun
    Thu., Mar. 19 | 05:30 PM - Contract activity exceeded last year’s level for the fifth consecutive month, indicating the upward trend in closed sales should continue in the coming months.
    Parking rates in downtown Leesburg change April 6
    Wed., Mar. 18 | 02:12 PM - Beginning April 6, rates for the Leesburg Town Hall Parking Garage and the on-street parking meters in downtown Leesburg will change.
    Bar Symon opens at Dulles Airport
    Wed., Mar. 18 | 12:19 PM - The restaurant was created by chef Michael Symon and features new and traditional American cuisine with an emphasis on comfort food.

    With nightlife concentrated in a small number of mixed-use developments like One Loudoun or the county’s towns, in places like the Tally Ho, business leaders are looking into what nightlife might mean near Metro stations. - Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny

    Loudoun searches for nightlife
    Wed., Mar. 18 | 11:55 AM - Members of the Economic Development Advisory Commission's nighttime economy ad-hoc committee are working to shape recommendations for the board as it relates to a potential nightlife component around the future Metro stations.

    Refashioned from the now-closed Leesburg Restaurant, the diner offers an extensive breakfast menu with dishes that run the gamut from the familiar eggs with bacon, ham, or sausage and your choice of fries or grits plus toast to a stack of buttermilk pancakes to the appealing fried chicken with waffles. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Leesburg Diner offers something for everyone
    Sun., Mar. 15 | 09:00 AM - Recently opened and gathering hungry crowds, the Leesburg Diner treats patrons with comfy, family-food in a retro setting.
    Loudoun SBDC to host “Getting in on the Benefits of LinkedIn” seminar March 19
    Sat., Mar. 14 | 02:35 PM - The Loudoun Small Business Development Center will present a seminar titled “Getting in on the Benefits of LinkedIn” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 19 at The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Jen Dalton, CEO and founder of BrandMatters, will lead attendees through how to develop strategies and tactics for LinkedIn personal and company profiles.

    Neustar has been downgraded by Standard and Poor’s after it was announced by the FCC the company is likely to lose a $450 million government contract.

    Neustar downgraded by S&P, company likely to lose major government contract
    Thu., Mar. 12 | 12:00 PM - Sterling-based Neustar has been downgraded by Standard and Poor's 500 index on news that the analytics and telecommunications company is likely to lose a $450 million government contract.
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    Virginia farm, forest exports hit a record $3.35 billion in 2014
    Tue., Mar. 10 | 03:59 PM - Virginia's farm and forestry exports reached a record $3.35 billion in 2014, increasing by more than 14 percent from the previous year.
    Leesburg to hold Youth Career Expo
    Sat., Mar. 7 | 09:00 AM - The Town of Leesburg on March 21 will hold a Youth Career Expo from noon to 3:30 p.m.
    Brewery set for Loudoun wins free speech case in Michigan
    Fri., Mar. 6 | 06:36 PM - Frederick, Md.-based Flying Dog Brewery can continue to sell its Raging Bitch Belgian-style IPA in Michigan after winning a court case March 5.
    ALDI discount grocery store coming to Sterling
    Fri., Mar. 6 | 12:12 PM - Sterling will add another grocery option on March 26 when ALDI, a discount grocery chain, has its grand opening.
    Virginia exports grow to $19.2 billion in 2014
    Fri., Mar. 6 | 08:51 AM - Exports of goods from Virginia to more than 230 destinations around the globe increased about 6 percent in 2014.
    New daycare set for Dulles
    Thu., Mar. 5 | 05:12 PM - A new daycare is planned for Dulles, courtesy of Thurston Companies, a commercial real estate company in Manassas.

    Chantilly Crushed Stone wants to bring a major mixed-use development to Loudoun. - Courtesy/Chantilly Crushed Stone

    From quarry to community: Looking at the huge Waterside development application
    Thu., Mar. 5 | 03:01 PM - Chantilly Crushed Stone has revised a prior rezoning application to turn property north of the Dulles Greenway and east of the Dulles Airport into a major mixed-use development.
    McIntosh Assemblage in South Riding denied
    Wed., Mar. 4 | 11:56 PM - A rezoning request for an assemblage of old farmland to build 81 residential units spread over 97 acres was denied March 4.
    Loudoun firefighters respond to Broad Run house fire
    Wed., Mar. 4 | 03:54 PM - Loudoun firefighters were on scene of a house fire today in the Broad Run area of Sterling.

    Add West End Wine Bar and Pub in Purcellville to the list of new restaurants coming to Loudoun in 2015. The establishment is set to open in May or June. - Courtesy/West End Wine Bar and Pub

    West End Wine Bar and Pub to open in Purcellville
    Wed., Mar. 4 | 03:27 PM - Purcellville residents who enjoy imbibing local wine and beer will have a new option this May or June.
    Comstock Homes buys 35 home sites in Loudoun
    Wed., Mar. 4 | 02:51 PM - Comstock Homes of Washington, LC, which is owned by the same company responsible for the future Loudoun Station development, has bought 35 homes in Ashburn which will soon be annexed into the Stone Ridge Community Association.
    Rec Center to host 18th Annual Spring Bling on March 7
    Wed., Mar. 4 | 09:00 AM - The Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 18th annual Spring Bling, a Hometown Fine Arts & Crafts show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 at Ida Lee Recreation Center.
    Capital Associates files new plan for Lexington 7 property
    Tue., Mar. 3 | 03:07 PM - A new Lexington 7 rezoning application has been filed by Greensboro, N.C.-based Capital Associates for an 18 acre plot of land located in Ashburn, just north of Route 7.

    Mt. Defiance is located inside an old service station in Middleburg. - Courtesy/Mt. Defiance

    Middleburg, Distilled: Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery opens to the public
    Tue., Mar. 3 | 02:16 PM - Mt. Defiance, Virginia's smallest ABC store and Loudoun's second distillery to open since Prohibition, manufactures three types of rum, absinthe, apple brandy, amaretto as well as various other liqueurs.
    Dulles Greenway’s latest rate hike goes into effect March 4
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 12:12 PM - The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved a 2.8 percent increase in the tolls charged for traveling the 14-mile Dulles Greenway.
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