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Board establishes Limestone Overlay District

Loudoun County supervisors on Feb. 17 voted to establish a Limestone Overlay District in the northeastern portion of the county, but vowed to continue talks on how to solve the water problems associated with the area.

County restricts parking on lawns

County suburbanites with limited parking availability will have to keep circling the block.

Delegate challenges county vote on gay rights

Marshall asks state attorney general for opinion

Names narrowed to three for Loudoun minor league team

The list of names has been narrowed to three for the new Loudoun-based minor league baseball team -- the Dulles Blue Heron, Virginia Silver Stars and Loudoun Hounds.
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Winning lottery ticket about to expire

Would you throw away a quarter million dollars? If you bought the winning ticket for the Aug. 21, 2009, Mega Millions drawing at Giant Food in Leesburg, you're about to.

Foreclosures - a bitter pill

The market is always local when it comes to real estate, and that makes it difficult to get a firm grip on what's going to happen.

Proposed overdue fines could hurt community, advocates say

A proposal in the fiscal year 2011 county budget to charge fees for overdue library books has advocates questioning whether the additional revenue is worth what they say would result in a strain on the community.

Leesburg shops enjoy new sign options

The soup of the day, 30 percent off seasonal items or a jazz band performing at 7 p.m. – Leesburg businesses are now better able to tell customers of offerings like these with a new approval to use A-frame advertisement signs.
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Katelyn Gaumer helps a customer select flowers Feb. 14 at Purcellville Florist. The shop’s employees had to scurry to fulfill Valentine’s Day orders after the storm delayed their shipments of foreign flowers. Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Raymond Thompson

Snow melts Valentine’s Day sales

A bouquet of red roses says more than "I love you" to florist Josh Fredo. It usually says money to keep his business alive.

Real Estate Law: Now is the time to refinance or purchase

The Federal Reserve Board has been steadily lowering the federal funds rate over the last year to a current historical low. As a result, simply put, now is the perfect time to refinance or purchase a home and take advantage of phenomenal interest rates on a 15- or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

Top 10 scams and ripoffs of 2009

The Better Business Bureau has released a list of the top 10 scams and ripoffs of 2009. Not surprisingly, many scams sought to take advantage of people who were suffering under tough economic circumstances, such as the unemployed.

County considers new approach to economic development

Restructuring a department. These words can strike fear in many, namely about downsizing. Nevertheless, restructuring the county’s Economic Development Commission was at the top of the agenda Feb. 5

Blanket of snow blots out business

Snow is the talk of the town this week, but for business owners it's the last thing they want to hear.

McDonnell spells new incentives, jobs

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell made a stop in Loudoun County Feb. 4, his second public appearance since beginning his term less than a month ago.

Q&A with Ralph Buona

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce takes the lead role in the county as the voice for businesses, said Ralph Buona, chairman and senior vice president at Telos Corp.

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