Airport authority’s chief builder sets an example for excellence
Fri., Mar. 7 | 06:00 AM - As the new vice president of for engineering for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Ginger Evans is showing what's possible for women in engineering.
Southern Poverty Law Center defends ‘hate group’ designation of Delgaudio group
Loudoun Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) often uses the term “radical homosexuals” in fundraising emails and he has referred to members of the LGBT community as “perverts.” Times-Mirror File Photo
Tue., Mar. 4 | 05:54 PM - The SPLC's Heidi Beirich said Tuesday her organization fully intends to stand by its classification of Delgaudio's Public Advocate as an anti-gay hate group.
Black senators walk as late Harry F. Byrd honored
Mon., Mar. 3 | 10:08 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A resolution honoring the life of the late U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd sparked a walkout by black lawmakers from the state Senate floor.
Record-setting showing for Loudoun wine at ‘14 Governor’s Cup
More than 400 red and white wines from 96 of the commonwealth’s wineries were entered into this year’s Governor’s Cup Competition. Courtesy Photo/VirginiaWine.org
Fri., Feb. 28 | 01:58 PM - RICHMOND, Va. – Loudoun County vintners had a historic showing in the 2014 Governor's Cup wine competition, the top results of which were released here Thursday at the Hotel John Marshall.
An emerging leader, bringing up the next generation
Broad Run High School dean Kevin Tyson, center, stands with junior Prince Mensah, left, and senior Yasmeen Lasheen, right. Mensah is member of Tyson’s DMV club and Lasheen is part of DSW. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Fri., Feb. 14 | 12:00 PM - When Broad Run High School dean Kevin Tyson sits with his students, he seems completely comfortable. Just 29 years old, Tyson, a former Howard University student and football player, holds many hats at the Ashburn school: educator, administrator and coach. But Tyson hopes to demonstrate something else he finds equally important to the school of 1,800: How to be a leader.
Judge orders Lovettsville woman’s claimed Renoir returned to museum
Tue., Jan. 14 | 04:11 PM - ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The story began with one of those improbable tales of an artistic masterpiece uncovered at a flea market.
National Zoo prepares panda cub for debut in DC
Bao Bao will make her public debut Jan. 18 and may be visible inside or outside, depending on the weather and her mother’s choices for any given day. Zoo members will have an early preview beginning Saturday. Photo Courtesy/Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Tue., Jan. 7 | 01:19 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bao Bao, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, is getting used to seeing fans outside her panda house enclosure as she prepares for her public debut this month.
Mokomandy: A Korean-Cajun love story presented by Daniel Stevens
Wed., Mar. 5 | 02:35 PM - Eye-catching food photos might be what patrons first glimpse when entering Mokomandy, an intriguing Sterling restaurant serving a whimsical blend of Korean and Cajun dishes. Of these, a colorful depiction of crab cake sliders must cause patrons to wonder: In a Korean-Cajun restaurant?
Wine Wednesday: Record year for Loudoun wine at Governor’s Cup
Wed., Mar. 5 | 12:30 PM - The Governor's Cup wine named the best of Virginia was The Williamsburg Winery's 2010 Adagio, a classical blend of cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot with a New World style.
Report outlines national parks’ impact in Virginia
Tue., Mar. 4 | 02:23 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's national park sites yielded nearly $1 billion in economic benefits with more than 23 million visits in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
CNU poll shows Clinton winning Virginia in 2016
Mon., Mar. 3 | 01:23 PM - According to the survey of 901 registered Virginia voters, a contest between Clinton and Christie would be the Democrat's closest challenge, with Clinton edging the Republican 43 percent to 41 percent.
St. James’ Episcopal Church institutes new rector
Mon., Mar. 3 | 12:02 PM - The Rev. Mark R. Feather will officially be instituted as rector of St. James Episcopal Church this evening at 7:30 p.m.
Send us your Loudoun photo story
Fri., Feb. 28 | 11:30 AM - “Mirror Image” is a new feature about you and your photos of Loudoun County
New Leesburg park to be named for former vice-mayor
Wed., Feb. 26 | 04:49 PM - The Leesburg Town Council voted unanimously Feb. 25 to name the town's newest park after former Vice-Mayor Mervin Jackson.
Reunited: Alan Clark and Chris White
Wed., Feb. 26 | 01:08 PM - Alan Clark and Chris White, original members of the legendary British rock band Dire Straits, have reunited and are touring the U.S. for the first time in 20 years. They have formed The Straits with five other musicians and will perform at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg March 12.
Saturday is National Margarita Day!
Fri., Feb. 21 | 03:46 PM - Cinco de Mayo isn't the only day set aside to indulge in the ritual of enjoying a famous specialty cocktail. National Margarita Day is Feb. 22, quickly followed by Tortilla Chip Day on Feb. 24.
Loudoun Habitat for Humanity wants you to support the Masquerade Ball
Fri., Feb. 21 | 11:57 AM - Loudoun Habitat for Humanity (LHFH) is hosting a gala fundraising event to support ongoing efforts to build homes for those in need within the county. The LHFH Masquerade Ball and Silent/Live Auction will take place Saturday, March 1, at River Creek Country Club in Leesburg.
Eat all the chocolate you want, guilt free
Fri., Feb. 21 | 11:47 AM - Envision a room filled with spectacular chocolate creations, delectable desserts and hors d'oeuvres prepared by some of the area’s best restaurants and caterers, offering some of their most creative culinary delights for tasting.
Art of the Piedmont art auction and reception
Fri., Feb. 21 | 11:18 AM - Original artwork from some of the finest artists in the area will be available at the Art of the Piedmont art auction and reception, to be held at the Middleburg Community Center in the heart of the village of Middleburg on Friday, Feb. 21.
General Assembly approves forms of Sunday hunting
Tue., Feb. 18 | 03:07 PM - Legislation to allow certain forms of hunting on Sundays has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
10 excerpts from Judge Wright Allen’s same-sex marriage ruling
Fri., Feb. 14 | 09:53 AM - U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen on Thursday ruled same-sex couples in Virginia have been denied their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, federal judge says
Elected last November, Attorney General Mark Herring brought the issue of gay marriage to the forefront of public debate in Virginia in January when he announced the commonwealth would side with two same-sex couples in a lawsuit challenging the commonwealth’s ban. Photo Courtesy/Facebook
Thu., Feb. 13 | 10:04 PM - The judge, however, issued a stay with her injunction pending appeal, meaning marriage licenses won't immediately be granted, according to the attorney general.
Inova Loudoun implements temporary policy for visitation
Thu., Feb. 13 | 09:08 PM - Inova Loudoun Hospital is temporarily changing its visitation policy due to this year's heavy flu season.
A sunflower blooms in The Plains
Lydia and Louis Patierno opened their second award-winning Italian restaurant, Girasole, in The Plains in 2004. - Times Mirror/Doug Stroud
Mon., Feb. 10 | 09:38 AM - Lydia and Louis Patierno opened their second award-winning Italian restaurant, Girasole, in The Plains in 2004.
When was the last time Loudoun elected an African-American supervisor or state lawmaker?
Monte Johnson, right, campaigns alongside Gov. Terry McAuliffe during the 2013 election cycle. Mr. Johnson ran unsuccessfully against incumbent Del. Randy Minchew in the Loudoun County-based 10th House of Delegates District. Courtesy Photo/Facebook
Fri., Feb. 7 | 10:00 AM - The county's demographics remain less than favorable for a minority to win a public office seat.
Loudoun’s Wine Wednesday: Give me the gas!
Wed., Feb. 5 | 10:05 AM - Out of the nearly 40 wineries in Loudoun County, just a few offer sparkling wine, and those still are made with fruit grown outside the county lines – though, thankfully, within Virginia.
The connection between Joe May and tonight’s Super Bowl
Sun., Feb. 2 | 04:00 PM - An inventor, businessman and self-described nerd, May designed the equipment that projects the yellow first-down line onto the field during televised football games.
The man behind the meme: the legendary Wayde Byard
Parents and students alike have taken to the internet, creating memes of LCPS public information officer Wayde Byard. —Courtesy Dave Scarangella
Wed., Jan. 29 | 05:00 PM - When the temperature starts dropping and snow begins to sprinkle the ground, there's only one man Loudoun County Public School students want to hear from: LCPS public information officer Wayde Byard.
Study: Loudoun now third largest county in Va.
Tue., Jan. 28 | 04:25 PM - The Weldon Cooper Center figures reveal Loudoun's population is now nearly 348,000, a more than 11 percent increase from the official 2010 census figure of 312,311.
Sen. Dick Black won’t seek Va. 10th Congressional seat
State Sen. Dick Black will not challenge fellow Republican Barbara Comstock, a Virginia state delegate, for the 2014 GOP nomination to succeed Congressman Frank Wolf. Times-Mirror File Photo
Wed., Jan. 22 | 09:09 PM - Virginia state Sen. Dick Black (R-13th) will not wage a campaign to succeed U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.-10th) in Congress, according to a 10th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman John Whitbeck.