Virginia GOP taps Loudoun’s Whitbeck for chairman post
John Whitbeck (middle) of Lansdowne is joined by former U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie (left) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) at a fundraiser in 2014. Courtesy Photo
Mon., Jan. 26 | 01:04 PM - The Republican Party of Virginia also announced Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is expected to vie for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, will headline the party's Commonwealth Dinner in February.
Turning ice into art
Last year Casey Conner, founder of Ice Lab Ice Sculptures, in Baltimore, Md. created an enormous sculpture of an eagle soaring over a mountain, intended to honor the area’s many military veterans and active-duty members. Courtesy Photo
Fri., Jan. 23 | 10:13 AM - Village at Leesburg’s Winter Ice Fest to host elite ice carving competition
An education worth a thousand lights: Loudoun locals forge learning paths in India
Sahasra Deepika started out with 10 students. Now, they house and educate 60 students. Director of the organization, Sarva Rajendra (middle of back row in purple) hopes to increase their reach in the future without sacrificing quality of education. Courtesy photo/Sarva Rajendra
Thu., Jan. 22 | 12:00 PM - Sterling's Sarva Rajendra saw how her parents used education to transform lives in India through the Sahasra Deepika Foundation for Education, which she took over as director in 2008.
Congressman Frank Wolf left indelible mark on region
First elected to the House in 1980, Congressman Frank Wolf will pass the baton to Barbara Comstock Tuesday. Times-Mirror Photo
Mon., Jan. 5 | 12:09 PM - Wolf earned a tremendous amount of respect from colleagues on both sides of the aisle as someone who is both principled and willing to break with his party when he thought it was in the best interest of his constituents.
Loudoun County’s population tops 350,000 mark
Tue., Jan. 27 | 04:23 PM - For the first time in history, Loudoun County's population has topped 350,000, according to estimates released today by the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center.
Four from Loudoun audition for National Cherry Blossom Festival parade
Fri., Jan. 23 | 05:55 PM - Three students and one singing group from Loudoun were chosen to audition Jan. 27 for the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade.
Poll: Majority of Virginians view Bob McDonnell as good governor
Thu., Jan. 22 | 06:39 PM - A majority of Virginians -- 57 percent -- think Bob McDonnell was a good governor overall, but 57 percent also agree with the judge's sentence of prison time.
Republicans criticize McAuliffe’s mental health care plan
Wed., Jan. 21 | 02:57 PM - House Republicans say Gov. Terry McAuliffe has implemented a poorly conceived plan to provide health care coverage for low-income Virginians with severe mental illnesses.
IN PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Leesburg
Mary Lee Crabbe of Reston carries a banner in tribute to Dr. King during the march. Times-Mirror Photo/Rich Kessler
Tue., Jan. 20 | 05:48 PM - Hundreds of residents throughout Loudoun County marched down East Market Street in Leesburg on Jan. 19.
Average per gallon gas price under $2
Tue., Jan. 20 | 04:57 PM - After cresting for a span of 24 hours at $2 a gallon starting early Friday morning, the average retail price for regular grade gasoline in Virginia fell below $2 per gallon over the weekend to $1.99 per gallon statewide.
Mosby association preserves past, embraces change
Richard T. Gillespie is the new executive director for the Mosby Heritage Area Association, which aims to educate about the history and advocate for the preservation of the culture and scenery of the Northern Virginia Piedmont. Courtesy Photo
Tue., Jan. 20 | 12:46 PM - The Mosby association just completed a preservation plan for the Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville battlefields.
Local artist commissioned to sculpt MLK statue
Loudoun sculptor Jeffrey Hall’s sculpture proposal won the commission from King Library in Colorado. He wanted to create a pose which captures four words he believes represent King’s spirit: courage, determination, passion and gentle. Courtesy photo
Mon., Jan. 19 | 04:09 PM - King Library in Aurora, Colo. commissioned Lovettsville native Jeffrey Hall to sculpt a 7-foot statue of Martin Luther King Jr. to be installed in August.
Leesburg Public Art Commission seeks requests for fiscal 2016 funding
Sat., Jan. 17 | 09:00 AM - The Leesburg Public Art Commission is inviting local arts organizations to submit requests for funding.
Pet Detective on the case for missing dog
Ellie, a 35-40 pound black dog, has been missing since September, when she broke away from her newly adopted family after spending less than three months in the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Courtesy photo
Fri., Jan. 16 | 06:16 PM - After weeks of unfruitful searching, the Middleburg Humane Foundation hired the Pet Detective to find a missing dog.
Middleburg Film Fest features claim 13 Oscar nominations
Fri., Jan. 16 | 03:57 PM - Films and actors showcased at the second Middleburg Film Festival last fall were nominated for a total of 13 Oscar nominations Thursday morning.
Loudoun Valley Arts offers support group for emerging artists
Fri., Jan. 16 | 11:01 AM - As a new charitable organization, Loudoun Valley Arts is excited about its mission to support professional, emerging and student artists and make creative arts more prominent in the community.
Advocate for Loudoun community and tourism dies
Tue., Jan. 13 | 03:52 PM - Former Aldie resident Steve Hines, marketing resource manager and tourism advocate in Loudoun, died Sunday morning in his Charlottesville home after a battle with cancer.
One dead, dozens injured after Metro station fills with smoke
Mon., Jan. 12 | 09:52 PM - One is dead, two critically injured and many others injured after a Metro station filled with smoke Monday afternoon.
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation awards $1.4M in grants for 2015
Mon., Jan. 12 | 01:41 PM - The trustees of the Claude Moore Foundation recently announced it has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to Loudoun County charities and organizations in 2015.
Leesburg man goes the distance
A.J. Perez performs an obstacle during a Tough Mudder event. Perez completed the 50-mile World’s Toughest Mudder in 24 hours, 30 minutes and 58 seconds to finish 227th overall. Photo Courtesy/Tough Mudder
Mon., Jan. 12 | 12:24 PM - In general, a "sports guy" comes in one of two types. There's the guy who plays sports, rotating from one game to another with the seasons. Then there's the guy who watches sports, enjoying the competition while admiring the ability and determination of the players.
LAST DAY: 2015 Future Leaders Scholarship Award
Fri., Jan. 9 | 02:13 PM - The Loudoun Times-Mirror is accepting applications for the 2015 Future Leaders Scholarship Award.
Health challenge focuses on wellness not weight loss
Thu., Jan. 8 | 03:37 PM - At Stone Ridge's Wellness Connection, weight loss is more about the hiccups in life that can draw one's focus away from their goals in life.
From Dylan to The Beastie Boys: David Bromberg’s musical legacy spans 50 years
David Bromberg will perform Sunday at the Tally Ho Theatre in downtown Leesburg.
Thu., Jan. 8 | 10:28 AM - The “Godfather of Americana music” will take the Tally Ho Theatre stage on Sunday.
Formerly of Wine Kitchen, Michael Foote arrives at Salamander
Wed., Jan. 7 | 04:01 PM - Local wine lovers savoring a sipping session at Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg will see a new, albeit familiar, face welcoming them to the ravishing Gold Cup Wine Bar and Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, located within the hotel.
Teacup pig recovering in Middleburg finally goes home
Pebbles was well enough to spend Christmas with his family after receiving third-degree burns over more than 80 percent of his body in a house-fire on Thanksgiving. The new year sees him safely home. Courtesy photo
Tue., Jan. 6 | 08:15 AM - On Thanksgiving, a house fire caused the Warrenton family who owns Pebbles to lose everything. Now, nearly seven weeks later, Pebbles is well and home.
Northern Va. man helps party-goers prevent drunken dialing
Wed., Dec. 31 | 08:02 AM - If you are looking for a safe, embarrassment-free New Year’s Eve, Joshua Anton can help.
Ashburn fifth grader dies, flu the possible cause
Tue., Dec. 30 | 07:08 PM - School and health officials could not confirm whether he died of the flu.
Loudoun Rings in 2015
Lathan and Malinda Mahaffey of Lansdowne count down to midnight with their close friends at Hooked during the restaurant’s masquerade party on New Years Eve in Sterling in 2013. Times-Mirror Photo/Jonathan Taylor
Tue., Dec. 30 | 05:16 PM - Looking for a place to ring in 2015? We have you covered.
At Belfort Furniture and Stone Tower Winery, the Hubers are all in
Mike Huber, middle, and his wife Kristi, third from left, founded Belfort Furniture, one of the most popular furniture businesses in the region, and Stone Tower Winery, which opened in 2012 off of Route 15 in Leesburg. Courtesy Photo
Mon., Dec. 29 | 12:49 PM - At first glance, the furniture and wine industries may appear disparate.
Stone Bridge alum to play final game for Hokies
Virginia Tech senior center David Wang blocks during a 2014 game against Duke University. Wang will play in his final collegiate game Dec. 27 in the Military Bowl.—Photo Courtesy/Virginia Tech athletics
Sat., Dec. 27 | 08:00 AM - For the past 22 years, the football team at Virginia Tech has made it to a postseason bowl game, boasting the second-longest active streak of its kind.