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No strike, but no contract at Verizon

The contract between Verizon and the telecommunication company’s landline employees expired 11:59 p.m. Aug. 1 without a strike.

Ashburn bank burglarized

An Ashburn Wells Fargo bank was burglarized Sunday when someone damaged an ATM and was able to get inside the building before fleeing the scene.

Photo courtesy/Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

UPDATE: Man unaccounted for after Luck Stone quarry accident in Loudoun

A 19-year-old employee of Luck Stone quarry in Ashburn remains unaccounted for after one of the quarry’s silos collapsed, according to Loudoun Fire and Rescue.

The luxury Middleburg spa partners with local beekeeper to develop program. Photo Courtesy/Salamander Spa & Resort

Middleburg’s Salamander goes to the bees

Salamander Resort & Spa has formed a partnership with local beekeeper Britt Thomas, owner of Britt’s Bees, to develop the Salamander Honeybee Program. More than 1 million bees will help produce the resort's own honey.

With time running out, here’s where Verizon, union negotiations stand

With little time left to come to a contract agreement, Verizon, one of Loudoun's top employers, and unions continue their negotiations.

Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dulles go kart racetrack says goodbye

Allsports Grand Prix indoor go kart racetrack announced an Aug. 2 closing of its Dulles location.

Sterling’s Diana Balboni polishes a portion of plane in Seattle as part of the Air Force One Detailing Team. Courtesy photo

Sterling woman restores presidential jet with team

Diana Balboni of Sterling recently returned from a mission to Seattle where, with 34 others on the Air Force One Detailing Team, she detailed the first Air Force One presidential jet in its annual preservation checkup.

Virginia business leaders pitch plan for state incentives

Virginia's sluggish economy can be helped with more regional cooperation goosed along by state-funded incentives, business leaders said Tuesday.

Facebook/Mad Horse Brew Pub

New ownership promises local focus at Lovettsville’s Mad Horse Brew Pub

When David Ratliff was stationed in Africa as a State Department Foreign Service staffer, the Alexandria­ native dreamed about bringing his young family home while also pursuing his long-term entrepreneurial dreams.

Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

Rotary Club of Ashburn kicks off backpack drive with help from community

Members of the Loudoun education community, the chamber of commerce and the Rotary Club of Ashburn on Wednesday kicked off a backpack and school supply drive.

Leesburg Corner Outlet employee assaulted with hammer

A Leesburg Corner Premium Outlet employee was assaulted Tuesday by a customer wielding a hammer, leaving the 18-year-old man with puncture wounds in his neck.

Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Dulles South residents oppose power lines

Members of the Dulles South community voiced their hesitations and opposition to a series of power lines set for build along Route 50 at the July 23 public input session hosted by Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles).

Cured opened its doors to customers June 28. Facebook/Cured

New food truck, Cured, cures epicurious appetites in Loudoun

Two former chefs at the Wine Kitchen in Leesburg have launched Cured, a new food truck which is already out and about in Loudoun and receiving rave reviews from customers.

Silver Line falls 30 percent short of projected ridership; lawmakers remain optimistic

One year in, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Silver Line is 30 percent short of projected ridership.

UPDATE: Workers for Verizon—one of Loudoun’s largest employers—vote to strike, if necessary

Verizon workers in nine states have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a union official said at a rally Saturday.
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