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Direct flights between Dulles and India coming in July

Long-awaited direct flight routes between India and Dulles Airport will arrive in July, Air India announced this week.

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Governor: Virginia wine industry generates more than $1.3B in economic activity

In an eagerly awaited announcement for Virginia wine insiders, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) today released new figures analyzing the wine industry's economic impact on the state.

Local students have their heads in the clouds thanks to Orbital ATK

More than 50 local high school students tried their hand at becoming space explorers this week as part of the “Go for Launch” program held at Orbital ATK in Dulles.

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SpaceX and Iridium’s launch goes off without a hitch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.

Loudoun County winery takes ‘Best in Class’ at San Francisco Chronicle competition

The Lost Creek Reserve Chardonnay, composed of 100 percent Loudoun County fruit, won in the chardonnays priced between $26 and $29.99.

IJ Canns in Purcellville to close

A spokesperson for the restaurant said they do not have plans to reopen, and declined to give a reason for their departure. Located in a restored historic barn, the restaurant opened in July 2013.

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Loudoun residents develop a palate for gourmet donuts

Aside from Dunkin’ Donuts and prepackaged boxes of Krispy Kreme at the grocery store, Loudoun residents haven't had many donut options in recent years, with the exception of nearby Duck Donuts in Herndon.

A shot inside Iridium Communications’ operations center. Courtesy Photo/Iridium Communications

With an operations center in Leesburg, Iridium launches largest tech refresh in history

The company will use a Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk's SpaceX for the satellites' commute. The venture will be SpaceX's first launch since a Falcon 9 exploded upon launch last September.

Loudoun revenue commissioner’s error leads to a better budget picture for supervisors

After Loudoun supervisors received a fairly grim budget picture last week, the commissioner of revenue on Wednesday pitched a more optimistic outlook that could lead to a drop in the real estate tax rate.

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Loudoun tech leaders predict what’s in store for 2017

The past year saw Amazon making its first drone deliveries, the commercial launch of virtual and augmented reality headsets, the death of the headphone jack, growth in artificial personal assistants and the use of voice search.

Redskins-themed restaurant, Hail & Hog, files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The bankruptcy filing is a result of unpaid contractor bills dating back to the restaurant’s construction, according to reports.

UPDATE: Diner at Ashburn Anita’s stiffs server, leaves a racist message

The diner did not appear to tip on a $30.52 check. At the bottom of the receipt, he or she wrote: "great service don't tip Black people."

Leesburg Council postpones vice mayoral appointment, OKs Costco expansion

Town Council settled down to business Tuesday with two uncontroversial public hearings.

Ford’s Fish Shack opening new location in Lansdowne

A Ford's Fish Shack is coming to Lansdowne Town Center, according to an announcement today from Saul Centers real estate group, which manages the town center.

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Dragon Hops to open brewery in Purcellville

For the past two years, Dragon Hops, a family- and veteran-owned farm, has been growing hops on their bines several miles outside of town.
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