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Mackenzie and Sloane Scannell, daughters of Makersmiths founder Pat Scannell, watch as a program controls the design of a propeller in the 3D printer. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Makersmiths find a home in Leesburg

“Makers” and “makersmiths” aren't complicated terms. Makers are people who create. Anything from crafts to robotics in a marriage between technology and more traditional methods to create physical products more cheaply and effectively.

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The future of Loudoun: A look at the developing Silver Line hub in Ashburn

Despite delays in the Metro's Silver Line expansion into Loudoun, plans for how the surrounding area will be affected are moving forward, and three scenarios have surfaced for how the the swath of land housing the future Silver Line could develop.

Broken lightbulb prompts bread recall in Va.

Bimbo Bakeries USA sent out a voluntary regional recall of certain bread products shipped to a few U.S. states, including Virginia.

Dulles Raytheon to aid in U.S. Air Force training

The U.S. Air Force signed a contract with Raytheon Company’s Dulles branch for training services, the company announced Aug. 26.

More than a 1,000 diehards were on hand at Redskins Fan Appreciation Day in Ashburn Sunday. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun County is the epicenter of Redskin nation

Here, local officials go gaga any time a team representative appears at board meetings – the local Board of Supervisors in 2012 unanimously agreed to send at least $2 million in tax dollars into the team's coffers.

Loudoun financial advisers: Keep calm, stay put

That's the advice from Loudoun County financial advisers as investors rode a wild, roller-coaster stock market that impacted portfolios and retirement accounts world-wide.

Loudoun’s July 2015 housing market saw increases compared to last year. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Loudoun home sales continue their surge

Loudoun's housing market continues its upward motion, but a slow in inventory could drive prices up in coming months. July's housing numbers show a continued sales increase from last year but a lag in new listing activity compared to the same time in 2014.

Half King in Leesburg is giving local artists an American dream of sorts. Times-Mirror Photo/Kate Murphy

Leesburg’s Half-King Studio has Big Apple ambitions

With a shared passion for music and a building that’s slightly falling over to the right side, a local singer-songwriter collaborated with famous radio host Cerphe Colwell to create a music creative co-op in downtown Leesburg.

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Regal cinemas will check your bags

Next time Loudouners hit the movies, specifically one of the county’s three Regal Cinema theaters, they’ll open more than just their wallets.

Purcellville’s Shamrock Music Shoppe to unveil new store Aug. 29

Shamrock’s goal to expand their “one-stop music shop” in Loudoun was set in motion this summer after moving to a new location at 160 W. Main St. in Purcellville.

Stock market woes continue Monday morning

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 1,000 points in the first minutes of trading Monday morning.

Washingtonians Rhonda Proctor, Rena King and Ralynee Simpson await the Redskins players’ arrival. Times-Mirror Photo/Kate Murphy

IN PHOTOS: Fan Appreciation Day at Redskins Park in Ashburn

More than a 1,000 fans turned out to Redskins Park in Ashburn catch the players practice, snag an autograph or two and enjoy a performance from the "First Ladies of Football."

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Dance: Loudoun moves ever so gracefully

“It’s about reminding yourself how much you love it when it gets tough," said Chase Madigan, now a professional dancer in New York City and former dancer at the Loudoun School of Ballet. "Or when you audition and get turned down, remembering you do it because you love it and that’s all that matters.”

Virginia unemployment rate decreases

Good news for Virginia’s workforce. Virginia’s unemployment rate decreased to 4.8 percent in July.

Journey Through Hallowed Grounds gets new leadership

After its founding president, Cate Magennis Wyatt, stepped down in July, Journey Through Hallowed Ground has named its new president and CEO.
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