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Artisan Trail members and supporters celebrate the launch at Stone Tower Winery Oct. 18. Facebook/Beth Hockenberry Erickson

Loudoun’s Artisan Trail celebrates launch at Stone Tower Winery

The Loudoun Artisan Trail celebrated its official launch Wednesday night at a reception at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg.

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Loudoun supervisors to begin budget talks with tax rate cut

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday night to instruct County Administrator Tim Hemstreet to prepare the upcoming fiscal 2019 at the estimated equalized tax rate, $1.11 per $100 in assessed value, a drop from the current $1.125 tax rate.

Loudoun League of Women Voters says it can’t get GOP candidates to partake in public forums

“Maybe we are seen as too unimportant.”

Apartments under construction in Loudoun County. Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian

Business leaders say affordable housing at a ‘crisis’ point in Loudoun County

Home builders, representatives from local education and preservation groups, and some of the county’s top business leaders came together Monday night to figure out solutions to fix one of the most pressing issues facing the county: A lack of affordable and workforce housing in Loudoun.

Watch our conversations with Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam

The sold-out event from Eddie Merlot's steakhouse in One Loudoun came just ahead of Northam's event with former Vice President Joe Biden and Gillespie's campaign appearance with Vice President Mike Pence.

Supervisors take steps to have Loudoun County take over traffic studies conducted by developers

In a bid to fix what county leaders described as the “broken” process of land-use applicants being responsible for conducting traffic studies for their own proposed developments, Loudoun supervisors have decided to look instead into having the county carry out the studies to make the process more credible.

Loudoun County may be facing a $100M budget shortfall

With a burgeoning schools budget, a growing population and the pressure to pay county employees higher wages, the county is projecting a budget shortfall of a hefty $100 million for 2019.

Loudoun School Board renews contract for Thomas Jefferson program

Though applications were due Sept. 29, the Loudoun School Board decided on Oct. 10 whether to end the county's involvement with the magnet school and ultimately voted to continue the relationship.

Ed Gillespie, Ralph Northam to appear at Times-Mirror forum

The Loudoun Times-Mirror will conduct civil conversations with the two major-party candidates for Virginia governor on Oct. 14.

Woman reports attempted sexual assault in Sterling

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported attempted sexual assault in the area of Alberta Terrace and Edwards Terrace in Sterling early Sunday.

Warner, Kaine to introduce bill to ban bump stocks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) have joined Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.) to introduce a bill to close a loophole that allows semi-automatic weapons to be easily modified.

Energy, environment key issues in Virginia governor’s race

Energy and the environment will be front-line issues in this year's battle for governor of Virginia, a state that stretches from Appalachian coal fields to the Chesapeake Bay

The next Tinder? Sterling man launches ‘Bangin’ new app

A new social networking app that aims to make it easier to connect with those around you is now available to download after its recent launch in Loudoun County.

Loudoun County could see 18,000 new homes in transition area under revised plan

Members of Loudoun County’s Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Committee do not support the current version of the county’s Transition Policy Area (TPA), which limits development in the area of the county that serves as a buffer between development in the eastern part of the county and the more rural western areas of Loudoun.

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No gimmicks in play for Loudoun County as it tries to land Amazon’s HQ2

Sending Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a giant cactus is just one of the quirky ideas a locality has tried in hopes of landing Amazon's new headquarters.
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