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‘Terminator’ actress puts historic Lucketts farm on market for $1.3 million

Few have appreciated the county’s charms as much as celebrity actors. The bucolic countryside has provided a retreat for Hollywood’s hot list. One is Linda Hamilton, the “Terminator” star who, three years ago, traded her Malibu mansion for a quiet, 25-acre farm in Lucketts.

Supervisor Higgins responds to attendance attack, knocks challenger’s representation

Higgins says Democrat Craig Green has missed a large percentage of meetings as a member of Hamilton's Town Council and Planning Commission.

Supervisor Higgins under fire for attendance record during Loudoun board tenure

The Democrat challenging incumbent Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) is underscoring Higgins' attendance record through nearly four years of board meetings.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin), check recipient Jonathan Staples and Supervisor Sean Williams (R-Broad Run) participate in a grant ceremony at Black Hops Farm in Lucketts last year. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun hops facility gets incentives grant for expansion

As part of an effort to boost the hops and rural industries in Loudoun, county supervisors matched a $40,000 grant for Black Hops Farm, LLC’s expansion as the first "commercial-scale" hops processing facility in the state.

The farm brewery coming to Loudoun in late summer or early fall. - Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

Farm brewery still a go in Lucketts—but without Flying Dog

Flying Dog announced May 27 that it would be stepping away from a farm brewery project it was planning to operate out of in Lucketts.

Virginia’s rural roads rank 34th in the country

Nearly 20 percent of Virginia's rural roads are structurally deficient, according to TRIP, a national research group.

UPDATE: Portions of Route 15 closed due to accident

Portions of Route 15 north of Lucketts was closed in both directions for about seven hours Tuesday after a box truck struck a utility pole.

Brewery set for Loudoun wins free speech case in Michigan

Frederick, Md.-based Flying Dog Brewery can continue to sell its Raging Bitch Belgian-style IPA in Michigan after winning a court case March 5.

Holly Heider Chapple, a Loudoun native, and owner of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers in Lucketts, spent several days at the beginning of December assisting with hanging the extensive array of holiday decorations at the White House. Photo Courtesy/Holly Chapple

An executive decorator

Lucketts' Holly Chapple has helped decorate the White House for three years.

Jonathan Staples on the farm where he hopes to grow hops in Lucketts. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Hops, not houses: How a Lucketts transplant hopes to bring Loudoun back to its agrarian roots

It was on regular trips down Route 15, through a bucolic bit of countryside in northern Loudoun where Jonathan Staples fell in love with the Town of Lucketts.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes the announcement at Black Hops Farm that Virginia has awarded a $40,000 grant, matched by Loudoun County, to support the construction and operations of the mid-Atlantic’s largest commercial hops processing facility in Lucketts. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Gov. McAuliffe announces first commercial hops facility in mid-Atlantic in Loudoun

The facility will be the largest in Virginia.

Damon Ross develops barbecue recipes alongside his wife, Lee Anne.
Photo Courtesy/Damon Ross

Infusing passion and food

Texas transplant Damon Ross brings authentic barbeque to Luketts

Expansion seen among businesses in western Loudoun

In the much quieter and less populated west, much more subtle changes in development are being made in little towns and villages.

Five arrested in Leesburg gun thefts

Five individuals have been apprehended in connection with the theft of several guns from a downtown Leesburg restaurant.
Lucketts Fair

Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Jen Schnieders of Ashburn keeps one hand on 18-month-old Lucas, who clearly enjoyed the hands-on aspects of the 41st annual Lucketts Fair Aug. 18.

Lucketts Fair photos

The annual Lucketts Fair held last weekend featured craft vendors, a petting zoo, games, a rock climbing wall, pony rides and fair food.
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