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Salamander Resort founder Sheila Johnson vows to invest in Middleburg’s long-term success

"This resort is really the crown jewel of my business," Sheila Johnson, business tycoon and founder and CEO of the Salamander Resort & Spa, told a packed audience at her Middleburg luxury estate Thursday.

Loudoun County schools re-evaluating policy on transgender bathroom use

After receiving a joint directive from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, Loudoun County Public Schools is reevaluating its policy on transgender student bathroom and locker room use.

Report: Middleburg Bank fights back, CEO not considering a sale at this time

Middleburg Bank CEO Gary Shook is refusing to sell the bank and is pushing back against criticism from the bank's largest shareholder, investment titan David Sokol.

Loudoun celebrates EMS Week with month-long events

This year, EMS Week has been designated from May 15 – 21 with the theme of “EMS STRONG: Called to Care.” In light of EMS week, many of the county’s fire and rescue companies will be hosting open house events throughout May to provide the citizens of Loudoun County an opportunity to engage with their local EMS providers.

Virginia wine makes a splash in London

Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville and Boxwood Winery of Middleburg has joined Nelson County's Veritas Winery on the racks of the top-tier London shop Berry Bros. & Rudd.

Loudoun supervisors moving forward with new comprehensive plan

Supervisors on Thursday endorsed the process for developing a new countywide plan by approving a comprehensive plan charter, something county officials say outlines the process for creating the document.

County public information officer Glen Barbour, left, and Loudoun County Public Schools public information officer Wayde Byard both manage million-dollar budgets and a staff of eight.

Meet the messengers: Loudoun County spends at least $3M to manage its message

Loudoun County will spend north of $3 million in the next fiscal year on people who craft, curate and communicate the county's message to the public.

The housing market is hot in Loudoun

“It’s amazing,” said PJ Riner of Weichert Realtors in Ashburn. “If it’s priced correctly, if it’s marketed well and it shows well, it’s going to go very quickly, within a matter of days.”

Loudoun chairwoman wants to re-evaluate county’s ‘Sister City’ partnerships

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D) is calling for the county to re-evaluate its “sister city” relationships, questioning whether her colleagues and county staffers even understand what the true purpose is.

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Middleburg Bank’s largest shareholder asks board to seek merger or acquisition

David Sokol, who’s been referenced as Warren Buffett’s protégé by The Wall Street Journal, sent a strongly worded letter to the board of directors on March 31.

Loudoun School Board works to bridge the budget gap

Superintendent of Schools Eric Williams proposed a list of recommended budget cuts, possible reductions and cuts staff does not recommended making.

Andrew Crush of Spring House Farm is one of 12 area farmers featured on trading cards. Crush’s daughter, Amelia, beside her brother, Wyatt, shows off her dad’s card. Times-Mirror/Ed Felker

Loudoun farmers featured on trading cards

Kids across the county are collecting and swapping a unique kind of trading cards this season. Baseball-style cards featuring some of Loudoun’s star farmers instead of major leaguers are being distributed to all 55 of the county’s elementary schools.

Madison Mattison received the Meritorious Civilian Award on Thursday at the 31st annual Valor Awards, hosted by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. Standing by her side on stage is, from right to left, her mother Denise Mattison and Loudoun County Deputy Casey Smith. Times-Mirror/David Manning

More than 130 honored at annual Loudoun Valor Awards in Leesburg

Even with children, a fight or flight instinct kicks in when faced with the most grueling of circumstances. On Jan. 15, 2015, Madison Mattison, an eighth-grade Ashburn student, decided to fight.

Wine critic Jon Bonné says the world has taken note of Virginia wine

Two Loudoun County wineries, Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville and Middleburg's Boxwood Winery, earned admiring shout-outs during Jon Bonné's address.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks with wine writer Jon Bonné at the Virginia Wine Summit at Middleburg’s Salamander Resort Tuesday. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

Gov. Terry McAuliffe takes ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ to a new, very literal level

Gov. Terry McAuliffe dropped into Loudoun County Tuesday afternoon to praise and promote local wines at the annual Virginia Wine Summit.
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