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Maya Renfro of Lovettsville created the artwork for the viral Elton John-inspired “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders” song and video. Art by Maya Renfro.

Elton John-inspired ‘Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders’ has gone viral ... and there’s a Loudoun hook

A Bernie Sanders tribute song to the tune of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” called “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders” is making waves on the Internet and getting attention from publications like USA Today.

Will Toledo, also known as Car Seat Headrest, is skyrocketing into the national indie rock scene. Photo courtesy of Matador Records.

Featured by Rolling Stone and NPR, Leesburg native Car Seat Headrest is having one heck of a year

Homegrown Leesburg musician Car Seat Headrest is having a great year. Will Toledo, who records under the name Car Seat Headrest and performs with other Leesburg musicians, has already released a dozen albums on Bandcamp by age 23.

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Loudoun winery included in Oscars ‘swag bag’

Leo, J-Law and Sly will soon be sipping on a smooth Loudoun County wine from Greenhill Vineyards.

Gov. McAuliffe, Republicans hash out deal on I-66 widening, tolling plan

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) says he and General Assembly Republicans have struck a deal that will speed up the widening of I-66 inside the Beltway.

Abbe Macbeth of Leesburg is one of two researchers behind the “Resting Bitch Face” study that has become a viral sensation. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Do you have ‘Resting Bitch Face?’ This Leesburg researcher has the answer

Most women would prefer not to have their name associated with the term, but Leesburg's Abbe Macbeth has waited months for the recognition.

Purcellville Assistant Town Manager Danny Davis poses for a photo with Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser at the 2015 Christmas parade. Courtesy Photo

Purcellville’s assistant town manager looks to the future

After more than a decade working in Loudoun County government, most recently as chief of staff to county administrator Tim Hemstreet, Danny Davis, 34, was ready to expand his career and experience something new.

Robert Mabe plays an ethereal banjo instrumental at Lost Rhino Brewing Co. in Ashburn.
Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Robert Mabe of Drymill Road records first solo venture

After years of writing and planning, Robert Mabe, banjo player and vocalist for local favorite bluegrass band Drymill Road, is coming out with his first solo album.

The Loudoun Grow Expo, a full-day event, will be held Feb. 27 at the Bush Tabernacle in Purcellville. Times-Mirror File Photo

Loudoun Grown Expo to showcase county crafters

For the sixth year in a row, the Loudoun Grown Expo will bring together local farmers, wine makers, brewers, artisans and rural economy entrepreneurs to show off their wares.

Members of the equine community gathered Feb. 2 at Corcoran Brewing Co. in Purcellville to discuss plans for renovating Morven Park. Times-Mirror Ed Felker

Leesburg’s Morven Park discusses renovation plans over pints

Members of the Loudoun County equine community curious about Morven Park’s equestrian center renovation learned of the plan’s details at a presentation at Corcoran Brewing Co. in Purcellville on Feb. 2.

Jolie and her handler, Kasey, at a recent show. Courtesy photo.

Ashburn dog to strut her stuff at Westminster Dog Show

Jolie, a big friendly Bernese mountain dog, will represent Loudoun County- and her breed- at the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Feb. 16.

Historian Kevin Grigsby in the Oatlands building where slaves once tended to crops. Times-Mirror photo.

Lecture series to be held at Loudoun underground railroad sites

Loudoun is home to four locations officially recognized by the National Park Service as Network to Freedom sites: the Loudoun County Courthouse, Melrose Farm in Waterford, Oatlands, and the Thomas Balch Library.  A series of talks during Black History Month will discuss the stories at these locations:

Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

Wine Wednesday: Four places to wine along Route 50

My Saturday trek began at the Local Taste, a cozy Upperville tasting room owned by Chris and Kiernan Patusky.

Mobile Hope receives $10K grant from Dominion Resources

The Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of energy supplier Dominion Resources, donated $10,000 to Loudoun-based Mobile Hope to help the organization deepen its efforts to help the county’s precariously housed, homeless and at-risk youth and young adults.

Drew Hunter set the boys’ prep record for 3,000 meters Jan. 30 at the Camel City Elite race in Winston Salem, N.C. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley senior records fastest 3,000-meter time in history for high schooler

Drew Hunter continues to reach new heights as one of the nation's top prep runners.

Leesburg’s Courtland Rural Village neighborhood children enjoy the snow luge Ryan Dlesk constructed off of his front porch. Photo by Stephanie Manning.

Leesburg Dad of the Year makes 50-foot long snow luge

After the weekend blizzard, a thoughtful Leesburg man constructed a 50-foot long snow luge of off his front porch to entertain stir-crazy homebound neighborhood children. On Jan. 24, Ryan Dlesk got a brilliant idea that all of his neighbors on Hooded Crow Drive in Courtland Rural Village could enjoy. He made the best of the nearly three feet of snow and created something that brought joy to many.
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