Comstock’s property taxes raise questions about a central campaign narrative
Fri., Oct. 24 | 01:07 PM - Comstock has repeatedly said Foust is an enthusiastic supporter for take hikes, including in a TV ad titled “Taxman,” which highlighted a claim oft-used by the GOP camp that says Foust raised property taxes by 22 percent.
Ghosts, goblins and Loudoun
|Greg Adams and Linda Bowman turned the front yard of their Leesburg home into a smoky graveyard for Halloween in 2011.||
Wed., Oct. 22 | 07:00 PM - From haunted houses to hay rides to trick-or-treating, Loudoun has something for everyone to celebrate All Hallows' Eve
Mixing passion and creativity: MELT takes the gourmet burger to the next place
Leesburg-based MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers has won multiple local awards for their beefy creations. Contributed Photo/David Ives
Tue., Oct. 21 | 04:30 PM - Business for MELT, the Leesburg gourmet burger restaurant, is thrivin.
Boots & beauty: Pageant showcases women in service
Amanda Wirtz, USN, was crowned Ms. Veteran America 2014 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg Oct. 12 by reigning queen Allaina Guitron. Wirtz also won the talent competition for her original violin melody.Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Wed., Oct. 15 | 12:00 PM - In its third year, the Ms. Veteran America contest has become known as one that gives a more true representation of the American woman.
An appreciation: Julia Cannon
Thu., Oct. 23 | 02:19 PM - A Leesburg attorney remembers former Loudoun County general district judge Julia Cannon.
UPDATED: Judge Julia Cannon dies
Fri., Oct. 17 | 12:49 PM - A spokesperson for the Loudoun County Bar Association announced the news to association members with few details.
From a lake to a Loudoun lab: Janelia scientist wins Nobel Prize
Eric Betzig, who came to Janelia in 2006, was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Oct. 8 He is the first Nobel Prize winner to come out of Loudoun County. Courtesy photo
Wed., Oct. 15 | 01:48 PM - Dr. Robert Eric Betzig was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Oct. 8 He is the first Nobel Prize winner to come out of Loudoun County.
Friday night rites: A culture emerges around Loudoun high school football
The Broad Run student body cheers for its team in its game against Stone Bridge. Anna Harris/Times-Mirror
Wed., Oct. 15 | 07:00 AM - A new culture is emerging in Loudoun as the county's school district grows and young high schools develop football programs.
Tuscarora football field renamed in honor of former coach
The newly named field saw its first game on Oct. 10. The Huskies played against Broad Run High School. Rick Wasser/Times-Mirror
Tue., Oct. 14 | 12:55 PM - Tuscarora High School in Leesburg officially christened its football field Fortune Field at its game against Broad Run Oct. 10.
Fueling the growth: Loudoun eats fresh
Farmers markets are one of many options for residents to access local farm-fresh foods.
Mon., Oct. 13 | 11:13 AM - Loudoun's residents are getting back to fresh food grown straight from the ground and shipped right to the table.
McAuliffe says married gay couples can adopt
Mon., Oct. 13 | 11:04 AM - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is sending notice to local social services divisions that married gay couples can now adopt children.
Ms. Veteran America contest tonight at National Conference Center
Natalie Moyer, an active duty lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard gets her makeup put on backstage today at the Ms. Veteran American Contest. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens
Sun., Oct. 12 | 04:08 PM - The Ms. Veteran America 2014 contest begins today at 5 p.m. at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne.
After roaming the country, Purcellville musician returns to his roots
Mateo Monk, a Purcellville resident, has achieved notable music industry success, including performing and recording with D.C.-based music legends, Thievery Corporation, and their offshoot roots reggae project, The Archives. Courtesy Photo
Sun., Oct. 12 | 08:00 AM - The mythological tale of the artist who roams the planet, unburdened by worldly possessions, taking cosmic risks in search of mystical inspiration, is an all-too-familiar literary and cultural paradigm.
Mateo Monk has lived it.
Very Special Arts Loudoun celebrates 25th anniversary with Oct. 18 gala
Actors perform in VSA Loudoun’s rendition of “The Wizard of Oz.” Courtesy Photo
Sat., Oct. 11 | 08:00 AM - The program currently serves 7 million people of all ages and abilities in every aspect of arts including visual, performing and literary arts.
Three seats, mayorship on the Leesburg ballot Nov. 4
Fri., Oct. 10 | 10:46 AM - Open seats for Congress aren't the only reason for Leesburg residents to head to the voting booth Nov. 4.
Playing with magic
AOL is sponsoring 10-year-old Reed for a trip to Australia. Courtesy photo
Thu., Oct. 9 | 07:00 AM - AOL works to grant wish for 10-year-old with blood cancer
Real estate pioneer John McEnearney dies at age 88
Wed., Oct. 8 | 04:43 PM - John McEnearney, founder of McEnearney Associates Inc. died today in McLean. He was 88.
Janelia’s Eric Betzig wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Wed., Oct. 8 | 01:22 PM - Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn was today awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.
Leesburg’s Best Rack Around gears up for first Bras Raise Awareness event
Bras, created by various residents, will be available for auction Oct. 24 at Best Rack Around in Leesburg. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens
Wed., Oct. 8 | 01:00 PM - On Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Best Rack Around will hold its inaugural Bras Raise Awareness Bra Show and Auction at Market Station in Leesburg.
Dominion High School grad lands spot on “The Voice”
Ryan Sill, 20, a 2012 graduate of Dominion High School, made it through the blind auditions of “The Voice” on Oct. 6. Photo Courtesy/NBC Productions
Wed., Oct. 8 | 11:00 AM - Twenty-year-old Ryan Sill, a 2012 graduate of Dominion High School in Sterling, is putting his singing to the test on NBC's “The Voice.”
Meet the first same-sex couple legally married in Loudoun
Cindy LoSasso (left) and Carla Rhoads received their marriage certificate in Loudoun County Oct. 6 at 2:31 p.m. They were the first same-sex couple in the county’s history to do so. Courtesy Photo/Facebook
Wed., Oct. 8 | 08:48 AM - Carla Rhoads and Cindy LoSasso have been together for 16 years. The Leesburg couple has long been hankering for a wedding, but they wanted to be legally married in their home state.
Obit: Donald W. Devine, a ‘legend of Loudoun,’ dies at 84
A graduate of Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, Donald W. Devine served as the local commonwealth’s attorney from 1971-1979 before becoming a federal judge.
Tue., Oct. 7 | 10:45 PM - A graduate of Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, Devine served as the local commonwealth's attorney from 1971-1979 before becoming a federal judge.
Fine-dining chef has Redskins eating healthier
The Redskins say they are one of a handful of teams that employ a full-time nutritionist, and on-site chefs are even rarer in the league. Photo By/Michael “Moe” Murphy
Tue., Oct. 7 | 09:00 AM - There's a chef with a French cuisine background, a sous-chef, five cooks and a full-time nutritionist creating some 350 fresh-from-scratch meals per day.
Dominion High School grad lands spot on The Voice
Dominion High School 2012 graduate Ryan Sill appears on tonight’s episode of The Voice tonight at 8 p.m. Courtesy photo
Mon., Oct. 6 | 04:30 PM - Ryan Sill, a 2012 graduate of Dominion High School in Sterling, is putting his singing to the test on NBC's The Voice.
Wheatland Farm in need of financial support to continue its plot to help those in need
Anthony Forrest and Katherine Bruton help guide a student through a therapeutic riding lesson at Wheatland Farm. Courtesy Photo
Thu., Oct. 2 | 02:22 PM - As the Faith and Family Foundation at Wheatland Farm in Purcellville prepares for its 8th Annual Gala Oct. 4, the organization finds itself at a crossroads.
ACTION! Screenings announced for second Middleburg Film Festival
Thu., Oct. 2 | 12:58 PM - The festival opens October 30 with Richard LaGravenese’s musical “The Last Five Years” starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game will screen as the Centerpiece on Nov. 1.
Forever Families Adoption Services to hold charity golf tournament
Wed., Oct. 1 | 05:04 PM - Forever Families Adoption Services Inc. will hold its first FFAS Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 6, at Piedmont Club in Haymarket, Advance registration is required. Check-in opens at 8 a.m. and play begins at 10 a.m.
10 for 10: Ten must-do events for October in Loudoun
With fall in full swing, there’s lots to do in Loudoun in October.
Wed., Oct. 1 | 04:22 PM - Ten must-do events for October in Loudoun.
The streak continues: 2014 a record for Virginia wine
Wed., Oct. 1 | 02:47 PM - Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), state agriculture officials and Virginia Wine Marketing officials announced the feat in late September, setting the table for an electric Virginia Wine Month in October, featuring the estimable Virginia Wine Summit in Richmond Oct. 21
Send us your Loudoun photo story
Tue., Sep. 30 | 01:16 PM - “Mirror Image” is a new feature about you and your photos of Loudoun County