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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.

Loudoun is the fastest-growing county in Virginia ... again

Loudoun was home to 374,471 people as of July 2015, according to estimates from the study. That figure is up nearly 20 percent from the 2010 census that counted the population at 312,311.

Jay Hatem of Leesburg is the man behind Jay’s Wintry Mix on Facebook.

With Jay’s Wintry Mix, Leesburg man becomes a local celeb

After getting some helpful tips from several friends who worked for weather agencies, Jay Hatem found it was easy to predict the weather using a variety of tools and online models.

Horses trying to keep warm during the blizzard in western Loudoun, where snow totals came in around 25 inches. Photo By/Ed Felker

Snowfall traps horses; many Loudoun barns vulnerable

With over 15,000 horses in Loudoun County, the equestrian community scrambled to prepare for the storm. Power outages, loosing running water, running out of bedding, hay and feed and the chance of injury were on the minds of everyone charged with the responsibility of caring for horses.


‘Dream come true’—11-year-old Leesburg baller meets Steph Curry

Leesburg 11-year-old Noah Cutler had the night of his life Friday, but he wasn’t hurling snowballs or sledding through the foot of snow that was falling across Loudoun County.

A still shot from a drone video taken by Chris Turner in Leesburg. YouTube/Chris Turner

Drones, timelapses capture the weekend’s mammoth blizzard in Loudoun

New technology allowed a number of Loudoun residents to capture the depth of the weekend's historic storm.
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