Tag: Loudoun County


Agriculture Matters grant assists two Loudoun County nonprofits

The Loudoun County Farm Bureau honored two organizations with a 2017 Agriculture Matters Grant to assist them in promoting agricultural efforts.


Loudoun County promotional cards hitting a home run

Some Loudoun County elementary school students have swapped baseball players for farmers on new trading cards.

Governor McAuliffe announces new craft malting operation, jobs in Loudoun County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Pilot Malt House Virginia (dba Pilot Malt House) will locate a second artisan craft malting operation in Loudoun County.

Carfax announces expansion in Fairfax, Loudoun

Carfax®, the leading provider of vehicle history information for buyers, sellers, and owners of pre-owned cars in the United States, will invest $5 million to expand its headquarters in Fairfax County, creating 120 new jobs.

Cool weather has delayed some strawberries — but they’re coming!

Wegmeyer Farms in Loudoun County isn’t picking strawberries quite yet, but grower Tyler Wegmeyer said “all the prepping is going on” for farm market and pick-your-own sales.


Another Virginia horse tests positive for EHM

On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was notified of a horse in Loudoun County that tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), a neurological disease of horses caused by Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

Virginia Tech study says workforce center could boost Loudoun County wine industry

A workforce education center would give a needed boost to the wine industry in Loudoun County, near Washington, D.C., a Virginia Tech study confirms.

K2M Group Holdings to expand global headquarters, R&D operation in Loudoun

K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a global medical device company, will relocate its global headquarters and research and development operations to a new 146,000-square-foot facility in Loudoun County.

Loudoun County selected to host 2015 Wine Tourism Conference

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Loudoun County will host the 2015 Wine Tourism Conference.

McAuliffe announces first Mid-Atlantic commercial hops processing operation

Black Hops Farm, LLC will initially convert 15 acres of former pasture land into a hopsyard and build a new processing facility, becoming the largest hopsyard in Virginia.

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Mark Herring Inaugural Committee closes out with donations to 11 charities

Attorney General Mark Herring announced donations today to 11 Virginia charities, closing out the funds donated to his inaugural committee in accordance with Virginia election law.

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Defoliation of white oak trees occurring in Northern Virginia counties

Homeowners in six Northern Virginia counties have kept the phone lines buzzing at Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices expressing concern about defoliated white oak trees.

Virginia counties honored for digital information efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe today congratulated nine Virginia counties that received top rankings in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey.

Time for some fresh Virginia peaches

Virginians looking for the perfect peach to sweeten their summer won’t have to wait much longer. According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the state’s peach season has started with the first early varieties.

Operation Border-to-Border on nets 2,399 traffic violations

Seven state police and highway patrol agencies spent Friday, June 13, 2014, through Sunday, June 15, 2014, enforcing Operation Border to Border along approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15 and 124 miles of U.S. Route 17.

Virginia localities to benefit from state matching funds for roads projects

Localities throughout Virginia will receive approximately $180 million in state matching funds, which advances nearly $880 million in transportation projects to improve roads, bridges, sidewalks, trails and traffic lights in their area.

Virginia State Police joins Border to Border enforcement effort

Six state police and highway patrol agencies this weekend will once again engage in Operation Border to Border, a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative targeting approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15, which originates in Waterboro, S.C., and ends in Corning, N.Y.

Pedestrian Danger Index: Virginia middle of the pack

A new report, Dangerous by Design, provides information on pedestrian fatalities and injuries and ranks every state, metro region and county based upon the degree of danger faced by pedestrians.

State announces 2014 Virginia Index of Performance Awards

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Board of Education announced that 212 schools and four school divisions earned 2014 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.

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Attorney General Mark Herring launches public safety tour

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has launched a two week public safety tour of Virginia in which he will hold 22 regional meetings to hear from local public safety and law enforcement leaders and local elected officials about challenges in their area and ways that he can help protect our communities.

Creigh Deeds: Reflecting on the 2014 General Assembly session

Every year as the General Assembly session winds down, it’s important to take some time to reflect on the things that have been accomplished, the things yet to accomplish, and perhaps the missed opportunities. With less than a week left before the scheduled adjournment of the 2014 session, a couple of things are clear.


Va. delegation announces step forward on USDOT loan for rail to Dulles

The Northern Virginia congressional delegation announced a significant step forward in securing a commitment for a low-interest, long-term federal loan to help finish constructing the Dulles Metrorail Project.

Virginia State Police answering thousands of calls due to snow

From 4 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12) through 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb.13), Virginia State Police state police emergency dispatch centers fielded 4,052 calls for service. During that same 12-hour period, state troopers responded to 1,095 traffic crashes and 1,115 disabled vehicles across the Commonwealth.

Creigh Deeds: Change in Richmond

Nearly halfway into the 2014 session two new senators were seated. Since both senators, Jennifer Wexton from Loudoun County and Lynwood Lewis from Accomack County, are Democrats, the balance of power shifted in the Senate of Virginia.

McAuliffe announces agriculture and forestry industries grants

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced this week the award of two planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture & Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID).

Enjoy Virginia wine with your Valentine

White Hall is hosting its 4th Annual Wine & Chocolate Celebration, which will feature Virginia-based Gearharts Fine Chocolates. Participants will get to sample three different chocolates paired with six wines and listen to local musicians Curtis Prince and Travis Elliott.

Telos Corporation to create 160 new Virginia jobs

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Telos Corporation, a leading cybersecurity company, will invest $5 million in its operations in Loudoun County.