The state Senate has voted to prohibit adoption of the national Common Core curriculum standards in Virginia public schools without prior approval from the General Assembly. Sen. Richard Black's measure passed the Republican-controlled chamber Friday on a largely party-line 21-17 vote.
WSET-TV Lynchburg, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:53 PM
Loudoun County officials say a strategic decision that the Board of Supervisors made two years ago has shaped the county's financing of several major transportation projects and provided a means to help attract businesses to the county. The board voted in 2013 to keep the Department of Economic Development as a county agency rather than moving its functions to a new and independent agency modeled after Fairfax County's Economic Development Authority.
The Washington Post, Sun, Feb 1 2015 @ 02:46 PM
Beer lovers can look forward to the arrival of farm-based breweries across Loudoun County this spring, after the Board of Supervisors' recent passage of an ordinance that allows brewery businesses and tasting rooms on land where ingredients for beer are grown. Last year, state lawmakers passed legislation that relaxed regulations for farm-based breweries across Virginia.
The Washington Post, Sun, Feb 1 2015 @ 02:45 PM
Roughly 30 Loudoun County professionals indulged in an extravagant wine dinner at Palio Ristorante Italiano Jan. 28, where local wine businessman Tom Allen, president of Distant Vines importers, spoke about his pairing for the five-course affair.
Loudoun Times, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 09:59 PM
Prince William County's schools enrollment boom has outpaced the growth of the district's budget for years, a quandary exacerbated by the recession. Class sizes have ballooned .
The Washington Post, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 05:20 PM
A Loudoun County judge denied bond Thursday for a Sterling man accused of a murder-for-hire plot targeting his ex-wife, according to media reports. Dallas W. Brumback Jr., 35, was arrested last week and charged with attempted capital murder after he allegedly solicited a man to kill his ex-wife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Patch.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 07:59 PM