Virginia gets grant for education, workforce training

In addition to the grant from the National Governor’s Association, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that Virginia also has been selected to participate in an 18 month national policy academy focused on the same goals.

Carlton rises up: Growth spurt has spurred major college offers

In recent years, Loudoun products have begun to dot the rosters of some of the top college volleyball teams around. The latest blue-chipper in that parade of high-level talent is Potomac Falls High School junior setter Holly Carlton.

New hops are tops at Purcellville’s Old 690

Adding more sudsy miles to Purcellville’s craft beer trail, Old 690 Brewing Co. opened for business Aug. 15 at 15670 Ashburn Church Road.

Invasive pest first found in Fairfax spreads throughout state

An invasive insect first found in Fairfax County in 2003 has spread across Virginia, threatening the state’s ash trees.

Testimony ends in McDonnell trial

An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor’s mansion, a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple’s failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.

Recruiting innovation: Telos Corp. wraps up summer internship program

With the goal of training young, highly skilled high school and college students, Telos Corp., an Ashburn-based cybersecurity firm, wrapped up an innovative summer internship program Aug. 22.

Early foreign language learning returns to Loudoun through Language Stars

Language Stars, a foreign language program for children, wants to bring early foreign language learning back to Loudoun County.

Virginia students make gains on revised math SOL tests

Student performance improved on Virginia’s more rigorous mathematics tests last school year and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests, state education officials said Wednesday.

Sterling Muslim community speaks out against ISIS

In the face of persecution, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling has put itself on the front lines in speaking out against ISIS.

Bridging the gap: NOVA expansion could mean more opportunity for Loudoun businesses

Northern Virginia Community College is expanding its footprint in Loudoun with a large building expansion spread across two phases.