Times Community Media

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Times Community Media
TypeWeekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
PublisherArthur W. Arundel
Language English
Headquarters Herndon, Virginia, Virginia
Website www.timescommunity.com

Times Community Media (TCM) is a group of contiguous weeklies in Northern Virginia, United States, and the Piedmont, United States.

A weekly newspaper is a general-news publication that is published once or twice a week.

Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia, locally referred to as NOVA or NoVA, comprises several counties and independent cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is a widespread region radiating westward from Washington, D.C. With 2.8 million residents, it is the most populous region of Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area.

The Piedmont region of Virginia is a part of the greater Piedmont physiographic region which stretches from the falls of the Potomac, Rappahannock, and James Rivers to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The region runs across the middle of the state from north to south, expanding outward to a width of nearly 190 miles at the border with North Carolina. To the north, the region continues from Virginia into central Maryland and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Based in Herndon, Virginia, [1] the newspaper group provides local news in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington, D.C. With more than 200 years of local newspaper history[ clarification needed ], the company grew by focusing on local news. As of 2008, the Times Community Newspapers 240,000 households in Northern Virginia. [2] TCM is a co-owner of the Washington Suburban Press Network, which is also a group of regional community newspapers. [3]

Herndon, Virginia Town in Virginia, United States

Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area of the United States. The population was 23,292 at the 2010 census, which makes it the largest of three incorporated towns in the county.

In 1962, the company was founded by Arthur W. Arundel. Arundel purchased the 165-year-old Loudoun Times-Mirror in Leesburg in 1963. [4] The company has grown ever since, and now owns the following newspapers:

Leesburg, Virginia Town in Virginia

Leesburg is the historic county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia, regarded as one of the most picturesque towns in America. It was built circa 1740 and occupied by some of Virginia’s most famous families, being named for Thomas Lee, ancestor of Robert E. Lee. In the War of 1812, it became the temporary seat of the United States government, and in the Civil War, it changed hands several times.

Culpeper Times is a newspaper in Culpeper, Virginia, covering local news, sports, business and community.

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Fauquier County, Virginia County in the United States

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Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area CSA in the United States

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Dulles, Virginia Unincorporated area in Virginia

Dulles is an unincorporated area in Loudoun County, Virginia, which is part of the Washington metropolitan area. The headquarters of Orbital ATK, Radiant Solutions, and ODIN technologies and the former headquarters of MCI Inc. and AOL are located in Dulles. The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington forecast office and the National Weather Service's Sterling Field Support Center are also both in Dulles.

Sterling, Virginia Census-designated place in Virginia

Sterling, Virginia is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia. The population as of the 2010 United States Census was 27,822. It is located northwest of Herndon, east of Ashburn, and west of Great Falls, and includes part of Washington Dulles International Airport and the former AOL corporate headquarters. Sterling is also home to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office LWX, as well as the Sterling Field Support Center, the National Weather Service test, research, and evaluation center for weather instruments.

Ashburn, Virginia Census-designated place in Virginia

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The Dulles Technology Corridor is a business cluster containing many defense and technology companies, located in Northern Virginia near Washington Dulles International Airport. The area was called "The Silicon Valley of the East" by Atlantic magazine. It was dubbed the "Netplex" in a 1993 article by Fortune magazine. Another article in 2000 claimed that the area contained "vital electronic pathways that carry more than half of all traffic on the Internet. The region is home to more telecom and satellite companies than any other place on earth."

The Fairfax Times is a weekly newspaper published in Reston, Virginia which covers Fairfax County, Virginia.

Arthur W. "Nick" Arundel was a Harvard graduate and former United States Marine Corps combat officer in the Korean War. Arundel covered Washington, D.C. as a correspondent for CBS News and later The White House for United Press International. The founder of Arundel Communications based near Dulles Airport, he originated in American journalism the concept of 24-hour news cycle All-news radio format at Washington radio station WAVA-FM in 1960. He was Chairman and Publisher of the 17 Times Community Newspapers and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of Virginia Communications.

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