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Dulles Airport Travelers on Thanksgiving Journey

Diana White, of Springfield, VA, and her son, Matthew White, are headed to Mexico City for this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. As we all waited in line for security (which shockingly took less than 10 minutes), I overheard Diana say, “Wow, this isn’t so bad.” I pulled the pair aside once we made it through security to see how their travel was going so far, the day before the busiest travel day of the year. Watch the video above to hear their tips on a speedy security process and their thoughts on the new TSA body scanners. Before you head to the airport this year, check out TSA's helpful holiday travel tips and what to expect with pat-downs.

Cheapest Gas Price in Sterling

According to AAA, the cheapest gas in Sterling is $2.869 a gallon at Dulles Shell. This gas station is located at 900 Sully Road in Sterling, VA.

Free Parking in Downtown Leesburg for the Holidays

Parking in the Town Hall parking garage  and at all on-street parking meters will be free from Thursday, November 25, 2010 through Sunday, January 2, 2011

Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Dulles Metro Rail Public Discussions

Tonight, September 13, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. a public meeting will be held for community members to discuss the second phase of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport. The meeting tonight will be held at the Sheraton Reston, which is located at 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston, VA. A second hearing will be held tomorrow, September 14, at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, VA. Both of these public hearings are being hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Discussions about the future Metro rail stations will be open house-style.

Snails on a Plane at Dulles International Airport

This past Labor Day weekend, a traveler coming in from Ghana attempted to bring over a dozen Giant African Land Snails into the states. U.S. Customs agents see a vast array of unusual items coming through Dulles International Airport, but snails are up there on the list of out of the ordinary items. These snails could also have been devastating to American crops; these particular snails are one of the most invasive species and can cause a great deal of damage to crops.

These are not your average snails! Each Giant African Snail is about the size of a young child's balled-up fist, reproduces rapidly, and can grow to nearly 8 inches long and 4 inches wide. Customs had to dispose of the snails because they are illegal in the United States. The traveler was not fined because he declared the slimy creatures.