Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily
Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily

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February 27th, 2015

STRASBURG—Bill Palmer has been working on cars for as long as he can remember.

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Judge orders murder defendant to mental hospital

Claude Shafer Jr.
Claude Shafer Jr.

February 27th, 2015

A judge Friday agreed to have accused murderer Claude Delmus Shafer Jr. transferred to a psychiatric hospital after a defense attorney warned that the defendant’s mental condition was worsening “every day” in the Rappahannock Shenandoah and Warren Regional Jail.

School Board: Salaries lower for teachers

February 27th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — When members of the Warren County School Board meet on March 12 to approve the 2016 fiscal budget, they plan to address funding increases for salaries of teachers and other school staff.

Parkway project moving ahead

February 27th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Work on the long-awaited Leach Run Parkway project continues to move forward.

Wellness festival to teach on health, fitness

February 27th, 2015

The 21st Annual Community Wellness Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Apple Blossom Mall, with more than 80 exhibitors offering free and low-cost health screenings, demos and opportunities to meet practitioners and learn about health issues, support groups and community resources.

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Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily
Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 27th, 2015

STRASBURG—Bill Palmer has been working on cars for as long as he can remember.

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Strasburg's Tyler Brill chats with coach Matt Hiserman during the Region 2A East basketball game Tuesday night at Strasburg. Brill leads the area shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range.  Rich Cooley/Daily
Strasburg's Tyler Brill chats with coach Matt Hiserman during the Region 2A East basketball game Tuesday night at Strasburg. Brill leads the area shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 27th, 2015

STRASBURG — Strasburg has a real weapon at its disposal this postseason — junior forward Tyler Brill.

JMU roundup: Dukes clinch CAA women’s hoops title

February 27th, 2015

HARRISONBURG — Closing the first half on an 18-6 run, the James Madison University women’s basketball team pulled away from Northeastern in the second half to clinch the outright Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship with an 82-47 victory Friday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

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Wellness festival to teach on health, fitness

February 27th, 2015

The 21st Annual Community Wellness Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Apple Blossom Mall, with more than 80 exhibitors offering free and low-cost health screenings, demos and opportunities to meet practitioners and learn about health issues, support groups and community resources.

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George Bowers: We need to respect our roots

George Bowers Sr.
George Bowers Sr.

February 27th, 2015

This past week has been special to many young people in our valley as they celebrated the FFA. I so appreciate the influence of this great organization in my own life and in the lives of millions of others that have been members over the years. I invite you to salute these teenagers and their selfless Advisors who volunteer their time and energy to develop our youth into responsible competent leaders.

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