USDA schedules survey of farmers

February 26th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to begin surveying farmers on what crops they intend to plant for the 2015 harvest seasons.

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Cold calculations

Brad Foster, an owner and vineyard manager for North Mountain Vineyard in Maurertown, walks through a row of cabernet franc grape vines outside the vineyard on Wednesday. Foster says there has been no cold weather damage to the vines so far this season, but area vineyard owners have expressed concerns. Experts say that 2015 damage  should prove less than 2014.  Rich Cooley/Daily
Brad Foster, an owner and vineyard manager for North Mountain Vineyard in Maurertown, walks through a row of cabernet franc grape vines outside the vineyard on Wednesday. Foster says there has been no cold weather damage to the vines so far this season, but area vineyard owners have expressed concerns. Experts say that 2015 damage  should prove less than 2014.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 25th, 2015

As the winter months draw to a close, vineyards in the Northern Shenandoah Valley are once again monitoring the weather for freezing temperatures.

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Business

First Bank moves forward on sale

February 25th, 2015

First Bank has cleared a major regulatory hurdle toward closing a deal in which the bank will buy six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

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Sports

Final whistle

Stonewall Jackson football coach Dick Krol recently announced his retirement following 28 years of coaching the program. Krol is also retiring after this season as the Generals' co-head coach in track and field. Rich Cooley/Daily file
Stonewall Jackson football coach Dick Krol recently announced his retirement following 28 years of coaching the program. Krol is also retiring after this season as the Generals' co-head coach in track and field. Rich Cooley/Daily file

February 25th, 2015

QUICKSBURG — Dick Krol has never been concerned about wins and losses, or state playoff appearances. The Stonewall Jackson football coach has always cared about the players first and foremost.

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Lifestyle

Steele-Plue engagement

Tiffany Steele and Michael Plue
Tiffany Steele and Michael Plue

February 25th, 2015

Melisa Spiggle, of Edinburg, has announced the engagement of her daughter, Tiffany Steele, to Michael Plue, son of Vern and

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Roger Barbee: A just society that’s fair to all

Roger Barbee
Roger Barbee

February 25th, 2015

Children of all ages are quick to point out to any authority figure when they think a rule is “unfair.” What that complaint usually means is that the mentioned child has done something out of place and is being punished for his or her transgression.

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