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Assault suspect found dead in West Virginia

June 30, 2015

A Stephens City man wanted in the assault of a woman in Frederick County was found dead in a vehicle authorities believe was stolen from her, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday

Woodstock baby has botulism diagnosis

June 30, 2015

Benjamin Ellis Shell was a healthy baby boy. Born 9 pounds, 7 ounces, on April15, he was exceeding milestones, rolling over after a month and crawling at 2 months. So when the 11-week old boy slowly stopped eating and his bowel movements stopped his mother Antonette Capone-Shell, 24, rushed him to the emergency room.

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Stepping Up

Strasburg's  Ryan Smoot penetrates the lane for an easy layup during a home game this past season in Strasburg. Smoot, a three-sport star for the Rams, is the Northern Virginia Daily's 2014-15 Male Athlete of the Year. Rich Cooley/Daily file
Strasburg's  Ryan Smoot penetrates the lane for an easy layup during a home game this past season in Strasburg. Smoot, a three-sport star for the Rams, is the Northern Virginia Daily's 2014-15 Male Athlete of the Year. Rich Cooley/Daily file

June 30, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s football, basketball and baseball teams all had one thing in common this season – they were young. They also had strong senior leadership, and Ryan Smoot had a lot to do with that.

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Letter to the Editor: Liberalism is once again on the rise

July 1, 2015

In the 20th century we saw continuing but ever so slow progress in the struggle for equal rights in this country. In that very century we saw women’s suffrage and a civil rights movement that broke the back of segregation and now, thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, homosexuals have finally overcome the extreme prejudice that prevented them from enjoying full membership and justice in the social order.

Letter to the Editor: It’s God’s move

July 1, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that the biblical definition of marriage [one man and one woman] and the biblical purpose of marriage [to procreate] is no longer the acceptable standard in this country.

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