Teresa Showman, 59, of Maurertown, holds the replica of her $2.5 million dollar check inside the Express Mart at 203 South Main St. in Woodstock. Showman, a cross country truck driver,  won the top prize in Virginia Lottery's Casino Cash Scratcher game. Showman's daughter, Nicole Shoemaker, is standing at right and the store owner, Syed Jafri, is at the far right. Rich Cooley/Daily
Teresa Showman, 59, of Maurertown, holds the replica of her $2.5 million dollar check inside the Express Mart at 203 South Main St. in Woodstock. Showman, a cross country truck driver,  won the top prize in Virginia Lottery's Casino Cash Scratcher game. Showman's daughter, Nicole Shoemaker, is standing at right and the store owner, Syed Jafri, is at the far right. Rich Cooley/Daily

Holiday bonus

December 17th, 2014

Teresa Showman won big on a Virginia Lottery scratcher at the perfect time.

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Defendants in child sex abuse case held without bail

December 17th, 2014

A man and woman facing a list of charges related to sex offenses against a child were returned to jail and held without bond after their initial appearances in Shenandoah County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Beneath the wreath

Colleen VanCleave walks her cocker spaniel Mattie  on very merry, holiday-decorated East  Main Street in Front Royal recently.  Rich Cooley/Daily
Colleen VanCleave walks her cocker spaniel Mattie  on very merry, holiday-decorated East  Main Street in Front Royal recently.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 17th, 2014

Colleen VanCleave walks her cocker spaniel Mattie on very merry, holiday-decorated East Main Street in Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Crack ring defendant facing 10-year prison sentence

December 17th, 2014

The final defendant in a nine-member ring that distributed crack cocaine around the Winchester area was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg to 10 years in prison.

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Business owners gear up for fight

Lisa Salazar, owner of Henry's Grocery, stands inside her business  on Strasburg Road. Salazar has sought signatures inside her store against Dollar General's rezoning effort on property for a store along Strasburg Road near Homestead Drive.    Rich Cooley/Daily
Lisa Salazar, owner of Henry's Grocery, stands inside her business  on Strasburg Road. Salazar has sought signatures inside her store against Dollar General's rezoning effort on property for a store along Strasburg Road near Homestead Drive.    Rich Cooley/Daily

December 16th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — With the Warren County Planning Commission voting 5-0 Wednesday to recommend the Board of Supervisors reject a

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Lowering the boom

Warren County senior Autumn Troxell, The Northern Virginia Daily's 2014 Volleyball Player of the Year, ended a stellar career with career highs in kills (432), blocks (127), aces (72) and digs (395) this past season.
Warren County senior Autumn Troxell, The Northern Virginia Daily's 2014 Volleyball Player of the Year, ended a stellar career with career highs in kills (432), blocks (127), aces (72) and digs (395) this past season.

December 17th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — It’s a sound that Warren County volleyball coach Sarah Putnam has grown quite fond of over the last few years.

Putnam leads Wildcats to success

Sarah Putnam
Sarah Putnam

December 17th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County volleyball coach Sarah Putnam noticed a certain closeness amongst her team on and off the court this past season.

2014 All-Area Volleyball Team

December 17th, 2014

First Team
Michelle Baker, Sherando

The senior was a first team all-Northwestern District selection and was named a first

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Bountiful sweet treats

Laureen Unger holds a plate of her gluten-free granola bars inside Laureen's Bakery and Cafe in Edinburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily
Laureen Unger holds a plate of her gluten-free granola bars inside Laureen's Bakery and Cafe in Edinburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 16th, 2014

EDINBURG — One local treat could change everything you thought you knew about granola bars.

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