Dillon Campbell, 17, captain of Skyline High School Academic Team, answers a question during a recent team practice. The team recently won the  Conference 28 tournament and ranks No. 2 in the region. The students have advanced to the Region 3A East Tournament that will be held Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily
Dillon Campbell, 17, captain of Skyline High School Academic Team, answers a question during a recent team practice. The team recently won the  Conference 28 tournament and ranks No. 2 in the region. The students have advanced to the Region 3A East Tournament that will be held Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

A study in everything

January 30th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — This Skyline High School after-school club meets four days a week and challenges students to learn all they can about everything. The team recently came in first place in the Virginia High School League Conference 28 Tournament.

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Educational gaps highlighted at work session

January 30th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Closing the achievement gap between low-income and middle-income students is among the budget concerns highlighted at a Shenandoah County School Board work session this week.

Mother of murdered child faces heroin charges

January 30th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The biological mother of a murdered child has been charged with two counts related to heroin distribution in Shenandoah County after a traffic stop drug bust.

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

January 30th, 2015

Who is going to win the NFL Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday – the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks? Here’s what some local residents are saying:

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Shentel closes fourth quarter strong

January 30th, 2015

Edinburg-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, commonly known as Shentel, saw an across the board rise in subscription rates in 2014, according to its latest quarterly report.

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Rams fall to Mustangs at home

Strasburg's Noah St. Clair drives through the lane as George Mason's Robert Tartt defends during third quarter boys basketball action Friday night in Strasburg.   Rich Cooley/Daily
Strasburg's Noah St. Clair drives through the lane as George Mason's Robert Tartt defends during third quarter boys basketball action Friday night in Strasburg.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 30th, 2015

STRASBURG – George Mason boys basketball coach Chris Capannola said the Mustangs’ goal on a game-by-game basis is to “frustrate” opposing offenses. The Mustangs did that against Strasburg on Friday night.

Generals fall short against Bison

January 30th, 2015

QUICKSBURG — Stonewall Jackson’s girls basketball team made a good faith effort in the first half, but in the end Buffalo Gap had more talent and depth. It added up to a 47-31 Shenandoah District victory Friday for the Bison over the Generals.

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Stephens-Stubley engagement

Courtney Stephens and Stephen Stubley
Courtney Stephens and Stephen Stubley

January 30th, 2015

Steve and Tracy Sykes of Thomasville, Georgia, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lauren Stephens, to Stephen McClellan Stubley, son of Meg Stubley and Dr. Rob Stubley of Thomasville.

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