Drew Davis, a park ranger at the Andy Guest State Park, looks over the view of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at the Everett Cullers Overlook inside the park. The park saw an increase of 16 percent more visitors in 2014 over the previous year. Rich Cooley/Daily
Drew Davis, a park ranger at the Andy Guest State Park, looks over the view of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at the Everett Cullers Overlook inside the park. The park saw an increase of 16 percent more visitors in 2014 over the previous year. Rich Cooley/Daily

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January 29th, 2015

Shenandoah River State Park continues to see more and more visitors with each passing year.

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Jobless rates fall to lowest since ’08

January 29th, 2015

Virginia saw a 0.2 percent decrease in its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December, dropping the rate to 4.8 percent, the lowest since October 2008, Gov. Terry McAuliff reported this week.

School Board makes case for increasing budget

January 29th, 2015

A Wednesday night joint session between the Frederick County Board of Supervisors and School Board members resulted in some questions but few disagreements so far about the 2016 fiscal year budget, said Steve Edwards, coordinator of policy and communications for schools.

Accused bank robber suffered drug relapse

Clayton Hill
Clayton Hill

January 29th, 2015

A man arrested after authorities in Woodstock chased him in a car and on foot told a family member a day earlier he had relapsed into drug usage, wanted help and that his life was over.

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Drew Davis, a park ranger at the Andy Guest State Park, looks over the view of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at the Everett Cullers Overlook inside the park. The park saw an increase of 16 percent more visitors in 2014 over the previous year. Rich Cooley/Daily
Drew Davis, a park ranger at the Andy Guest State Park, looks over the view of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at the Everett Cullers Overlook inside the park. The park saw an increase of 16 percent more visitors in 2014 over the previous year. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 29th, 2015

Shenandoah River State Park continues to see more and more visitors with each passing year.

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Strasburg's Ethan Duckworth gets Stonewall Jackson's Bryant Schutz on his back during their 170-pound wrestling match on Jan. 21 at Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily file
Strasburg's Ethan Duckworth gets Stonewall Jackson's Bryant Schutz on his back during their 170-pound wrestling match on Jan. 21 at Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 29th, 2015

The top of the Bull Run District wrestling race has been as competitive as they come this season, and the district’s best will meet for one final time this weekend before true postseason competition starts up in the coming weeks.

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Family friendly events fill Super Bowl weekend

January 29th, 2015

Although much of the weekend will be spent preparing for Sunday’s big game, people can “run out the clock” until kickoff at some of these area events and celebrations.

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Recipe of the Week: Maple bacon cheesecake

Cody Fitchett
Cody Fitchett

January 27th, 2015

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, mostly because I love cream cheese. The texture is creamy and velvety, and the crust adds the crunch the dessert needs.

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