John Charles Taveras, left, sits beside his attorney David Downes during circuit court proceedings on Monday. Taveras pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge arising from a Sheriff's Office undercover investigation into the smuggling of untaxed cigarettes. Rich Cooley/Daily

Defendants plead guilty in smuggling case

WOODSTOCK – Two New York City men pleaded guilty Monday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to single charges of money laundering in a cigarette smuggling case.

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Council hears plea for money

August 31, 2015

STRASBURG – Mayfest supporters pleaded with Town Council again Monday to give money for the event to the Chamber of Commerce.

Two more arrested in meth bust

August 31, 2015

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two more people on drug and gun charges stemming from the execution of a search warrant at a suspected methamphetamine laboratory near Mount Jackson.

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Skyline girls take Central

August 31, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Skyline High School’s volleyball team strung together four consecutive kills in the decisive fourth set Monday night to pull out a 3-1 non-district victory over homestanding Central High School on Jerry Walters Court.

Prep scores: 9-31

August 31, 2015

Monday’s result
Skyline 3, Central 1



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Strasburg drought restrictions

August 31st, 2015

Drought Watch Recommendations (mandatory while in a Drought Emergency)
All water users are encouraged to:
• Reduce or eliminate outside

Patsy Cline festival expands with new events

August 31st, 2015

Patsy Cline fans attending this week’s Patsy Cline Music Festival will get further acquainted with Winchester’s favorite celebrity and enjoy entertainment, dancing and plenty of music in honor of the singer’s birthday on Sept. 8.

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