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School Board proposes plan for preschool classrooms

March 5th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — However possible, Shenandoah County Public Schools plan to add two new preschool classrooms this fall. Despite a decrease in state funding for the classrooms through the Virginia Preschool Initiative, schools could make this effort possible with less overall funding from the county.

Encouraging creativity

Emily Alexander, right, and Courtney Hodges, both 16 and in the 11th grade at Strasburg High School, demonstrate how to build boron trihydride molecules using the school's computer software at Tuesday evening's STEM Share Fair at Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg.  Josette Keelor/Daily
Emily Alexander, right, and Courtney Hodges, both 16 and in the 11th grade at Strasburg High School, demonstrate how to build boron trihydride molecules using the school's computer software at Tuesday evening's STEM Share Fair at Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg.  Josette Keelor/Daily

March 5th, 2015

STRASBURG – Part of teaching is about challenging students to discover what they never thought possible. It’s also about playing to students’ strengths and interests so they want to keep on learning.

A winter blanket

Greg Nash scoops the snow off the sidewalk along East King Street in Strasburg on Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily
Greg Nash scoops the snow off the sidewalk along East King Street in Strasburg on Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 5th, 2015

In like a lion, March has brought the Northern Shenandoah Valley a winter storm expected to accumulate 4 to 8 inches, the National Weather Service said today.

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Running smooth

Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily
Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 27th, 2015

STRASBURG—Bill Palmer has been working on cars for as long as he can remember.

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JMU roundup: Curry, Dalembert among CAA honorees

March 5th, 2015

RICHMOND — A pair of James Madison University men’s basketball players were honored among the league’s elite Thursday night as junior guard Ron Curry and sophomore forward Yohanny Dalembert were named to All-Colonial Athletic Association teams for the first time in their respective careers in a vote by the conference’s head coaches and media relations directors, as well as members of the media.

One win away

Strasburg's Ryan Smoot makes a move to the basket during a Jan. 30 home game against George Mason. The Rams face Prince Edward County tonight in the Group 2A East semifinals with a trip to next week's state tournament on the line. Game time is 7 p.m. at Orange County High School in Orange..  Rich Cooley/Daily
Strasburg's Ryan Smoot makes a move to the basket during a Jan. 30 home game against George Mason. The Rams face Prince Edward County tonight in the Group 2A East semifinals with a trip to next week's state tournament on the line. Game time is 7 p.m. at Orange County High School in Orange..  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4th, 2015

RASBURG — With Strasburg’s players awake on their bus ride home Tuesday night, Rams boys basketball coach Matt Hiserman took the time to give his players a little something to talk about.

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Tom Crosby: Touring model is star of Honda’s hybrids

March 4th, 2015

Ever since Honda began selling the first hybrid in the United States 15 years ago, Toyota and Honda have fiercely competed in improving hybrid technology in bigger sedans with more horsepower and better mileage. Virtually unchanged from when it was introduced in 2014, the top-of-the-line mid-size Touring hybrid model remains the shining star of Honda’s hybrid line-up (there are also hybrid Civics, CRZ-Sports and Insights). It battles head to head with Toyota’s Camry XLE hybrid.

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