Schools, libraries close for winter storm

March 5th, 2015

Public schools in Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren and Page will be closed today due to a snowstorm expected to drop 4-8 inches around northern parts of the region.

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Valley bracing for the storm

Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily
Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4th, 2015

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.

Deer disease detected in Shenandoah County

March 4th, 2015

The slow progression of chronic wasting disease has made its way to Shenandoah County, and two positive cases were detected in Frederick County, near the West Virginia state line.

Progress 2015: Building bridges

A surveyor for G.A. & Son F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa.,  plans for the next phase of the South Fork of the Shenandoah Bridge construction project in Front Royal.  The $48.4 million project  is expected to be completed in late 2017. Rich Cooley/Daily
A surveyor for G.A. & Son F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa.,  plans for the next phase of the South Fork of the Shenandoah Bridge construction project in Front Royal.  The $48.4 million project  is expected to be completed in late 2017. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 3rd, 2015

Despite what the “Jetsons” would lead viewers to believe, in 2015 motorists are still filling up their cars with gasoline and driving to work, school, church or the grocery store on good ole fashion pavement.

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Business

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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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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Public meetings March 2-6

March 1st, 2015

The Shenandoah County School Board will hold a public hearing to discuss the 2016 fiscal year budget at 7 p.m. Monday in the county board room at 600 N. Main St., Woodstock.

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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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