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Preschool classes sought at hearing

Allison Gregg, 34, of Woodstock, speaks in support of funding the county's pre-school program during the Shenandoah County School Board's public hearing Monday night at the county government center in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily
Allison Gregg, 34, of Woodstock, speaks in support of funding the county's pre-school program during the Shenandoah County School Board's public hearing Monday night at the county government center in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 2nd, 2015

WOODSTOCK — At a Monday night public hearing, the Shenandoah County School Board met to receive community feedback on plans for the school division’s 2016 fiscal year budget.

Gilbert: Ethics bill will restore trust in government

March 2nd, 2015

Former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on public corruption charges was the catalyst for the ethics bill that passed the General Assembly on Friday, but its stricter limits on gift giving don’t stop with state elected officials.

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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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Rams to take on Panthers after weeklong layoff

Strasburg's Ryan Smoot looks to pass while Wilson Memorial's Mack Cullen defends during the first round of Region 2A basketball on Feb. 24 at Strasburg High School.  The Rams travel to Bruton for Tuesday's regional quarterfinal. Rich Cooley/Daily file
Strasburg's Ryan Smoot looks to pass while Wilson Memorial's Mack Cullen defends during the first round of Region 2A basketball on Feb. 24 at Strasburg High School.  The Rams travel to Bruton for Tuesday's regional quarterfinal. Rich Cooley/Daily file

March 2nd, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s weeklong layoff between its Region 2A East boys basketball tournament first-round and quarterfinal games brought with it a list of pros and cons.

Schaefer hired to manage Rebels

George Schaefer. Photo by Melissa T. Dodge
George Schaefer. Photo by Melissa T. Dodge

March 2nd, 2015

When George Schaefer was looking for an opportunity to coach a summer league team the New Market Rebels caught his eye for several reasons.

Gerald Almy: More tips to score a buck

Gerald Almy
Gerald Almy

March 2nd, 2015

Last week we began looking at the technique for scoring a buck using the Boone & Crockett system. This is the most widely used method for describing the measurements of a deer’s rack. When someone says they harvested a “130-inch buck,” this is typically the scoring system they are referring to.

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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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