Frederick County

HP Hood celebrates 15 years, looks toward future

September 3, 2015

WINCHESTER – Massachusetts-based dairy company HP Hood celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Winchester plant on Thursday as company industry officials, employees and area representatives gathered near the plant’s location at 160 Hood Way

LFCC, Shentel announce new partnership

Shentel President Chris French, left, and Cheryl Thompson-Stacey, president of Lord Fairfax Community College, sign an agreement for a new partnership that promises more job opportunities for  students. Kevin Green/Daily

August 20, 2015

Lord Fairfax Community College and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company have formed an expanded partnership to boost employment opportunities for students.

New winery opens today

James "Jim" Bogaty

August 8, 2015

The growing list of wineries in the Northern Shenandoah Valley will have a new addition this Saturday, with the opening of James Charles Winery and Vineyard in Winchester.

Fair vendors add spicy twist to French fries

Miranda Hendry serves up a tray of Crabby Fries with Wayne Schafer's homemade crab dip at a Big Fat Daddy's tent at the Frederick County Fair. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

July 30, 2015

STEPHENSON – After attendees of the Frederick County Fair see the truck and tractor pull or the new skid steer rodeo, they may go for a classic choice of French fry finger food.

Avian flu a concern at live events

July 9, 2015

A concern over avian flu has resulted in many states or localities nationwide banning or considering a ban for live poultry.

Implant offers hope for epilepsy patient

Dr. Paul Lyons, a neurologist and epileptologist at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, second from right, talks about results of a NeuroPace interrogation through a transmitter surgically implanted in the brain of his patient, Michael Bodamer, 18, at left. Bodamer, of Frederick County, has suffered from intractable epilepsy for much of his life. Also pictured, from left, are Bodamer's parents, Tom and Kimberly Bodamer, and Tiara Monroe, field clinical engineer for NeuroPace's Charlotte, North Carolina, office.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 2, 2015

WINCHESTER — Michael Bodamer, 18, had his first seizure two days after birth, shortly after suffering a stroke. Now a surgically implanted NeuroPace device could change everything for him.

State bans natural deer lures

A deer stands along the edge of the woods along Dismal Hollow Road in Warren County. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 30, 2015

Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal for hunters or wildlife enthusiasts to use natural deer lures that contain urine or other bodily fluids.

Town OKs budget, park fee changes

June 16, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown officials unanimously approved the town’s budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 in a special meeting Tuesday night.

Frederick schools invite success stories from academic year

June 8, 2015

Some of the greatest successes in a school year can go unnoticed by all except those they touch. Those are exactly the sort of stories Frederick County Public Schools aimed to celebrate in its Season of Celebration and Success program that ended Thursday and invited the community to submit their moments of success from the last school year.