Frederick County

Market embraces history, looks forward

Cameron Richard, from left, Debbie Fauble, Mary Richard, Kayla Lawrence and Eddie Richard stand behind a bin of Ida red apples at Richard's Fruit Market in Middletown. The business is celebrating 61 years of operation. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 9, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Richard’s Fruit Market Stephens City has been an agritourism feature for 61 years in-part, as Owner and Operator Eddie Richard explained, “By being dependent on what Mother Nature gives you.”

Counties prepping for strong weather

October 2, 2015

Area counties are preparing for the worst as a nor’easter heads toward the region and Hurricane Joaquin makes its way toward landfall.

Graduation rates at area schools up

October 1, 2015

Virginia schools have passed the 90 percent threshold for high school students graduating on time, according to a Virginia Department of Education press release.

Author, illustrator help celebrate school’s anniversary

Bass Hoover Elementary School alumni author Jay Foreman, center, and illustrator Mark Sasser, right, speak to  students inside the gymnasium at Bass-Hoover Elementary School on Wednesday.  The pair graduated from the school in 1983 and returned to share the joy of reading to students and a challenge to read 40 books this year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 30, 2015

STEPHENS CITY– In honor of Bass-Hoover Elementary School’s 40th anniversary, local author Jay Foreman and illustrator Mark Sasser, both alumni of the school, read their new book, “Benny the Bearded Bumble Bee,” to a crowd of cheering students.

Educators attend cooperative forum on poverty and learning

Marcus Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools, right, speaks during a statewide Poverty in Virginia Public Schools forum held Tuesday at Shenandoah University. Other panelists included Scott Kizner, left, superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools, and Lorenza Kelly, center, assistant principal in Virginia Beach.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 22, 2015

WINCHESTER – The increase in the number of free and reduced lunches was among topics under discussion by teachers and administrators from throughout Virginia who gathered at Shenandoah University on Tuesday for a conference on poverty and student learning.

Report: Tourism revenue increased in 2014

September 21, 2015

Localities in the Northern Shenandoah Valley experienced a boost in tourism traffic and spending last year, according to the latest data from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Foundation to open battlefield park, visitor center

Landscape supervisor Matt Stine, left, and carpenter  J.R. Shull, right, construct this fence row outside the parking lot of the Third Winchester Battlefield Visitor Center  in Winchester on Wednesday. They are employees of Winchester firm Advantage Property Management Inc, which donated its employees for the project. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 17, 2015

After more than eight years of work, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will cut the ribbon on a new park and visitor’s center for the Third Winchester Battlefield on Saturday.

Chronic wasting disease meetings scheduled

September 11, 2015

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has scheduled four public meetings in the Northern Shenandoah Valley later this month and in October on the spread of chronic wasting disease.

Dogged search a success

Bailee, an 11-month-old Lab-hound mix,is safe in the arms of Lori Miller, of Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Kernstown Battlefield on Thursday. Bailee was found  Tuesday night following a 17-day search around the battlefield. Kevin Green/Daily

September 10, 2015

KERNSTOWN – After an exhaustive and extensive 17-day search, an 11-month-old Lab-hound mix named Bailee was found Tuesday at the Kernstown Battlefield near Winchester.