Frederick County

Water authority seeks to stop Stephens City services, wants damages

The Frederick County Water Authority is asking the Frederick County Circuit Court to approve the authority's decision to suspend water service to Stephens City and about 2,000 residents. Eric Lawrence, Executive Director for Frederick Water, said the catalyst for filing seven counter claims ...

White Post man arrested after police pursuit

Frederick County police arrested a White Post man on several charges following a traffic stop and then pursuit on Tuesday morning. Capt. Aleck Beeman, of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, said that a deputy stopped Clarence Signor II, 62, just off of the Martinsburg Pike when it was ...

Chronic wasting disease cases on the rise

The region has seen a recent spike in the number of deer with chronic wasting disease. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, tests for chronic wasting disease came back positive for 14 deer in Frederick County and two deer in Shenandoah County. Those figures are up ...

Two plead guilty in child shooting case

Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, and Destinie Rochelle Beach, both of Stephens City, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fauquier County Circuit Court to charges related to a September shooting of a 4-year-old girl by a 2-year-old boy. Davis pleaded guilty to child abuse causing serious injury and child ...

Icy weather closed some schools this week

Tuesday's inclement weather prompted school closings for some area school districts. Frederick and Shenandoah county public schools closed for the day as ice coated the roads. Warren County Public Schools called for a two-hour delay. “Today marked the fourth day this school year that ...

Rash of window shootings reported in Frederick County

Frederick County is looking for a suspect or suspects responsible for shooting at windows this month. During the last eight to 10 days the Frederick County Sheriff's Department has received about 25 calls of vehicle or home windows being shot at by what appears to be a BB or pellet gun, said ...

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Lowe's on Market Street in Stephenson at 11:34 a.m. Monday. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a man walked into the store, went to the power tool section, picked up a ...

Proffer request is voted down

MIDDLETOWN – The Town Council on Tuesday evening unanimously voted to deny a developer's request to lower a proffer amount that would help counter the impact of a subdivision under construction. Dave Holliday, owner of Holliday Construction, was not at the meeting where the council denied ...

Icy rescue: Firefighters pluck ‘gentlemanly’ goose from frozen pond

Members of the Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company ice rescue team were called out during the recent cold snap to rescue a Canada goose that was trapped in a frozen pond. Fire Chief John Jones said Monday that his department received a call from Frederick County dispatch asking the ...

Storm bringing bitter cold wind to chill region

Area residents are being cautioned about frigid temperatures and winds projected to hit the region. Ray Martin, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, cautioned Wednesday that the storm, known as a bomb cyclone, is still forming and its path and conditions could ...

Be prepared: Warmer today but cold returns for rest of week

The effects of the frigid temperatures that have settled over the region are making most everyone miserable, homeowners unhappy and certain businesses busy. The cold snap is expected to last until Monday, at which time temperatures should increase, said Ray Martin of the National Weather ...

Two families claim remains from Sheriff’s Office

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office was able to bring some closure to two families during the Christmas holiday. The families of Lester Tinsman, of Stephens City, and Lisa Shanholtzer, of Stephenson, contacted the department to claim the cremated remains of their family members that sat for ...

Sheriff’s Office prays for the dead, needs help finding the families

WINCHESTER -- In a 50 foot by 21 foot property room, sitting among 12,702 items of evidence and 51 other items, are eight urns holding the cremated remains of the dead Six of those people have been identified, but remain unclaimed. They died various, but not suspicious, deaths  such as ...

Fire Marshal throws retirement party for explosive-detecting canine

WINCHESTER – The Fredrick County Fire Marshal’s Office celebrated the retirement of Chance, the department’s 9-year-old explosive-detecting Labrador retriever Tuesday. Along with his handler, Deputy Chief Jay Bauserman, Chance has responded to about 300 calls over eight years of ...

Officials hear complaints about unpaved roads, I-81

WINCHESTER -- Interstate 81 took a back seat to unpaved roads in Frederick County during a transportation forum Wednesday. While increasing safety on the interstate remains high on the list of priorities in Frederick County, many of the people who showed up for the event urged transportation ...

County invites public to transportation forum

Frederick County and state officials put all topics on the table for Tuesday’s annual Frederick County transportation forum. The county plans to hold its third-annual  forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the government center, 107 N. Kent St., Winchester. The Transportation Committee hosts the ...

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation launches fundraiser

The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation has launched an online fundraiser at https://tinyurl.com/y7ttn6x9  a month after a suspicious device caused the group to bar spectators from attending a day of its annual reenactment event. According to Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh, who is a member ...

Graduation day: A drug court milestone

WINCHESTER — There was a celebratory tone inside the Northwestern Regional Adult Drug Court Wednesday, as the court held its first commencement celebration for three participants. As the commencement event began, judges R. Neil Bryant and Alex Iden praised the participants for the work ...

New Valley Health urgent care center to open Wednesday

WINCHESTER — Valley Health System is opening a new urgent care center and family practice facility in Frederick County on Wednesday. The hospital system held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new building on Monday. The new building, at Rutherford Crossing near Winchester, is the third urgent ...

Cedar Creek vendors: Officials found potential pipe bomb at tent

Around 4 p.m. on Oct. 14, a member of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation’s board came up to John Buchheister and all of the other nearby vendors, who are also known as sutlers in reenacted Civil War settings.  Buchheister was about to start setting up a benefit auction for the ...