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Community dedicates new cancer treatment center

Cori Ashton, director of oncology operations at Valley Health's new cancer center, explains how the new linear accelerator works in the Radiation Oncology department.  Kaley Toy/Daily

August 26, 2016

WINCHESTER – Hundreds of community members gathered Friday morning in Winchester as the new regional cancer treatment center facility at Winchester Medical Center was dedicated.

Teachers receive warm welcome at convocation

New Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston joins students from the county high schools with his trumpet during the opening of the divsion's convocation on Friday at Central High School in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County School Board Chairwoman Karen Whetzel welcomed teachers back for the 2016-17 school year and thanked them for their commitment to providing the best education possible to Shenandoah County students during the district’s convocation on Friday.

Panel explores domestic violence issues

August 26, 2016

WINCHESTER – The complexities of laws governing protective orders and concealed carrying of guns were among the topics that a roomful of lawmakers, psychologists, law enforcement officials and victim advocates discussed Friday at a roundtable symposium on domestic violence.

Details emerge in New Market murder-suicide

August 26, 2016

“There’s been a shooting.” Those four words comprised a note, along with a set of keys in the door, that greeted the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies who arrived at 178 Foothills Lane in New Market before encountering an apparent murder-suicide.

Catch that pig

A participant in Friday's Shenandoah County Fair Pig Scramble struggles to find a good hold on the legs of a pig.  Jake Zuckerman/Daily

August 26, 2016

A participant in Friday’s Shenandoah County Fair Pig Scramble struggles to find a good hold on the legs of a pig. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

Man accepts plea deal in heroin death case

Michael Dane Carter

August 26, 2016

WINCHESTER – A man pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to distribute heroin in connection with an investigation of a June 2015 heroin overdose death in Frederick County.

Prepare for the fair

Bob Wilkins, owner of Bob's Builders located in Baker, West Virginia, installs one of the two camera houses along the edges of the harness racing track at the Shenandoah County Fair on Thursday. The fair will officially open today featuring a greased pig contest at 7 p.m.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 26, 2016

Bob Wilkins, owner of Bob’s Builders located in Baker, West Virginia, installs one of the two camera houses along the edges of the harness racing track at the Shenandoah County Fair on Thursday. The fair will officially open today featuring a greased pig contest at 7 p.m. Rich Cooley/Daily

Deputies: Pedestrian had narrow escape on I-81

August 25, 2016

A West Virginia woman escaped injury but was charged with being drunk in public and walking on a controlled access highway after Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle Wednesday night on Interstate 81 near Strasburg.

Bank reports attempted robbery

Police are searching for this man for questioning in an attempted bank robbery Wednesday morning at the United Bank at 199 Valley Pike in Winchester. Courtesy image

August 24, 2016

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office reports it received a 911 call of an attempted robbery at the United Bank branch at 199 Front Royal Pike on Wednesday morning.

Attorney appointed for man charged in chase

William Grim

August 24, 2016

WOODSTOCK – William Walter Grim Jr. appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday for the first time since authorities arrested him last week and charged him with numerous offenses linked to a southbound chase on Interstate 81 that ended near Staunton.