News

Police Blotter: Woodstock

Valley 911

The Woodstock Police Department reported the following incidents in December: Bradley Victor Stewart, 52, was charged with public swearing or intoxication. Michael Lynn Jenkins, 32, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Aaron Matthew Branham, 34, was charged ...

Snow expected Tuesday, warmer temps by this weekend

Local News

The Northern Shenandoah Valley should expect to see anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow on Tuesday, according to Brian LaSorsa, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sterling. “[Snow] comes increasingly likely across the morning hours,” LaSorsa said. “By the afternoon, ...

Honor Roll

Education

The Stonewall Jackson High School has announced pupils who have been named to the All-A honor roll for the first semester. Ninth grade: Julia Biller, Rachael Burch, Samuel Clark, Jeremy Clem Jr., Benjamin Cook, Eliana Dellinger, Isabell Dellinger, Rebecca Diehl, Sarah Eaton, Kylene Franklin, ...

Lynching documentary teaches about a grim past

Local News

WINCHESTER -- A documentary on lynching being used as a teaching tool around the United States was shown Monday at Shenandoah University as part of its Martin Luther King Day observance. “An Outrage” is a documentary film about lynching in the American South. It was filmed on location in ...

Bill would punish fetal death in DUI crashes

Local News

A state senator wants to allow prosecutors to go after drunken drivers who cause crashes that result in the death of fetuses. Sen. Mark D. Obenshain filed a bill for consideration in this session of the Virginia General Assembly that, if enacted into law, would expand the crime of involuntary ...

Senate panel votes to ban bump stocks

Local News

RICHMOND - A survivor of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas helped persuade a Virginia Senate committee Monday to approve a bill outlawing bump stocks, a device that allows a rifle to mimic an automatic weapon. After hearing from Henrico County resident Cortney Carroll, who was at the ...

Strasburg fire chief responded to multiple calls

Local News

Strasburg Fire Chief Dale King responded to five calls during a time when the Strasburg Fire Department says he was on administrative leave. According to incident reports obtained by the Northern Virginia Daily in response to a public records request, King responded to five calls between Nov. ...

Delegates’ bills hit range of topics

Local News

The region's state delegates filed dozens of bills in the Virginia General Assembly that tackle topics from senior-citizen protection and professional sports teams to distracted driving and swearing. Del. Christopher E. Collins, R-Winchester, represents the 29th District covering Winchester ...

SCPS supporting formation of coalition

Local News

The Shenandoah County Public Schools system is supporting the formation of a coalition of school districts that will serve as an advocacy group for stressed school divisions. The School Board Thursday night voted unanimously to approve supporting the formation of the “Small and Rural Schools ...

Carmeuse denies $8.7 million expansion in Shenandoah County

Local News

Carmeuse Lime & Stone denied Friday that it had plans to expand its operations in Shenandoah County. Basing its information on a news release from Shenandoah County Administrator Mary Beth Price issued Dec. 22, the Northern Virginia Daily reported Friday that Carmeuse was planning an ...

Blind woodcutter wins new log splitter in radio contest

Local News

EDINBURG – One perk of being a blind woodcutter, according to Bob Sigler, 58, of Edinburg, is that he can work at night without putting lights on. To answer the immediate question: Yes, he has all 10 fingers. In fact, his woodcutting hobby has evolved into a chopped wood-delivery business ...

Strasburg police chief officially leaves position

Local News

STRASBURG — Tim Sutherly is handing over the reins as Strasburg police chief to Wayne Sager. Sager officially becomes police chief today. In an interview on Tuesday, Sutherly said that he was proud of low crime rates during his watch. “[Strasburg] remains the safest town in Virginia five ...

Trial date set in Strasburg firefighters’ cases

Local News

WOODSTOCK – Six members of the Strasburg Fire Department accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor are scheduled to go on trial April 5. Judge Kevin Black also expanded the language of all six charges Thursday to read, “contributed to the delinquency of a minor or engaged in ...

Questions arise about department’s administrative leave policy

Local News

STRASBURG — In a statement sent late Wednesday, the Strasburg Fire Department announced for the first time that it had placed five members on administrative leave in November, and an additional member late in December, all in connection with pending court cases involving charges of  ...

Carmeuse to create 67 jobs in Shenandoah County

Local News

Carmeuse Lime & Stone, a limestone producer, is planning an $8.7 million expansion that will create 67 jobs in Shenandoah County and 30 in its Frederick County facility over the next three years. Based on these expectations, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership approved ...

Cold weather returns Saturday

Local News

Area residents shouldn’t put away their winter clothes. A cold snap could hit this weekend, experts say. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the upper 20s or lower 30s will return to the region early Saturday morning. Meteorologist Brian LaSorsa said Thursday that the ...

Strasburg vice mayor announces re-election plans

Local News

STRASBURG — Town Council member Scott Terndrup has announced that he will run for re-election. During Tuesday’s council meeting, Terndrup, who is also the town’s vice mayor, said that he initially thought he would retire after his current term. But he said that recent conversations had ...