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Renowned Our Lady of Fatima statue awes churchgoers

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is on display Thursday inside St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock. The statute will be moved Thursday evening to St. John the Baptist Church on West Main Street in Front Royal, where there will be an overnight vigil.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 23, 2017

WOODSTOCK – The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited the Shenandoah Valley on Thursday at Catholic churches in Woodstock and Front Royal, awing those who prayed at her feet.

Caretaker charged in murder appears in court

Frances Moss-Hopkins

March 23, 2017

WINCHESTER – Prosecutors want a judge to disqualify the public defender’s office from representing a Berryville resident accused of killing a woman in her care last June.

College celebrates Global Awareness Day

Motoko Tichi, a Lord Fairfax Community College student,  gives an origami demonstration during Global Awareness Day at the college in Middletown on Wednesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 22, 2017

MIDDLETOWN – Lord Fairfax Community College celebrated Global Awareness Day Wednesday with presentations, food tastings, live music and raffles.

Students learn to manage money during Bank Day

Jessica Sims, 18, a senior at Skyline High School, listens to Elizabeth Cottrell, chairman of the board, speak during Bank Day at First Bank's Operation Center in Strasburg on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 21, 2017

STRASBURG – First Bank invited area high school seniors from Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties to learn about the banking industry, financial services and the role banks play in their communities as part of Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day scholarship program on Tuesday.

Paint prepping

Anthony Duncan, 23, of Front Royal, sands the roof of his Honda Civic outside his home on Lee Street recently. Duncan was prepping his car for a new paint job. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 21, 2017

Anthony Duncan, 23, of Front Royal, sands the roof of his Honda Civic outside his home on Lee Street recently. Duncan was prepping his car for a new paint job. Rich Cooley/Daily

Waterline project to affect rates

March 21, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – A $5.5 million proposal would help the town keep water flowing to the commercial-rich, U.S. 340-522 corridor.

Meth lab discovered in Mount Jackson, one arrested

March 21, 2017

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office personnel executed a search warrant of suspected methamphetamine lab Saturday and Sheriff’s Office investigators assigned to the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force subsequently discovered an active laboratory at 6367 Railroad St. in Mount Jackson.

Spring stroll

Lisa Cizler, of Front Royal, takes a stroll along the Eastham Park Trail  with her daughter Monica, 5, left, and Marilyn, 3, and son Martin, 7 months,  in the rear of the stroller, on Monday, which was the first day of spring. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 21, 2017

Lisa Cizler, of Front Royal, takes a stroll along the Eastham Park Trail with her daughter Monica, 5, left, and Marilyn, 3, and son Martin, 7 months, in the rear of the stroller, on Monday, which was the first day of spring. Rich Cooley/Daily

Council votes to hire consulting firm

March 21, 2017

NEW MARKET – The Town Council dealt with several items at its monthly meeting Monday evening. They included a recommended appointment to the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals, approval of funds to pay for consultation related to economic development in town and the discussion of text amendments to the town code regarding the regulation of signs in New Market.

Monday Spotlight: Friendly Giants: Someone to look up to

Kaelyn Cary

March 19, 2017

WOODSTOCK – A Central High School senior has brought high school and elementary students together by creating a mentoring program to give kids at W.W. Robinson Elementary School a little extra attention and to help them to build self-esteem.

Feeding time

Linda Bertschinger, of Edinburg, puts out hay for her horses along this snowy patch of pasture at Classicus Farm on Friday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 17, 2017

Linda Bertschinger, of Edinburg, puts out hay for her horses along this snowy patch of pasture at Classicus Farm on Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily