Shenandoah County

Schools opt to open on Election Day

March 31st, 2015

Shenandoah County Public Schools plan to stay open this Election Day despite concerns raised about voter traffic in Woodstock.

Valley Wine Cellar set to close

March 26th, 2015

The Valley Wine Cellar, a retail outlet for North Mountain Vineyard & Winery, of Maurertown, will be closing its doors this weekend.

Virginia’s wine industry in need of grapes

March 26th, 2015

In both reputation and in demand, Virginia wine is growing. However, industry experts, researchers and professionals all seem to agree: grape growth is lagging.

Mount Jackson residents weigh in on rezoning bid

Tony Dean of Mount Jackson speaks against the Mount Jackson Planning Commission's rezoning request by Robert Whitehurst  to rezone 136 acres along Turkey Knob Road from agriculture to industrial during a public hearing Wednesday  night. The property, which totals 712 acres, may lead to a potential mega industrial site.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 25th, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Planning Commission voted unanimously to table making a recommendation until its regular meeting April 6, following a special joint public hearing for a rezoning request of 136 acres on Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial use.

Budget limits sheriff, security

March 25th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s next budget likely won’t include money the sheriff says is needed for courthouse security.

Body cameras take a hit in budget

March 25th, 2015

Shenandoah County law enforcement officials have praised body cameras since their introduction three years ago, but the devices are not faring well so far in the budgeting process for next fiscal year.

Meeting needs

Joan Monahan, a licensed professional counselor, left, and Diane Ricci, program manager, right, are part of the health care team for the new senior outpatient behavioral health program at Shenandoah Memorial in Woodstock. Monahan runs the group as the therapist. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 24th, 2015

Health initiatives this year are aimed at providing the Northern Shenandoah Valley with the best care possible.

Training to handle a crisis

Woodstock Police Chief Eric Reiley, left, and Stephens City police officer Scott Baber, center, role play with Carol Schott, right, jail service specialist with Northwestern Community Services, during a crisis intervention training class held Friday at the Shenandoah County Government Center in Woodstock on Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 20th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Law enforcement and other first responders don’t always know what a situation will bring when they arrive there. But as local officers and health care professionals learned this week, choosing the right words and actions can de-escalate a situation before it spirals out of control.

Lutherans name first area faith community nurse

March 20th, 2015

The Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries, representing more than 20 Lutheran churches in Shenandoah County, announced it has selected a local registered nurse as its first “Faith Community Nurse”.