Winchester

Heroin dealer sentenced to 31 years

U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr., left, praises area efforts to stop heroin trafficking at a news conference in front of the Winchester Police Department on Wednesday afternoon. Other area officials at the conference included, second from left:  Winchester Police Chief Kevin Sanzenbacher, Drug Enforcement Agency  Agent Stanley Kennedy, and Virginia State Police Special Agent Jay Perry. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

June 15, 2016

A Maryland man connected with three heroin overdose deaths in and around Winchester was sentenced Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg.

Senior living community unveils new, upgraded facilities

Crews continue to work on the residential expansion at The Village at Orchard Ridge. This expansion will add at least 80 new apartments, all of which have been reserved. Nathan Budryk

June 3, 2016

Senior living community The Village at Orchard Ridge unveiled several new amenities, including a large pool and aquatic therapy space as well as an outdoor dining expansion Wednesday, in addition to upgrades to existing facilities.

Co-op: Consumers should be wary of phone scam

May 31, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Electricity Cooperative has warned consumers against a phone scam in which an individual or individuals claiming to be affiliated with SVEC have threatened consumers with service shutdowns if payment isn’t made over the phone.

New dialysis clinic in Winchester

May 9, 2016

Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, has opened a new dialysis clinic in Winchester.

Celebrating Friday at the Bloom

Kari Nichols, 31, left, and Missy Fletcher, 37, right, both of Winchester, dance to the band Souled Out during the Apple Blossom  Bloomers' Luncheon on Friday in Winchester. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 29, 2016

The 89th Apple Blossom Festival kicked into high gear Friday with lunches, parties and the Firefighter’s Parade, ending with a bang at the fireworks show on the Handley High School campus.

Apple Blossom special guests share their experiences

From left, Miss Apple Blossom Outstanding Teen Trilby Brown, Miss Apple Blossom 2016 Cameron Smith and Miss Virginia 2015 Savannah Lane talk about their Apple Blossom experiences. 
 Rich Cooley/Daily

April 29, 2016

After years of attending the Apple Blossom Festival and Ladies’ Horticultural Luncheon, nursing educator and researcher Dr. Pam Webber has seen this year’s Bloom from a different perspective as the luncheon’s guest speaker.

SVEC hires new president and CEO

Michael Hastings

April 29, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Electric will have its sixth president and CEO in its history, now that Michael Hastings has assumed the title. Hastings replaces current president and CEO Myron D. Rummel, who is retiring.

Sweet Success

Meghan Fisher, 37, of Winchester, won first place in the adult division of this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival apple pie baking contest. Kaley Toy/Daily

April 28, 2016

WINCHESTER – The aroma of apple pie wafted throughout the Marker-Miller Orchards market during the 89th annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival apple pie baking contest Thursday.

SU to build new indoor athletics center

April 27, 2016

Shenandoah University has announced plans to construct a new 77,000 square foot indoor athletics and events center next to the Shentel Stadium.

Executive stresses importance of social media

Mary McDuffie

April 27, 2016

Winchester-Mary McDuffie, executive vice president of delivery channels and communications for Navy Federal Credit Union delivered a presentation about the importance of social media, personnel and customer involvement at the Apple Blossom Festival’s Business at the Bloom lunch on Wednesday.

Birth expo attracts hundreds to Winchester

April 24, 2016

Mothers, care providers and others were greeted with more than 50 vendors, several workshops and lectures by keynote speaker Nancy Mohrbacher, a breastfeeding expert at the Birth Expo in Winchester, put on by Virginia Is For Doulas.

Fire keeps raging; smoke drifts up valley

April 22, 2016

The fire raging in Shenandoah National Park for the past week has brought the smell of burning wood as far as Washington D.C., according to Sally Hurlbert, public information officer for the park.