Politics

Sutherly calls off sheriff campaign plans

Tim Sutherly

April 30, 2015

STRASBURG – Police Chief Tim Sutherly said Thursday he is scrapping a long-anticipated campaign for Shenandoah County sheriff, citing concerns about the health of his 5-year-old son as the reason.

Report faults lawmakers on transparency

April 21, 2015

A report from a group of non-profit lobbying organizations has criticized the 2015 General Assembly for what it describes as shortcomings in giving notice of meetings, debating all bills and recording votes.

McAuliffe signs two anti-heroin bills

City of Alexandria delegate Charniele Herring, left, applauds with a host of other supporters as Governor Terry McAuliffe, right, completed signing new legislation Tuesday afternoon regarding public safety workers administering naltrexone and doctors being able to screen patients' prescribed medications. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 7, 2015

WINCHESTER – The area’s efforts to counter the opiate drug epidemic received some high profile support from Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a bill signing ceremony at the county public safety building Tuesday.

Ex-cons urged to seek restoration of rights

Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney, left,  stands beside Front Royal resident Chris Harris, right, during his appearance Tuesday afternoon at  a Restoration of Rights workshop with the Winchester Area NAACP Chapter in Winchester.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 7, 2015

Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney arrived in town Tuesday with a message for convicted felons that they may be eligible for the restoration of certain rights lost to them on the day they pleaded or were found guilty.

Collins looks for votes in Front Royal

Christopher Collins

April 5, 2015

Christopher Collins brought his campaign for a seat in the House of Delegates Thursday to a friendly audience of about a dozen who listened to him explain the reasons for his candidacy.

Millholland running for Frederick County Sheriff

Lenny Millholland

April 3, 2015

Retired Winchester Sheriff Lenny Millholland announced Friday he is ready for a comeback, this time as Frederick County Sheriff if he can win enough votes in the November General Election.

Webert to run for re-election

Del. Michael Webert  Rich Cooley/Daily file

April 2, 2015

Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall, has announced he is running for re-election in his district that includes all of Rappahannock County and parts of Warren, Fauquier, and Culpeper counties.

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 25, 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.

Collins running against Berg in 29th District

Christopher Collins

March 12, 2015

A criminal defense attorney and former member of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors has announced he is taking on Del. Mark Berg, R-Winchester, for the Republican nomination in the 29th House District.

Commonwealth’s Attorney race taking shape

Chad Logan

March 6, 2015

Shenandoah County appeared all but certain Friday to have a contested election for Commonwealth’s Attorney between incumbent Amanda Wiseley and Chad Logan, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Rockingham County.

Gilbert: Ethics bill will restore trust in government

March 2, 2015

Former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on public corruption charges was the catalyst for the ethics bill that passed the General Assembly on Friday, but its stricter limits on gift giving don’t stop with state elected officials.

Bill to allow remote trapping regulations

February 19, 2015

A bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly this week will allow the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to set regulations regarding remote trapping.

Bohan starts campaign for Frederick County sheriff

February 12, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A school security officer and retired agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Thursday he is running for the Republican nomination for Frederick County sheriff.

Obenshain running for re-election

Mark Obenshain

February 10, 2015

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, announced Tuesday that he is seeking a fourth term in the General Assembly.