Bella, Waffle offer unique adoption opportunity
July 28, 2015
BERRYVILLE — Bella and Waffle are not typical residents of the Clarke County Animal Shelter. They aren’t cats or dogs, and they also aren’t hamsters, rabbits or the other sort of occasional animals that find their way into the Berryville shelter. Waffle is a guinea pig, and Bella is a chinchilla.
Area’s superintendent salaries vary by district
July 20, 2015
The start of a new fiscal year brings more paperwork for area school divisions, and with these changes come contract amendments for superintendents.
Laurel Center director to step down after 28 years
July 15, 2015
After nearly 30 years under the same leadership, The Laurel Center announced this week it has named a new executive director.
Foraging sustainable farming
July 10, 2015
Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, has a lot to say about natural rotational grazing.
Project HOPE names Thomas Kenyon CEO
July 10, 2015
Project HOPE announced on Friday that Dr. Thomas Kenyon will be president and CEO of the international health and humanitarian organization based in Millwood. Kenyon, who succeeds Dr. John Howe III, will begin his new role on Oct. 1.
Bandit is a laid-back lap cat
June 23, 2015
BERRYVILLE — Bandit, a 6-year-old black-and-white cat, is looking for a new home.
Funding the fight against cancer
June 6, 2015
There’s a certain talent that comes with persuading friends and neighbors to give to charity, and George Brinkley of Woodstock thinks he’s got the right stuff.
Every spring, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign raises cancer awareness and funds for a cure, and Brinkley said he feels no hesitation in asking for donations for his Relay for Life team.
‘The End of Night’ chosen for next community read
June 5, 2015
WINCHESTER — The 2015 One Book One Community selection for the Winchester area is “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,” by Paul Bogard.
Grain producers optimistic for the season
May 28, 2015
Although state numbers might show otherwise, 2015 is looking positive for area grain producers, according to Bobby Clark, Virginia Cooperative Extension agent for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Pet of the Week: Berryville brothers play at staying together
May 19, 2015
BERRYVILLE — Brothers Boomer and Bear love the summer, because warm weather means pool time.
Project HOPE sends $2.2 million in medication to Nepal
May 18, 2015
Project HOPE has announced medical volunteers in Nepal have provided emergency medical care to thousands of patients injured in last week’s earthquake — the second one to hit the country in three weeks.
Wasting disease prompts extreme measures
April 26, 2015
With fawn season approach quickly for whitetail deer, the conversation of deer population management might have a different tone with the slowly expanding threat of chronic wasting disease.
Foxy is high energy, but sweet
April 14, 2015
BERRYVILLE — Foxy, a 2- to 4-year-old pit bull mix, is Clarke County Animal Shelter’s latest longtime canine resident.
Commission receives grant for study
March 27, 2015
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission received a $7,500 grant from the commonwealth to study consumer spending habits and areas of growth for outdoor recreation businesses in area communities.
New winery coming to Winchester in August
March 20, 2015
The James Charles Winery and Vineyard LLC is gearing up for its debut in the bustling Northern Shenandoah Valley wine industry this summer.
2015 Progress: Widespread attractions
March 18, 2015
It could very well be said that tourism and the Northern Shenandoah Valley go hand in hand.
Berryville man arrested on arson charge
March 17, 2015
A man accused of setting his house on fire on Tuesday in Berryville has been arrested on a felony arson charge.
Pet of the Week: Shelter hopes opposites attract caring forever homes
March 5, 2015
BERRYVILLE — Tea the tortoiseshell cat and Kacey the black and tan hound dog have little in common.
Valley bracing for the storm
March 4, 2015
The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.
Deer disease detected in Shenandoah County
March 4, 2015
The slow progression of chronic wasting disease has made its way to Shenandoah County, and two positive cases were detected in Frederick County, near the West Virginia state line.