Clarke County

Report: Tourism revenue increased in 2014

September 21, 2015

Localities in the Northern Shenandoah Valley experienced a boost in tourism traffic and spending last year, according to the latest data from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Chronic wasting disease meetings scheduled

September 11, 2015

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has scheduled four public meetings in the Northern Shenandoah Valley later this month and in October on the spread of chronic wasting disease.

Hundreds of volunteers help at United Way event

Lori Fountain Bales, an owner of Body Renew Corporate Wellness in Winchester, dumps a load of potatoes from the Volunteer Farm into a bin on Wednesday during the Day of Caring by the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley. There were 150 volunteers from six organizations who volunteered their efforts to pick 9 tons of potatoes and tomatoes.    Rich Cooley/Daily

September 9, 2015

As part of the 15th annual Day of Caring by the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, 865 people in the region came together to assist area nonprofits and kick off the organization’s 2015-2016 campaign year.

HP Hood celebrates 15 years, looks toward future

September 3, 2015

WINCHESTER – Massachusetts-based dairy company HP Hood celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Winchester plant on Thursday as company industry officials, employees and area representatives gathered near the plant’s location at 160 Hood Way

Bella, Waffle offer unique adoption opportunity

Waffle, a 3-year-old guinea pig,  is held by Clarke County Animal Shelter kennel attendant Brittany Fewell.  Josette Keelor/Daily

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.

Foraging sustainable farming

Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm, explains the grazing and fencing of his chicken flock on Friday.   Kevin Green/Daily

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.

Funding the fight against cancer

George Brinkley

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.

Grain producers optimistic for the season

Rolls of hay bales line this field along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near the bridge in Front Royal after a rain shower Wednesday afternoon. Area hay harvests have been bountiful this spring.   Rich Cooley/Daily

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.

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.