Frederick County

Fair vendors add spicy twist to French fries

Miranda Hendry serves up a tray of Crabby Fries with Wayne Schafer's homemade crab dip at a Big Fat Daddy's tent at the Frederick County Fair. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

July 30, 2015

STEPHENSON – After attendees of the Frederick County Fair see the truck and tractor pull or the new skid steer rodeo, they may go for a classic choice of French fry finger food.

Avian flu a concern at live events

July 9, 2015

A concern over avian flu has resulted in many states or localities nationwide banning or considering a ban for live poultry.

Implant offers hope for epilepsy patient

Dr. Paul Lyons, a neurologist and epileptologist at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, second from right, talks about results of a NeuroPace interrogation through a transmitter surgically implanted in the brain of his patient, Michael Bodamer, 18, at left. Bodamer, of Frederick County, has suffered from intractable epilepsy for much of his life. Also pictured, from left, are Bodamer's parents, Tom and Kimberly Bodamer, and Tiara Monroe, field clinical engineer for NeuroPace's Charlotte, North Carolina, office.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 2, 2015

WINCHESTER — Michael Bodamer, 18, had his first seizure two days after birth, shortly after suffering a stroke. Now a surgically implanted NeuroPace device could change everything for him.

State bans natural deer lures

A deer stands along the edge of the woods along Dismal Hollow Road in Warren County. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 30, 2015

Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal for hunters or wildlife enthusiasts to use natural deer lures that contain urine or other bodily fluids.

Town OKs budget, park fee changes

June 16, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown officials unanimously approved the town’s budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 in a special meeting Tuesday night.

Frederick schools invite success stories from academic year

June 8, 2015

Some of the greatest successes in a school year can go unnoticed by all except those they touch. Those are exactly the sort of stories Frederick County Public Schools aimed to celebrate in its Season of Celebration and Success program that ended Thursday and invited the community to submit their moments of success from the last school year.

Cedar Creek announces new summer programs

June 5, 2015

This summer, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Middletown will be giving visitors a more in-depth look into one of the valley’s more critical Civil War battles.

Local groups react to Clean Water rule

May 29, 2015

Wednesday’s ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency caused a wide range of reactions from environmental groups to farming agencies and politicians.

Greener pastures

Randall Gray, 17, a senior at Sherando High School in Stephens City, sits in the school's butterfly garden. After graduation, he plans to attend Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown before transferring to Virginia Tech and double majoring in dairy science and agriculture economics.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 28, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Not everyone joins their school chapter of the national FFA organization with the intention of building a career in agriculture.

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.