Frederick County

Nerangises honored at LFCC Appreciation Luncheon

MIDDLETOWN – After a quarter century of supporting a variety of projects at Lord Fairfax Community College, Kathy and Nick Nerangis Sr. received the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Friday at the school’s Appreciation Luncheon. Among the Nerangis’ numerous ...

Education officials, businesses seek to ensure a strong workforce

MIDDLETOWN – Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni spoke to the Frederick County Business Task Force about the need to prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce. He was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the group’s annual summit, which was attended by government officials, ...

New Stephens City budget calls for tax rate to remain same

Stephens City administrators will be introducing the town's proposed 2018-2019 budget of about $1.5 million at its meeting today. The tax rate, town manager Mike Majher said, will remain the same. The budget amount is a decrease of about $135,000 from this year's budget of $1.63 ...

Portion of Reliance Road soon to be restricted

Commercial truck traffic will be permanently restricted from using a six-mile stretch of Reliance Road (Va 627) beginning Tuesday. The affected portion of Reliance Road extends from the Interstate 81 northbound ramps at the Middletown exit (exit 302) in Frederick County to the Winchester Road ...

Frederick County deputies train in case of school shooting

WINCHESTER --“Open door to my left” “Got it” “Open door to my right” “Got it” Those shouted commands echoed in the hallways of the former Frederick County Middle School. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office on Thursday conducted a day of active shooter drills at the school ...

Fatal crash leaves two dead

A vehicle crash in Frederick County on Saturday night left two people dead and three injured. State police continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:50 p.m. in the 3300 block of Papermill Road. A 1999 Ford F150 pickup traveling east on Papermill Road crossed ...

Winter stalks start of spring

Despite the calendar, winter is not allowing spring to arrive. Snow hit the Shenandoah Valley region on Tuesday and is expected to keep falling through today, possibly into the afternoon. “The commute Wednesday morning will not be fun,” said Jason Elliott, a meteorologist at the ...

Crashes keep law enforcement busy

Law enforcement agencies were busy responding to crashes as drivers took to the roads, even one that involved a Virginia State Patrol trooper. No agency, however, reported any fatalities as of Wednesday afternoon. From midnight through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Virginia State Police statewide ...

Voices of change: Area students remember victims of gun violence

Students at area high schools established a united voice for school safety as they participated in National Walkout Day on Wednesday morning. The walkout at Sherando High School, initially scheduled outdoors but was held in the auditorium due to student choice for safety, was lead by ...

Area students may participate in National Walkout Day

Students in area schools are having discussions with school administrators about taking part in the National Walkout Day on Wednesday. The walkout, school officials say, will last for 17 minutes and will be held to remember the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Feb. ...

Kaine adds support for grant to help fund I-81 improvements

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is throwing his support behind a grant to help fund a $185 million improvement project for Interestate 81. In a March 5  letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Kaine said he backed a $53 million grant as part of the I-81 project. “I am ...

Man involved in Saturday shooting arrested on drug charges

A man who shot and killed a woman Saturday during what he said was an attempted break-in at his residence was charged Monday with possession of cocaine when law enforcement officers went to re-interview him in connection with the shooting. Frederick County Sheriff's Office Capt. Aleck Beeman ...

Windy weekend kept power companies busy

Most everyone who lost power from the weekend windstorms should have their power back on, just in time for some more inclement weather today and Wednesday. “There is a small chance of freezing rain tonight (Monday) and Tuesday morning. It would be very light but with freezing rain it does it ...

Water authority seeks to stop Stephens City services, wants damages

The Frederick County Water Authority is asking the Frederick County Circuit Court to approve the authority's decision to suspend water service to Stephens City and about 2,000 residents. Eric Lawrence, Executive Director for Frederick Water, said the catalyst for filing seven counter claims ...

White Post man arrested after police pursuit

Frederick County police arrested a White Post man on several charges following a traffic stop and then pursuit on Tuesday morning. Capt. Aleck Beeman, of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, said that a deputy stopped Clarence Signor II, 62, just off of the Martinsburg Pike when it was ...

Chronic wasting disease cases on the rise

The region has seen a recent spike in the number of deer with chronic wasting disease. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, tests for chronic wasting disease came back positive for 14 deer in Frederick County and two deer in Shenandoah County. Those figures are up ...

Two plead guilty in child shooting case

Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, and Destinie Rochelle Beach, both of Stephens City, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fauquier County Circuit Court to charges related to a September shooting of a 4-year-old girl by a 2-year-old boy. Davis pleaded guilty to child abuse causing serious injury and child ...

Icy weather closed some schools this week

Tuesday's inclement weather prompted school closings for some area school districts. Frederick and Shenandoah county public schools closed for the day as ice coated the roads. Warren County Public Schools called for a two-hour delay. “Today marked the fourth day this school year that ...

Rash of window shootings reported in Frederick County

Frederick County is looking for a suspect or suspects responsible for shooting at windows this month. During the last eight to 10 days the Frederick County Sheriff's Department has received about 25 calls of vehicle or home windows being shot at by what appears to be a BB or pellet gun, said ...

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Lowe's on Market Street in Stephenson at 11:34 a.m. Monday. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a man walked into the store, went to the power tool section, picked up a ...