Frederick County

Truancy Prevention Summit inspires greater attendance

Vivian Stith-Williams, school social work specialist for the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Student Services, talks during the 3rd Annual Truancy Prevention Summit on Friday at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. The all-day summit attracted 140 attendees, more than twice the number as last year.  Josette Keelor/Daily

April 17, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Truancy is a bigger problem than the simple act of arriving to school late or skiving off class every now and then. It affects a student’s education, it reduces graduation rates and it leads to questions of what students are doing with their time if not in school.

Car slams into building; 1 injured

A vehicle rests inside the Stone Hall Community Center at Autumn Glen retirement subdivision near Stephens City on Tuesday. Police said the driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake and her car jumped the curb and crashed through the center's eastern wing.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

April 7, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A card game among friends was interrupted when a blue Subaru Forrester crashed through the Stone Hall Community Center in the Autumn Glen retirement subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

Above and beyond

Elizabeth Miller, deputy director at Starbase Academy in Winchester, engages with a student after averaging the data from their recent rocket experiment.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 26, 2015

WINCHESTER — Susan Corrigan has said that hers is the best teaching job there is.

Cedar Creek, Belle Grove to open 2015 programs

March 19, 2015

After a long, frigid and snow-filled winter, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and its partners are preparing for the warmer weather and crowds for the 2015 season.

College, university team on reverse transfer agreement

March 18, 2015

Through a new reverse transfer agreement, some students at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown will be able to transfer a greater number of credits to James Madison University in Harrisonburg. The change allows students to complete an associate’s degree through the community college while knocking out general education courses toward a bachelor’s degree.

Final adjustment

Jeffrey Benko, of Front Royal, makes an adjustment to a fishing lure as the fishes in his kayak in Lake Frederick on Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 17, 2015

Jeffrey Benko, of Front Royal, makes an adjustment to a fishing lure as the fishes in his kayak in Lake Frederick on Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Cedar Creek seeking volunteers for Park Day

March 16, 2015

Since first becoming publicly operational in 2010, the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Middletown has been an ongoing project for the National Park Service.

Frederick picks administrator

March 12, 2015

The Frederick County Board of Supervisors has hired Brenda Garton as the next county administrator.

Fall hunting data released by state

March 11, 2015

Fall harvest numbers were down for deer and turkey, but increased for bears in 2014, according to data from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.