Frederick County

Pet of the week: Timid Tommy a good fit for quiet home

Lyndie Scott, kennel supervisor at the Winchester SPCA's Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center, holds Tommy. Brad Fauber/Daily

May 11, 2015

WINCHESTER — Tommy, a black domestic longhair cat who has resided at the Winchester SPCA for nearly six months, is an affectionate animal that will gladly curl up in your lap, says Lyndie Scott, kennel supervisor at the new Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center.

A non-traditional path

Julia Duke, a 36 year-old mother of two from Stephens City, will graduate from Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Business School this Saturday with a bachelor's degree in business administration.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 8, 2015

Julia Duke knows her children are proud of her upcoming graduation from Shenandoah University. A former military wife, she traveled the world for nine years with her Marine husband. Then in 2009, she jumped at the opportunity to invest in herself.

Developer seeks to rezone site

May 7, 2015

The Frederick County Planning Commission has backed a request to rezone land eyed for a new FBI records center.

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.

Training day a ‘snapshot’ of instruction

April 22, 2015

WINCHESTER — Nobody wants to miss school on the day of a class trip, Director of Student Support Services Charles M. “Mitch” Peeling remarked Wednesday at a training session for Frederick County Public School personnel.

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.