Frederick County

NSVRC honors Frederick County administrator

Dennis Morris, chairman of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, hands a bag of Route 11 barbecue potato chips to John Riley, left, retiring Frederick County Administrator, in commemoration for his service on the commission on Thursday. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission honored an outgoing commissioner Thursday night at the organization’s annual Christmas dinner.

Comcast offering Wi-Fi hot spots

December 12th, 2014

Residents in Warren and Frederick Counties are experiencing faster and more widely available Wi-Fi coverage, according to Comcast.

Laying the foundation

Will Akers, 16, of Strasburg, looks over his book in Spanish I class at Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 9th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Students from Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City were delayed in getting to class Tuesday, after rain and ice made roads difficult to navigate. But by midmorning, all was right at the school.

A family affair

Greg Eckles prepares to fill a beer jug from a tap inside the Better Beer Store at 3340 Valley Pike in Winchester.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 5th, 2014

WINCHESTER–It’s a family affair at the Better Beer Store.

Wintry weather rolls back into area

Allen Gochenour, lead electrician for Ortts Electric Service in Edinburg, left, and his helper Josh Giouard, right, install this snowman on top of the Woodstock Shopping Center on Monday as a storm system starts to move in. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2nd, 2014

On the heels of the season’s first snowstorm, some parts of the Northern Shenandoah Valley could see more winter weather this week. Rain and sleet should start to fall tonight, and then freezing rain on Tuesday.

Officials pass water resolution

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission passed a resolution Thursday evening to endorse adding a water supply and quality planning special assessment to its 2016 fiscal year budget.

Salvation Army needs frozen turkeys

November 17th, 2014

The Salvation Army Winchester Corps needs 60 frozen turkeys for area families by Thursday to deliver in time for Thanksgiving. With only two donations so far, they have a long way to go in a short amount of time.

Traffic outlook for this week

October 31st, 2014

Look out for southbound left lane closures on Interstate 81 this week, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Traffic to slow Sunday in Frederick County

October 30th, 2014

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced there will be both northbound and southbound “slow roll” lane closures conducted by Virginia State Police on Interstate 81 in Frederick County on Sunday morning.

Thrift stores’ closures prompt confusion

October 29th, 2014

The unexpected closing Saturday of two thrift stores run by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Winchester, Frederick, Clarke has sparked confusion and anger from those who have contributed their time to the non-profit organization.

A special companion for ‘Matty’

October 13th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — In the fenced-in backyard of a friend’s house, Matthew “Matty” Pangle recently chased a soccer ball. The game is one of the 7-year-old’s favorites, and his mother Nichole Pangle said he would keep it up for hours if given the opportunity. His mother said she hopes that Matty, who’s severely autistic, will have his own autism service dog soon to keep him safe when he runs.

Autumn’s colors drawing tourists

October 9th, 2014

Over the next month, visitors will flock to the valley to get a taste of what residents enjoy every year: the vibrant fall colors.