Shenandoah County

Board declines to update plan

May 24, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders chose Tuesday not to adopt a change to a local planning document.

Ready, set, fight fires

Shenandoah County firefighter/EMTs Bryan Greer, left, and Wesley Meadows attack the fire from the Kidde Fire Trainer outside the Shenandoah County Government Center in Woodstock on Thursday. The vehicle will be used to train regional firefighters in the counties of Shenandoah, Page, Frederick and Warren, as well as Winchester.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 19, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Fire trainers from the area gathered at the Shenandoah County Government Center Thursday to train on a newly acquired training prop. The prop, funded by a regional grant secured by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, is essentially a mock car that is used to train firefighters on the management of vehicle fires.
The prop will be shared between Page, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.

School Board votes at disciplinary hearing

Jeremy Raley

May 16, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board on Monday upheld recommendations by Superintendent Jeremy Raley for the expulsion of three students involved in an incident on a school bus carrying members of the Strasburg boys’ JV and varsity basketball teams.

A stellar year for Central

Central High School Principal Melissa  Hensley chats with students inside the hallway of Central High School on Friday. Hensley has been recognized as Virginia's 2016 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 15, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley has been named Virginia’s 2016 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.

VDOT to hold hearing on Monday

May 10, 2016

The Virginia Department of Transportation has invited the public to comment on projects recommended for funding through the state’s new scoring process.

Bright Beginnings

Miles Williamson, 5, left, and his preschool classmates sit on the carpet as teacher Amanda Marston reads a book to them at W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK – It’s not all fun and games at Shenandoah County preschool programs, where students work hard to prepare for kindergarten.

50 years behind the wheel

Shenandoah County school bus driver Hilda Vann looks in the rear-view mirror from the driver’s seat of her bus.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 4, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Hilda Vann has been driving Shenandoah County school children to and from school for the past 50 years, and she is not planning on getting out of the driver’s seat anytime soon.