Shenandoah County

Inspector: Fair rides undergo thorough scrutiny

Fairgoers prepare for the drop in the Super Shot II at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 30, 2016

With the Shenandoah County Fair at full tilt, specialized amusement ride inspectors are called into action to check just about every inch of the rides that will provide fairgoers with entertainment.

Community dedicates new cancer treatment center

Cori Ashton, director of oncology operations at Valley Health's new cancer center, explains how the new linear accelerator works in the Radiation Oncology department.  Kaley Toy/Daily

August 26, 2016

WINCHESTER – Hundreds of community members gathered Friday morning in Winchester as the new regional cancer treatment center facility at Winchester Medical Center was dedicated.

Teachers receive warm welcome at convocation

New Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston joins students from the county high schools with his trumpet during the opening of the divsion's convocation on Friday at Central High School in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County School Board Chairwoman Karen Whetzel welcomed teachers back for the 2016-17 school year and thanked them for their commitment to providing the best education possible to Shenandoah County students during the district’s convocation on Friday.

Catch that pig

A participant in Friday's Shenandoah County Fair Pig Scramble struggles to find a good hold on the legs of a pig.  Jake Zuckerman/Daily

August 26, 2016

A participant in Friday’s Shenandoah County Fair Pig Scramble struggles to find a good hold on the legs of a pig. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

Prepare for the fair

Bob Wilkins, owner of Bob's Builders located in Baker, West Virginia, installs one of the two camera houses along the edges of the harness racing track at the Shenandoah County Fair on Thursday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 26, 2016

Bob Wilkins, owner of Bob’s Builders located in Baker, West Virginia, installs one of the two camera houses along the edges of the harness racing track at the Shenandoah County Fair on Thursday. The fair will officially open today featuring a greased pig contest at 7 p.m. Rich Cooley/Daily

School Board, supervisors discuss long-term plan

August 23, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A proposed long-term facilities master plan for the county’s school division was the topic of debate at a Tuesday meeting of the Shenandoah County School Board and Board of Supervisors.

Wild chase ends in Toms Brook man’s arrest

William Grim

August 18, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Law enforcement officials from Shenandoah County, New Market and several other jurisdictions chased a Toms Brook man south through a curtain of rain on Interstate 81 on Wednesday night before he was arrested in Augusta County on charges that included at least four counts of assault and battery on law enforcement and reckless driving.

Let the Crawl begin

Stacey Schunann, left, of Germantown, Maryland, and her mother Ruta Schunann, of Bridgeville, Delaware, mull over purchasing an old corn planter Friday at Fishers Hill. The Yard Crawl officially begins today.  Rich Cooley//Daily

August 13, 2016

The 12th annual Route 11 Yard Crawl officially begins today and runs along U.S. Route 11 from New Market to Stephens City.

Johnston accepts division top job

Mark Johnston

August 12, 2016

New Shenandoah County schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Johnston retired from the division just a year ago, but returned as interim superintendent last month after Dr. Jeremy Raley resigned at the end of June. On Thursday night, the School Board voted unanimously to hire Johnston for the division’s top job, effective Sept. 1.