Shenandoah County

Shenandoah County names new fire, rescue chief

Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue operations chief Tim Williams talks on his radio while crews fight a 2014 fire at Strasburg Self Storage Fire off  Quarry Lane. Shenandoah County named Williams chief Thursday as a replacement for Gary Yew, who retired Sept. 1.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 29, 2016

Tim Williams has been appointed Shenandoah County’s new chief of fire and rescue. He replaces Gary Yew, who served in that role for 14 years before his September retirement.

Wish comes true for local family

Laura Sluss, of Strasburg, holds her son Daniel, 19, outside his new 24-by-18 foot pool behind their home near Waterlick. Daniel, who is blind and has been diagnosed with Lennox-Gastuant Syndrome, received a backyard deck and pool through a Make-A-Wish Foundation request after his brother wrote a letter to the foundation. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 23, 2016

STRASBURG — A Strasburg family is “just blown away” by the kindness and help from area businesses that helped make a wish come true.

Election officials say letters mislead voters

September 22, 2016

Local registrars and state election officials have fielded numerous calls from voters who have received letters leading them to believe they weren’t registered.

Schools chief creates blog for division

September 22, 2016

Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston created a blog to inform the public about what is happening in the school division and in public education.

Grant to pay for 911 radio study

September 21, 2016

Shenandoah County received a federal grant to pay for the next step toward upgrading its aging emergency 911 equipment.

Many schools approaching accreditation benchmarks

September 14, 2016

The Virginia Department of Education released the accreditation status for schools throughout the state for 2016-2017. These accreditation ratings are based on achievement results from 2015-2016.

Teachers cite reasons for leaving division

September 13, 2016

Linda Hodges, supervisor of human resources for Shenandoah County Public Schools, said teachers leaving their jobs in the schools were asked to fill out an exit survey on why they chose to leave.

Tourism revenue figures released

September 8, 2016

The U.S. Travel Association tourism data report for Shenandoah County was released by the county’s tourism department Thursday and revealed a 1.8 percent increase in tourism revenue. Over $203 million dollars was generated by tourism in Shenandoah County in the 2015 fiscal year.