Winchester

Nerangises honored at LFCC Appreciation Luncheon

MIDDLETOWN – After a quarter century of supporting a variety of projects at Lord Fairfax Community College, Kathy and Nick Nerangis Sr. received the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Friday at the school’s Appreciation Luncheon. Among the Nerangis’ numerous ...

Winchester man faces multiple charges

A Winchester man faces several charges after police say they found him with bags of suspected marijuana. James Atwell Judy Jr., 51, was stopped Sunday driving a 1996 Lincoln Town Car by Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputy Christopher Manich on Capon Street in Strasburg. In his ...

Old Town planning to add Thursday farmers’ market

WINCHESTER — Old Town officials are making plans for a weekday farmers’ market on the Loudoun Street Mall. The Summer Midday Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays in June, July and August in front of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum at 20 N. Loudoun ...

Hundreds line up for Apple Blossom store opening

WINCHESTER - The line for tickets starting forming before 7 a.m. Three hours later, it was 50 yards long and filled with hundreds of people eager to be part of the 91st Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Friday morning's grand opening of the festival's Official Souvenir and Ticket Outlet ...

Randi Zuckerberg shares her Facebook story

WINCHESTER – Randi Zuckerberg told an audience at the Shenandoah University business symposium Friday about the variety of reasons for why she left Facebook, the company co-founded by her brother Mark. She said one of those reasons was that “I hated being the only woman in the room” – ...

March for Our Lives draws crowd downtown

WINCHESTER – The March for Our Lives in the city drew hundreds of people who called for tighter control on guns in the wake of school shootings nationwide. Crowds gathered downtown to hear speakers, several of them area high school students, as well as candidates seeking the Democratic ...

Tech businesswoman Randi Zuckerberg to headline SU symposium

Shenandoah University announced Wednesday that the 10th annual Business Symposium will feature technology investor and media personality Randi Zuckerberg as the keynote speaker Friday. One of Facebook’s earliest employees, back when her brother’s future social media titan was still a ...

Front Royal man arrested on weapons, drug charges

WINCHESTER – An early Wednesday morning traffic stop turned up an array of weapons, drugs, and paraphernalia. Matthew Mark Ruddle, 41, of Front Royal, was pulled over at 2 a.m. on Washington Street for what Winchester Police Lt. Amanda Behan said were “minor traffic violations.” She ...

Pawn broker reporting process could be changing in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Town administrators are considering requiring pawn brokers and junk dealers in town to report transactions at the shop directly into a database system. The shops and junk dealers now fill out a detailed ticket that is submitted to the Woodstock Police Department, which inputs the ...

Minister accused of indecent liberties with juvenile

A former associate minister with the Church of Christ at Mountain View  in Frederick County has been indicted on two counts of indecent liberties with a juvenile. The accused 36-year-old pastor, Brian Dicken, served at the Church of Christ for 14 years, where he conducted services on Sunday ...

Winchester to host hundreds of international students this summer

WINCHESTER – This summer, 400 to 600 students from as a many as 140 countries will flock to Winchester for a week of discussing global relationships and development. “It's an opportunity not just for us, but for the state and the country to host this. We're ambassadors for the United ...

Major source of funding for local primary care center in doubt

When Melissa Oates’ husband was laid off about four years ago, she started going to Winchester Family Health Center. The primary care center, part of the Shenandoah Valley Medical System, offers a sliding fee system where patients with lower incomes pay less to receive care than patients ...

SU business dean named president of Oregon college

Miles Davis, dean of Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business, has been named the 20th president of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. He will be the first African-American president in the school’s 160-year history. "Miles Davis has so many tremendous gifts as a ...

‘Greater Good’ Award winners announced

Winchester's public defender Friday evening won the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber "Greater Good" Award for Citizen of the Year. Timothy Coyne's role in a grassroots effort to form the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition in helping combat the drug epidemic was cited by the ...

Invasive insect arrives in Winchester

An invasive insect that threatens grapevines and fruit trees has landed in the area. A professor specializing in the study of insects confirmed a few days ago the reported sighting of a spotted lanternfly at a business in Winchester. The professor, Douglas Pfeiffer of Virginia Tech, had ...

Community health center funding on uncertain ground

When Congress voted on Monday to end a government shutdown, lawmakers also voted to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which insures low-income children and pregnant women, for another six years. But they left out another health program that has not had a steady stream of funding ...

Preliminary hearings set for prisoner escape cases

FRONT ROYAL — A preliminary hearing has been set for the cases of three people who were allegedly involved in the escape of a prisoner from Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren  Regional Jail. During a hearing on Tuesday, Judge Dale Houff scheduled a hearing date — 2 p.m. March 21 — for ...

Middletown mayor nominated for Citizen of the Year award

Middletown's mayor has been nominated as Citizen of the Year in the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber's Greater Goods Awards. The chamber awards celebrate outstanding individuals and businesses for the contributions they make to the quality of life and economic stability of our region thought ...