In The Spotlight

Hitting the slopes

Horst Locher, manager of the Ski School at Bryce Resort, stands along this section of Red Eye trail on Friday in Basye. The resort has had favorable weather for snow making and will open today.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

Bryce Resort in Mount Jackson, VA will be opening its slopes one week early, according to a press release from the resort.

Police warm up to new coats

Woodstock police officer Stuart Leake shows off one of the department's new winter coats.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 19th, 2014

The new winter coats issued to Woodstock police at the end of last week came just in time to help officers fend off the arrival of wintry temperatures.

Lost letter brings friends back together

November 4th, 2014

STRASBURG — Betty Baker was 21 years old in 1956 when she mailed a letter to her friend Darla Clark in Minnesota. The letter finally made it to Clark’s home last February.

Election Day 2014

November 4th, 2014

Lori Glascock, of Front Royal, waits in line to vote at the Warren County High School on Tuesday morning. Visit tonight for results. Rich Cooley/Daily

Time for some fall fishing

October 31st, 2014

John Babb of Alexandria spends some time fly fishing along the Shenandoah River at Chapman Landing near Edinburg on an autumn afternoon. Speaking of time, don’t forget to set clocks back an hour tonight — most of the nation falls back to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday. Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. March 8. Rich Cooley/Daily

Attorney: Shop owner innocent

October 30th, 2014

Carson Thomas Boita’s attorney declared Thursday her client is an innocent man as police continued to investigate a complaint that someone placed a hidden camera in the unisex restroom of Boita’s Happy Creek Coffee and Tea shop.

Halloween will be wet and chilly

October 29th, 2014

The National Weather Service is recommending that trick-or-treaters take their umbrellas with them on Friday.

Digging up the past

October 28th, 2014

STRASBURG — Archaeologists and volunteers on Tuesday began digging into Strasburg’s pottery past.

Music with a message

October 27th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Music therapy class with Hakeem Leonard inspires billows of energy and sound from even small groups. But these lessons don’t stop with song.

Lucky dogs

October 26th, 2014

Shaun Calver, of Front Royal, walks his dogs Austin, Bailey and Jasper along this stretch of the Eastham Park Trail on a beautiful fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

A frightful sight

October 25th, 2014

Rick Dutrow of Stephens City leads a group of several dozen zombies across Commerce Avenue in Front Royal Friday evening during the 2nd Annual Zombie Parade sponsored by the Lucky Star Lounge in Front Royal. Participants paraded from Bing Crosby Stadium to the gazebo on East Main Street. Participants were asked to make a donation to either The Humane Society of Warren County, C-CAP, or Music and Memory. Rich Cooley/Daily

Surviving the Holocaust

October 23rd, 2014

FRONT ROYAL– When Maurertown resident Mark Strauss was 11 years old, German soldiers rolled into his town of Lvov, Poland, on tanks, motorcycles, bicycles and trucks, commencing a reign of terror and mass slaughter on the town’s 100,000 Jews.

Park project to make big steps

October 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – A massive, long-term park project in Warren County should reach some milestones in the next few months.

Warning signs

October 20th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Signs posted at entrances to area hospitals over the weekend direct visitors presenting with symptoms of Ebola not to enter the facilities.

Prime time to spruce up

October 20th, 2014

Donnie Coffman of Woodstock puts a primer coat on the wooden columns of this home along Main Street in Woodstock after scraping off the old paint on a recent fall morning. Rich Cooley/Daily

A colorful day

October 16th, 2014

Jim Stevenson, of Mount Jackson and an employee of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, strolls along the Bushong Farm at New Market Battlefield Park on a fall morning. Rich Cooley/Daily

Rain turns area roads treacherous

October 15th, 2014

Heavy rains Wednesday morning contributed to several crashes that clogged traffic on area interstates and secondary roads.

A happy ending for town family

October 14th, 2014

STRASBURG — On a recent afternoon, a smiling 8-month-old Christian Ammons gave no clue that only last week he was sedated on a breathing tube at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where doctors initially could not treat him.