Front Royal

Spring in bloom

Barbara Sawyers, 63, of Front Royal, walks past a blooming redbud tree along Pine Street near her home recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 23, 2015

Barbara Sawyers, 63, of Front Royal, walks past a blooming redbud tree along Pine Street near her home recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

R-MA Commandant Sadler to resign

Col. Gary N. Sadler (USAF retired)

April 22, 2015

Randolph-Macon Academy Commandant Col Gary N. Sadler, USAF resign, has announced his intention to retire on June 30.

Spring painting

Jason Glascock, of Bentonville, uses the bed of his pickup truck to stand on as he spray paints this row of buildings along Kidd Lane off Main Street in Front Royal on a spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2015

Jason Glascock, of Bentonville, uses the bed of his pickup truck to stand on as he spray paints this row of buildings along Kidd Lane off Main Street in Front Royal on a spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Supervisors OK budget, tax increases

April 21, 2015

Warren County approved its fiscal year 2016 budget on Tuesday night following one final public hearing and discussion on proposed tax increases.

Warren student wins $50K scholarship

Mary O'Connor, 18, is surprised by a $50,000 check for a McDonald's Greens for Grads college scholarship on Monday afternoon at Warren County High School in Front Royal. Beside her, her grandmother Candace Cane brings her flowers and chocolates in congratulations.  Josette Keelor/Daily

April 20, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Mary O’Connor knew there was a slight chance she would win a $50,000 McDonald’s Greens for Grads scholarship.

Stepping out

April 15, 2015

Aurelio Lopez walks his son Marcelo, 19 months, around the brick walkway outside the gazebo area on East Main Street in Front Royal on a spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Stuck on reading

Amethyst Roland,10, a fourth grade student at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School, straps a piece of duct tape on thschool principal Thomas Matteson during school on Friday. Students used  duct tape to tape Matteson and reading specialist Jennifer Hill to the wall as a reward for doubling their Dr. Seuss reading challenge in March. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 10, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Students at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School in Front Royal outdid themselves in this year’s March reading challenge, and after doubling their literacy goal, they had earned an unforgettable Friday afternoon celebration.

Mobile mechanic makes house calls

Wes Eisentrout, owner of My Mobile Mechanic,  repairs vehicles at teh scene,  typically in driveways or parking lots.  Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

April 10, 2015

FRONT ROYAL—Back in the summer of 2009, Wes Eisentrout, like many Americans, was facing bleak economic prospects.

B&G Goods to open April 18

April 10, 2015

FRONT ROYAL—B&G Goods, which will be at the site of the former Stokes Mart will have its grand opening April 18, five months to the day it was announced by the Warren County Economic Development authority it would be the new tenant.

A heavy toll, recalled

Shannon Moeck,  a park ranger at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park, helps ring a bell being supported by park volunteer Guy Young, of Gore, outside Belle Grove on Thursday. The ringing of the bells was  to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 9, 2015

Local residents and National Park Services officials gathered at Belle Grove Historic Plantation for the “Bells Across the Land” on Thursday.

Savvy seniors

Shirley Nichols, 76, left, and Sarah Whittaker, 84, right, both of Front Royal, listen to a presenter during the Senior Safety Expo held Wednesday at the Elks Lodge off Guard Hill Road in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 8, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The TRIAD Senior Safety Expo in Front Royal Wednesday was packed with advice for seniors on being financially savvy and keeping themselves safe from those who would seek to defraud them.

Front Royal completes DRIVE Tourism program

Maurice Jones

April 7, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — As a tourism destination, the town is looking to enhance its brand and visitation through a new unified plan from a statewide initiative called DRIVE Tourism.