In The Spotlight

Overturned truck

Pete Quinones, a Stephens City Volunteer Fire Department member, walks across the parking lot outside Lord Fairfax Community College where this tractor trailer overturned on Friday morning. The tractor trailer deposited what police described as a “significant” amount of mulch at the Middletown campus. No one was injured and there was no damage to property. The driver was not charged.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 10, 2015

Pete Quinones, a Stephens City Volunteer Fire Department member, walks across the parking lot outside Lord Fairfax Community College where this tractor trailer overturned on Friday morning. The tractor trailer deposited what police described as a “significant” amount of mulch at the Middletown campus. No one was injured and there was no damage to property. The driver was not charged. Rich Cooley/Daily

A fine fishing spot

Barry Robinson, of Front Royal,  fishes in the Shenandoah River at Morgan's Ford in Warren County on a recent hot afternoon.  Today's high will be near 82.  The forecast calls for scattered showers this afternoon and then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4 p.m.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 16, 2015

Barry Robinson, of Front Royal, fishes in the Shenandoah River at Morgan’s Ford in Warren County on a recent hot afternoon. The high today will be near 82. The forecast calls for scattered showers this afternoon and then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4 p.m. Rich Cooley/Daily

Water main work

Woodstock Water and Sewer Department workers Jason Roberts, measuring the ditch, L.J. Neff and Howard Miller, operating the backhoe, install a 12-inch water main along Tower Avenue on Wednesday. The line will extend to West Locust Street and eventually to Sunset Crest. It will loop into the existing distribution system to provide increased volume for fire suppression, to stabilize pressure and improve flow to and from the North Street storage tank. This is the first of three system upgrades planned for this year. Alex Bridges/Daily

May 20, 2015

Woodstock Water and Sewer Department workers Jason Roberts, measuring the ditch, L.J. Neff and Howard Miller, operating the backhoe, install a 12-inch water main along Tower Avenue on Wednesday. The line will extend to West Locust Street and eventually to Sunset Crest. It will loop into the existing distribution system to provide increased volume for fire suppression, to stabilize pressure and improve flow to and from the North Street storage tank. This is the first of three system upgrades planned for this year. Alex Bridges/Daily

Swinging into Mayfest

Kiera Miller, 5, of Strasburg rides the swings during the Mayfest Carnival on Friday evening on the Strasburg Town Lot.  Mayfest continues today through Sunday with the parade, which begins at 3 p.m., highlighting Saturday's activities.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 15, 2015

Kiera Miller, 5, of Strasburg rides the swings during the Mayfest Carnival on Friday evening on the Strasburg Town Lot.

Fall safety

Construction workers work on top of the bridge across Gooney Creek on US340 south of Front Royal on Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 11, 2015

Construction workers work on top of the bridge across Gooney Creek on U.S. 340 south of Front Royal on Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

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

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

A little off the top

Roy Custer, of Edinburg, trims the top portion of a tree limb off Toll House Road in Maurertown on a recent spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 17, 2015

Roy Custer, of Edinburg, trims the top portion of a tree limb off Toll House Road in Maurertown on a recent spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

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

Ram donation

Bernice Rowan, 60, left, of Bluemont, chats with Strasburg High School athletic director Matt Hiserman, right, about the Fannin ram she recently donated to the high school. Rowan, a big-game hunter and a 1972 Strasburg High School graduate, shot the animal during a 2005 hunting trip in Alaska. Rowan, a hunter for 35 years, has hunted in Alaska and Africa and holds the record for the largest brown bear killed in Alaska at 10 1/2 feet tall. The mount will be displayed in the Ram Wall of Fame area showcasing the school's athletes. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 24, 2015

Bernice Rowan, 60, left, of Bluemont, chats with Strasburg High School athletic director Matt Hiserman, right, about the Fannin ram she recently donated to the high school. Rowan, a big-game hunter and a 1972 Strasburg High School graduate, shot the animal during a 2005 hunting trip in Alaska. Rowan, a hunter for 35 years, has hunted in Alaska and Africa and holds the record for the largest brown bear killed in Alaska at 10 1/2 feet tall. The mount will be displayed in the Ram Wall of Fame area showcasing the school’s athletes. Rich Cooley/Daily

Final adjustment

Jeffrey Benko, of Front Royal, makes an adjustment to a fishing lure as the fishes in his kayak in Lake Frederick on Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 17, 2015

Jeffrey Benko, of Front Royal, makes an adjustment to a fishing lure as the fishes in his kayak in Lake Frederick on Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Car-bank crash

Front Royal Master Police Officer Steve Mauck looks over the damage after this 2008 Honda Accord crashed into the BB&T Bank  at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center on Monday morning. According to police officer Brad Pennington, Mary Dundle, 64, of Manassas Park, was in the parking lot and put her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake and struck the building. Warren County Building Official David Beahm estimated damages to the bank building between $15,000-20,000. Pennington estimated the car damages at $1000. No charges were filed and there were no injuries following the 10:45 a.m. incident.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 16, 2015

Front Royal Master Police Officer Steve Mauck looks over the damage after this 2008 Honda Accord crashed into the BB&T Bank at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center on Monday morning.

Beam me up

Construction crews raise the steel components of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River bridge under construction in Front Royal on Wednesday afternoon. The $48.4 million project is slated to be completed in late 2017. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 11, 2015

Construction crews raise the steel components of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River bridge under construction in Front Royal on Wednesday afternoon. The $48.4 million project is slated to be completed in late 2017.

Another dusting

Bill Caudill, 82, clears his driveway outside his home on  West 15th Street in Front Royal on Thursday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 26, 2015

Bill Caudill, 82, clears his driveway outside his home on West 15th Street in Front Royal on Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Winter fuel

Kate Rudacille stacks firewood outside her Luray Avenue residence in Front Royal on a cold winter afternoon.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 19, 2015

Kate Rudacille stacks firewood outside her Luray Avenue residence in Front Royal on a cold winter afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Clutch performance

Tyrone Ambers  works on replacing the clutch in his car outside his apartment off Blue Ridge Avenue in Front Royal recently.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5, 2015

Tyrone Ambers works on replacing the clutch in his car outside his apartment off Blue Ridge Avenue in Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Park Walk

Paula Conroe, left, and her daughter Melissa Fisher, right, both of Front Royal, take a brisk walk along the Eastham Park Trail on a cold winter afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 28, 2015

Paula Conroe, left, and her daughter Melissa Fisher, right, both of Front Royal, take a brisk walk along the Eastham Park Trail on a cold winter afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily