Josette Keelor

Front Royal girl upbeat despite genetic disorder

Christine Jenkins of Front Royal holds her 10-year-old daughter, Carlie, who has Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects mostly females. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Fifth grader Carlie Jenkins can’t walk or talk, but according to her mother Christine “Chrissy” Jenkins, the 10-year-old expresses herself through her eyes.

Board assesses community survey

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A new superintendent for Warren County Public Schools should be a good communicator and have people skills.

A helping hand

December 16th, 2014

Jane Wine has been shopping for Christmas gifts all month.

Riverfront class builds new student opportunities

Jordan Bailey, 16, uses a Bluetooth laser projection keyboard to log onto a tablet while Julia Turner, 14, looks on.  Josette Keelor/Daily

December 14th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — The information technology classroom at the Riverfront Christian School in Front Royal looked like an emergency room for computers as students pried open Windows XP machines, removing and cataloguing various parts for later.

Preliminary search reveals no black mold at school

December 12th, 2014

An extensive visual search of W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock has turned up no evidence of black mold, according to Superintendent Jeremy Raley. Shenandoah County Public Schools still waits on the results of a test by a third party company.


Cindy Bowman, director of nursing at Addiction Recovery Systems, sits inside the methadone dispensing  lab at the new facility on Front Royal Pike in Winchester. Methadone is used to treat heroin addicts in an effort to give up heroin and avoid withdrawal symptoms.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10th, 2014

The long-awaited Winchester location of Addiction Recovery Systems’ methadone clinic has opened and has started treating area residents battling drug addiction.

Laying the foundation

Will Akers, 16, of Strasburg, looks over his book in Spanish I class at Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 9th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Students from Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City were delayed in getting to class Tuesday, after rain and ice made roads difficult to navigate. But by midmorning, all was right at the school.

Central High FFA teams awarded national silver rating

Lexus Ryman, 17, of Edinburg, left, a student at Central High School, and her teacher Sherry Heishman, right,  sort through fruit orders that arrived at the school on Monday for their fundraiser for the agriculture department. Heishman received  the national FFA agriscience teacher of the year award last month. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 8th, 2014

Members of Central High School’s chapter of the National FFA Organization achieved one of their best ratings ever at the national convention and expo in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Ebola panel discussion to address community concerns

Dr. Kathryn Ganski, dean of the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing at Shenandoah University, talks on Monday about the Ebola panel discussion  planned for 7 p.m. today in Halpin-Harrison Hall's Stimpson Auditorium. Josette Keelor

December 1st, 2014

WINCHESTER — A panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University will address the Ebola virus and answer the community’s questions on the threat it still presents to Americans and how residents can protect themselves.

Spirit of sharing

Salvation Army of Front Royal volunteers, from left, Ann Crum, William Danh, Eleanor Chadwell and Capt. Beth Forrer pack bags on Monday morning for Thanksgiving meal deliveries they were planning on making on Tuesday. The Salvation Army also plans to host a community Thanksgiving dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Josette Keelor/Daily

November 25th, 2014

As the region prepares for a Thanksgiving with friends and family, area organizations plan dinners that emphasize community.