Shenandoah County

Local teen tells Charterhouse students about bullying

Maggie Laughlin, 17, left, a senior at Central High School, sits with Charterhouse student Kagen Conner, 8, of Harrisonburg, inside his classroom at the Edinburg school on Nov. 17. Laughlin volunteers her time at the school educating an anti-bullying theme to the school's students.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 24, 2015

EDINBURG – Local high school student Maggie Laughlin stops by the Charterhouse School – Edinburg every other Wednesday to teach kids there that “bullying doesn’t have to be tolerated in schools.”

Landfill project ahead of schedule

Issael Cardenas, a master seamer for Hallaton Inc.,  checks the seam on the new landfill liner at the Shenandoah County landfill in Edinburg on Tuesday. The liner, which covers 5 1/2 acres, should be finished by Friday and the county could start using it by February. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 18, 2015

EDINBURG – A $3 million expansion of Shenandoah County’s landfill remains ahead of schedule, the facility director says.

Family Promise prepares to open

From left, Lowe’s employees Liz Morgan, a sales specialist; April Cook, administrator of custom service; and Chris Goolsby, live nursery specialist, volunteer their time to landscape the front of the future  Family Promise Family Day Center on Indian Springs Road in Woodstock. Lowe’s donated $2,500 in materials for the project and volunteer labor. Valspar Paint is donating paint for the project.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 17, 2015

Twenty-five churches of different faiths and sizes have banded together to provide promise and hope to Shenandoah County homeless families with children beginning in January.

New director is veteran educator

Sharon Arey

November 17, 2015

During her 31 years with Shenandoah County Public Schools, Sherry Arey saw what homelessness does to young students.

Nonprofit soup supper revamps auction

November 16, 2015

Donating to help the homeless will mean getting a handcrafted bowl and a warm meal at Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter’s 24th annual Empty Bowl Soup Supper on Friday.

Bryce dam project near completion

Tim Mohr, second from left, construction resident with Schnabel Engineering, explains to state and local officials on Friday the design of improvements to the Lake Laura Dam at Bryce Resort. Richard Walker, supervisor-elect for District 3, stands next to Mohr.   Alex Bridges/Daily

November 13, 2015

BRYCE – A $10 million dollar project to increase the safety of two dams in Bryce Resort should reach a milestone early next year.

Board OKs boundary changes

November 13, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County School Board members have decided to move forward with boundary realignment and a long-term study to alleviate overcrowding concerns in county schools.

Committee hosts disabilities resource fair

November 13, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah Special Education Advisory Committee hosted its annual Transition and Disabilities Resource Fair at Central High School

Girls on the Run ready for 5K

Members of the Orchard View Elementary School Girls on the Run site get ready to run a practice 5K with their running buddies. They will be running in a 5K today.  Photo courtesy of Sara Price.

November 13, 2015

WINCHESTER – Fourth grader Cassie Steward is more than ready for the Girls on the Run 5K today – she ran the 3.1-mile equivalent on Tuesday during her site’s final fundraising project and was still eager to run more.

Board considers tax relief for elderly

November 12, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders could make changes to a program that helps elderly and disabled property owners on their tax bills.

MMA offers tribute to veterans

Massanutten Military Academy Cadets cross the Gordon D. Bowman Stadium field in Woodstock on Wednesday during a Veterans Day program . Kaley Toy/Daily

November 11, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Massanutten Military Academy honored those who served the nation during a Veterans Day tribute on Wednesday morning.