Shenandoah County

County, fire station fail again to reach deal

November 27th, 2014

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s relationship with a volunteer fire company remains uncertain after supervisors failed this week to pass a deal to house paid responders at the station.

Board denies permit for B&B, cabins

November 27th, 2014

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County supervisors denied a couple’s request for a permit to open a bed-and-breakfast in Quicksburg.

Snowfall may hit before holiday

November 24th, 2014

Residents of the Shenandoah Valley could see a white Thanksgiving this year, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

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.

Officials pass water resolution

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission passed a resolution Thursday evening to endorse adding a water supply and quality planning special assessment to its 2016 fiscal year budget.

Diversification plan continues

A pair of welders work on the roof of this warehouse under construction at Valley Fertilizer in Mt. Jackson. The 80,000 square foot building is being constructed by Harman Construction, Inc. of Harrisonburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

As Bowman Andros continues expanding in Mount Jackson, a new warehouse is set to open up by February 2015.

Inspired to innovate

Emily  Brandon, statistics teacher at Strasburg High School,  inspects dice as her students play Liar's Dice on Thursday. The game was part of Innovation Day at the school.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 20th, 2014

STRASBURG – Imagine using a canal system to travel around town. Think of the money saved by using water-powered electricity, or the health and environmental benefits of planting a rooftop garden.

VDOT shifts creek bridge plans

November 20th, 2014

State transportation officials heeded preservationists and went back to the drawing board on a bridge project for Shenandoah County.

First Bank to purchase six new branches

First Bank Corporation of Strasburg has announced plans to purchase six branches of Bank of America, including this one at Court and Main streets in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 19th, 2014

The First National Corporation, the holding company of First Bank, announced Wednesday that it is buying six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia for $377.3 million, making it the largest bank headquartered in the valley north of Roanoke.

Local conservationist expresses concerns over fracking

November 19th, 2014

Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in small portion of the George Washington National Forest drew praise from environmentalists and energy advocates alike.

Sheriff offers land to county

November 7th, 2014

Carter wants supervisors to consider property for new sheriff’s headquarters
By Alex Bridges
WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County’s sheriff says property

Shenandoah schools address issues at forum

Tom Crosby

November 6th, 2014

STRASBURG – At a Thursday evening question and answer venue at Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg, Shenandoah County School Board members Sonya Williams-Giersch and Irving Getz fielded concerns about overcrowding and increased instances of drug use in recent years.

Counties report smooth elections

November 5th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – Election Day went smoothly at the polls Warren and Shenandoah counties, according to voter registrar’s offices.

From harvest to lunch tray

November 5th, 2014

Virginia public schools will be commemorating the sixth annual Farm-to-School Week, a program coordinated by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Virginia Department of Education, next week.