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Winchester

‘Something has to be done’: Crowd tells VDOT what’s wrong with I-81

STRASBURG – Kermit Orndorff Jr., 64, was one of about 100 people attending Tuesday night's Virginia Department of Transportation's Interstate 81 corridor improvement plan public meeting held at Strasburg High School. Orndorff has a home on Junction Road in Strasburg, and he is concerned ...

Four vehicle crash sends Winchester man to hospital

A multiple vehicle crash on U.S 340 at Route 644 left a Winchester man injured. Sgt. F.L. "Les" Tyler, of the Virginia State Police said Charles L. Tinsman, 72, was taken from the scene of the crash with injuries. His medical status on Friday was unknown. Tinsman was driving a 2001 Chevy ...

Police academy graduates 13

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy graduated 13 recruits Wednesday afternoon from its second law enforcement class. Newly certified Deputy Timothy Veach with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office spoke to his graduating classmates. “Looking at my classmates and what we have ...

Army Corps of Engineers holds change of command ceremony

WINCHESTER — The Transatlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander for the second time in a year. In a change-of-command ceremony on Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the chief of engineers and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, thanked ...

Expo touted as the area’s ‘single largest military resource event’

WINCHESTER — A wide variety of resources, from money management courses to employers ready to hire, will be available for the military community at the Northern Shenandoah Valley Community Veterans Engagement Board’s 2018 Military Expo. Adam Packham, an Army veteran and NSVCEB chairman, ...

More than a thousand students to graduate from LFCC on Saturday

Lord Fairfax Community College will see more than 1,100 students graduate at its 47th commencement exercise on Saturday. One of those students is Emily Hammersley, who along with her brother, is a first-generation college student. “I am so excited. My whole family is excited,” Hammersley ...

Bloomers Luncheon proves all you need is friends

WINCHESTER – Close to 1,100 women dressed in beautiful dresses and wearing fabulous hats came out Friday afternoon to enjoy the company of friends, drink cocktails and dance -- a lot. Dawn Lindhurst began tailgating before the Bloomers Luncheon by drinking mimosas at 9 a.m. in the parking ...

Apple Blossom Festival fun: The young at heart take to the dance floor

WINCHESTER – Attendees of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s Young at Heart Dance on Thursday lived up to the day’s theme and proved that age is not a deterrent to having a good time. Angelo Perriello, a 90-year-old Spring Arbor resident, decided it was never too late to try ...

Nerangises honored at LFCC Appreciation Luncheon

MIDDLETOWN – After a quarter century of supporting a variety of projects at Lord Fairfax Community College, Kathy and Nick Nerangis Sr. received the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Friday at the school’s Appreciation Luncheon. Among the Nerangis’ numerous ...

Winchester man faces multiple charges

A Winchester man faces several charges after police say they found him with bags of suspected marijuana. James Atwell Judy Jr., 51, was stopped Sunday driving a 1996 Lincoln Town Car by Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputy Christopher Manich on Capon Street in Strasburg. In his ...

Old Town planning to add Thursday farmers’ market

WINCHESTER — Old Town officials are making plans for a weekday farmers’ market on the Loudoun Street Mall. The Summer Midday Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays in June, July and August in front of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum at 20 N. Loudoun ...

Hundreds line up for Apple Blossom store opening

WINCHESTER - The line for tickets starting forming before 7 a.m. Three hours later, it was 50 yards long and filled with hundreds of people eager to be part of the 91st Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Friday morning's grand opening of the festival's Official Souvenir and Ticket Outlet ...

Randi Zuckerberg shares her Facebook story

WINCHESTER – Randi Zuckerberg told an audience at the Shenandoah University business symposium Friday about the variety of reasons for why she left Facebook, the company co-founded by her brother Mark. She said one of those reasons was that “I hated being the only woman in the room” – ...

March for Our Lives draws crowd downtown

WINCHESTER – The March for Our Lives in the city drew hundreds of people who called for tighter control on guns in the wake of school shootings nationwide. Crowds gathered downtown to hear speakers, several of them area high school students, as well as candidates seeking the Democratic ...

Tech businesswoman Randi Zuckerberg to headline SU symposium

Shenandoah University announced Wednesday that the 10th annual Business Symposium will feature technology investor and media personality Randi Zuckerberg as the keynote speaker Friday. One of Facebook’s earliest employees, back when her brother’s future social media titan was still a ...

Front Royal man arrested on weapons, drug charges

WINCHESTER – An early Wednesday morning traffic stop turned up an array of weapons, drugs, and paraphernalia. Matthew Mark Ruddle, 41, of Front Royal, was pulled over at 2 a.m. on Washington Street for what Winchester Police Lt. Amanda Behan said were “minor traffic violations.” She ...

Pawn broker reporting process could be changing in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Town administrators are considering requiring pawn brokers and junk dealers in town to report transactions at the shop directly into a database system. The shops and junk dealers now fill out a detailed ticket that is submitted to the Woodstock Police Department, which inputs the ...

Minister accused of indecent liberties with juvenile

A former associate minister with the Church of Christ at Mountain View  in Frederick County has been indicted on two counts of indecent liberties with a juvenile. The accused 36-year-old pastor, Brian Dicken, served at the Church of Christ for 14 years, where he conducted services on Sunday ...

Winchester to host hundreds of international students this summer

WINCHESTER – This summer, 400 to 600 students from as a many as 140 countries will flock to Winchester for a week of discussing global relationships and development. “It's an opportunity not just for us, but for the state and the country to host this. We're ambassadors for the United ...