Local News

Local agencies mobilize support

April 27, 2015

Following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, area organizations have mobilized efforts for immediate aid to more than 3,600 injured. It’s the worst disaster to hit the South Asian country in more than 80 years, Project HOPE reported.

Six facing charges in regional drug busts

April 27, 2015

Law enforcement officials arrested at least six people in Shenandoah County late last week as part of a multi-county crackdown on drug sales and usage.

Front Royal meeting focuses on rates

April 27, 2015

The town of Front Royal might not have to increase its water and sewer rates over the next five fiscal years, according to a study from the consulting firm Burton and Associates.

Corrections

April 27, 2015

A headline on a story published Monday should have been campground owner disappointed by jury award.

A story published Saturday should have stated that Front Royal Town Manager Steve Burke said the town would need to install a water line 12-16 inches in diameter for the corridor.

Campground owner disappointed by jury award

April 26, 2015

A Warren County Circuit Court jury working into early Saturday morning awarded a campground owner a total of $55,500 for property taken and damages incurred as a result of a state bridge construction project through part of her land.

Wasting disease prompts extreme measures

April 26, 2015

With fawn season approach quickly for whitetail deer, the conversation of deer population management might have a different tone with the slowly expanding threat of chronic wasting disease.

Constructive solutions

Shenandoah County Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley stands inside the hallway surrounded by students at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a school tour that was open for members of the School Board and Board of Supervisors on Friday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 24, 2015

STRASBURG — There’s a common refrain heard in the halls of Shenandoah County Public Schools, where creative space making could be its own class.

Board deliberates on school problems

April 24, 2015

WOODSTOCK — After two hours of discussion at a Thursday work session, the Shenandoah County School Board came to a consensus. They need to solve the problem of overcrowding in schools as soon as possible and develop a timeline for a short-term solution.

Let the fun begin

Kevin King, left, of Alexandria, and  Samantha Givans, right, of Arlington,  taste wine outside of the old Frederick County Courthouse on the Loudoun Street Mall during the United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest that started Friday afternoon. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the day to kick off the start of the 88th Apple Blossom Festival, which runs through next weekend.   Rich Cooley/Daily

April 24, 2015

The United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest kicked off the 88th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival on Friday afternoon in Old Town Winchester. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the day. Many more events will be held over the next week during the annual celebration. Rich Cooley/Daily

Campground owner challenging VDOT land condemnation

April 24, 2015

Lawyers representing the Virginia Department of Transportation and an 88-year-old woman clashed Friday in a jury trial challenging the amount of money she would receive in an eminent domain case involving a campground she has run for 24 years.

Business Ledger

April 24, 2015

Woodstock Mayor Jeremy McCleary signed a proclamation during an informal ceremony on April 24 honoring the 10th anniversary of Woodstock

Sayre wins GOP nod for board run

April 23, 2015

The Warren County Republican Committee will nominate Thomas Sayre to run for a seat on the Board of Supervisors in November.

Lights, camera, action

A black bear cub that was rescued in Edinburg is shown with one of the rehabilitators at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.   Courtesy photo

April 23, 2015

Residents and wildlife enthusiasts now have the opportunity to witness the rehabilitation of three black bear cubs first-hand.

Police describe emotional confession in arson case

Tanya Smoot

April 23, 2015

Documents filed in Warren County General District Court state that a woman charged with four arsons at two residences on Osage Street confessed to the offenses under police questioning after the latest fire on April 10.

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

Lemonade stands to help fight malaria

April 23, 2015

Saturday for World Malaria Day, area United Methodist Churches will join those elsewhere around Virginia in helping fight the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan African nations.