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Mount Jackson panel backs annexation

July 6, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – The Planning Commission unanimously backed a request Monday to add 576 acres being considered for an industrial “mega site” to the town

Man indicted in IHOP robbery

Brandon Williams

July 6, 2015

A man accused of beating a restaurant manager with a baseball bat and stealing thousands of dollars in cash from the business was indicted Monday by a Warren County Circuit Court grand jury on charges of malicious wounding, and two counts of armed robbery.

Songs to share

EYN Womens Fellowship Appreciation Choir sings at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 5, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren and other Woodstock parishioners spent a recent evening listening to the songs and tales of their Nigerian fellows — tales that included accounts of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Confederate flag flap

A Confederate flag flies outside Cedar Creek Mercantile in Middletown as a car passes along Valley Pike on June 23.    Rich Cooley/Daily

July 5, 2015

On June 25, the National Park Service issued a statement calling for the removal of items at park bookstores containing confederate Flags.

Sun exposure a year-round risk

Kathleen Maynard, 22, of Woodstock, applies sunscreen while keeping watch as a lifeguard at the  W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 5, 2015

Summertime is when many Americans break out their sunglasses and dust off the ol’ sunscreen. But according to area professionals, sun-related skin and eye care should be a year-round endeavor.

History on display

Robert C. Rinehimer, Jr., 72, of New Market, stands by the linen flag in his home that flew over the Capitol during the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 2, 2015

NEW MARKET — The family history on display in the home of New Market resident Robert C. “Bob” Rinehimer is a reflection of recent American history.

Heroin deaths declining this year

July 2, 2015

The death toll from heroin overdoses in the area fell sharply during the first half of the year, despite few signs that the flow of the drug into the region is slackening or that fewer heroin-related crimes are being committed.

Radio station drops TV channel

July 2, 2015

A Front Royal radio station recently stopped using Comcast cable channel after the parties failed to reach a new deal.

Implant offers hope for epilepsy patient

Dr. Paul Lyons, a neurologist and epileptologist at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, second from right, talks about results of a NeuroPace interrogation through a transmitter surgically implanted in the brain of his patient, Michael Bodamer, 18, at left. Bodamer, of Frederick County, has suffered from intractable epilepsy for much of his life. Also pictured, from left, are Bodamer's parents, Tom and Kimberly Bodamer, and Tiara Monroe, field clinical engineer for NeuroPace's Charlotte, North Carolina, office.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 2, 2015

WINCHESTER — Michael Bodamer, 18, had his first seizure two days after birth, shortly after suffering a stroke. Now a surgically implanted NeuroPace device could change everything for him.

Alamo to host Belle Grove fundraiser

July 2, 2015

On July 8, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will host a special screening on the 2003 film “Cold Mountain” for Belle Grove Plantation.

Livestock Report

July 2, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
June 27
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $243.00-257.50; 500-599 lbs., $231.00-242.00; 600-699 lbs., $213.00; 700-799 lbs., $217.00.
Bulls, 200-299

Memory care center set for New Market

July 1, 2015

A new memory care facility is planned for New Market this winter. Led by brothers Mark and Paul Griffin, and their father Marvin Griffin, who all run Shenandoah Place in New Market, the endeavor will bring needed care to a growing subset of the community suffering from memory problems.

Trial set in involuntary manslaughter case

July 1, 2015

The case of a man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a woman who died in a residence near where he had been target practicing has been scheduled for a jury trial in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.

Standoff with law enforcement ends in suicide

July 1, 2015

A standoff between law enforcement officials and a man armed with a gun ended Wednesday when a Virginia State Police SWAT team entered the apartment where he had barricaded himself and found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Man waits for live liver donor

Paul Smoot, 36, of Strasburg, sits beside his wife Kutrina inside his mother's home n Stephens City recently. Paul Smoot was born with immune deficiency disorder and now needs a liver transplant from a live donor.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 1, 2015

Last September, Paul Smoot, of Strasburg, forgot how to use his cell phone. Talking with him, his wife Kutrina couldn’t determine the problem. She asked if he felt all right, and he said he did. But his boss saw differently.

Woodstock baby has botulism diagnosis

Benjamin Ellis Shell, 2 months old, son of Antonette Capone-Shell and Jerramy Shell, of Woodstock, was rushed to Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital last week with symptoms of botulism. One test has come back positive, but the hospital is waiting on another to confirm.  Courtesy Antonette Capone-Shell

June 30, 2015

Benjamin Ellis Shell was a healthy baby boy. Born 9 pounds, 7 ounces, on April15, he was exceeding milestones, rolling over after a month and crawling at 2 months. So when the 11-week old boy slowly stopped eating and his bowel movements stopped his mother Antonette Capone-Shell, 24, rushed him to the emergency room.