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Apple Blossom Queen’s Dinner

Queen Shenandoah designate LXXXIX Ahna Cameron makes her entrance to the Queen's Dinner on Thursday night at the Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester, as she is escorted by Kyle Kremer, 16, of Winchester. The event, which is hosted by area civic clubs, was sponsored by The Village at Orchard Ridge, The Northern Virginia Daily and Barefoot Wine.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 29, 2016

Queen Shenandoah designate LXXXIX Ahna Cameron makes her entrance to the Queen’s Dinner Thursday night as she is escorted by Kyle Kremer, 16, of Winchester Thursday night at the Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester. The event, which is hosted by area civic clubs, was sponsored by The Village at Orchard Ridge, The Northern Virginia Daily, and Barefoot Wine.
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Sweet Success

Meghan Fisher, 37, of Winchester, won first place in the adult division of this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival apple pie baking contest. Kaley Toy/Daily

April 28, 2016

WINCHESTER – The aroma of apple pie wafted throughout the Marker-Miller Orchards market during the 89th annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival apple pie baking contest Thursday.

Higher tax rate may not mean higher bills

April 28, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Even with the higher property tax rate that was approved this week, taxpayers – including members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors – whose property values decreased shouldn’t see bills increase, and some might pay less.

Jail budget of $14 million nearing approval

April 28, 2016

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority is edging toward approval of a budget that calls for around $14 million in expenditures for fiscal year 2017.

Engineering a new kind of pest control

The brown marmorated stink bug is a pest in farmers' fields and orchards as well as in the home.   Rich Cooley/Daily

April 28, 2016

As the winter cold gives way to spring, the pesky brown marmorated stink bug population will start crawling from refuge in attics and buildings to lay eggs and wreak havoc on crops later in the season.

School Board asked to prioritize expenditures

April 27, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley told School Board members Wednesday evening that they need to reconsider next year’s budget, “knowing that we are faced with a significant reduction of over $2.6 million from what you approved in your budget. It’s not going to be an easy task.”

School, law enforcement officials clash

Jeremy Raley

April 27, 2016

Shenandoah County’s top law enforcement and school officials faced off against each other Wednesday in a courtroom drama sparked by a lawsuit filed by the School Board against Sheriff Timothy C. Carter.

SU to build new indoor athletics center

April 27, 2016

Shenandoah University has announced plans to construct a new 77,000 square foot indoor athletics and events center next to the Shentel Stadium.

Executive stresses importance of social media

Mary McDuffie

April 27, 2016

Winchester-Mary McDuffie, executive vice president of delivery channels and communications for Navy Federal Credit Union delivered a presentation about the importance of social media, personnel and customer involvement at the Apple Blossom Festival’s Business at the Bloom lunch on Wednesday.

Livestock report

April 26, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
April 23
FEEDER:
Bulls L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $160.00-170.00; 400-499 lbs., $141.00-150.00; 500-599 lbs., $132.00-149.00; 600-699 lbs., $126.00-132.00;