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Hoover exits courtroom at 85

Shenandoah County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Hupp, left, chats with court bailiff Buddy Hoover, 85, who worked his last day on Tuesday. Hoover has worked as bailiff for the past 22 1/2 years.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 31, 2016

Few people have seen the inside of a courtroom more than Buddy Hoover during his 22 ½ year career as a bailiff in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.

Guns taken in burglary

May 31, 2016

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary in which about 12 handguns were taken May 24 from a residence in the 1000 block of Senedo Road in Mount Jackson.

Panel to discuss agriculture, food, election

David Vladeck

May 31, 2016

As the 2016 presidential race heats up, Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is hosting the Vote Food 2016 conference to inform voters, farmers and legislators on food and agriculture’s role in the upcoming election.

Skyline High School Class of 2016

Distinguished honor graduate Gabriella Huebner descends the stage stairs after receiving her stole at Skyline High School's commencement ceremony May 28. Distinguished honor graduates were those students who achieved a GPA of 4.0 and above. Nathan Budryk/Daily

May 30, 2016

Distinguished honor graduate Gabriella Huebner descends the stage stairs after receiving her stole at Skyline High School’s commencement ceremony May 28. Distinguished honor graduates were those students who achieved a GPA of 4.0 and above.

Warren County High School Class of 2016

Chelsey Butler, vice president of the class of 2016, holds her diploma at Warren County High School's graduation Friday.  Jake Zuckerman/Daily

May 28, 2016

Chelsey Butler, vice president of the class of 2016, holds her diploma at Warren County High School’s graduation Friday. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

Alumni at last

Chelsey Butler, vice president of the class of 2016, holds her diploma at Warren County High School's graduation Friday.  Jake Zuckerman/Daily

May 27, 2016

The Warren County High School class of 2016 graduated Friday night in Front Royal. Class President Richard Vo delivered a graduation speech, and members of his class showed their enthusiasm by wearing custom-decorated caps and tossing around beach balls. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

Students seek expansion of dual enrollment program

From left, Kinsey Wilk, 17, of Fort Valley; Alexandra Kahl, 17, of Basye; and Tyler Hinkle, 17, of Quicksburg, recently made a presentation to school administrators on why the county's dual enrollment program needs to be expanded.  Kaley Toy/Daily

May 27, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Massanutten Regional Governor’s School students explain to Shenandoah County educators why expanding course offerings at the college level is important for high school students, giving them the opportunity to earn the governor’s scholars certificate and associate’s degree, saving time and money before moving on to college.

Open For Business

Teresa Funkhouser, former mayor of Toms Brook, leaves the town's new Dollar General store after purchasing some groceries. The store opened for business on Thursday. Funkhouser said the addition of the store is great news for Toms Brook. Nathan Budryk/Daily

May 27, 2016

Teresa Funkhouser, former mayor of Toms Brook, leaves the town’s new Dollar General store after purchasing some groceries. The store opened for business on Thursday. Funkhouser said the addition of the store is great news for Toms Brook. Nathan Budryk/Daily

Throwback candy store now open in Front Royal

Stephonie Baker, of Linden, bags candy recently in I Want Candy, a retro penny candy store located on Chester Street in Front Royal. Baker shop offers more than 150 varieties of candy.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 27, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – I Want Candy, a retro penny candy store is now open just off of Main Street. The store, located at 12 Chester St., offers bulk candy, candy by the piece and unique candy creations and presentations for weddings, birthdays and other events.

A sea of red, white, blue

Pamela and Gregory "Junior" Long stand amid a sea of American flags at their family's home in Strasburg.  This year the Longs planted more than 2,000 flags and 120 crosses for their Memorial Day commemoration.  Jake Zuckerman/Daily

May 27, 2016

Pamela and Gregory “Junior” Long stand amid a sea of American flags at their family’s home in Strasburg. This year the Longs planted more than 2,000 flags and 120 crosses for their Memorial Day commemoration. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

Strasburg man dies in crash

May 26, 2016

BERKELEY SPRINGS- A 74-year-old Strasburg, Virginia, man died in a single-vehicle accident Thursday after his vehicle traveled off Route 522 and rolled into the woods, according to Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh.

Skyline seniors engaged in hands-on learning

Skyline High School seniors Gabi Huebner and Christian Madden stand in front of the mural in the school's senior lounge. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

May 26, 2016

Gabi Huebner and Christian Madden, the top female and male students in Skyline High School’s 2016 graduating class, will be able to take a bit of practical experience to college with them.

R-MA grads look to college careers steeped in science

Randolph-Macon Academy students William Wong, left, and Johnny Wong, who are brothers,  will speak as salutatorians at the school's commencement ceremony Saturday morning. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

May 26, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Among the Randolph-Macon Academy class of 2016, co-salutatorian brothers Johnny Wong and William Wong will be two graduates who hang up their uniforms and pursue education excellence in college.