Local News

Daily wins top awards for news, advertising

April 18, 2015

The Northern Virginia Daily accepted the top award in its circulation group for overall best performance in news, advertising and general excellence for its work in 2014 during the annual meeting of the Virginia Press Association in Roanoke on Saturday.

A spring walk

Rob Hoskins and his dog Darby walk alongside a line of blooming forsythia along Summit Avenue in Woodstock on a spring afternoon.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 18, 2015

Rob Hoskins and his dog Darby walk alongside a line of blooming forsythia along Summit Avenue in Woodstock on a spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Former area teacher sentenced to prison

John Brishcar

April 17, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey teacher who stole nearly $249,000 in disability pension payments is going to prison because he was teaching in Virginia.

A little off the top

Roy Custer, of Edinburg, trims the top portion of a tree limb off Toll House Road in Maurertown on a recent spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 17, 2015

Roy Custer, of Edinburg, trims the top portion of a tree limb off Toll House Road in Maurertown on a recent spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Girl testifies against accused molester

April 17, 2015

WOODSTOCK — A 10-year-old girl spent almost 90 minutes Friday giving emotionally wrenching testimony against John Wesley Davison, the man accused of molesting her an undetermined number of times.

Gilbert pleased with bill’s passage

April 17, 2015

The final passage of a heavily debated ethics reform bill in the General Assembly left its author, Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, in a good mood Friday.

Truancy Prevention Summit inspires greater attendance

Vivian Stith-Williams, school social work specialist for the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Student Services, talks during the 3rd Annual Truancy Prevention Summit on Friday at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. The all-day summit attracted 140 attendees, more than twice the number as last year.  Josette Keelor/Daily

April 17, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Truancy is a bigger problem than the simple act of arriving to school late or skiving off class every now and then. It affects a student’s education, it reduces graduation rates and it leads to questions of what students are doing with their time if not in school.

Consigning artisans

Debbie Oden, owner of Mystic Willow, shows off one of the stuffed animals on consignment at her shop. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

April 17, 2015

NEW MARKET — It all started two years ago with a basket full of mulberries on a warm summer afternoon, Debbie Oden said.

Board hears plea for school funding

April 16, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Dozens of people asked Shenandoah County leaders to give the School Board the money it asked for in next year’s budget.

Lawsuit dismissed; Salahi plans appeal

April 16, 2015

Tareq Salahi, who once crashed a White House state dinner, vowed Thursday to keep battling Warren County in the courts after a judge dismissed a lawsuit Salahi filed against the Board of Supervisors.

Police investigating cuts found on man

April 16, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Town police are continuing to investigate the circumstances under which a man found bleeding on East Main Street on Thursday had been cut several times.

Livestock Report

April 16, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
April 11
FEEDER:
Steers, 100-199 lbs., $327.50; 200-299 lbs., $270.00-345.00; 300-399 lbs., $232.50-335.00; 400-499 lbs., $237.50-301.00; 500-599 lbs.,

Correction

April 16, 2015

A story in Thursday’s newspaper about a woman who died in her home from a gunshot wound should have given