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Strasburg chase defendant led police to dealer

December 18th, 2014

A fleeing suspect who led police on a chase that resulted in an officer crashing his squad car in Strasburg later provided crucial information that pointed authorities toward a man considered to be the largest heroin dealer in Northern Virginia at the time.

Front Royal girl upbeat despite genetic disorder

Christine Jenkins of Front Royal holds her 10-year-old daughter, Carlie, who has Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects mostly females. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Fifth grader Carlie Jenkins can’t walk or talk, but according to her mother Christine “Chrissy” Jenkins, the 10-year-old expresses herself through her eyes.

Virginia may pay for new voting machines

December 18th, 2014

Virginia would replace aging, problematic voting machines for cities and counties by the next election under a proposal pushed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

NSVRC honors Frederick County administrator

Dennis Morris, chairman of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, hands a bag of Route 11 barbecue potato chips to John Riley, left, retiring Frederick County Administrator, in commemoration for his service on the commission on Thursday. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission honored an outgoing commissioner Thursday night at the organization’s annual Christmas dinner.

Board assesses community survey

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A new superintendent for Warren County Public Schools should be a good communicator and have people skills.


December 18th, 2014

A story that ran in Monday’s paper should have identified a Riverfront Christian School student as Gena Boice.
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Holiday bonus

Teresa Showman, 59, of Maurertown, holds the replica of her $2.5 million dollar check inside the Express Mart at 203 South Main St. in Woodstock. Showman, a cross country truck driver,  won the top prize in Virginia Lottery's Casino Cash Scratcher game. Showman's daughter, Nicole Shoemaker, is standing at right and the store owner, Syed Jafri, is at the far right. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 17th, 2014

Teresa Showman won big on a Virginia Lottery scratcher at the perfect time.

Defendants in child sex abuse case held without bail

December 17th, 2014

A man and woman facing a list of charges related to sex offenses against a child were returned to jail and held without bond after their initial appearances in Shenandoah County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Beneath the wreath

Colleen VanCleave walks her cocker spaniel Mattie  on very merry, holiday-decorated East  Main Street in Front Royal recently.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 17th, 2014

Colleen VanCleave walks her cocker spaniel Mattie on very merry, holiday-decorated East Main Street in Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Crack ring defendant facing 10-year prison sentence

December 17th, 2014

The final defendant in a nine-member ring that distributed crack cocaine around the Winchester area was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg to 10 years in prison.

County marks project completion

December 17th, 2014

Warren County officials on Wednesday celebrated the completion of another major road project — or at least its first phase.

Christmas lights up town

Tail lights illuminate this portion of East Main Street in Front Royal as street lamps are decked out for the Christmas season during this recent night time exposure. The Virginia is for Lovers website has listed Front Royal as one of Virginia's favorite Christmas towns.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 16th, 2014

According to the Virginia is For Lover’s website, Front Royal is the “Canoe Capitol” of the state. Now, Front Royal can add another title along with that – “Favorite Christmas Town.”

Business owners gear up for fight

Lisa Salazar, owner of Henry's Grocery, stands inside her business  on Strasburg Road. Salazar has sought signatures inside her store against Dollar General's rezoning effort on property for a store along Strasburg Road near Homestead Drive.    Rich Cooley/Daily

December 16th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — With the Warren County Planning Commission voting 5-0 Wednesday to recommend the Board of Supervisors reject a