Local News

Hopefuls weigh in on school issues

October 5, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Candidates seeking the District 2 seat on the Shenandoah County School Board fielded questions at a forum on Monday.

Jail superintendent open to lawsuit settlement

October 5, 2015

The superintendent of the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester said Monday he is open to allowing inmates to receive a publication that is the subject of a censorship lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisonburg.

Fighting to save rhinos

Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, stands inside the organization's  headquarters in Strasburg.  The foundation protects threatened rhino populations in the wild  and also supports research to improve their chances for long-term survival. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 4, 2015

STRASBURG – The fight to save critically endangered rhinoceros might be global, but Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, is engaging in that battle from Historic Strasburg.

Prison publication challenges censorship

October 4, 2015

The publisher of a monthly journal and other printed materials advocating for the rights of prisoners has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester of illegal censorship.

Cancer awareness week offers options, hope

Nicole Pangle, of Stephens City, had preventive surgery to avoid ovarian cancer, which runs in her family.    Rich Cooley/Daily

October 2, 2015

In October 2013, Nichole Pangle got a call that changed her life. Her mother had stage 4 ovarian cancer with a tennis ball-sized tumor. Nichole knew it was time to get tested.

Gunshot death ruled a homicide

October 2, 2015

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide shooting of a man whose body was found Sept. 22 lying in the middle of a private gravel road in the Mountain Falls Park area.

Interest grows in local wines

Vicki Ruckman, co-owner of All Things Virginia at the Farmhouse, loads a rack of Virginia wines at her store along Main Street in Woodstock. Wine and cider sales in Virginia had record sales this year.   Rich Cooley/Daily

October 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Flourishing interest in Virginia wines and increased wine sales are benefitting local retailors like Vicki Ruckman of All Things Virginia at the Farmhouse.

Counties prepping for strong weather

October 2, 2015

Area counties are preparing for the worst as a nor’easter heads toward the region and Hurricane Joaquin makes its way toward landfall.

Graduation rates at area schools up

October 1, 2015

Virginia schools have passed the 90 percent threshold for high school students graduating on time, according to a Virginia Department of Education press release.

Judge upholds earlier finding in campground case

October 1, 2015

A campground owner’s challenge to a state agency’s valuation of her land remained intact Thursday after Circuit Judge Ronald L. Napier rejected a motion to reconsider an earlier ruling in favor of the campground owner.

Chemical in fatal drug overdose identified

October 1, 2015

Authorities have identified the chemical in a synthetic drug that caused the overdose death of a West Virginia woman in Winchester early Saturday morning.

Business Ledger

October 1, 2015

Modern Woodmen
Gaylin A. Sommers, a Modern Woodmen of America representative in Broadway, was selected to participate in the Investment

Shenandoah County names new registrar

Lisa W. McDonald

October 1, 2015

Shenandoah County residents won’t need to learn a new name when they visit the voter registrar’s office. Lisa W. McDonald replaces Lisa P. McDonald as Shenandoah County’s general registrar.