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Judge rejects bail for arson defendant

July 22, 2016

A man accused of committing arson at the Woodstock Wal-Mart remained held without bond in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after an appearance in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday.

Beating case sent to grand jury

July 22, 2016

A case involving a one-sided fight that sent a man to the hospital with a pair of black eyes and other severe facial bruises was passed to a grand jury for consideration Friday after a judge downgraded a charge of malicious wounding to unlawful wounding.

Conflict of interest talk arises at meeting

Robert Whitehurst Jr.

July 22, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON — Tensions flared at the joint town Planning Commission and focus group meeting this week when a question of a potential conflict of interest was brought up.

Fields of Gold receives $98,000 USDA grant

July 22, 2016

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission announced Thursday it will receive a $98,625 grant from USDA Rural Development to be used for programming with Fields of Gold, Shenandoah Valley’s farm trail agritourism program.

Fly fishing on the South Fork

Nils Hoffman, of Winchester, fly fishes along a section of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 21, 2016

Nils Hoffman, of Winchester, fly fishes along this section of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Man critical following gunshot wounds

July 21, 2016

A 26-year-old man remained in critical condition Thursday at Winchester Medical Center with two gunshots wounds that authorities say were inflicted after he forcibly entered another person’s home.

Sanitary districts offer pros, cons

July 21, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County’s government chief this week touted the benefits of sanitary districts – an issue that now has a neighborhood at odds.

Front Royal Firefighters Parade

Logan Morris, 5, of Front Royal, covers his ears as fire trucks blast their sirens along a stretch of Commerce Avenue during Front Royal Fire Department's Firefighters Parade held Wednesday night. The Firefighters Carnival continues nightly through July 23, and today will feature a fireworks display. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 21, 2016

Front Royal’s Firefighters Carnival continues nightly through July 23, and today will feature a fireworks display. Rich Cooley/Daily

PBS travel show films in Winchester

Colleen Kelly, host and executive producer of PBS' "Family Travel with Colleen Kelly," takes direction from her cameraman at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester on Wednesday. Kelly and crew are filming various points of interest throughout the valley this week. Nathan Budryk/Daily

July 20, 2016

“Family Travel with Colleen Kelly,” a PBS travel show broadcast in more than 90 percent of the country as well as throughout the world, is filming in the Shenandoah Valley.

Woodstock man charged in Wal-Mart arson

July 20, 2016

A Woodstock man was charged with arson Wednesday in connection with a fire that broke out inside the Wal-Mart in Woodstock and another in a dumpster across the street early Tuesday morning.

Troops return home to family and friends

Sgt. Ryan Croft, a member of the Virginia National Guard 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment based in Woodstock, hugs his wife, Christine on Tuesday evening after they were reunited following his deployment from Qatar. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 19, 2016

WOODSTOCK – More than 50 National Guard soldiers from around the area were welcomed back home Tuesday night by family and friends at the National Guard Armory in Woodstock.