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This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint.  Wint is a suspect in last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

May 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has been arrested.

Tattoo/vaping store looks to expand business

LiBeau Omens Vape Co. and Artisan Trail Tattoo shop co-owner Beau Morgan reviews his e-liquid selection.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

May 22, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Although the combined storefront for LiBeau Omens Vape Co. and Artisan Trail Tattoo opened on Woodstock’s Main Street in March, plans to expand with new vape store locations are already in motion.

Food bank fundraiser makes gains

May 21, 2015

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has announced it collected nearly 20 percent more food for area residents in a recent national food drive than it did in the same food drive in 2014.

School maintenance staff honored for its efficiency

May 21, 2015

Recently named a Campus Champion by School Dude Inc., the maintenance department for Shenandoah County Public Schools has been recognized for its speed and skill at completing work orders. Shenandoah is one of only 154 chosen as a Campus Champion this year.

NASA partnership aims to enhance wine industry

May 21, 2015

The office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the completion of a project with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that could boost the state’s wine industry.

Livestock Report

May 21, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
May 16
FEEDER:
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $267.50-299.00; 400-499 lbs., $247.00-299.00; 500-599 lbs., $250.00-261.00; 600-699 lbs., $227.00; 700-799 lbs.,

Phoenix Project aids domestic violence victims

Tammy Sharpe

May 21, 2015

Domestic violence is often hidden. Victims sometimes fear public reaction or they fear what will happen to their family if they seek help. But there are signs of trouble even where there isn’t verbal confirmation, said Tammy Sharpe, executive director of the Phoenix Project in Front Royal.

County to name baseball field

May 20, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County will name the baseball field in Bing Crosby Stadium after a longtime supporter of local sports and recreation.

Water main work

Woodstock Water and Sewer Department workers Jason Roberts, measuring the ditch, L.J. Neff and Howard Miller, operating the backhoe, install a 12-inch water main along Tower Avenue on Wednesday. The line will extend to West Locust Street and eventually to Sunset Crest. It will loop into the existing distribution system to provide increased volume for fire suppression, to stabilize pressure and improve flow to and from the North Street storage tank. This is the first of three system upgrades planned for this year. Alex Bridges/Daily

May 20, 2015

Woodstock Water and Sewer Department workers Jason Roberts, measuring the ditch, L.J. Neff and Howard Miller, operating the backhoe, install a 12-inch water main along Tower Avenue on Wednesday. The line will extend to West Locust Street and eventually to Sunset Crest. It will loop into the existing distribution system to provide increased volume for fire suppression, to stabilize pressure and improve flow to and from the North Street storage tank. This is the first of three system upgrades planned for this year. Alex Bridges/Daily

Corrections

May 20, 2015

A story that ran in Wednesday’s paper mistakenly included last year’s local winners of the McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. This year’s winners are Rosie Clifton and Amber Gonzalez of Stonewall Jackson High School, Kathleen Mumper of Strasburg High School, Desiree Williams of Central High School, Mary O’Connor of Warren County High School and Shane Schwasta of James Wood High School.

Fire station consolidation voted down

May 19, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County leaders on Tuesday chose not to consolidate two volunteer fire companies after hearing pleas for and against the plan.