Local News

Molester to serve 15 years

John Wesley Davison

July 31, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The sex crimes of John Wesley Davison committed against a 10-year-old girl, the daughter of a woman he was living with at the time, brought him a sentence of 15 years in prison Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.

Search warrant details forest fire investigation

July 31, 2015

Search warrant documents filed Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court show authorities have targeted an Edinburg man in their investigation into several forest fires July 24.

Vehicle thief sentenced on handgun theft charge

Donald Fox III

July 31, 2015

A Fort Valley man pleaded guilty Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of vehicle theft, all of them on the same day, but it was a gun theft several months earlier that landed Donald Fox III in bigger trouble.

Stephens City announces position on water dispute

July 31, 2015

Stephens City councilman Jason Nauman released a statement Friday outlining the town’s official position on the state of water and wastewater negotiations with the Frederick County Sanitation Authority.

Antique cars to visit Edinburg

July 31, 2015

A multitude of polished antique vehicles will park at the Edinburg Mill from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for the 2nd Annual Edinburg Antique Auto Show.

Campground owner wins ruling over VDOT

Gloria Marcon stands beneath the new highway bridge on U.S. 340 that towers over her Gooney Creek Campground. Joe Beck/Daily

July 30, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A campground owner who is challenging the Virginia Department of Transportation over its valuation of her land won a round Thursday in circuit court when a judge nullified an earlier jury verdict that fell short of the compensation she sought from the agency.

Fair vendors add spicy twist to French fries

Miranda Hendry serves up a tray of Crabby Fries with Wayne Schafer's homemade crab dip at a Big Fat Daddy's tent at the Frederick County Fair. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

July 30, 2015

STEPHENSON – After attendees of the Frederick County Fair see the truck and tractor pull or the new skid steer rodeo, they may go for a classic choice of French fry finger food.

Pilot revisits WWII airfield

July 30, 2015

On the fourth day of their cross-country “Wings Around America” trip, pilots John Billings and Nevin Showman touched down in Victorville, California – a landmark destination amongst their 25 other stops for its significance in Billing’s past as a World War II bomber pilot.

Digital evidence mounting up in arson case

July 29, 2015

The case against a Mount Jackson couple charged with arson has been slowed by what the prosecutor on Wednesday called a “voluminous” amount of digital evidence that must be provided to defense attorneys for their evaluation.

Authorities investigate national forest fires

July 29, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The U.S. Forest Service and the Shenandoah County fire marshal are investigating several fires that broke out Friday in the George Washington National Forest near Edinburg and the Wolf Gap Campground.

Man charged with possession of stolen signs

July 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A town resident has been charged with possession of stolen property after federal and local law enforcement officials discovered 30 street signs in his basement bedroom.