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Eagle overlook

April 27, 2017

An eagle sits in the top of this tree overlooking the Shenandoah River east of Woodstock recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Port of Virginia chief gives address

April 26, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – The Virginia Inland Port continues to help drive the state’s economy, the head of the Port of Virginia said Wednesday.

Plane crashes near Stephens City

April 26, 2017

A small air craft crashed Wednesday evening in Frederick County, according to state police.
The ultralight plane crashed before 6

Woodstock residents discuss rebranding

April 26, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Residents discussed ways to rebrand the town and what attributes were most important to attracting visitors during a public hearing on Tuesday evening.

Schools to consider budget changes

April 26, 2017

The $64.9 million 2017-2018 budget proposed by Shenandoah County Public Schools at a March meeting is at risk after Tuesday night’s decision by the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors to hold tax rates steady.

Soggy Start to Week but Sunny Days Ahead

April 26, 2017

Sally Strosnider, of Stephens City, walks along this alley off Main Street in Front Royal on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Skies are expected to clear today, with warmer temperatures in the forecast. Rich Cooley/Daily

Rainy Day Rinse

April 25, 2017

Aaron Buracker, a maintenance employee for the Town of Front Royal’s Horticulture Department, power washes outside the visitors’ center on Main Street during the afternoon rain on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Surgery for witness could delay murder trial in cab driver’s death

April 25, 2017

FRONT ROYAL–Chief Judge Clifford Lynwood Athey Jr. granted a continuance on Tuesday to revisit the prosecution’s pretrial motion to postpone the trial for Clay Marshall Curtis, the man indicted for the December 2014 murder of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk.

RSW jail losing officers, plans pay boost

April 25, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Officers at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail likely can expect pay raises as the facility tries to keep employees.

Council OKs exceptions for academy

April 24, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Developers move forward and build a criminal justice academy facility that doesn’t need to meet all local design standards.

Rainy route

April 24, 2017

Bobby Spiker walks his postal route along this stretch of North Massanutten Street in Strasburg on a rainy Monday afternoon. Another rainy day is expected on Tuesday but warmer temperatures and partly sunny skies are in the forecast for Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Judge allows DNA evidence in rape trial

April 24, 2017

WOODSTOCK–Judge Dennis. L Hupp denied a motion defense attorney William B. Allen, III filed to exclude Y Chromosome DNA evidence in the trial of Patrick Joseph “P.J.” Wakeman, 40, of Edinburg, who has been charged with two counts of rape.

Soaring like a bird

April 23, 2017

A hang glider pilot takes advantage of clear skies to soar over Massanutten Mountain east of Woodstock recently. Rich Cooley/Daily