Local News

Rubbermaid sale to benefit United Way

November 28th, 2014

A sale of donated Rubbermaid products in the Winchester Belk parking lot Saturday morning will benefit the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Coalition pushes for new National Scenic Area

November 28th, 2014

A scenic area proposal from the Friends of Shenandoah Mountain received a big boost from last week’s revised plan from the National Forest Service concerning the George Washington National Forest.

Electronic cigarette shop opens in Front Royal

Apryl Barb holds her box mod, the hardware of the e-cigarette,  while she stands beside a line of 36 e-cigarette flavors inside her Royal Vapors shop on South Royal Avenue in Front Royal. Barb says she gets in new flavors every day as her business continues to grow. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 28th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–When Apryl Barb was growing up in Moorefield, West Virginia, she would sneak cigarettes behind her house, trying to avoid her father who could sniff smoke out like a “hound dog.”

Crack ring defendant facing 10 year prison sentence

November 28th, 2014

One of two remaining defendants in what the prosecution describes as a massive conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in and around Winchester will be sentenced to 10 years in prison if a federal judge accepts a plea agreement that will be submnitted to him next week.

Job related deaths down across Virginia

November 28th, 2014

The Virginia Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reported a 15 percent decrease in on the job fatalities in the Commonwealth during 2013.

Wife of former inmate settles lawsuit

November 27th, 2014

The wife of a former jail inmate who suffered near-fatal seizures while he was in custody at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester has been awarded $2.7 million in a lawsuit settled in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.

Council mulling reimbursements

November 27th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – Town Council reached no resolution Monday on how they should check members’ reimbursement requests.

Pitching in for Santa

Gary Bunch, of Stephens City, checks over one of the new bicycles that are among gifts donated or bought for Toys for Tots inside the Stephens City distribution center.  The Toys for Tots chapter serves Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Clarke and Page counties. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 27th, 2014

Santa Claus has a difficult time placing gifts under the tree for many needy families, so several area organizations and groups in the area have stepped up to provide children with gifts and toys this Christmas season.

County, fire station fail again to reach deal

November 27th, 2014

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s relationship with a volunteer fire company remains uncertain after supervisors failed this week to pass a deal to house paid responders at the station.

First snow hits with cold reality

Stanton Strother clears off the sidewalk in front of his house on King Street in Strasburg on Wednesday. Strother said he was “getting too old for this” and “it’s time to head down to the Caribbean.” Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

November 27th, 2014

The area muddled through its first shoe-top-covering snowfall of the year Wednesday with the usual treacherous driving conditions slowing traffic and contributing to numerous accidents.

Corn production improved for Shenandoah

November 27th, 2014

Corn production for the Shenandoah Valley appears to be “better than average,” according to Bobby Clark, Shenandoah County extension agent for the Virginia Cooperative Exchange.

Board denies permit for B&B, cabins

November 27th, 2014

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County supervisors denied a couple’s request for a permit to open a bed-and-breakfast in Quicksburg.