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Women hold ‘sister march’ in Woodstock

A woman wears a pink pussyhat and holds a poster during the women's march held in Woodstock on Saturday. The knitted hat was visible in women's marches in  Washington, D.C. , around the nation and the world on Saturday. The Associated Press reported Saturday that over a million people came out to "send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged." Jake Zuckerman/Daily

January 21, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Just shy of 400 women on Saturday marched to the steps of the old courthouse where they gathered to make a statement on behalf of women’s rights, climate change and other progressive issues.

Hundreds of thousands of women around the world decry Trump

Women with bright pink hats and signs begin to gather early and are set to make their voices heard on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency on Saturday in Washington.  Organizers of the Women's March on Washington expect more than 200,000 people to attend the gathering.  Other protests are expected in other U.S. cities.  AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

January 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years.

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th U.S. president

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Friday.  AP Photo/Matt Rourke

January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

Breaking and entering suspect charged

Zeb Zachariah Wilson

January 20, 2017

A Mount Jackson man accused of breaking into and robbing several homes in Shenandoah County earlier this year was extradited from Baltimore this week.

Two charged after removal of 70 cats from home

January 20, 2017

Authorities charged a Strasburg woman and man with five counts of providing inadequate care to animals after nearly 70 cats were removed from her home earlier this week.

Local residents share thoughts on inauguration

January 20, 2017

It’s official. The Trump presidency has officially begun. Supporters and demonstrators alike flocked to Washington Friday to witness Donald Trump become Mr. President.

Foggy travels

Jack Ham, 10, of Toms Brook, rides his bike through light fog along this   stretch of road in Shenandoah County's Park in Maurertown recently.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 20, 2017

Jack Ham, 10, of Toms Brook, rides his bike through light fog along this stretch of road in Shenandoah County’s Park in Maurertown recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Fire company welcomes new truck

Brian Meade, a Frederick County career firefighter/EMT, wipes down the front bumper of Stephens City's new Pierce pumper outside the fire station Thursday evening. The fire apparatus has a laser etched backlight that is the first for Pierce to manufacture.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 19, 2017

STEPHENS CITY — The firefighters at Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue welcomed a brand new pumper/tanker truck to its station Thursday after crew members drove through the night from the truck’s manufacturer in Wisconsin.

Illegal meat, marijuana sting leads to guilty plea

January 19, 2017

WINCHESTER — A sting investigation organized by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries led to the guilty plea Thursday of a West Virginia man for the distribution of marijuana and the illegal sale of wild animal parts.

Man enters no contest plea in sex crime

January 19, 2017

An Elkwood man entered a plea of no contest in Frederick County Circuit Court on Friday in the aggravated sexual battery of a 5 year old.

Spring-like weather in January

Eric Krieger, left, and Matt Ciskanik, right, read outside the gazebo area on East Main Street in Front Royal on a mild winter afternoon. Rain is expected today but Saturday is looking good for outdoor activity with a high of 60. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 18, 2017

Eric Krieger, left, and Matt Ciskanik, right, read outside the gazebo area on East Main Street in Front Royal on a mild winter afternoon. Rain is expected today but Saturday is looking good for outdoor activity with a high of 60. Rich Cooley/Daily