Local News

Victim links shooting to argument

Phillip Wilson

November 25, 2015

Town police have filed a charge of malicious wounding against a Front Royal man after interviewing the victim in the hospital where he was recovering from a gunshot wound suffered on Nov. 1.

Local teen tells Charterhouse students about bullying

Maggie Laughlin, 17, left, a senior at Central High School, sits with Charterhouse student Kagen Conner, 8, of Harrisonburg, inside his classroom at the Edinburg school on Nov. 17. Laughlin volunteers her time at the school educating an anti-bullying theme to the school's students.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 24, 2015

EDINBURG – Local high school student Maggie Laughlin stops by the Charterhouse School – Edinburg every other Wednesday to teach kids there that “bullying doesn’t have to be tolerated in schools.”

Beware of Thanksgiving calories

November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving is known as a time for friends, family, and lots of food.
Julie Shelhamer, a clinical dietician with Warren

Early morning warning

Larry Sorrell walks through the living room of his rental home that was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 23, 2015

An early Sunday morning fire in Woodstock left a home heavily damaged and forced the evacuation of an occupant who was alerted to the danger by a newspaper carrier.

Public comments on hotel tax cut

November 23, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Town leaders heard support and opposition Monday for a proposal to cut the tax rate people pay to stay in hotels.

Man accused of soliciting boy online

November 23, 2015

A Pennsylvania man is being held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after his arrest on charges of solicitation of a juvenile through the Internet for the purposes of engaging in sexual activity.

Front Royal grad plans studies in Oman

Tori Graham

November 23, 2015

Warren County High School graduate and Virginia Tech junior Tori Graham is looking forward to the possibility of enriching her intercultural education during a new study abroad program this coming summer in Muscat, the capital city of Oman.

Oh my! 1,200 pies!

Debbie Coffelt, treasurer for the Strasburg Music Boosters, mixes apples during the club's eighth annual apple pie baking fundraiser held Friday evening in Strasburg High School's cafeteria. The fundraiser supports band, orchestra, chorus and color guard members  in the middle and high schools. This year the group baked 1,200 pies.    Rich Cooley/Daily

November 22, 2015

The Strasburg Music Boosters made 1,200 apple pies in the Strasburg High School cafeteria as part of the annual Apple Pie Bake Fundraiser on Friday.

Vigil for Front Royal addiction victims planned

November 21, 2015

A newly formed group focused on educating the public about the dangers of drug addiction will hold a candlelight vigil from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal gazebo at the intersection of Chester and Main streets.

Youth Development Center remains relevant

Regina O'Brien, executive director of Winchester Youth Development Center, tidies a pair of Christmas trees      decorated for sale as part of their holiday fundraiser.    Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21, 2015

During the past two decades, tens of thousands of middle and high school students from Winchester and Frederick and Clarke Counties have participated in the programs and facilities at Winchester’s Youth Development Center (YDC).

Students show off holiday projects

Hilda J. Barbour kindergarten student Nicholas Payne, 6, beats on a tom-tom during a Thanksgiving program in his class.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 20, 2015

Kindergarteners at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal got to show off their handmade Native American costumes and tom-toms at the school’s Thanksgiving feast day on Thursday.