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Constructive solutions

Shenandoah County Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley stands inside the hallway surrounded by students at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a school tour that was open for members of the School Board and Board of Supervisors on Friday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 24, 2015

STRASBURG — There’s a common refrain heard in the halls of Shenandoah County Public Schools, where creative space making could be its own class.

Board deliberates on school problems

April 24, 2015

WOODSTOCK — After two hours of discussion at a Thursday work session, the Shenandoah County School Board came to a consensus. They need to solve the problem of overcrowding in schools as soon as possible and develop a timeline for a short-term solution.

Let the fun begin

Kevin King, left, of Alexandria, and  Samantha Givans, right, of Arlington,  taste wine outside of the old Frederick County Courthouse on the Loudoun Street Mall during the United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest that started Friday afternoon. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the day to kick off the start of the 88th Apple Blossom Festival, which runs through next weekend.   Rich Cooley/Daily

April 24, 2015

The United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest kicked off the 88th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival on Friday afternoon in Old Town Winchester. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the day. Many more events will be held over the next week during the annual celebration. Rich Cooley/Daily

Campground owner challenging VDOT land condemnation

April 24, 2015

Lawyers representing the Virginia Department of Transportation and an 88-year-old woman clashed Friday in a jury trial challenging the amount of money she would receive in an eminent domain case involving a campground she has run for 24 years.

Business Ledger

April 24, 2015

Woodstock Mayor Jeremy McCleary signed a proclamation during an informal ceremony on April 24 honoring the 10th anniversary of Woodstock

Sayre wins GOP nod for board run

April 23, 2015

The Warren County Republican Committee will nominate Thomas Sayre to run for a seat on the Board of Supervisors in November.

Lights, camera, action

A black bear cub that was rescued in Edinburg is shown with one of the rehabilitators at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.   Courtesy photo

April 23, 2015

Residents and wildlife enthusiasts now have the opportunity to witness the rehabilitation of three black bear cubs first-hand.

Police describe emotional confession in arson case

Tanya Smoot

April 23, 2015

Documents filed in Warren County General District Court state that a woman charged with four arsons at two residences on Osage Street confessed to the offenses under police questioning after the latest fire on April 10.

Spring in bloom

Barbara Sawyers, 63, of Front Royal, walks past a blooming redbud tree along Pine Street near her home recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 23, 2015

Barbara Sawyers, 63, of Front Royal, walks past a blooming redbud tree along Pine Street near her home recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Lemonade stands to help fight malaria

April 23, 2015

Saturday for World Malaria Day, area United Methodist Churches will join those elsewhere around Virginia in helping fight the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan African nations.

Livestock Report

April 23, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
April 18
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $307.50; 300-399 lbs., $260.00-308.00; 400-499 lbs., $242.00-302.00; 500-599 lbs., $237.00-275.00; 600-699 lbs.,

Heroin conspiracy leader gets 18 years

April 22, 2015

A leader in what law enforcement officials have described as a “massive” heroin dealing operation was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 18 years in prison.

Sharing the track

Bradley Stevens, 21, of Maurertown, leads this group of the Champions Together track team during a recent practice outside Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2015

For the first time in Shenandoah County, students with and without disabilities competed alongside each other through Central High School’s Champions Together Unified Track and Field Event.

Arrest made in arsons

Tanya Smoot

April 22, 2015

A five-month investigation into four arson fires at two neighboring Front Royal residences ended Monday with the arrest of a town woman who lived in one of them.

Panel eyes polling locations

April 22, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County election officials say keeping schools open on Election Day can pose problems for voters.

Training day a ‘snapshot’ of instruction

April 22, 2015

WINCHESTER — Nobody wants to miss school on the day of a class trip, Director of Student Support Services Charles M. “Mitch” Peeling remarked Wednesday at a training session for Frederick County Public School personnel.

R-MA Commandant Sadler to resign

Col. Gary N. Sadler (USAF retired)

April 22, 2015

Randolph-Macon Academy Commandant Col Gary N. Sadler, USAF resign, has announced his intention to retire on June 30.