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Credit card victims include rich, powerful and local stores

December 19th, 2014

A U.S. senator, the embassy of Qatar and the Office of the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives were among the victims of a credit card fraud and identification theft scheme in which one person has pleaded guilty in federal court in Harrisonburg.

Authorities investigate four overdoses at plant

December 19th, 2014

Authorities are investigating four drug overdoses, at least one involving heroin, among employees at George’s chicken slaughtering and processing plant in Edinburg on Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning.

Fatal hit-and-run crash under investigation

December 19th, 2014

State police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 15-year-old boy as he walked along the1000 block of Rest Church Road around Clearbrook at about 7 a.m. Friday.

Two facing car theft charges

December 19th, 2014

Front Royal police have arrested two town residents and charged them with grand larceny linked to a vehicle stolen on Nov. 30.

Virginia aims for diversity with new economic plan

Maurice Jones.

December 19th, 2014

According to a recently released report, the Virginia economy will have to diversify and be less reliant on public sector jobs on the federal, state and local levels to maintain a steady economy for years to come.

Coming full circle

Tara Coughlan, left, and her mother Philomena O'Brien, right, stand inside Nanas Irish Pub in Middletown. O'Brien is the new restaurant owner of the former Irish Isle Restaurant. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 19th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — When Philomena O’Brien was a little girl, she moved with her family from Limerick, Ireland, to Rochester, New York. After spending the 1980s raising her children in Ireland, O’Brien came back to the states, where she eventually opened an Irish Pub with her then-husband Brian Coughlan.

Virginia organization named one of nation’s best

December 19th, 2014

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) was ranked second in the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate’s Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations for 2014.

Roanoke company to rebrand

December 19th, 2014

Roanoke-based Lawrence Companies, a freight company, is undergoing a re-branding effort.

Strasburg chase defendant led police to dealer

December 18th, 2014

A fleeing suspect who led police on a chase that resulted in an officer crashing his squad car in Strasburg later provided crucial information that pointed authorities toward a man considered to be the largest heroin dealer in Northern Virginia at the time.

Front Royal girl upbeat despite genetic disorder

Christine Jenkins of Front Royal holds her 10-year-old daughter, Carlie, who has Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects mostly females. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Fifth grader Carlie Jenkins can’t walk or talk, but according to her mother Christine “Chrissy” Jenkins, the 10-year-old expresses herself through her eyes.

Virginia may pay for new voting machines

December 18th, 2014

Virginia would replace aging, problematic voting machines for cities and counties by the next election under a proposal pushed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

NSVRC honors Frederick County administrator

Dennis Morris, chairman of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, hands a bag of Route 11 barbecue potato chips to John Riley, left, retiring Frederick County Administrator, in commemoration for his service on the commission on Thursday. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission honored an outgoing commissioner Thursday night at the organization’s annual Christmas dinner.

Board assesses community survey

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A new superintendent for Warren County Public Schools should be a good communicator and have people skills.


December 18th, 2014

A story that ran in Monday’s paper should have identified a Riverfront Christian School student as Gena Boice.
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Holiday bonus

Teresa Showman, 59, of Maurertown, holds the replica of her $2.5 million dollar check inside the Express Mart at 203 South Main St. in Woodstock. Showman, a cross country truck driver,  won the top prize in Virginia Lottery's Casino Cash Scratcher game. Showman's daughter, Nicole Shoemaker, is standing at right and the store owner, Syed Jafri, is at the far right. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 17th, 2014

Teresa Showman won big on a Virginia Lottery scratcher at the perfect time.