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Public speaks on Strasburg basketball investigation

February 11, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Members of the Shenandoah County community voiced their concerns over the Strasburg boys basketball team situation at Thursday night’s Shenandoah County School Board meeting.

2015 overdose deaths adjusted higher

February 11, 2016

The number of deaths in the area caused by opioid overdoses has been revised upward as a result of new information gathered since Jan. 1.

Bus incident case goes to court

February 11, 2016

Six boys facing prosecution for offenses stemming from an incident on a school bus carrying members of the Strasburg High School boys’ basketball team appeared in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Thursday.

Subway opens at LFCC campus

Cameron Bowers, 19, of Winchester, eats a sandwich inside the new Subway at Lord Fairfax Community College on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 11, 2016

A new Subway opened on the Lord Fairfax Community College campus on Jan. 25 in the Student Union building at the Middletown Campus.

Policy revisions to be presented to School Board tonight

February 11, 2016

At tonight’s Shenandoah County School Board meeting, drafts for two different policy revisions will be presented to the School Board for consideration in regard to the attendance boundary adjustment process.

Dividing the District

Alvin Ritz, of Edinburg, listens as Tracy Richter, CEO and facilities planner for           DeJong-Richter speaks during the Shenandoah County School Board's boundary options public meeting held Wednesday evening in the Central High School cafeteria  in Woodstock. Ritz, a parent of two children in the school system, was joined by a room full of other parents and community members.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 10, 2016

WOODSTOCK – More than 200 people attended the Shenandoah County Public Schools community dialogue meeting on Wednesday night in the Central High School cafeteria to voice their opinions on the three attendance boundary options created by the steering committee.

Meth seizures surge in Shenandoah County

Tim Carter

February 10, 2016

The amount of methamphetamine seized in Shenandoah County soared in 2015 as activities associated with the drug shifted away from trafficking to production in small, mobile laboratories.

Practicing penitence after Ash Wednesday

Magdalena Whittaker, left, and Bren Miller wear ash crosses on their foreheads at the Front Royal Daily Grind after worshipping at an afternoon Ash Wednesday Mass at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Front Royal.   Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 10, 2016

Many Christians brought in the holy season of Lent this week at Ash Wednesday services, solemnly reflecting on mortality before the traditional period of fasting.

Bail set for man accused of aiding terrorism

Colt Hardic

February 10, 2016

A bond of $10,000 was set Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court for a man accused of making phone calls that involved harassment of employees and patrons in a Mount Jackson restaurant and disruption of air travel and other activities at government facilities.

Agreement would ease gridlock on I-66

February 10, 2016

RICHMOND – State officials announced a bipartisan agreement Wednesday to reduce traffic congestion on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia.

Fans find ways to catch ‘The Walking Dead’

February 10, 2016

Some couples might be ending Valentine’s Day by cuddling up on the couch to watch some zombie-filled drama on the mid-season premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” but that’s not necessarily the case for some Shentel customers.

Town faces water expenses, votes to raise rates

February 9, 2016

The town of Edinburg is considering its financial options in light of ongoing wastewater treatment plant expenses and complications at the water treatment plant last weekend.

Man convicted on child molestation counts

Mark Darnell

February 9, 2016

A Mount Jackson man is facing up to 30 years in prison after entering Alford pleas of guilty Tuesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of taking indecent liberties with children.

Stephens City store robbed

Surveillance video of a robbery at Dollar General in Stephens City is shown..

February 9, 2016

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed the Dollar General store at 310 Fairfax Pike around 9:30 p.m. Monday.