Local News

Memory care center set for New Market

July 1, 2015

A new memory care facility is planned for New Market this winter. Led by brothers Mark and Paul Griffin, and their father Marvin Griffin, who all run Shenandoah Place in New Market, the endeavor will bring needed care to a growing subset of the community suffering from memory problems.

Trial set in involuntary manslaughter case

July 1, 2015

The case of a man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a woman who died in a residence near where he had been target practicing has been scheduled for a jury trial in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.

Standoff with law enforcement ends in suicide

July 1, 2015

A standoff between law enforcement officials and a man armed with a gun ended Wednesday when a Virginia State Police SWAT team entered the apartment where he had barricaded himself and found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Man waits for live liver donor

Paul Smoot, 36, of Strasburg, sits beside his wife Kutrina inside his mother's home n Stephens City recently. Paul Smoot was born with immune deficiency disorder and now needs a liver transplant from a live donor.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 1, 2015

Last September, Paul Smoot, of Strasburg, forgot how to use his cell phone. Talking with him, his wife Kutrina couldn’t determine the problem. She asked if he felt all right, and he said he did. But his boss saw differently.

Woodstock baby has botulism diagnosis

Benjamin Ellis Shell, 2 months old, son of Antonette Capone-Shell and Jerramy Shell, of Woodstock, was rushed to Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital last week with symptoms of botulism. One test has come back positive, but the hospital is waiting on another to confirm.  Courtesy Antonette Capone-Shell

June 30, 2015

Benjamin Ellis Shell was a healthy baby boy. Born 9 pounds, 7 ounces, on April15, he was exceeding milestones, rolling over after a month and crawling at 2 months. So when the 11-week old boy slowly stopped eating and his bowel movements stopped his mother Antonette Capone-Shell, 24, rushed him to the emergency room.

Assault suspect found dead in West Virginia

June 30, 2015

A Stephens City man wanted in the assault of a woman in Frederick County was found dead in a vehicle authorities believe was stolen from her, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday

Edinburg police count down to the end

June 30, 2015

The last minute of the last shift for the Edinburg Police Department was scheduled to fall at 10 p.m. Tuesday when officer Terry Polk pulled up to police headquarters for the final time in a squad car bearing the town’s name.

State bans natural deer lures

A deer stands along the edge of the woods along Dismal Hollow Road in Warren County. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 30, 2015

Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal for hunters or wildlife enthusiasts to use natural deer lures that contain urine or other bodily fluids.

In silhouette

Chris and Terry Richards are captured in silhouette under the shelter at the Shenandoah Valley Flea Market north of New Market recently.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 29, 2015

Chris and Terry Richards are captured in silhouette under the shelter at the Shenandoah Valley Flea Market north of New Market recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Woman accused of threatening to burn down house

June 29, 2015

A 74-year-old Toms Brook woman was arrested Friday and charged with threatening to burn down someone’s house, larceny and interfering with the property rights of another person.

Man charged with gun offenses in dispute

June 29, 2015

A Timberville man was charged Wednesday with two gun-related offenses after an incident reported June 19 in the 400 block of Senedo Road in Shenandoah County.

Corridor H development moves forward without Va.

June 29, 2015

Recent years have seen a re-prioritization by West Virginia officials to complete the Appalachian Development Highway System’s Corridor H within the state. Meant to stretch from Interstate 79 to the inland port in Front Royal, the project has been ongoing for decades.


June 29, 2015

A story published Saturday should have said Amanda “Mandy” Roller, assistant principal at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg, was