Local News

Quarry draws visitors, citations

August 3, 2015

The water-filled Toms Brook quarry that has been attracting many teens and young adults for mid-summer swims is now also drawing the attention of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Warren County Fair

August 3, 2015

The truck and tractor pull took place at the Warren County Fair Monday night.

Town considering business development program

August 3, 2015

Strasburg town officials are considering possibly participating in a business development program through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

New shops open in Front Royal

Bonnie Hart stocks mugs on the shelves of her new store, The Grace Place Shop, which is located on East Main Street in Front Royal. The Christian-based gift shop is one of several new businesses cropping up along Main Street. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 3, 2015

Over the last several months, new and established businesses have been cropping up along Main Street Front Royal, in an apparent revitalization the town’s historic downtown area.

A step back in time: Battlefield picnic draws hundreds

Sharan Edmondson, wearing widow's weeds period clothing, uses her umbrella for shade during Saturday's Fisher's Hill Civil War Battlefield Picnic.  
Photo by Dale Ann Deffer

August 2, 2015

FISHER’S HILL — Several hundred people on Saturday attended the Fisher’s Hill Civil War Battlefield Picnic at the grassy field that once was the site of one of the more pivotal battles of the Civil War.

SU religion professor attends interfaith seminar

August 2, 2015

Shenandoah University assistant professor of religion Kevin Minister will leave on Sunday for DePaul University in Chicago to attend seminars on Teaching Interfaith Understanding.

Molester to serve 15 years

John Wesley Davison

July 31, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The sex crimes of John Wesley Davison committed against a 10-year-old girl, the daughter of a woman he was living with at the time, brought him a sentence of 15 years in prison Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.

Search warrant details forest fire investigation

July 31, 2015

Search warrant documents filed Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court show authorities have targeted an Edinburg man in their investigation into several forest fires July 24.

Vehicle thief sentenced on handgun theft charge

Donald Fox III

July 31, 2015

A Fort Valley man pleaded guilty Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of vehicle theft, all of them on the same day, but it was a gun theft several months earlier that landed Donald Fox III in bigger trouble.

Stephens City announces position on water dispute

July 31, 2015

Stephens City councilman Jason Nauman released a statement Friday outlining the town’s official position on the state of water and wastewater negotiations with the Frederick County Sanitation Authority.

Antique cars to visit Edinburg

July 31, 2015

A multitude of polished antique vehicles will park at the Edinburg Mill from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for the 2nd Annual Edinburg Antique Auto Show.

Campground owner wins ruling over VDOT

Gloria Marcon stands beneath the new highway bridge on U.S. 340 that towers over her Gooney Creek Campground. Joe Beck/Daily

July 30, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A campground owner who is challenging the Virginia Department of Transportation over its valuation of her land won a round Thursday in circuit court when a judge nullified an earlier jury verdict that fell short of the compensation she sought from the agency.

Fair vendors add spicy twist to French fries

Miranda Hendry serves up a tray of Crabby Fries with Wayne Schafer's homemade crab dip at a Big Fat Daddy's tent at the Frederick County Fair. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

July 30, 2015

STEPHENSON – After attendees of the Frederick County Fair see the truck and tractor pull or the new skid steer rodeo, they may go for a classic choice of French fry finger food.