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Planning Commission OKs village proffer amendment

September 26, 2016

The Middletown Planning Commission issued its final stamp of approval Monday on a proffer amendment from the Village at Middletown before sending its recommendation to the council to accept.

Warren schools plant Tower Gardens

Meredith Miller, left, an A.S. Rhodes Elementary fourth grade teacher, and Niki Wymer, a member of the Front Royal Rotary Club, assemble the lights on a Tower Garden being installed at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal on  Monday. The Front Royal Rotary Club donated $6,000 and Solodex donated $1,700 to fund the project, which allows the school to grow herbs and vegetables indoors. Nine of the units were purchased for Warren County schools.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 26, 2016

Warren County students will be helping to grow small school crops of vegetables and herbs using new Tower Gardens that will be set up at every school.

Sheriff’s office seeks larceny suspects

This is an image taken from surveillance video of suspects in the theft of iPhones at the Wal-Mart store in Warren County. Courtesy photo

September 26, 2016

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is searching for suspects believed to have stolen around $10,000 worth of iPhones from Wal-Mart last week.

Area grape harvest begins

Angelica Castro picks grüner veltliner grapes at North Mountain Vineyard in Maurertown on Thursday. Most area vineyards have started picking grapes for wine production.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 25, 2016

The harvest moon has passed, the leaves are starting to brown, and local vintners are trawling the fields – sometimes in the wee morning hours – working on the grape harvest.

Attorney general candidates make pitches at forum

September 25, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – There wasn’t much space – literally or figuratively – between three Republican candidates for attorney general who appeared at a forum Saturday organized by the Warren County Republican Committee.

Police identify woman who died in I-81 crash

September 25, 2016

A driver who was killed Friday afternoon when she was ejected from her vehicle following a crash on Interstate 81 near Winchester has been identified as Scarlett L. Campbell, of Middletown.

Wish comes true for local family

Laura Sluss, of Strasburg, holds her son Daniel, 19, outside his new 24-by-18 foot pool behind their home near Waterlick. Daniel, who is blind and has been diagnosed with Lennox-Gastuant Syndrome, received a backyard deck and pool through a Make-A-Wish Foundation request after his brother wrote a letter to the foundation. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 23, 2016

STRASBURG — A Strasburg family is “just blown away” by the kindness and help from area businesses that helped make a wish come true.

Judge rejects bail for shooting defendant

Douglas Johnston

September 23, 2016

A man charged in a Sept. 12 shooting that wounded another man lost an attempt Friday in Shenandoah County General District Court to gain release from jail on bond.

Strasburg man indicted on bomb threat charges

Steven Hammond

September 23, 2016

A man who once briefly worked with the Strasburg Police Department is facing bomb threat charges in Winchester City Circuit Court after being indicted on Tuesday.

Recruitment, retention still vex jail

September 22, 2016

A flurry of staff recruitment efforts aimed at filling job vacancies at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail had delivered mixed results, the jail’s leader said Thursday.

Election officials say letters mislead voters

September 22, 2016

Local registrars and state election officials have fielded numerous calls from voters who have received letters leading them to believe they weren’t registered.

Bail denied for man in mask case

Tyrone Holloman

September 22, 2016

A man charged with illegally wearing a mask in public was returned to the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional jail after he was denied bail at a court hearing Thursday.