Local News

Town OKs improvements plan

August 4, 2015

After months of planning and meetings, the town of Woodstock has adopted its 2016-2022 Capital Improvements Plan.

Sheriff denies record request

August 4, 2015

Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter and defense attorney David Downes are clashing again over attempts by Downes to obtain information about an undercover investigation into cigarette smuggling.

Fire destroys house near Middletown

August 4, 2015

A pet cat alerted a sleeping couple who fled to safety early Tuesday morning as fire destroyed their house near Middletown.

Association seeks public crossing designation

August 4, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The homeowner’s association for Shenandoah River Estates wants to change the designation of the Mary’s Shady Lane railroad crossing from private to public.

Warren County Fair

Travis Vizelbiss, of Clear Spring, Maryland, drives his Case tractor during the truck and tractor pull at Warren County Fairgrounds Monday night. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 3, 2015

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

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.

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.