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A boatload of fun at the fair

Chace Reedy, 6, left, and his brother Blake, 4, of Toms Brook, ride the kiddie boats at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 30, 2015

Chace Reedy, 6, left, and his brother Blake, 4, of Toms Brook, ride the kiddie boats at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

Swinging into action

Dane Schillinger, 7, of Fairfax, takes a ride on the swings during opening night of the Shenandoah County Fair at the fairgrounds in Woodstock on Friday. The fair will run through Sept. 5.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 28, 2015

Dane Schillinger, 7, of Fairfax, takes a ride on the swings during opening night of the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock on Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily

School staff looking forward to bright year

Kara Bates, a nature resources and ecology teacher at the Massanutten Governors School at Triplett Tech, speaks during the Shenandoah County teacher and staff  convocation Friday afternoon at Central High School. Bates was the school's teacher of the year for 2014-2015.    Rich Cooley/Daily

August 28, 2015

A sea of teachers and faculty sporting highlighter yellow-green shirts filled the Central High School gym for Shenandoah County Public School’s all-employee convocation Friday afternoon to look toward a bright new 2015-2016 school year.

Jury decides hospital not to blame for Smedley’s death

August 28, 2015

A medical malpractice lawsuit against Winchester Medical Center and Valley Health Systems ended Thursday night with a jury finding the defendants did not contribute to the death of John H. Smedley Sr. after a heart operation three years ago.

Business Ledger

August 28, 2015

Mesh Omnimedia

Mesh Omnimedia has been selected as a technology partner by The Powhatan School, a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade private

Jury clears hospital of malpractice in Smedley lawsuit

August 28, 2015

WINCHESTER –A medical malpractice lawsuit against Winchester Medical Center and Valley Health Systems ended Thursday night with a jury finding the defendants did not contribute to the death of John H. Smedley Sr. after a heart operation three years ago.

Shenandoah County Fair kicks off today

Donald Devans, 56, a ride operator for  Penwood and D & K Shows of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,  assembles the Zipper ride at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. The fair rides open this evening.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 28, 2015

Nine days of fair fun and food await those attending the 98th annual Shenandoah County Fair starting today, and fair manager Tom Eshelman said that attendees will be able to enjoy some new musical performances and even get their own stint in the spotlight this year.

Police bust meth operation near Mount Jackson

This is a photo taken at the scene of a drug bust near  Mount Jackson. Four people have been arrested on charges related to possession and  manufacturing of methamphetamine. Photo courtesy of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office

August 27, 2015

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested four Shenandoah Valley residents on several charges related to manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine this week.

Board seeks new county attorney

August 27, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County will advertise for new legal services over objections by the current attorney’s most vocal critics.

Livestock Report

August 27, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
Aug. 22
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $297.50-307.50; 300-399 lbs., $250.00-300.00; 400-499 lbs., $230.00-260.00; 500-599 lbs., $235.00; 600-699 lbs.,

Shooting suspect dies following police pursuit

A helicopter lifts off from eastbound Interstate 66 near Markham where the suspect in the murders of a TV reporter and cameraman ran his car off the road during a police pursuit. The suspect,  Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, of Roanoke, died later at the hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 26, 2015

Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, of Roanoke, the suspect in the fatal shootings of a television reporter and cameraman earlier today in Moneta, Virginia, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a police pursuit on eastbound Interstate 66 near Markham.

Hospital defends care of Smedley

August 26, 2015

The nurse caring for John H. Smedley Sr. at the time he began an abrupt descent toward death in Winchester Medical Center said he appeared to be progressing toward recovery when she left him to go to the restroom.