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Teen explores his musical style

John Robert Rimel, 15 , practices his music in the basement of his  Edinburg home recently. The Central High School student has appeared twice on the "The Ellen Show" and is moving forward developing his style as an artist.  Rich Cooley/Daily

October 12, 2015

When 15-year-old John-Robert Rimel gets home from school, he usually grabs a snack before tackling his homework and then retreating to the basement – to do even more homework.

Wiseley, Logan focus on their records at forum

October 11, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Republican Chad Logan and Independent Amanda McDonald Wiseley took their campaigns for Shenandoah County commonwealth’s attorney before a group of conservative activists Saturday.

Shenandoah beekeepers help hives survive winter

Lynne Phillips, manager at Natural Art Garden Center, checks on her honey bees near the  garden center in Toms Brook.   Rich Cooley/Daily

October 11, 2015

As the weather starts to grow colder, area beekeepers try to ensure their hives survive the winter by encouraging eggs and keeping an eye out for pests that play a large role in the dreaded colony collapse disorder.

Man indicted in cab driver’s murder

October 9, 2015

A Warren County Circuit Court grand jury has indicted Clay Marshall Curtis for first-degree murder in the death of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk Jr.

Ressie staff, parents voice concerns for repairs

October 9, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – As the Warren County School Board prepares for the new Warren County Middle School groundbreaking ceremony next week, many are reminding them of the pressing repairs needed in current facilities.

Market embraces history, looks forward

Cameron Richard, from left, Debbie Fauble, Mary Richard, Kayla Lawrence and Eddie Richard stand behind a bin of Ida red apples at Richard's Fruit Market in Middletown. The business is celebrating 61 years of operation. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 9, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Richard’s Fruit Market Stephens City has been an agritourism feature for 61 years in-part, as Owner and Operator Eddie Richard explained, “By being dependent on what Mother Nature gives you.”

GOP gets taxpayer-funded security at party meetings

October 8, 2015

When Shenandoah County Republicans gathered last week at their usual meeting place in the general district courthouse, they received free building security that comes with the use of the courthouse during and after normal work hours.

Film club gifts new titles to library

October 8, 2015

The Handley Regional Library will boast a much larger selection of independent films to browse after Winchester Film Club 3.0 presents the library with almost 200 titles at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Front Royal festival adds Sunday benefit race

October 8, 2015

It’ll be a good year for runners attending the 45th Festival of Leaves in Front Royal, which celebrates the colorful turn of seasons and serves as the Warren Heritage Society’s annual fundraiser.

Council turns down apartment proposal

October 8, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The town of Woodstock unanimously voted to deny a proposal to potentially allow for apartments in the Village Commons-Lora Drive subdivision off of Va. 11 this week.

Business Ledger

October 8, 2015

Long & Foster/Webber & Associates in Winchester has announced its top producers for September and new agents who have joined the firm.

Teepee constructed to welcome native cultures

Chris (Comeswithclouds) White, of Bluemont, walks around a teepee he designed and constructed at Clermont Farm at the intersection of East Main Street and Va. 7 in Berryville. The teepee is being used to help advertise The Gathering, a festival that includes Kidz Harvest Fest, Harvest Dance and the Virginia Gourd Festival Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 8, 2015

BERRYVILLE – Those headed into Berryville for the upcoming harvest and cultural festival The Gathering will be greeted by a 24-foot tall teepee that organizers finished setting up this week at a corner of Clermont Farm.