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Motorists are stranded along Interstate 45 along North Main in Houston, Texas, after storms flooded the area on Tuesday.   Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP

May 27, 2015

The Winchester Educational Foundation announced that 20-time Grammy Award-winning country star Vince Gill will headline the 7th annual Patsy Cline Classic on Sept. 11.

Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas, Oklahoma

Motorists are stranded along Interstate 45 along North Main in Houston, Texas, after storms flooded the area on Tuesday.   Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP

May 27, 2015

The forecast was for 2 to 3 more inches of rain in the Houston area, a day after flooding triggered by nearly a foot of rain in a matter of hours swamped neighborhoods and highways and stranded hundreds of motorists.

VDOT: Town left state out of loop

May 26, 2015

Mount Jackson and state transportation officials are trying to stay on the same page as the town pushes through a major rezoning and annexation effort.

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting

May 26, 2015

A Fort Valley man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Shenandoah County Circuit Court in the shooting death of Harry Grant Nelson III, 35, of Winchester.

A performing arts legacy

Kym Crump, left, executive director of the Blue Ridge Arts Council in Front Royal, looks over music with Pam Dyke, band director at Warren County Middle School, while talking about this Friday's musical tribute and stage dedication ceremony at the school. The school will dedicate its stage to Virginia C. "Ginna" Looney, previous longtime theater director at Warren County High School, who died last year.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 26, 2015

For 22 years Virginia C. “Ginna” Looney taught math for at Warren County High School, but her legacy to area music and theater students is just as strong. A tribute to Looney, who died last year, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Warren County Middle School with a stage dedication in her name.

Initial Front Royal town budget reading passes

May 26, 2015

The town of Front Royal voted to approve an appropriation ordinance for its fiscal year 2015-2016 budget. It was the budget’s first public reading, and one of two votes for it.

Flags flying at Strasburg home

A total of 1,375 American flags fly in the constant breeze at the Long residence in Strasburg. "The breath that moves these flags are the dead soldiers that are laying in the ground in all our veteran's cemeteries."   Rachel Mahoney/Daily

May 22, 2015

There’s no Memorial Day display in Strasburg quite like that of Greg and Anna Long and their family on Red Bud Road.

Fledgling program to take flight

George Bowers, pastor at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock, stands beside a 15-passenger van donated by First Baptist in Woodstock. The two churches are among 13 area congregations teaming on Family Promise of Shenandoah County, an interdenominational hospitality program that will help area homeless.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 22, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Friday morning, Pastor George Bowers of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock popped the hood of a 15-passenger van donated last year by First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Inside was a nest of newborn birds.

Clarification/Correction

May 22, 2015

A story that ran Friday should have said The Laurel Center in Winchester provides a women’s shelter and focuses its

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May 22, 2015

Trex Company has won the Golden Hammer Award at a ceremony presented by Hardware + Building Supply Dealer’s magazine, the Winchester-based company announced in a news release.