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4-H holds conference in Woodstock

Kayla Eppard, center, 4-H All Star state president, works on a project during a conference in Woodstock on Saturday.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

February 1st, 2015

WOODSTOCK—More than 80 members of the Virginia “Daughter of the ‘All’ Stars”, an elite 4H organization, convened at the Holiday Inn Express in Woodstock Saturday for their 2014 Midwinter Conference.

A study in everything

Dillon Campbell, 17, captain of Skyline High School Academic Team, answers a question during a recent team practice. The team recently won the  Conference 28 tournament and ranks No. 2 in the region. The students have advanced to the Region 3A East Tournament that will be held Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 30th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — This Skyline High School after-school club meets four days a week and challenges students to learn all they can about everything. The team recently came in first place in the Virginia High School League Conference 28 Tournament.

Educational gaps highlighted at work session

January 30th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Closing the achievement gap between low-income and middle-income students is among the budget concerns highlighted at a Shenandoah County School Board work session this week.

Mother of murdered child faces heroin charges

January 30th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The biological mother of a murdered child has been charged with two counts related to heroin distribution in Shenandoah County after a traffic stop drug bust.

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

January 30th, 2015

Who is going to win the NFL Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday – the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks? Here’s what some local residents are saying:

Valley tourism goes international

January 30th, 2015

Shenandoah County Tourism has been actively and aggressively expanding its marketing reach in the last 12 months.

Shentel closes fourth quarter strong

January 30th, 2015

Edinburg-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, commonly known as Shentel, saw an across the board rise in subscription rates in 2014, according to its latest quarterly report.

Be our guest

Drew Davis, a park ranger at the Andy Guest State Park, looks over the view of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at the Everett Cullers Overlook inside the park. The park saw an increase of 16 percent more visitors in 2014 over the previous year. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 29th, 2015

Shenandoah River State Park continues to see more and more visitors with each passing year.

Jobless rates fall to lowest since ’08

January 29th, 2015

Virginia saw a 0.2 percent decrease in its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December, dropping the rate to 4.8 percent, the lowest since October 2008, Gov. Terry McAuliff reported this week.

School Board makes case for increasing budget

January 29th, 2015

A Wednesday night joint session between the Frederick County Board of Supervisors and School Board members resulted in some questions but few disagreements so far about the 2016 fiscal year budget, said Steve Edwards, coordinator of policy and communications for schools.

Crash causes delays on I-66

January 29th, 2015

A crash involving a tractor trailer Wednesday night continues to cause traffic delays on westbound Interstate 66 in Warren County.

Pit bull with a sweet soul looks for lasting home

Jenny Wright, manager of the Clarke County Animal Shelter in Berryville, sits with Louise "Weezy," a 6- to 7-year-old pit bull mix up for adoption.  Josette Keelor/Daily

January 29th, 2015

BERRYVILLE — Finding a forever home is a game of chance for a shelter dog. Competition is stiff, and when families come to decide which one to bring home with them, dogs have to vie for attention over the others.