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Vandals hit more than 100 mailboxes

August 31, 2016

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a wave of vandalism that damaged up to 190 mailboxes in the Edinburg and Mount Jackson area early Wednesday.

Overdoses vault ahead of last year’s numbers

August 31, 2016

The number of heroin overdoses in the area is running ahead of last year’s figures for the period through August, and some drug addiction experts worry that much worse is to come.

Council’s closed session raises questions

August 31, 2016

Strasburg Town Council voted to purchase a property for $100,000 in a closed session last Thursday, but analysis of the real estate contract and interviews with council members raise questions regarding the legitimacy of closing the session to the public.

Fair trotters hit improved track

Harness racers make the turn during opening day of racing Wednesday at the Shenandoah County Fair. It was also the opening day for the fair's new track. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 31, 2016

The newly remodeled harness racing track at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds held its first official race and drew a sizeable crowd of fairgoers Wednesday afternoon.

Inspector: Fair rides undergo thorough scrutiny

Fairgoers prepare for the drop in the Super Shot II at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 30, 2016

With the Shenandoah County Fair at full tilt, specialized amusement ride inspectors are called into action to check just about every inch of the rides that will provide fairgoers with entertainment.

Man gets seven years in prison for shooting

Phillip Wilson

August 30, 2016

A man convicted in a shooting that left the victim hospitalized for several weeks was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court.

Defendant in box cutter case sentenced

Kevin Avery

August 30, 2016

Kevin Avery was in costume advertising Liberty Tax Service in the 400 block of South Street on March 25 when a fight broke out between him and another man.

Reward offered for information on burglary

August 30, 2016

Victims of a residential burglary in Middletown are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the suspect or suspects involved.

Woman injured by bear in her yard

August 29, 2016

A 73-year-old woman and her dog survived a fight with a bear in her yard late Saturday night in the 100 block of Rambo Court near Linden.

Man calls 911 for hoax hostage situation

August 29, 2016

Police received a call late Monday night regarding a hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax, according to Chief Charles Bockey Jr. of the Stephens City Police Department.

Teen charged with assaulting deputies

August 29, 2016

Authorities have charged a 15-year-old Strasburg boy after an incident in which they say he punched two Shenandoah County deputies.

Maryland man charged with DUI, hit and run

August 29, 2016

Authorities with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office charged a Maryland man Sunday with a misdemeanor hit and run and felony offense of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Woman sentenced on heroin charges

August 29, 2016

A Stephens City woman accused of distributing heroin was sentenced according to a plea agreement in Frederick County Circuit Court on Monday.

Busy bees

Scott Currie, of Toms Brook, explains the thinking behind his backyard beehive. The sugar water atop the hive nourishes the bees and cues them to increase their breeding processes. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

August 28, 2016

MAURERTOWN – September is bee month in Virginia, and several area beekeepers are shucking the latest batch of honey from their hives.

Academy groundbreaking set for November

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy, pictured in a digital image, will be located at the end of Progress Drive in Front Royal. General Contractor Howard Shockey & Sons plans to break ground on the academy in November.  Image courtesy of Front Royal Warren County EDA

August 28, 2016

The Front Royal Warren County Economic Development Authority is partnering with Howard Shockey & Sons as its contractor for the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy.