Local News

ATF joins VFW fire investigation

Firefighters battle the fire Saturday at the Front Royal VFW Post 1860.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 1, 2015

Almost five months after fire destroyed VFW Post 1860, the cause of the fire remains undetermined and still under investigation.

Daily wins Farm Bureau journalism award

Rich Cooley/Daily

December 1, 2015

The Northern Virginia Daily is one of four newspapers and a television station that won awards during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation 2015 Annual Convention on Tuesday in Norfolk.

Anti-drug group hires an executive director

November 30, 2015

The Winchester Police Department’s community relations and crime prevention specialist has been hired to lead the planning for a drug court focused on getting addicts into treatment and finding alternatives to jailing them.

North Fork to host Holiday BINGO

November 30, 2015

North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg will host a Holiday Basket BINGO holiday event on Dec. 5 to benefit the school’s eighth grade class.

Fire chief responds to accusations

November 29, 2015

Four months after three members of the Strasburg Fire Department circulated letters warning of shoddy discipline and shaky morale in the department, Fire Chief Jeff Wharton said some of the complaints had merit, some didn’t and some were exaggerated.

Officials ignore state sunshine law

November 29, 2015

State law might say some government records must be disclosed, but that’s not the way many Virginia officials see things.

Holiday shoppers seek out deals

Angelica Echegoyen and Brooke Butler, both of Winchester, make Black Friday into a day to catch up over coffee and shopping at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

November 27, 2015

Whether shoppers decided to wait in outside lines on Thanksgiving or brave the early bird crowds on Black Friday, Winchester businesses small and large saw a huge turnout for early holiday shoppers this year.

Three charged in hit, run case

November 27, 2015

Three town residents have been charged after an investigation into a hit and run case in which one person was taken by helicopter to Winchester Medical Center, and police say they found evidence of plans to distribute drugs illegally.

Fire chief wants answers on recruitment, retention

November 27, 2015

Warren County Fire Chief Richard E. Mabie hopes the impending selection of a recruitment and retention specialist will help shore up the number of volunteer firefighters whose ranks have been harder to fill in recent years.

Front Royal man makes journey of understanding, faith

Tom Howarth

November 27, 2015

Although Front Royal resident Tom Howarth’s connection with El Salvador didn’t begin until many years after four American churchwomen were killed there in 1980, he said he has been “tremendously educated” by their impact serving in the community.

Ressie tested for mold spores

November 27, 2015

After concerns arose related to conditions at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School, Warren County Public Schools requested air testing for mold samples in the building.

Sign thief writes apology, pays up

November 26, 2015

The letter arrived at the Warren County Administrator’s office Tuesday, one day after the the writer pleaded guilty in Circuit Court to stealing 34 road signs.