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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.

Accused bank robber suffered drug relapse

Clayton Hill

January 29th, 2015

A man arrested after authorities in Woodstock chased him in a car and on foot told a family member a day earlier he had relapsed into drug usage, wanted help and that his life was over.

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.

Livestock report

January 29th, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
Jan. 24
Steers, too few to quote.
Bulls, 200-299 lbs., $240.00; 300-399 lbs., $257.50-277.50; 400-499 lbs., $244.00;

Charges filed in burglaries

January 28th, 2015

Two Strasburg men are each facing a total of 14 felony counts stemming from a wave of burglaries in the town in mid-November.

A different perspective

Weiouqing Chen

January 28th, 2015

Massanutten Military Academy senior Weiouqing Chen has a different perspective than many students that participate in the American Legion Oratorical Scholarship every year.

Shafer to get mental exam in murder case

January 28th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Accused murderer Claude Shafer Jr. will be examined by a psychologist to determine his understanding of questions asked by law enforcement officials and his grasp of Miranda rights when he waived them after his arrest.

Trim the fat

Dr. Angela Harden-Mack stands in the education room inside the Winchester Bariatric Center beside a line of supplements that are some of the tools provided to patients to assist in weight loss. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 28th, 2015

Weight loss is a popular practice in America, but can be difficult to achieve.