Local News

Massoud to seek board seat

S. John Massoud

January 26th, 2015

S. John Massoud plans to run for a seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors in November.

Self-inflicted cuts contributed to death of man found

January 26th, 2015

Authorities have tentatively concluded that a man from Texas who was found dead in a recreational area in Shenandoah County on Jan. 11 died from a combination of self-inflicted cuts and exposure to sub-freezing temperatures.

Library foundation imagines successful fundraiser

January 26th, 2015

The Shenandoah County Library Foundation has almost reached the $30,000 goal for its annual fundraiser, but a last-minute push this February is still very much needed, said Robert “Sandy” Whitesides, director of the Shenandoah County Library System.

Snow makes its way to Virginia

January 26th, 2015

A fierce storm that hit the Northeast on Monday brought some snow to the Northern Shenandoah Valley.


January 26th, 2015

The joint meeting of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors and the School Board will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock, followed by the supervisors’ regular meeting at 7 p.m.

Martin birth

January 25th, 2015

Roy and Mary Martin of Strasburg have announced the birth of a son, Drew Casey, on Jan. 14 at Winchester Medical Center.

Heaviest snow expected this evening

January 25th, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for snow for the Shenandoah Valley through Tuesday morning. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are predicted.

Making music together

Azusa Stephens, left, and her son Hideshiro, 1, of Winchester, sit with Miho Sato, a music therapy teacher with The Community Music School of Piedmont, and her son Saul, 5, during a recent class at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 25th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A new school in Stephens City is part of an effort to share music with more people.

Woman gets 50-year sentence for child’s murder

Nicole D. Miller

January 23rd, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Judge Dennis L. Hupp Friday sentenced Nicole Dawn Miller to 50 years in prison for the first-degree murder of a 20-month-old boy she was caring for in a local apartment.

Raising a kingdom

Jaime Day, left,  of Mount Jackson,  and  Java Gooden, 23, of Lynchburg, right, help with bricklaying the exterior walls of a new Kingdom Hall for area Jehovah's Witnesses.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 23rd, 2015

EDINBURG — Standing in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kelly Osborne points out the kitchen where full-time ministers stop by for a bite to eat on a sunny, snow covered Wednesday afternoon.

Bounty in Warren aims to limit coyotes

Warren County, one of the few counties in Virginia that has a program to pay residents for killing coyotes, a non-native species classified as a nuisance animal.   Courtesy photo

January 23rd, 2015

Warren County, one of the few counties in Virginia that has a program to pay residents for killing coyotes, has spent several thousand dollars in bounties for coyotes over the last 15 years.