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Stephens City to test yard waste service

September 1, 2015

Residents of Stephens City will soon have the option to have their yard waste collected and disposed of by town employees – and with the first leaves of the season on the ground, it’s not a moment too soon.

Proposal calls for more Woodstock apartments

September 1, 2015

On Tuesday night, the town of Woodstock held a public hearing on a proposition from Joel Soorenko of Paramount Homes to turn 17 lots in Village Commons into apartments.

Magician amazes crowd at the county fair

Michelle Owens, of Front Royal, paints the face of Jillian Brunton, 10, of Edinburg at the Shenandoah County Fair on Tuesday. Also pictured are 10-year-old Samantha Shenk, of Edinburg, at center, and her brother Aaron Shenk, 5. At far right, magician Kevin Owens makes balloon animals for the crowd. Kaley Toy/Daily

September 1, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Magician Kevin Owens is performing illusions and his wife Michelle Owens is painting the faces of amazed kids at the Shenandoah County Fair this week.

Newcomer enjoying her first fair competition

Mackenzie Dellinger, 10, of Edinburg, stands by her goats, Blackberry and Cinnamon, at the Shenandoah County Fair.  Kaley Toy/Daily

September 1, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Mackenzie Dellinger is having a grand time at the Shenandoah County Fair, and this year she brought along her family’s two goats, Blackberry and Cinnamon.

Father of shooting victim criticizes Goodlatte

September 1, 2015

The televised shooting deaths of Alison Parker and her colleague last week have launched her father on what he describes as a lifelong crusade against gun violence, a crusade that has led him to take an early swipe at U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke.

Man dies in two-vehicle crash

September 1, 2015

A Winchester man died after a two-vehicle crash early Monday evening in the 2700 block of Coal Mine Road.

New school will have ecological standards, not certification

September 1, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County School Board’s building committee discussed pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the middle school under development at a Tuesday afternoon meeting.

Shenandoah County Fair photos

A crowd watches demolition derby action at the Shenandoah County Fair on Monday night.  Share your fair photos! Email them to news@nvdaily.com for consideration.  All photos must have captions identifying those in the photo as well as who took the photo. Courtesy photo by Ethel Showman

September 1, 2015

A crowd watches demolition derby action at the Shenandoah County Fair on Monday night. Share your fair photos! Email them to news@nvdaily.com for consideration. All photos must have captions identifying those in the photo as well as who took the photo. Courtesy photo by Ethel Showman

Fried foods return to the fair

September 1, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Fried foods are in abundance at this year’s Shenandoah County Fair. Funnel cakes, corn dogs and even fried

Defendants plead guilty in smuggling case

John Charles Taveras, left, sits beside his attorney David Downes during circuit court proceedings on Monday. Taveras pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge arising from a Sheriff's Office undercover investigation into the smuggling of untaxed cigarettes. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 31, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Two New York City men pleaded guilty Monday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to single charges of money laundering in a cigarette smuggling case.

Council hears plea for money

August 31, 2015

STRASBURG – Mayfest supporters pleaded with Town Council again Monday to give money for the event to the Chamber of Commerce.

Two more arrested in meth bust

August 31, 2015

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two more people on drug and gun charges stemming from the execution of a search warrant at a suspected methamphetamine laboratory near Mount Jackson.

Edinburg issues water alert

August 31, 2015

Edinburg remains on a water-conservation alert after a well pump stopped working late last week.