Local News

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.

Area gears up for small business sales

November 26, 2015

Area businesses are looking to attract weekend holiday shoppers with more local options as part of initiatives for Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Cedar Creek to benefit from Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2015

The Civil War Trust nonprofit will be launching an online Giving Tuesday campaign to fundraise for land conservation at the Cedar Creek battlefield in Middletown.

Business Ledger for Nov. 28

November 25, 2015

Vineyard award
North Mountain Vineyards in Maurertown has been awarded a silver medal for its 2013 Zweigelt by the International

Victim links shooting to argument

Phillip Wilson

November 25, 2015

Town police have filed a charge of malicious wounding against a Front Royal man after interviewing the victim in the hospital where he was recovering from a gunshot wound suffered on Nov. 1.

Local teen tells Charterhouse students about bullying

Maggie Laughlin, 17, left, a senior at Central High School, sits with Charterhouse student Kagen Conner, 8, of Harrisonburg, inside his classroom at the Edinburg school on Nov. 17. Laughlin volunteers her time at the school educating an anti-bullying theme to the school's students.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 24, 2015

EDINBURG – Local high school student Maggie Laughlin stops by the Charterhouse School – Edinburg every other Wednesday to teach kids there that “bullying doesn’t have to be tolerated in schools.”