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A walk with mom

Lauren Himelright and her daughter Sophia Ritter, 2, of Strasburg, walk along this line of fencing on Park Avenue in Strasburg on a cold fall afternoon.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 23rd, 2014

Lauren Himelright and her daughter Sophia Ritter, 2, of Strasburg walk along this line of fencing on Park Avenue in Strasburg on a cold fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Hitting the slopes

Horst Locher, manager of the Ski School at Bryce Resort, stands along this section of Red Eye trail on Friday in Basye. The resort has had favorable weather for snow making and will open today.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

Bryce Resort in Mount Jackson, VA will be opening its slopes one week early, according to a press release from the resort.

Councilmen at odds over conference

November 21st, 2014

A dispute over attendance at a state conference has erupted between two outgoing Front Royal Town Council members.

Officials pass water resolution

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission passed a resolution Thursday evening to endorse adding a water supply and quality planning special assessment to its 2016 fiscal year budget.

Park seeks imput on deer disease plan

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – Shenandoah National Park has received little feedback from its proposal to lethally remove deer in order to better manage chronic wasting disease.

State police looking for hit and run driver

November 21st, 2014

Virginia State Police are seeking the driver of one of four vehicles involved in a four-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 311 around 6:20 a.m. Friday.

Diversification plan continues

A pair of welders work on the roof of this warehouse under construction at Valley Fertilizer in Mt. Jackson. The 80,000 square foot building is being constructed by Harman Construction, Inc. of Harrisonburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

As Bowman Andros continues expanding in Mount Jackson, a new warehouse is set to open up by February 2015.

From dogs to jewels

November 21st, 2014

STRASBURG — For the last 18 years, local business owner Michelle Miller has made a living grooming dogs, but all that changed last November when she found she is allergic to dogs.

Business ledger

November 21st, 2014

Winchester native Clint A. Nichols has joined Christian & Barton, L.L.P., a broad-based civil practice law firm in Richmond, as

Inspired to innovate

Emily  Brandon, statistics teacher at Strasburg High School,  inspects dice as her students play Liar's Dice on Thursday. The game was part of Innovation Day at the school.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 20th, 2014

STRASBURG – Imagine using a canal system to travel around town. Think of the money saved by using water-powered electricity, or the health and environmental benefits of planting a rooftop garden.

Woman may get up to 60 years for child’s death

November 20th, 2014

WOODSTOCK — A local woman pleaded guilty Thursday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to first-degree murder in the death of a 20-month old child she had been caring for at her apartment.

VDOT shifts creek bridge plans

November 20th, 2014

State transportation officials heeded preservationists and went back to the drawing board on a bridge project for Shenandoah County.

Group seeks new review of bridge proposal

November 20th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – An environmental group has again asked state and federal officials to reconsider a controversial bridge proposal in Warren County.

Jail employees face new rules on social media

November 20th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A committee of the Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren County Regional Jail Authority passed rules Thursday for jail employees to follow in using social media.