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Memo wants Presgraves 'surplusage' struck

HARRISONBURG -- Less than seven weeks before a trial that could lead to life imprisonment for their client, attorneys for former Page County Sheriff Daniel W. "Danny" Presgraves continue to file motions and documents in U.S. District Court.
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One trial sought for former sheriff

HARRISONBURG -- Federal prosecutors are asking a U.S. District Court judge to consolidate former Page County Sheriff Daniel W. "Danny" Presgraves' two indictments into one trial.
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Presgraves' attorneys want two counts dismissed

HARRISONBURG -- Attorneys for former Page County Sheriff Daniel W. "Danny" Presgraves have asked a judge to dismiss two of the 22 counts against him in U.S. District Court.
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Hard Times: Nonprofits struggle with smaller donations in recession

laughlin8_7.17.09.jpg NEW MARKET -- In his 60 years, Jimmie Laughlin has slammed lumber over his left knee to get a date, not flinched when his two broken fingers were put back into place, inexplicably woken from a two-week coma and won $1,000 in a scratch-off lottery game.
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Slater gets indictments for assault and battery

WINCHESTER -- Authorities have accused capital murder suspect Justin Shane Slater of assaulting and trying to disarm two jail officers at a hospital July 3.
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Slater indicted on another capital murder count

BERRYVILLE -- Justin Shane Slater broke into a Clarke County home, killed his ex-girlfriend and stole her credit card last month, according to indictments handed down Monday by a Circuit Court grand jury.
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Hard times: Tourists find ways to save money, enjoy local attractions

snp_price6.24.09.jpg Tim Dore's family always wanted to travel on Skyline Drive. This summer, the Dores, of Butler, N.J., are taking advantage of cheaper gas prices to motor along the 105-mile scenic parkway on their way to Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
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Woodstock eyes 'pooper scooper' ordinance

WOODSTOCK -- Town officials are considering making dog owners responsible for picking up their pooch's poop if it's left on someone else's property.
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Hard Times: Many continue or return to education in downturn

athey_lfcc6.17.09.jpg MIDDLETOWN -- Hope Athey arrives early for "College 101," takes a seat at the back of the room and glances over her shoulder as the rest of the group, mostly teenagers and a few parents, shuffles in.
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Slater indicted on capital murder charge

WINCHESTER -- Justin Shane Slater now stands charged with capital murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.
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Hard Times: Family struggle

carter1.jpg Until recently, the housing industry was very good to Jeff Carter. Carter, of Strasburg, worked for an excavation company that did contracting for major homebuilders. During the boom years, there was work to spare -- 60 hours a week, sometimes seven days a week. But when the region's housing market collapsed starting in 2007, Carter's job went with it.

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