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Dwain Whittington, a member of the City of Winchester Pipes and Drum Corps, marches along Cameron Street with a stream of lights mounted on his bag pipes during the Old Town Christmas parade on Monday night in Winchester. The parade was followed by the tree lighting ceremony on the Loudoun Street Mall. Rich Cooley/Daily
Amber Beall, 19, left, and her brother Logan,17, both of Linden, rake leaves from the front yard of Tim and Katie Tewell's home along Luray Avenue in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily
Marissa Sager, 17, of Strasburg, a second year culinary arts student at Triplett Tech in Top: Mount Jackson, garnishes this freshly baked pumpkin pie with sugar cookies during class on Tuesday. The students baked 26 pumpkin pies, 27 cheese cakes, and 57 pumpkin rolls and sold them at the school.
Above: Maria Romero, 17, of Mount Jackson, a second year culinary arts student at Triplett Tech, applies icing to a group of cookies that students baked on Tuesday. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily
Mike Bennett of Damascus, Md., paints the cupola on top of the Strasburg Post Office. Bennett, who is employed by L.B. & Son of Fairfax, restored the woodwork as well. Rich Cooley/Daily
Govanny Aguetar, a construction worker with Architectural Metals LLC in Millersville, Md., works outside this bank of mirrored windows at the new student union building under construction at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. The 32,000-square-foot structure is scheduled to open Jan. 1. Rich Cooley/Daily
Forrest Stafford of Gerrardstown, W. Va., gives some arch support to the McDonald's sign on South Street in Front Royal. Stafford was replacing light bulbs and performing some wiring work. Rich Cooley/Daily
Ken Atkinson, 76, sits outside his front yard in New Market to watch traffic pass by on a warm fall afternoon. Expect a sunny but cooler day today, with a high around 48. Tonight's low will be around 28. Rich Cooley/Daily
Sabrina Perea, 11, a sixth grader at Warren County Middle School, sings while standing in front of the cast of "Yes, Virginia," a musical produced by the Blue Ridge Arts Council and Warren County Public Schools. The children performed at the gazebo in Front Royal during the town's Founders Day celebration on Saturday. The musical will be held at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Warren County Middle School Auditorium. Linda Ash/Daily
Jermaine Jones of Front Royal rings the bell for the Salvation Army outside the Kmart at Royal Plaza Shopping Center in Front Royal on Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily
Randall Mason of Gainesville trout fishes with his fly rod along Passage Creek near Elizabeth Furnace in the George Washington National Forest. Rich Cooley/Daily
RICHMOND (AP) -- Motorists in Virginia are paying on average 10 cents less per gallon for gasoline than they did in October.
Nationwide Demolition Derby WOODSTOCK -- Spectators covered their ears and cheered drivers on during the Nationwide Demolition Derby held Monday night during the Shenandoah County Fair. View list of winners and an audio slideshow Audio slideshow by Rich Cooley/Daily The...
STAR TANNERY - A massive search conducted for a missing 3-year-old boy on Saturday night ended when his body was recovered from Cedar Creek shortly after midnight.
NORFOLK - The Northern Virginia Daily is among the winners of the annual Virginia Press Association's sweepstakes awards, which were presented on Saturday in Norfolk.
The Northern Shenandoah Valley has seen several area businesses prepare to shut down in the past year - Federal Mogul, Henkel Harris, Impressions Plus and C.E. Thompson & Sons, among them. But, many area industries are reporting promising growth.
The Northern Shenandoah Valley is home to a vast array of small and mid-sized businesses that have managed to survive - and, in some cases, thrive - in a down economy.
A headline in Tuesday's paper regarding the retirment of Glenn R. Williamson incorrectly identified him as the Winchester commonwealth's attorney. He is the Frederick County commonwealth's attorney.
RICHMOND -- Virginia's biggest, most expensive political season with unprecedented attention from presidential candidates is drawing long lines of voters to polling places across the state, but concerns about the state's new voter ID law appeared overblown.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, threatening its subways and the electrical system that powers Wall Street. At least 10 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Day.
Barbara Kesser sweeps the sidewalk alongside flowering begonias outside her antique shop on South Main Street in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily
In a story on Tuesday, Wanda Darr, the mother of motorcycle crash victim Larry E. Darr, had said the family is not asking for fund-raisers. On Tuesday, she said she had not been aware that some fundraisers had already been approved by another member of the family.
About two dozen volunteers gathered on a beautiful August morning at Marker-Miller Orchard Farm in Frederick County on Thursday to pick green beans for area food banks.
WINCHESTER -- Nearly 400 American flags waving in a warm breeze welcomed those attending the annual Winchester-Frederick County Veterans Council Memorial Day Service on Monday morning at Shenandoah Memorial Park.
View a slideshow of this year's Firefighters' Parade by Daily photographer Dennis Grundman
MT. JACKSON -- National Weather Service officials were inspecting damage in southern Shenandoah County Thursday morning, where an apparent tornado touched down hours earlier and caused severe damage.
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A flood watch is in effect today through Saturday morning for portions of the northern Shenandoah Valley and the eastern West Virginia Panhandle.
The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., has issued a flood watch for Friday for portions of the Northern Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia's eastern Panhandle.
This afternoon's weather forecast calls for a breezy day with sunshine and a high of 80, but there is a chance that a cold front moving through the Mid-Atlantic states could bring scattered thunderstorms, some severe, to our area.
WINCHESTER -- Jim and Kim Stutzman donned the crowns as king and queen of the 21st annual Doo Dah Day on Friday.
Hundreds of residences were evacuated on Blue Mountain in Warren County after high winds spread a house fire to surrounding acreage Saturday afternoon.
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say a skier who went missing at Killington ski resort after skiing out of bounds has been found safe.
FRONT ROYAL -- A barking dog is credited with alerting a resident to a fire in her Warren County home early this morning.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia education groups and local governments are asking the General Assembly to restore public-education funding as many districts grapple with declining property-tax collections and more students, including non-English speakers and those with special needs.
HARRISONBURG -- A federal judge granted bond to former Winchester Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Thomson and his assistant on witness tampering charges Thursday in U.S. District Court.
WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia State police have identified the two people who were killed when a small airplane and a medical helicopter collided in the air near a rural airport in the Shenandoah Valley.
The victim of the single-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate-66, east of Front Royal, is loaded into a medical helicopter after the interstate was shut down Wednesday morning. Rich Cooley/Daily
The moon turned red early this morning when the Earth's shadow passed over it during the year's only total lunar eclipse. The eclipse coincided with the winter solstice. Charles Pannunzio/Daily