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Passing the time

Donna Fiddler of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, passes the time reading a book outside her and her husband's produce stand off South Royal Avenue in Front Royal on a summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Under construction

Clay Roop, a carpenter for Kanawha Stone Co. Inc. of Nitro, W.Va., builds forms for the jersey walls of the new bridge under construction on Indian Hollow Road across the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near Bentonville. The $4.4 million bridge is scheduled to be completed in mid-October. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Missing man is found

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies report that a man missing from his home on Friday was found in good health this morning.
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The Warren Heritage Society tour of the Battlefield of Guard Hill will be held from noon to 2:30 pm. Saturday. The tour beings at the Ivy Lodge, 101 Chester St., Front Royal.
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A headline on a story on a cigarette smuggling case should have read Attorney files sealed documents in cigarette smuggling case.
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Edinburg man dies in crash

An Edinburg man died at around 11:30 a.m. Sunday following an accident on Mount Olive Road in Shenandoah County.
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Fish kill reported in Happy Creek

A fish kill occurred Friday evening as the result of a discharge into Happy Creek in Front Royal, according to news releases over the weekend by Steve Burke, town manager.
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National Night Out

Strasburg residents attending National Night Out on Tuesday were entertained by singer Danni Leigh and her band at the lot behind the Strasburg Fire Department. Jeb Inge/Daily
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Summertime summit

Dakota Tristan, left, J.T. Tingler, center, both 12, and Jose Lopez, 13, right, chat under the shaded stage area at W.O. Riley Park on a cloudy summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Front Royal police promoting social media network for neighborhoods

Front Royal police are turning to a privately operated social media network as a possible replacement for the town's fading Neighborhood Watch program.
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Paddling the day away

Jimmy Fincham, of Front Royal, paddles his kayak upstream along the south fork of the Shenandoah River near Front Royal on a recent summer evening. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Having fun at the fair

Youngsters have fun on the rides at the Frederick County Fairgrounds this week. The fair runs through tonight. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Frederick County Fair

Diehl Wilson, of Winchester, goes up high with the Virginia Giant as he crushes a line of cars during the Monster Truck Show and Freestyle Motorcross at the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night. The fair, which runs through Saturday, will feature the truck and tractor pull tonight at 7 p.m. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Outdoor work

Don Hepner, 86, of Woodstock, paints a porch bench while his wife Bettie, 85, looks on. The couple life on Fairground Road. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Car hits tree at Fishers Hill

A southbound SUV left the roadway at Fishers HIll on Old Valley Pike and went down an embankment and struck a tree Monday morning. More information on the crash was not available Monday night. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Rooftop art

Bethany Egan, left, and Ruben Janes, both of The Plains, paint on top of this metal roof at the corner of Massanutten and Washington streets in Strasburg recently. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Ringo takes the lead

Bugsy Cline, of Front Royal, walks his beagle Ringo down Main Street in Front Royal near their home recently. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Wait for it

Bridgid Crisman, 18, and Garland Sager, 21, both of Edinburg, fish along Stony Creek off Water Street in Edinburg on a summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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The Grand Feature Parade

Top: Members of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps march down Braddock Street in Winchester during the Apple Blossom Festival Grand Feature Parade on Saturday.
Above: Robert Griffin and Jackie Griffin II , parents of Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III, wave to the crowd during the parade. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily
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Queen's Dinner

Top: David Gum, CEO of Henkel Harris Furniture in Winchester, unveils a jewelry box that he presented to Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival queen designate Alexandra "Ali" Astin, 17, during the Queen's Dinner held Thursday night at the Lee Jackson Best Western Banquet Room in Winchester. Above: Alexandra "Ali" Astin and her escort Hunter Thompson, 17, of Middletown, make their entrance at the Queen's Dinner under the sabers of Randolph Macon Academy cadets. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily
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Daily wins top prize for excellence in advertising, news

The Northern Virginia Daily took home the top prize in its circulation group for overall excellence in news and advertising at the annual Virginia Press Association awards ceremony held in Richmond on Saturday night.
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Smuggling cases bring in big money

A trio of hearings Thursday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court provided a glimpse of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office's participation in a series of vast but little known undercover operations targeting black market cigarette transactions along much of the East Coast.
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2013 Shenandoah County Fair - Nationwide Demolition Derby

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...
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Daily wins sweepstakes award in Virginia Press Association contest

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.
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Progress 2013: 2013 the year of growth, investment

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.
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Progress 2013: Many small businesses thriving in valley

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.
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Year in Review: 1.5 million people visited nvdaily.com in 2012

In 2012, the Daily's website, nvdaily.com, had more than 1.5 million unique visitors who looked at more than 11.3 million pages.
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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.
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Va's biggest, costliest election in voters' hands

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.
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Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

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.
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Fall cleaning

Barbara Kesser sweeps the sidewalk alongside flowering begonias outside her antique shop on South Main Street in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Clarification (for print only)

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.
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Local volunteers aid food banks on Commonwealth Day of Gleaning

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.
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2011 Firefighters' Parade

View a slideshow of this year's Firefighters' Parade by Daily photographer Dennis Grundman
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*Officials assessing storm damage across Shenandoah County

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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Apple Blossom schedule

Here is a listing of events for the 84th annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
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* Flood watch in effect through Saturday morning

A flood watch is in effect today through Saturday morning for portions of the northern Shenandoah Valley and the eastern West Virginia Panhandle.
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*Flash flood watch issued for Friday

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.
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* Afternoon forecast: Breezy, chance of thunderstorms

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.

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