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Time for some fall fishing

John Babb of Alexandria spends some time fly fishing along the Shenandoah River at Chapman Landing near Edinburg on an autumn afternoon. Speaking of time, don't forget to set clocks back an hour tonight -- most of the nation falls back to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday. Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. March 8. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Business ledger

Dr. Richard L. Taliaferro is the new president-elect of the 3,500-member Virginia Dental Association.
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Got a pumpkin?

Anita Beckenstrater grabs a pumpkin off this stack outside the farm's pumpkin stand on Mt. Airy Farm south of Mount Jackson on Thursday. The farm, which planted 5 acres of pumpkins this year, is down to the last few before Halloween, which is today. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Fall shadows

A duck glides across fall shadows in Sherando Lake east of Stephens City on a fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Corrections

In a story in Monday's paper about Cologuard, a new DNA test for colon cancer screening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the test was approved in September and was not yet available nationwide. The test was approved in August and has been available through the Cologuard website and private practice physicians for people willing to pay for it themselves, not just starting Monday at the Mayo Clinic with Medicare reimbursement.
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Lucky dogs

Shaun Calver, of Front Royal, walks his dogs Austin, Bailey and Jasper along this stretch of the Eastham Park Trail on a beautiful fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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A morning graze

Horses graze while framed inside this fence off Sandy Hook Road near Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Business ledger

Eagle Financial Services Inc., the holding company for Bank of Clarke County in Berryville, declared a regular cash dividend on Oct. 15 of 20 cents per common share. The total dividend for 2014 is 77 cents per share.
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Painters in action

Julio Valencia and Freddy Valencia paint the porch roof of this home at the corner of Church and Court streets in Woodstock on a fall afternoon. The pair are employed by Action Painting. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Colorful morning

Traffic flows along the southbound lanes of U.S. 11 under a colorful maple tree north of Woodstock one recent autumn morning. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Prime time to spruce up

Donnie Coffman of Woodstock puts a primer coat on the wooden columns of this home along Main Street in Woodstock after scraping off the old paint on a recent fall morning. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Shenandoah AutumnFest

The fourth annual Shenandoah AutumnFest drew people out on a sunny but windy day Saturday to eat barbecue and sample cigars, local wines and whiskey. The event was a fundraiser hosted by the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce at the fairgrounds in Woodstock.
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Family Fun Fest for Christ Fall Festival

Parents and children had fun Saturday during the Family Fun Fest for Christ Fall Festival. The event was held at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock.
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Indian Hollow Bridge

Daily staff report State transportation officials advise that the Indian Hollow Bridge in Warren County will be closed for a few hours Thursday. The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new, Va. 613 (Indian...
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Diversion Center slated to shutter

The White Post Men's Diversion Center is among three state Department of Corrections facilities to be closed under executive branch cost cutting plans announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
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Businesses prepare for big Cedar Creek crowds

MIDDLETOWN -- For many Middletown businesses, the third weekend in October is the busiest time of the year.
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Judge dismisses lawsuit against police, city

A federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, has dismissed a lawsuit filed by relatives of a former Stephens City resident who was shot to death during a confrontation with Martinsburg police in 2013.
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A colorful day

Jim Stevenson, of Mount Jackson and an employee of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, strolls along the Bushong Farm at New Market Battlefield Park on a fall morning. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Survey finds no endangered bats

By Alex Bridges The future Leach Run Parkway might go through bat country -- just not Indiana bats. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that Stantec, an environmental consultant, caught no Indiana bats during mist-netting...
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Front Royal woman wins $1 million on lottery scratch game

Front Royal has a millionaire - or close to it.
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Building rules help Warren County plan

As Shenandoah County revisits its highway building rules, Warren County sees benefits from its U.S. 340-522 corridor regulations.
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Celebrating the harvest

Despite the drizzle, Mount Jackson residents celebrated fall during the Mount Jackson Music & Harvest Festival on Saturday.
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Outdoor artist

Dennis Helfrick, of Front Royal, paints the guttering outside this home at the corner of Blue Ridge Avenue and Stonewall Drive in Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Autumn umbrella

Kristin Hinman-Marsell, of Strasburg, sits under an umbrella of fall colors while she takes a break from work along South Royal Avenue in Front Royal on a recent fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Turkey calling

A turkey wandered onto the front lawn of this home along Strasburg Road near Riverview subdivision west of Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Firefighter friends

Bryan Hepner of Mount Jackson carries his sons James, 3, left, and Lincoln, 9 months, as the group takes a tour of Edinburg's fire apparatus parked outside of the Edinburg Library on Tuesday morning. The program is part of the "Firefighter Friends" Preschool Story Times and Fire Prevention week at the library. The program will be held again this morning at 10:30 a.m. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Yelp seen as helpful for some, harmful for others

For some it's a dreaded four-letter word. For others, it's a powerful advertising tool.
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Correction

In a story in Friday's paper about the fall wildfire season, the start date was incorrect. Fall wildfire season starts Oct. 15.
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In silhouette

Crews stand silhouetted against the autumn sky on the press box at Clarke County High School in Berryville on Sept. 26 during their game with Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Fall fishing expedition

Phil Harr, of Front Royal, paddles his canoe along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Front Royal on a recent autumn afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Cat tests positive for rabies

A cat that attacked an individual on Fletcher Street in Front Royal on Monday has tested positive for rabies, the Warren County Health Department reports.
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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 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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