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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
Dr. Richard L. Taliaferro is the new president-elect of the 3,500-member Virginia Dental Association.
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
A duck glides across fall shadows in Sherando Lake east of Stephens City on a fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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.
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
Horses graze while framed inside this fence off Sandy Hook Road near Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
MIDDLETOWN -- For many Middletown businesses, the third weekend in October is the busiest time of the year.
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.
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
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...
Front Royal has a millionaire - or close to it.
As Shenandoah County revisits its highway building rules, Warren County sees benefits from its U.S. 340-522 corridor regulations.
Despite the drizzle, Mount Jackson residents celebrated fall during the Mount Jackson Music & Harvest Festival on Saturday.
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
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
A turkey wandered onto the front lawn of this home along Strasburg Road near Riverview subdivision west of Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily
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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In a story in Friday's paper about the fall wildfire season, the start date was incorrect. Fall wildfire season starts Oct. 15.
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
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
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.
Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies report that a man missing from his home on Friday was found in good health this morning.
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
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
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.
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.
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...
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.