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Lori Ritchie and her daughter Hannah, 6, walk their yellow labrador retrievers Gunny, left, and Hondo along the Happy Creek Trail in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily
The rain did not ground planes for the annual Virginia Air Show held at the Front Royal-Warren County airport on Saturday. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily
David Sampson paints the trim of this exterior door of the Colonial Inn at the corner of King and Massanutten Streets in Strasburg on Tuesday. Sampson is employed by Proper Painting and Home Improvements of Alexandria. Rich Cooley/Daily
Catherine Funk, of Front Royal, sits under the gazebo along East Main Street in Front Royal on an overcast afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
Randolph-Macon Academy' students, faculty and staff and members of the community gathered early Thursday morning for a Patriot Day remembrance ceremony at the school in Front Royal. The event included a flag-raising ceremony and a 21-gun salute in front of Sonner-Payne Hall. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily
A hot air balloon comes in for a landing near Spring Hollow subdivision west of Woodstock on a recent summer evening. Rich Cooley/Daily
Cadence Noel, 10, left, and her sister Charli, 8, right, walk their dogs Leo and Copper down Washington Avenue near their home in Front Royal on a recent summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
Carly Ford of San Antonio, Texas, lets her daughter Makenna, 18 months, take a sniff from this basket of petunias along Main Street in Front Royal recently. Ford, who is from Front Royal, is visiting family. Rich Cooley/Daily
Andrew Williams, 16, a member of Strasburg's High School Band, plays his trombone alongside members of the James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes and seven area high school bands during Friday night's half time of the Central High School's opening football game in Woodstock. Nearly 1,000 musicians participated in the event. Rich Cooley/Daily
A group of women sit on a bench outside the grandstand Wednesday afternoon at the Shenandoah County Fair. Wednesday was Senior Citizens' Day. Rich Cooley/Daily
The following are results of the 4-H/FFA dairy livestock show on Thursday:
The last name of Arthur Cheney was misspelled in a photo caption in Friday's edition.
Wednesday Judge: Jeff Semler, of Washington County, Maryland. 4-H/FFA Goat Showmanship Novice Champion: Cortney McDonald Novice Reserve Champion: Joseph DiRoberto Junior Champion: Cassidy Barrett Junior Reserve Champion: Casey Wenn Senior Champion: Bethany Gochenour Senior Reserve Champion: Ethan Gochenour Grand Champion...
Caroline Eye, 5, of Woodstock, licks a chocolate ice cream cone from the Dairy Barn at the Shenandoah County Fair on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily
The following are winners of Tuesday night's demolition derby at the Shenandoah County Fair:
4-H/FFA livestock show results for Wednesday:
The name of a winner in the greased pig contest at the Shenandoah County Fair was incorrect. The winner was Kaydi Whitestone.
At top, Sara Shafer, left, and Cooper Swartz, right, both 5 and from Woodstock, bounce on a carnival ride at the Shenandoah County Fair on Tuesday. Tuesday was Kids' Day at the fair. Above: Jack Waltrip, 6, of Strasburg, holds on during his ride on the Ferris wheel at the Shenandoah County Fair on Tuesday. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily
Tuesday Judge: David Gordon, of Middletown, Maryland 4-H/FFA Beef Showmanship Novice Champion: Kennedy Whetzel Novice Reserve Champion: Gracie Bailey Junior Champion: Sabrina Bauserman Junior Reserve Champion: Luke Whitacre Senior Champion: Nicole D. Kibler Senior Reserve Champion: Jenna Kibler Grand Champion...
Monday night's Demoliton Derby winners were:
Nel Bringsjord, of Edinburg, won Best In Show for her watercolor painting of a red truck at the Shenandoah County Fair. Courtesy photo by Norman Bringsjord
There were 47 drivers competing in the Nationwide Demolition Derby on Monday night at the Shenandoah County Fair. Demolition derby action continues again tonight at 8 p.m. Rich Cooley/Daily
MondayJudge: Allison Moore of Selma, North Carolina 4-H/FFA Sheep Showmanship Novice Champion: Francis Ashby, Jr. Novice Reserve Champion: Kennedy Whetzel Junior Champion: Trevor Kibler Junior Reserve Champion: Luke Whitacre Senior Champion: Nicole Kibler Senior Reserve Champion: Bradley Custer Grand Champion...
The following are winners of the greased pig contest:
The following are results from Saturday's Shenandoah County Fair young farmers tractor and truck pull results:
A West Virginia man died as a result of a single vehicle crash in Warren County on Sunday morning.
At top, participants in Saturday's Waggin for Dragons Dragon Boat Race paddle down the Shenandoah River in Front Royal. Above, participants practice paddling. The race, held at the Front Royal Country Club, included several community teams and was a fundraiser for the Warren County Humane Society. Team Mimslyn Inn won the grand champion trophy and gold medal. Alex Bridges/Daily
The following are the results of Saturday night's 10,000 Pro Farm tractor pull at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock:
Tom Streett, president of the Shenandoah County Fair, lines the track with a set of hay bales Friday afternoon for the ATV races that evening at the fairgrounds in Woodstock. The fair is open through next Saturday. There will be family activities this morning at the fair, and the featured truck and tractor pull will start at 6:30 tonight. Rich Cooley/Daily
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 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.
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.
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.
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.