Joe Beck

Teacher resigns amid sheriff’s investigation

May 5, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating accusations of misconduct against a teacher at Warren County High School, school and law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Meeting set for video review

Tim Carter

May 4, 2016

Shenandoah County school officials and the Sheriff’s Office have agreed on the details for showing a videotape of Strasburg High School students committing acts on a school bus that led to the filing of criminal charges against them.

Judge adds to manslaughter sentence

May 3, 2016

A woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a fatal traffic accident has received a final, additional sentence after a jury recommended last week that she serve six months in jail and pay a $500 fine.

Most state GOP delegates favor Cruz

State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Upperville, stands beside Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, as she speaks to Matthew Hall, of Roanoke, during the Virginia GOP convention held Saturday in Harrisonburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 1, 2016

HARRISONBURG – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz picked off 10 of 13 available delegates Saturday, boosting his chances of denying the presidential nomination to Donald Trump at a contested national convention.

Judge OKs School Board viewing of videotape

Tim Carter

April 29, 2016

A judge ruled Friday that Shenandoah County School Board members should be allowed to view a videotape that Sheriff Timothy C. Carter had been withholding from them on grounds that it was part of an ongoing criminal investigation and a legal requirement to protect the identity of juveniles.

Jail budget of $14 million nearing approval

April 28, 2016

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority is edging toward approval of a budget that calls for around $14 million in expenditures for fiscal year 2017.

School, law enforcement officials clash

Jeremy Raley

April 27, 2016

Shenandoah County’s top law enforcement and school officials faced off against each other Wednesday in a courtroom drama sparked by a lawsuit filed by the School Board against Sheriff Timothy C. Carter.

Defendant says she doesn’t remember crash

April 26, 2016

Brooke Nicole Spindle, on trial for a charge of involuntary manslaughter, told a Circuit Court jury Tuesday that she had no memory of the fatal crash that took the life of her friend Holly Anne Smedley, 25, more than two years ago.

Bestiality case sent to grand jury

April 22, 2016

The case of a woman charged with three offenses arising from accusations that she had sexual intercourse with a dog was sent Friday to a grand jury for possible indictments.

School board pressures Carter on bus videotape

April 21, 2016

The rift between the Shenandoah County School Board and Sheriff Timothy C. Carter widened Thursday as the two sides exchanged harsh words over a videotape the school officials are seeking from the sheriff.

Major land sale adds to battlefield

April 20, 2016

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has won a major victory over the forces of historical amnesia with the purchase of 34 acres constituting a key part of the Third Winchester Battlefield.

Supervisors approve $101.7 million budget

April 19, 2016

The Warren County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a fiscal 2017 budget of $101.70 million that will raise real estate taxes from 59 ½ cents to 62 cents per $100 of assessed value, a decrease from the 3 ½ cent increase that had been advertised earlier this month.

Suspended student seeks reinstatement

Cory Clinedinst, a junior at Strasburg High School, and his mother Sheila Clinedinst look at his laptop screen at their home on Friday. Cory, a member of the school’s varsity basketball team, has been suspended from school since February and has been taking classes online.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 19, 2016

Cory Clinedinst spends his days at home in front of a computer screen studying, completing assignments and taking tests while his classmates at Strasburg High School begin to wind down the academic year a few blocks away.

Residents invited to ‘coffee with a cop’

Strasburg Police Chief Tim Sutherly speaks to a small gathering Thursday morning during his Coffee With a Cop campaign, which gave local citizens an opportunity to chat with police department staff.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 16, 2016

Police Chief Tim Sutherly has begun a series of informal meetings with community members that he hopes will foster communication and respect between citizens and department members.

Students sentenced in bus incident

April 15, 2016

Seven Strasburg High School students charged with misdemeanor assault or battery by mob pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Thursday and were sentenced to 25 hours community service, The Northern Virginia Daily has learned.

Attorneys mum on bus hearing

April 14, 2016

WOODSTOCK – More than 20 students from Strasburg High School and a few school officials filled the benches outside a courtroom Thursday where a hearing was held for seven defendants facing charges linked to an incident on a school bus carrying members of the boys’ junior varsity and varsity basketball teams.

Agency clears coaches

April 13, 2016

The Frederick County Department of Social Services has cleared several Strasburg High School boys’ basketball coaches of wrongdoing in an incident that led to the filing of criminal charges against seven students.