Joe Beck

Unions fighting ‘right to work’ referendum

October 23, 2016

Virginia voters looking at their ballot on Nov. 8 will find a referendum asking them whether the state constitution should be amended to give all employees the right to choose not to join a union, a policy that has been part of state law since 1947.

GOP incumbents hold big cash advantage

October 23, 2016

Kai Degner and LuAnn Bennett are finding themselves in a familiar place for candidates challenging incumbent members of Congress in the final weeks of the campaign: Lagging far behind their opponents in money raised and cash on hand.

Comstock, Bennett face off in 10th

October 19, 2016

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, touted her legislative record and Democratic challenger LuAnn Bennett criticized it on a wide range of issues affecting the 10th District in their second and final debate Wednesday.

Presidential race affecting 10th District

October 19, 2016

The debate between U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock and Democrat LuAnn Bennett was held amid signs of a tightening race that began with Comstock as a modest favorite.

Goodlatte, Degner spar over taxes, Trump

October 17, 2016

U.S. Rep Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, and his Democratic challenger, Kai Degner, clashed Monday in what is likely to be the only debate between the two candidates in the 6th District.

Cedar Creek battlefield beckons re-enactors

Tom Alexander shows off a cannon he built that will be used in this weekend's re-enactment. He plays a role in the 2nd Maryland Battalion. Alexander has been coming to the battle re-enactment since 1991. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

October 15, 2016

MIDDLETOWN – John Davis Jr. and his wife, Lillian Garland, of Woodbridge, were among the thousands on Friday who began to descend on the Cedar Creek Battlefield in preparation for a weekend of re-enactments paying tribute to soldiers of the Confederate and Union armies.

Student accused of school gun offenses

October 14, 2016

A 16-year-old student at Central High School in Woodstock was arrested Friday afternoon in school as a result of an investigation into a report he was carrying a handgun.

Bail denied in malicious wounding case

Christopher McCormick

October 13, 2016

An Ohio man charged with aggravated malicious wounding after authorities accused him of attacking another man with a bottle remains in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after a judge rejected his request for bail.

Transgender woman granted name change

Kendra Brill

October 12, 2016

A transgender woman has won her fight in Shenandoah County Circuit Court for a name change that reflects her identity as a female.

Voter registration deadline approaches

October 11, 2016

Time is running out for those wishing to register to vote or update their addresses to participate in the General Election on Nov. 8.

Man jailed in series of hotel sex assaults

Brandon Murdock

October 11, 2016

A Front Royal man has been jailed in Prince William County after his arrest for what police describe as a series of sexual assaults in a Manassas hotel.

Comstock, Goodlatte denounce Trump

October 10, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s explosive taped comments about mistreatment of women continued to rock state Republicans on Monday with Trump’s Virginia campaign chairman fired for joining a protest outside Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Class set on mass shooting survival

October 9, 2016

An advanced class on the most effective responses to mass shootings has been scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Strasburg United Methodist Church, 114 W. Washington St.

Victim remembered as wise, kindly

October 7, 2016

Pastor Cecil Haycock of Walker’s Chapel Church of the Brethren in Mount Jackson remembers Phyllis Kline as an energetic member of his congregation.

Cigarette smuggler pleads guilty

October 5, 2016

A New York City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit to two charges related to his role in a cigarette smuggling ring.

Shooting case may be nearing a plea

Brandon Cline

October 5, 2016

The attorney for a Mount Jackson man accused of shooting his father told Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp on Wednesday that a plea agreement is in sight.

Front Royal candidates talk issues

October 4, 2016

The five town council candidates spoke about plans for a new police station, rental housing, tourism and other issues at a forum hosted Tuesday night by the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce.