Clarke County

Bella, Waffle offer unique adoption opportunity

Waffle, a 3-year-old guinea pig,  is held by Clarke County Animal Shelter kennel attendant Brittany Fewell.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 28, 2015

BERRYVILLE — Bella and Waffle are not typical residents of the Clarke County Animal Shelter. They aren’t cats or dogs, and they also aren’t hamsters, rabbits or the other sort of occasional animals that find their way into the Berryville shelter. Waffle is a guinea pig, and Bella is a chinchilla.

Foraging sustainable farming

Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm, explains the grazing and fencing of his chicken flock on Friday.   Kevin Green/Daily

July 10, 2015

Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, has a lot to say about natural rotational grazing.

Project HOPE names Thomas Kenyon CEO

July 10, 2015

Project HOPE announced on Friday that Dr. Thomas Kenyon will be president and CEO of the international health and humanitarian organization based in Millwood. Kenyon, who succeeds Dr. John Howe III, will begin his new role on Oct. 1.

Funding the fight against cancer

George Brinkley

June 6, 2015

There’s a certain talent that comes with persuading friends and neighbors to give to charity, and George Brinkley of Woodstock thinks he’s got the right stuff.

Every spring, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign raises cancer awareness and funds for a cure, and Brinkley said he feels no hesitation in asking for donations for his Relay for Life team.

Grain producers optimistic for the season

Rolls of hay bales line this field along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near the bridge in Front Royal after a rain shower Wednesday afternoon. Area hay harvests have been bountiful this spring.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 28, 2015

Although state numbers might show otherwise, 2015 is looking positive for area grain producers, according to Bobby Clark, Virginia Cooperative Extension agent for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Project HOPE sends $2.2 million in medication to Nepal

May 18, 2015

Project HOPE has announced medical volunteers in Nepal have provided emergency medical care to thousands of patients injured in last week’s earthquake — the second one to hit the country in three weeks.

Wasting disease prompts extreme measures

April 26, 2015

With fawn season approach quickly for whitetail deer, the conversation of deer population management might have a different tone with the slowly expanding threat of chronic wasting disease.

Foxy is high energy, but sweet

Brittany Fewell, kennel attendant at Clarke County Animal Shelter in Berryville, plays with Foxy, a pit bull mix up for adoption.  Josette Keelor/Daily

April 14, 2015

BERRYVILLE — Foxy, a 2- to 4-year-old pit bull mix, is Clarke County Animal Shelter’s latest longtime canine resident.

Commission receives grant for study

March 27, 2015

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission received a $7,500 grant from the commonwealth to study consumer spending habits and areas of growth for outdoor recreation businesses in area communities.

Valley bracing for the storm

Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4, 2015

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.

Deer disease detected in Shenandoah County

March 4, 2015

The slow progression of chronic wasting disease has made its way to Shenandoah County, and two positive cases were detected in Frederick County, near the West Virginia state line.