Clarke County

Girls on the Run ready for 5K

Members of the Orchard View Elementary School Girls on the Run site get ready to run a practice 5K with their running buddies. They will be running in a 5K today.  Photo courtesy of Sara Price.

November 13, 2015

WINCHESTER – Fourth grader Cassie Steward is more than ready for the Girls on the Run 5K today – she ran the 3.1-mile equivalent on Tuesday during her site’s final fundraising project and was still eager to run more.

Campaign surpasses halfway point at meeting

October 30, 2015

WINCHESTER – United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley announced promising 2015 campaign fundraising figures thus far at its first public report meeting on Friday morning.

New accreditation ratings show testing gains

October 29, 2015

Area schools are better able to gauge their progress working toward regaining accreditation after the Virginia Department of Education created new ratings earlier this month.

Students explore careers at expo

Faith Gansor, a seventh grade student at Frederick County Middle, prods a pig's heart at Valley Health's respiratory therapy booth at the Worlds of Work Career Expo in Winchester. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

October 20, 2015

Rather than just sitting and listening to a career day representative ramble on about a typical day at work, seventh graders from across the region were able to really sink their hands into activities fostered by local businesses at the first ever Worlds of Work Career Expo.

Film club gifts new titles to library

October 8, 2015

The Handley Regional Library will boast a much larger selection of independent films to browse after Winchester Film Club 3.0 presents the library with almost 200 titles at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Teepee constructed to welcome native cultures

Chris (Comeswithclouds) White, of Bluemont, walks around a teepee he designed and constructed at Clermont Farm at the intersection of East Main Street and Va. 7 in Berryville. The teepee is being used to help advertise The Gathering, a festival that includes Kidz Harvest Fest, Harvest Dance and the Virginia Gourd Festival Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 8, 2015

BERRYVILLE – Those headed into Berryville for the upcoming harvest and cultural festival The Gathering will be greeted by a 24-foot tall teepee that organizers finished setting up this week at a corner of Clermont Farm.

Students meet a star in the STEM field

Wyatt Campbell, 5, of Winchester, looks over the shoulder of astronaut Mark Kelly as he autographs one of several children's books he purchased during Kelly's appearance on Tuesday at Powhatan School in Boyce.  Rich Cooley/Daily

October 6, 2015

When children say they want to be an astronaut when they grow up, it’s not often they get the chance to learn about that particular path on career day. But students at Powhatan School in Clarke County learned about the future of stellar opportunities in STEM fields when retired astronaut Mark Kelly spoke at an assembly there on Tuesday afternoon.

Report: Tourism revenue increased in 2014

September 21, 2015

Localities in the Northern Shenandoah Valley experienced a boost in tourism traffic and spending last year, according to the latest data from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Chronic wasting disease meetings scheduled

September 11, 2015

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has scheduled four public meetings in the Northern Shenandoah Valley later this month and in October on the spread of chronic wasting disease.

Hundreds of volunteers help at United Way event

Lori Fountain Bales, an owner of Body Renew Corporate Wellness in Winchester, dumps a load of potatoes from the Volunteer Farm into a bin on Wednesday during the Day of Caring by the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley. There were 150 volunteers from six organizations who volunteered their efforts to pick 9 tons of potatoes and tomatoes.    Rich Cooley/Daily

September 9, 2015

As part of the 15th annual Day of Caring by the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, 865 people in the region came together to assist area nonprofits and kick off the organization’s 2015-2016 campaign year.

HP Hood celebrates 15 years, looks toward future

September 3, 2015

WINCHESTER – Massachusetts-based dairy company HP Hood celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Winchester plant on Thursday as company industry officials, employees and area representatives gathered near the plant’s location at 160 Hood Way

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.