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WOODSTOCK -- Tony Pestilli hasn't forgotten the promise he made 46 years ago.
WOODSTOCK -- One barbecue food vendor at the fair is back by popular demand.
Perhaps the only thing that smells better than a wet dog...is an entire swimming pool filled with them.
WOODSTOCK -- For Rusty Lineweaver and his father, Marshall, participating in the Shenandoah County Fair's demolition derby is a family tradition.
MIDDLETOWN -- When it comes to imbibing, drink as the Irish drink.
WOODSTOCK -- Beanie Guthrie slides a pair of electric clippers up one side of her goat.
WOODSTOCK -- A recent discovery has lifted the spirits of those in the Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter.
A free event this weekend will feature food tastings, cooking demonstrations and educational lectures.
For decades it was where the residents of Fort Valley purchased their groceries, their gasoline, their cigarettes and beer.
STRASBURG -- Each August, the Shenandoah County Fair receives hundreds of entries for judging, ranging from baked goods and vegetables to craft projects and photography.
At an age when most teens are learning how to hold the steering wheel, Guy Gochenour was hauling thousands of pounds on his tractor.
How many monarch butterflies have you seen this summer?
NEW MARKET -- A total of $5,000 has been allocated through facade enhancement grants to beautify the town's historic district.
They're teeing off for a good cause.
Richard Sterban, bass singer of The Oak Ridge Boys, has seen firsthand how music can heal.
A petition signed by "at least 95 percent" of Toms Brook's residents aims to prevent the historic yellow house on Main Street from being demolished.
The Frederick County Board of Supervisors has approved expanding two of its sewage and water service areas to locations outside of Middletown.
WINCHESTER -- Calling all movie marathon buffs and binge watchers, now is your chance to show your stripes.
EDINBURG -- Residents of the Edinburg Square subdivision spoke out against the proposed Phase II plans at the town's public hearing on Tuesday.
The tennis courts at the Mount Jackson Lions Club Park are set to be demolished by this fall.
MIDDLETOWN -- A historic building stretching back to the 18th century, and most recently housing the Civil Cricket cafe, is being brought back to life.
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BASYE -- It's so deceptively smooth, it comes with its own two-drink maximum.
TOMS BROOK -- There's a new face on town staff.
FRONT ROYAL -- They're partying like it's 1849.
The Town of New Market is moving closer to extending one of its water lines for the Clark Street water loop project.
MOUNT JACKSON -- One local business owner says Mount Jackson's town code favors vendors from out of town.
MOUNT JACKSON -- Don't give up on the Family Dollar just yet.
STEPHENS CITY -- Town Council is considering harsher speeding fines for one of its main roads.
FRONT ROYAL -- To some, she's known as Doris Drury. To others, namely the hungry crowds that pack the Warren County Fairgrounds each August, she goes by "the iced tea lady."
FRONT ROYAL -- Jordan Taylor celebrated a momentous birthday on Tuesday.
FRONT ROYAL -- It tastes like licorice, looks like grapefruit juice and refreshes like lemonade.
As Virginia's hurricane season reaches its peak this month, authorities encourage homeowners to prepare by creating an emergency survival kit.
Rebecca Sigler, 20, might have the best job in the world.
If there's one thing the Warren County Fair won't be lacking next week, it's facial hair.
CLEAR BROOK -- A group of Frederick County fairgoers channeled their inner Kobayashi during the fair's apple pie eating contest on Thursday night.
MIDDLETOWN -- For the first time in years, Middletown could get its own Little League baseball teams.
CLEAR BROOK -- For the past three summers, children enrolled in the Frederick County Fair's day camp program have learned about raising livestock and show animals.
Keeping a plant alive for longer than a year can feel like a real challenge.
MIDDLETOWN -- An amendment to the Reliance Road Area Land Use Plan by the Frederick County Planning Commission has members of the Middletown Planning Commission feeling riled up.
MAURERTOWN -- For one Maurertown man, retirement is a dish best served grilled.
While it's true that "you are what you eat," the same could be said about your lawn.
Gone are the days when a stick of chalk, a board of slate and a stack of textbooks ruled the classroom.
Businesses in the northern Shenandoah Valley reflected the steady rates of growth experienced in the rest of the country over the past year, and in some cases, did better.