Local teen tells Charterhouse students about bullying
November 24, 2015
EDINBURG – Local high school student Maggie Laughlin stops by the Charterhouse School – Edinburg every other Wednesday to teach kids there that “bullying doesn’t have to be tolerated in schools.”
Cover crops a growing practice
October 21, 2015
As farmers looked to find ways to be more efficient, Matt Kowalski, senior conversion specialist at the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District, said more producers are turning to cover crops.
Taste of Shenandoah expands for fifth year
October 15, 2015
MOUNT JACKSON – On Saturday, valley residents will have the opportunity to sample products from local farms, breweries and wineries in the fifth annual Taste of Shenandoah at Cave Ridge Vineyards.
Town looks toward planning for grant funds
October 13, 2015
The town of Edinburg will soon take the next steps in planning out use of a grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
Teen explores his musical style
October 12, 2015
When 15-year-old John-Robert Rimel gets home from school, he usually grabs a snack before tackling his homework and then retreating to the basement – to do even more homework.
Edinburg Ole Time Festival
September 20, 2015
Adam Goldwater, of Springfield, Virginia, looks under the hood of a ’57 Chevrolet owned by Robert Wolford, of Winchester, during the car show at the 35th annual Edinburg Ole Time Festival on Saturday. Rich Cooley/Daily
Harvest season a mixed bag for area producers
September 18, 2015
Hot, dry conditions throughout the summer have resulted in a mixed fall harvest outlook for Northern Shenandoah Valley producers.
Edinburg festival celebrates landmark year
September 17, 2015
When the Edinburg Ole Time Festival’s 35th year coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War ending, it’s bound to make for a special celebration.
Entrepreneur workshop slated at Edinburg Mill
September 11, 2015
A bevy of local, regional and state agencies and organizations have partnered with Abingdon-based People Incorporated of Virginia to host an entrepreneurship workshop at the Edinburg Mill on Oct. 1.
VDOT officials blame leaking sewer pipe for hole
September 9, 2015
The hole on U.S. 11 that reduced traffic to a single lane near Comer Street in Edinburg for much of Tuesday was caused by a leaking sewer line, VDOT officials said Wednesday.
Officials initially classified the trouble spot as a sinkhole. Sandy Myers, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said road crews digging into the soil beneath the broken pavement discovered the defective sewer line.
Myers said geologists concluded that the pipe had been leaking for “quite some time.”
The U.S. Geological Survey defines sinkholes as cavities that form below ground as a result of natural groundwater circulating among rocks such as limestone, carbonate rock and salt beds.
“In the geological sense, this was not a sinkhole,” Myers said. “It was caused by a leaking sewer line.
The hole in downtown Edinburg closed traffic in the southbound lane of U.S. 11 from late in the morning until about 10 p.m. when work crews completed their repairs, Myers said. Traffic from both directions was funneled into the northbound lane during the repairs.
Road crews worked into the night excavating the hole with a back hoe. A septic tank truck pumped effluent out the sewer line before the installation of a new segment of pipe about five feet below the street.
he hole on U.S. 11 that reduced traffic to a single lane near Comer Street in Edinburg for much of Tuesday was caused by a leaking sewer line, VDOT officials said Wednesday.
Edinburg teen rises to the top at county fair
September 1, 2015
Edinburg native Hailey Shoemaker has high aspirations for her future in agriculture and livestock.
County tourism, chamber to host geocaching meeting
August 31, 2015
Shenandoah County Tourism and the county Chamber of Commerce are taking steps to organize a geocaching tour for the businesses and towns.
Edinburg issues water alert
August 31, 2015
Edinburg remains on a water-conservation alert after a well pump stopped working late last week.
Shentel reaches deal to acquire nTelos
August 12, 2015
Shenandoah Telecommunications Inc. has reached a deal to purchase Waynesboro-based nTelos Inc. at $9.25 per share, the company has announced.
Pet of the week: Green-eyed Pecan a real attention grabber
August 11, 2015
EDINBURG – Pecan, a year-old domestic short hair female cat, is an attention grabber – and in more ways than one.
Edinburg vegetable growers take a turn at farmers markets
August 6, 2015
In less than a year, Edinburg residents Jaz and Lee Draper, of Purple Rooster Organics, have gone from self-sustaining vegetable farmers to regular vendors at area farmers’ markets.
Antique cars to visit Edinburg
July 31, 2015
A multitude of polished antique vehicles will park at the Edinburg Mill from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for the 2nd Annual Edinburg Antique Auto Show.
A-Way 2 Play property sold
July 28, 2015
After lying inoperable for close to six years, 59 acres of what used to be A-Way 2 Play Family Sports Center near Woodstock were sold by residents Chris and Pamela Wells.
Libraries offer summer fun
July 24, 2015
EDINBURG — Libraries are no longer the silent, no-talking zones they used to be, and recent additions at Shenandoah County Library are helping redefine what a library should be to its community.
‘Getting back to our roots’
July 15, 2015
WOODSTOCK — Virginia educators learned this week that agricultural education transcends school walls.