Edinburg

Libraries offer summer fun

William Richards, 4, of Woodstock, reacts to The Loud Poetry Guy at the  Shenandoah County Library on Tuesday.    Rich Cooley/Daily

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.

Squad car to serve seniors

July 14, 2015

The Town of Edinburg will be giving the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging its choice of two vehicles formerly used as town police cars for use with their Meals on Wheels program.

Edinburg police count down to the end

June 30, 2015

The last minute of the last shift for the Edinburg Police Department was scheduled to fall at 10 p.m. Tuesday when officer Terry Polk pulled up to police headquarters for the final time in a squad car bearing the town’s name.

Central High School Class of 2015 graduation

Courtney Copp, 18, of Woodstock, smiles after receiving her dipoloma during commencement exercises outside the sports complex at Central High School on Saturday morning. There were 214 seniors receiving diplomas during the event. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 14, 2015

Courtney Copp, 18, of Woodstock, smiles after receiving her dipoloma during commencement exercises outside the sports complex at Central High School on Saturday morning. There were 214 seniors receiving diplomas during the event. Rich Cooley/Daily

Edinburg hoping for economic growth in 2015

June 14, 2015

With its budget for the 2016 fiscal year in place, Edinburg Town Mayor Daniel Harshman indicated that the town is hoping for a strong year, economically speaking.

State officials stress biosecurity measures

June 10, 2015

As the H5N2 strain of avian influenza wreaks havoc in the Midwest, officials and researchers in the Virginia’s poultry industry are on high alert and bracing for the worst.

A helping hand for caregivers

Linda Olson, right, coordinator of the Shenandoah Agency on Aging's Our Place respite program in Edinburg, leads participants and volunteers in hand strengthening exercises on Wednesday. From left are volunteer Vera Blum and participants Becky Wolverton and Evelyn Sager.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 27, 2015

EDINBURG — In the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Edinburg, a respite program called Our Place provides activities for area residents experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Lights, camera, action

A black bear cub that was rescued in Edinburg is shown with one of the rehabilitators at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.   Courtesy photo

April 23, 2015

Residents and wildlife enthusiasts now have the opportunity to witness the rehabilitation of three black bear cubs first-hand.

A little off the top

Roy Custer, of Edinburg, trims the top portion of a tree limb off Toll House Road in Maurertown on a recent spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 17, 2015

Roy Custer, of Edinburg, trims the top portion of a tree limb off Toll House Road in Maurertown on a recent spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Duck in recovery at wildlife center

This is a photo of a bluebill duck (lesser scaup) that is being rehabilitated at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. It was discovered by conservation officers with the department of game and inland fisheries and transported to the center Feb. 20. Its bill was cracked and damaged and its wing was frozen when the officers found him. Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

March 12, 2015

Conservation police officers from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries recently rescued a bluebill duck — or lesser scaup — after discovering it immobile on Stoney Creek in Edinburg.

Encouraging creativity

Emily Alexander, right, and Courtney Hodges, both 16 and in the 11th grade at Strasburg High School, demonstrate how to build boron trihydride molecules using the school's computer software at Tuesday evening's STEM Share Fair at Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg.  Josette Keelor/Daily

March 5, 2015

STRASBURG – Part of teaching is about challenging students to discover what they never thought possible. It’s also about playing to students’ strengths and interests so they want to keep on learning.

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.