Edinburg

Town faces water expenses, votes to raise rates

February 9, 2016

The town of Edinburg is considering its financial options in light of ongoing wastewater treatment plant expenses and complications at the water treatment plant last weekend.

Chamber awards member volunteers

January 19, 2016

The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce made a few administrative tweaks and again recognized community contributors with awards at its fourth annual meeting on Tuesday.

Local teen tells Charterhouse students about bullying

Maggie Laughlin, 17, left, a senior at Central High School, sits with Charterhouse student Kagen Conner, 8, of Harrisonburg, inside his classroom at the Edinburg school on Nov. 17. Laughlin volunteers her time at the school educating an anti-bullying theme to the school's students.   Rich Cooley/Daily

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

Lee Draper, of Purple Rooster Organics,  surveys a 1-acre plot of land where he and his wife Jaz harvested peanuts, sweet potatoes and corn. Draper planted three varieties of cover crops last winter on this land, and is looking to continue using cover crops this year. Kevin Green/Daily

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

John Robert Rimel, 15 , practices his music in the basement of his  Edinburg home recently. The Central High School student has appeared twice on the "The Ellen Show" and is moving forward developing his style as an artist.  Rich Cooley/Daily

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

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

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

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 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.