Frederick County

Community mourns death of Costco worker

Ronald "Shag" Travis

June 30, 2016

Area residents are mourning the death of Ronald “Shag” Travis, who was killed Wednesday after a multi-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 522 at the intersection with Lake Frederick. Travis, 66, died a few hours after his Chrysler sedan struck a utility pole when he tried to avoid vehicles involved in the crash. He is survived by his partner of nearly 50 years, Liz Jordon, and their two sons.

Sheriff recruits new nose

Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland holds the department's new, recently acquired bloodhound puppy. A name for the 9-week-old pup is being stirred on social media, and Millholland will announce a name in a few days.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 30, 2016

The newest addition to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has plenty of wrinkles, a great sense of smell and is almost nine weeks old.

Kernstown exit work clogs traffic

Northbound traffic along Tasker Road in Frederick County is bumper-to-bumper in a single lane near state Route 37 on Tuesday evening. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 30, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – Motorists can expect a few more weeks of traffic around the Interstate 81 Exit 310 and Kernstown.

Front Royal man killed in crash

June 29, 2016

A Front Royal man died from injuries sustained in a traffic crash on U.S. Route 522 at the intersection of Lake Frederick Drive in Frederick County on Wednesday morning.

One killed in Frederick County fire

June 23, 2016

A fire in Thursday’s early morning hours has claimed the life of one resident, according to a release from Frederick County Fire and Rescue. One other person, who was inside during the blaze, was transported to the hospital and later released, the release stated.

Criminal complaint: Suspect’s story changed

Frances Moss-Hopkins

June 22, 2016

Investigators looking into the disappearance of Frederick County resident Peggy “Peg” Sinclair heard different stories from the woman charged with her murder, according to criminal complaints filed in Frederick County Circuit Court.

Sherando grad works toward multiple goals

Graduating Sherando senior Jeremy Linaburg talks about his experience presenting his DECA group project at the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, late last month. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

June 2, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – When a student’s passions and interest vary as greatly as graduating Sherando senior Jeremy Linaburg, they know their future is wide open with opportunities.

Ready, set, fight fires

Shenandoah County firefighter/EMTs Bryan Greer, left, and Wesley Meadows attack the fire from the Kidde Fire Trainer outside the Shenandoah County Government Center in Woodstock on Thursday. The vehicle will be used to train regional firefighters in the counties of Shenandoah, Page, Frederick and Warren, as well as Winchester.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 19, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Fire trainers from the area gathered at the Shenandoah County Government Center Thursday to train on a newly acquired training prop. The prop, funded by a regional grant secured by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, is essentially a mock car that is used to train firefighters on the management of vehicle fires.
The prop will be shared between Page, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.

New dialysis clinic in Winchester

May 9, 2016

Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, has opened a new dialysis clinic in Winchester.

Day of fishing planned for wounded veterans

May 1, 2016

A day of trout fishing for wounded veterans and their families is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. Project Healing Waters, a program that helps take wounded veterans fishing is putting on the event. Donating fishing spots, gear and time is Levi Pitcock of Double Spur Outfitters.

SVEC hires new president and CEO

Michael Hastings

April 29, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Electric will have its sixth president and CEO in its history, now that Michael Hastings has assumed the title. Hastings replaces current president and CEO Myron D. Rummel, who is retiring.