Front Royal

A study in everything

Dillon Campbell, 17, captain of Skyline High School Academic Team, answers a question during a recent team practice. The team recently won the  Conference 28 tournament and ranks No. 2 in the region. The students have advanced to the Region 3A East Tournament that will be held Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 30th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — This Skyline High School after-school club meets four days a week and challenges students to learn all they can about everything. The team recently came in first place in the Virginia High School League Conference 28 Tournament.

Valley tourism goes international

January 30th, 2015

Shenandoah County Tourism has been actively and aggressively expanding its marketing reach in the last 12 months.

Park Walk

Paula Conroe, left, and her daughter Melissa Fisher, right, both of Front Royal, take a brisk walk along the Eastham Park Trail on a cold winter afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 28th, 2015

Paula Conroe, left, and her daughter Melissa Fisher, right, both of Front Royal, take a brisk walk along the Eastham Park Trail on a cold winter afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Council seeks corridor deal with county

January 27th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Town Council wants to make a deal with Warren County over the U.S. 340-522 corridor but could limit Front Royal’s ability to grow in the process.

Business forum to be held Thursday

January 23rd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL– The Town of Front Royal will hold a business forum for local business owners and operators on Thursday.

Business ledger

Wendy Thrane

January 23rd, 2015

Wendy Thrane has joined Coldwell Banker Premier Properties in Front Royal as a sales associate.

Raises top Warren School Board budget priorities

January 22nd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — When the Warren County School Board convenes in February to discuss its budget for the 2015-16 school year, salaries for all district employees will top its list of priorities.

Warren supervisors accept audit, reclassify positions

January 21st, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Following an hour-long public hearing that resulted in the Warren County Board of Supervisors denying a rezoning request for a proposed site of a Dollar General store on Strasburg Road, the board voted to accept the county audit, delayed action on a zoning variance and reclassified county positions.

Legacy renewed

Earnest Sims, left, of Gainesville, and his sister-in-law Lillian Sims, of Warrenton,  join hands and sing "We Shall Overcome" during the closing  of the Warren and Page County NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Service on Monday at the Warren County Community Center. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 19th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren and Page County branch of the NAACP celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by reflecting on the changes in race relations over the last 60 years and the challenges the black community still faces.

Town to create list of projects

January 19th, 2015

A new police headquarters, parking garage and road improvements top Front Royal’s wish list of future projects for the town.

The ‘Cold’ facts

Gavin Grove, 6, of Front Royal, a kindergarten student at A.S. Rhodes Elementary School, shows his windshield artwork  to his teacher Amanda Rutherford at school on Thursday. Grove misunderstood a  school announcement last week reminding students to dress warm the next day for the severe wind chill factor. Rutherford made it a teachable moment and  developed a  windshield factory during class to demonstrate the wind chill factor. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 16th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Six-year-old Gavin Grove arrived home last week excited to return to school the next day.

Front Royal jeweler to move to Sperryville

Gina Sweatt, co-owner of Ridge Line Jewelry, displays examples of her Native American-inspired work. Sweatt said she sold out of her favorite pieces of work over the Christmas season. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

January 16th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL— Sitting at her workbench, Gina Sweatt, co-owner and jeweler at Ridge Line Designs Estate and Fine Jewelry, files a piece of silver, as Pearl Jam plays in the background.