Front Royal

Innovative teaching, technologized

Justin Birckbichler, center, a fourth grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, assists Olivia Jackson, 9, during a coding class at the school on Thursday. Birckbichler has been  named one of 34 Google innovators from a pool of educators worldwide and will be heading to Google headquarters later this month for an academy session. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 7, 2016

At Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, teacher Justin Birckbichler is leading a particularly tech-savvy group of fourth graders and working on an Innovation Project designed to empower students’ families.

Malaria found in local deer population

February 5, 2016

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute researchers in Front Royal have discovered the malaria parasite in the local white-tailed deer population.

Project to keep connector road

January 21, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – A developer sought changes to a future housing project that required it to build part of a major connector route through town.

VFW trying to rebuild after fire

Aerial units from Warren County, Strasburg, and Stephens City attack the roof area of the Front Royal VFW Post 1860 on North Royal Avenue during the July 11 fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 20, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – The local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter faces a tough time rebuilding after losing its home to fire six months ago.

Local tattoo artist wins awards

Tattoo artist Steven Jessee preps for a client inside Tried & True Tattoo in Front Royal. Jessee recently won awards  at the D.C. Tattoo Expo. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 20, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Tattoo artist Steven Jessee received first and second place awards for his creative designs last weekend at the D.C. Tattoo Expo.

Board may hire new school’s principal by July

January 15, 2016

As progress on the new Warren County Middle School continues, the School Board is looking further into its future by considering hiring the school’s principal by July 1.