Front Royal

Front Royal girl upbeat despite genetic disorder

Christine Jenkins of Front Royal holds her 10-year-old daughter, Carlie, who has Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects mostly females. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Fifth grader Carlie Jenkins can’t walk or talk, but according to her mother Christine “Chrissy” Jenkins, the 10-year-old expresses herself through her eyes.

NSVRC honors Frederick County administrator

Dennis Morris, chairman of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, hands a bag of Route 11 barbecue potato chips to John Riley, left, retiring Frederick County Administrator, in commemoration for his service on the commission on Thursday. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission honored an outgoing commissioner Thursday night at the organization’s annual Christmas dinner.

Beneath the wreath

Colleen VanCleave walks her cocker spaniel Mattie  on very merry, holiday-decorated East  Main Street in Front Royal recently.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 17th, 2014

Colleen VanCleave walks her cocker spaniel Mattie on very merry, holiday-decorated East Main Street in Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

Christmas lights up town

Tail lights illuminate this portion of East Main Street in Front Royal as street lamps are decked out for the Christmas season during this recent night time exposure. The Virginia is for Lovers website has listed Front Royal as one of Virginia's favorite Christmas towns.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 16th, 2014

According to the Virginia is For Lover’s website, Front Royal is the “Canoe Capitol” of the state. Now, Front Royal can add another title along with that – “Favorite Christmas Town.”

Business owners gear up for fight

Lisa Salazar, owner of Henry's Grocery, stands inside her business  on Strasburg Road. Salazar has sought signatures inside her store against Dollar General's rezoning effort on property for a store along Strasburg Road near Homestead Drive.    Rich Cooley/Daily

December 16th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — With the Warren County Planning Commission voting 5-0 Wednesday to recommend the Board of Supervisors reject a

A helping hand

December 16th, 2014

Jane Wine has been shopping for Christmas gifts all month.

Va. man charged after police chase

December 15th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A vehicle chase Friday afternoon ended with a Woodstock man under arrest and facing charges of felony

Riverfront class builds new student opportunities

Jordan Bailey, 16, uses a Bluetooth laser projection keyboard to log onto a tablet while Julia Turner, 14, looks on.  Josette Keelor/Daily

December 14th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — The information technology classroom at the Riverfront Christian School in Front Royal looked like an emergency room for computers as students pried open Windows XP machines, removing and cataloguing various parts for later.

A working man’s store

December 12th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — During the darkest days of World War II, amidst rationing and shortages, Alvin Stokes decided to open a general store in what used to be a blacksmith shop.

Comcast offering Wi-Fi hot spots

December 12th, 2014

Residents in Warren and Frederick Counties are experiencing faster and more widely available Wi-Fi coverage, according to Comcast.

Local Muslims worship in Front Royal center

December 12th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2010, there are 2.6 million Muslims in the United States. The Daily Beast, an Internet magazine, estimates Muslims make up about 2.1 percent of the Washington, D.C., population.

Dominion plant up and running

December 11th, 2014

The Dominion Power plant in Warren County went on line Thursday, delivering electricity to 325,000 customers throughout Virginia.

Pet of the Week: Purr-fect pair seeks family

Michael Kerns, feline team leader at the Humane Society of Warren County, holds sibling cats Gladys, left, and Jiminy. Ryan Cornell/Daily

December 11th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Shelter staff at the the Humane Society of Warren County hope a pair of siblings will be able to celebrate their first birthdays with a loving family.

Local researcher aids tiger study

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal has been involved in helping the Indian government save that nation's tiger population.   Courtesy photo by  Robert Fleischer

December 9th, 2014

A new research paper published on the internationally peer-reviewed publication “PLOS One” offers new methods of preserving and enhancing the population of tigers in central India.

Parades in Strasburg, Front Royal rained out

Christian Guzman holds his daughter Elianys, 3, outside the old courthouse in the light drizzle during Woodstock's annual Christmas parade held Friday night.   Rich Cooley/Daily

December 5th, 2014

Christmas parades in Strasburg and Front Royal have been canceled and postponed, respectively, in advance of the heavy rainfall expected to batter the area Saturday.