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March for Babies benefits local children, funds research

WINCHESTER -- Rebecca Wood of Linden said she walks because someone once walked for her daughter.
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Front Royal family plans Civil War burials this Saturday

FRONT ROYAL -- Wanda Fox Bryant still has the sugar bowl her mother carried with her when forced to abandon her family home in the 1941. One of 465 families displaced for the construction of Shenandoah National Park, the Foxes of Warren County still honor their past in the Blue Ridge.
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Middle schoolers give back in a big way

WOODSTOCK -- Kaia Frana, 13, and Becky Immanuel, 13, put down the heavy bucket they've been carrying to a tree.
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Fire destroys historic Alms House

MAURERTOWN -- A fire destroyed Shenandoah County's historic Alms House at the County Farm early Sunday morning.
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Springtime stroll

Joshua Dorsey of Strasburg and his daughters, Olivia, 7, left, Melanie, 2, center, and Natalie, 4, at right, stroll through a line of blooming trees at Strasburg Town Park on a spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Heritage Day's 12th year to highlight Orkney Springs area

Shenandoah County Heritage Day is never the same twice.
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White House guest room soaps made in Strasburg garage

STRASBURG -- Future guests visiting the White House will soon be able to clean themselves up with a piece of Strasburg.
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Therapeutic musician uses harp to help heal patients

STRASBURG -- Mary Ellen Hoover, a resident at Greenfield Senior Living, moved her hands along to the same rhythm of the harpists' finger as he started to play the Irish ballad "Danny Boy."
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Relay for Life funds help patients through all facets of cancer

STRASBURG -- As a pastor, Bill Nabers of St. Paul Lutheran Church was familiar with providing support to those with recent cancer diagnoses.
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U.S. Mint launches Shenandoah National Park quarter

FRONT ROYAL -- Back near the end of his term, Tim Kaine had a decision to make. As the governor of Virginia, he had to pick a national park to represent the commonwealth on the back of the quarter.
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Berry farm to add nanobrewery

EDINBURG -- Few watched Senate Bill 430 as closely as David and Lynn St. Clair.
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A spring walk

Natasha Hansberger, 24, left, of New Market and her cousin Jennifer Knapp, 21, of Fort Valley, walk Tanner, Knapp's mother's German shepherd, at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock on a warm spring afternoon. Showers are in the forecast today through Friday night into Saturday, but Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 60. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Flames damage Strasburg storage unit business

Fire engulfed a building at Strasburg Self Storage Monday evening, and crews were still out fighting the flames at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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Relieving stress through art

WOODSTOCK -- Linda Lutz of New Market was having a hectic day. After running around town, she was worried her dog had made a mess at her house. Skipping her painting class in order to save time, though, was not an option.
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Veteran, paralympian receives mortgage-free home

BASYE -- Navy veteran Paul Hurley thinks his English bulldog Jackson will enjoy his new home -- the fenced yard, Hurley said, will definitely be useful.
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Agency seeks help from community

QUICKSBURG -- For 40 years, Shen-Paco Industries has provided jobs to disabled individuals in the area who have no other source of employment. Now the agency is calling on the community for help.
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It's spring?

Bobby Spiker delivers mail Tuesday along his route on Queen Street in Strasburg while a light spring snow fell, covering trees, grass - and horses. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Farm guide to promote local spending

A new agriculture and farm guide published this spring will make it easier for shoppers to buy items produced in Shenandoah County.
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Homeschool Day teaches battlefield basics

NEW MARKET -- Hundreds of homeschooled children and their families packed the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park on Saturday to get a hands-on history lesson in Civil War life.
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More area landowners conserving land

OVERALL -- Christine and Fred Andreae are making their land more appealing to quail, hopefully to encourage the birds to return to the area. Due to the conservation easement on their land, the returning wildlife will be protected for years to come.
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Va's biggest, costliest election in voters' hands

RICHMOND -- Virginia's biggest, most expensive political season with unprecedented attention from presidential candidates is drawing long lines of voters to polling places across the state, but concerns about the state's new voter ID law appeared overblown.
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Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, threatening its subways and the electrical system that powers Wall Street. At least 10 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Day.
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Local volunteers aid food banks on Commonwealth Day of Gleaning

About two dozen volunteers gathered on a beautiful August morning at Marker-Miller Orchard Farm in Frederick County on Thursday to pick green beans for area food banks.
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Veterans remember those who gave their lives while protecting our nation

WINCHESTER -- Nearly 400 American flags waving in a warm breeze welcomed those attending the annual Winchester-Frederick County Veterans Council Memorial Day Service on Monday morning at Shenandoah Memorial Park.
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*Two hurt in three-vehicle crash on John Marshall Highway

STRASBURG -- Two people were taken to hospitals -- one by helicopter -- following a three-vehicle crash on Va. 55 (John Marshall Highway) just north of Va. 633 (Red Bud Road) Thursday afternoon.
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* Photo: Wreck temporarily closes eastbound I-66 near Front Royal

The victim of the single-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate-66, east of Front Royal, is loaded into a medical helicopter after the interstate was shut down Wednesday morning. Rich Cooley/Daily
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Crunch time for Christmas gifts

WINCHESTER -- That last-ditch effort to find the perfect gift at the perfect price is a holiday tradition with a few days left to celebrate.
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Two sides to snow

FRONT ROYAL -- Snow blanketed the Northern Shenandoah Valley Thursday, canceling school and causing several traffic crashes, including a pileup on Interstate 81 near Edinburg.
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The doctor is in: Devine brings diverse background to role with Lord Fairfax Health District

WINCHESTER -- A man of many interests has taken the helm of the Lord Fairfax Health District.

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