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WINCHESTER -- Maya was just a head, bobbing up and down in the water, eyes locked on the geese.
Local farmers are reporting that this year should see a strong corn crop, but the market prices may not be quite so positive.
CLEAR BROOK -- Valerie Miller, 12, of Winchester, said she likes working with rabbits "because they don't moo at you."
According to a recent survey by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, corn acreage decreased by around 10,000 acres between 2013 and 2014.
In Basye, Lake Laura is getting a second chance.
WOODSTOCK -- Three parcels of land in Woodstock were put up for public auction Tuesday, without getting any bites from bidders.
Recent numbers released by the National Park Service revealed how the 16-day October 2013 government shutdown impacted tourism revenue, both within Shenandoah National Park and surrounding localities.
InterChange Group, Inc., a warehousing and logistics company based out of Harrisonburg, is planning on expanding its Front Royal location.
The Smithsonian is in the forever business, Pierre Comizzoli, director of the institute's biodiversity consortium, said. Now, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal will be involved in ensuring a surviving food supply for future generations.
FRONT ROYAL -- Sonny Leathers and Rachel Bond call it blue collar antiquing.
FRONT ROYAL -- Ava's tail does not stop wagging when she is around people.
Developments on Seven Bends State Park near Woodstock are inching forward.
WOODSTOCK -- When senior intern with Shenandoah County's Volunteer Farm Sandy Burner asked the group of around 20 students where they were from, the responses included Mexico, Belgium, Russia and Japan.
All those bringing animals to a county fair this year are asked to be cautious -- as they should be every year.
WOODSTOCK -- Weeding is a hefty process at Jerry's Gourmet Berries.
Officials at Dulles International Airport in Dulles recently intercepted a "good luck" primate skull topped with feathers. And a necklace of primate teeth. Also, dead bats and a dead mongoose.
Falcons that were once sought after by kings are returning, after over 30 years, to Shenandoah National Park.
BERRYVILLE -- Honey bees across the United States, including those in Virginia, are dying at an alarming rate. But local beekeepers want to change that pattern.
Scott Currie of Toms Brook Busy Bee has seen firsthand how beekeeping has changed.
EDINBURG -- Hickory is known by volunteers at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter to be friendly and affectionate. But he has been at the shelter since March and adopters keep passing him by.
STRASBURG -- Crissy Willis firmly believes in the benefits of locally grown food, and she has dedicated her life to providing it to Strasburg residents.
WINCHESTER -- Owen Dofflemyer, 9, and Braedon Dofflemyer, 12, of Loudoun County, heaved bags of green beans toward a gray van already filled with them.
WINCHESTER -- This year's harsh winter hurt several crops for many farmers in the area -- but some are saying it was actually a normal season that happened to follow several mild winters.
WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Tourism Council is taking strides to show off the many outdoor activities the county has to offer.
WOODSTOCK -- This year a new, fancy lady will be leading the Route 11 Yard Crawl.
A recent award to Goodwill Industries of the Valleys will increase the options available to job seekers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Numerous national forests throughout the United States were recently given official designations in an effort to fight one of the top threats to their health: exotic insect pests.
FRONT ROYAL -- A defense company wants to open a facility in Front Royal to train dogs to detect explosive devices.
Recently released agriculture numbers could represent a significant boost to the industry between 2007 and 2012. But local agriculture experts warn that the good news may not be all it seems.
NEW MARKET -- George and his wife Chris Jetter of New Market wanted to find a place in which George Jeter could pursue a lifelong love of pottery after retirement. They ended up creating a space for local artists to showcase their work.
Virginia residents may notice the continued impact of this year's long winter in their peaches, but should still see a good quality crop, if small, in the next few weeks.
Bill McShea is known as "the panda guy." But he is not overly fond of pandas.
FRONT ROYAL -- A Front Royal resident's felony charge of torturing an animal and causing death was reduced Tuesday in Warren County General District Court.
The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce is seeking a new executive director to move the organization forward.
Five people were transported to local hospitals early Monday morning after a crash on Interstate 81.
WINCHESTER -- When asked what is grown in the TEENS Inc. greenhouses, volunteer Matt Ferrell, who works with many of the at-risk youth and disabled individuals the program serves, said, "Kids. The rest is arbitrary."
WINCHESTER -- Youth participating in TEENS Inc. have built the largest aquaponics system in Northern Virginia, according COO and Program Director Joe Fromme.
STRASBURG -- Looking for a nutritious snack? Try a doughnut.
CLEAR BROOK -- It has taken Uday Subramanian a year and a half to restore the Old Woolen Mill. But work is finally near completion, and he plans to have a soft opening for the Woolen Mills Grill during the first week of July.
A new shop in Frederick County offers young people the opportunity of buying the clothes they want at a price they can afford.