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Frederick County

‘Good energy’ on first day back at LFCC

MIDDLETOWN – Monday was a good day for the 2,782 students who began classes for the 2018-2019 school year at Lord Fairfax Community College. “It went smooth. It was good energy. Despite the weather, it is sunny inside. Enrollment numbers are up. It is going to be a good year,” said ...

Lip-synch challenge hits valley: Local cops have fun shooting videos

Local law enforcement agencies have briefly stepped out of their role as public servants and into one of entertainers.  Several Shenandoah Valley departments recently have participated in the nationwide lip-synch video trend, which shows another side of officers. Instead of protecting ...

Next round of meetings for I-81 corridor improvement announced

A transportation coalition has called for the second round of meetings for the public to hear more about improvements to the Interstate 81 corridor. The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation ...

Eligibility requirements for free or reduced-price meals

Parents with eligible students will again be applying for free or reduced-price meals. The following is from a news release from Shenandoah County Public Schools: Household size and income will be used to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits. Children from households ...

ICE was looking for space

Immigration and Customs Enforcement was looking for housing for immigrant detainees in Virginia. The agency  sent out an email about 10 days ago to the Virginia Sheriff's Association asking members to help with providing 65 short-term bed spaces for immigrants, according to area officials. ...

Area professor named regional coordinator of honors society

  Jenni VanCuren, an assistant English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, has been named the Virginia/West Virginia regional coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges. She had previously been the associate regional ...

Sheriff Millholland sponsors fundraiser

Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland is once again sponsoring a community appreciation baseball game to help fundraise for two local organizations. For 16 years, Millholland has sponsored a night at the Winchester Royals baseball game at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park. This year's ...

I-81 funding option could be challenged

A possible funding option for the Interstate 81 improvement plan – tolls on commercial-only trucks – could face a legal challenge. P. Dale Bennett, president and CEO of Virginia Trucking Association, is among those who object to the commercial trucks-only toll proposal. "We agree that ...

‘Something has to be done’: Crowd tells VDOT what’s wrong with I-81

STRASBURG – Kermit Orndorff Jr., 64, was one of about 100 people attending Tuesday night's Virginia Department of Transportation's Interstate 81 corridor improvement plan public meeting held at Strasburg High School. Orndorff has a home on Junction Road in Strasburg, and he is concerned ...

Rains have delayed farmers, affected some crops

Recent rains have had an impact on some area farmers. Jerod Stephens, owner of Stephens Custom Farming in Woodstock, farms fields in nine counties including Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. He plants mostly feed corn and soybean crops. “There has been extremely wet conditions in ...

Public hearing Tuesday on I-81 study

Government agencies working on developing a plan to study the entire length of I-81 are seeking input from the public. Feedback provided by members of the community, industry, and others will be considered as agencies study the corridor. Concerned citizens are invited to attend the first of a ...

Exotic invasive tick found in Warren County

An exotic invasive species of tick commonly known as the Longhorn Tick, a species native to China, Japan and Australia, has officially been identified in Warren County. The Virginia Department of Agriculture confirmed Thursday that the tick was found on horses owned by a local family in Warren ...

Sherando High School senior sets eyes on future in architecture

STEPHENS CITY — Michael Berry, 18, has already graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College with an associate’s degree. On Friday, he’ll have a high school diploma to go with it. During his time as a student at Sherando High School, Berry played soccer as a goalkeeper and attended ...

Yoga for Warriors: Jail offers unique program to help inmates

FRONT ROYAL – “For every time you have to be a warrior,” the yoga instructor told the five women jail inmates in her class as she led them into Warrior 1, a standing lunging pose with the front leg bent and the arms up, palms together. Another pose and another message followed: ...

Police academy graduates 13

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy graduated 13 recruits Wednesday afternoon from its second law enforcement class. Newly certified Deputy Timothy Veach with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office spoke to his graduating classmates. “Looking at my classmates and what we have ...

Study on I-81 to begin, public hearings set

The Virginia Department of Transportation has launched the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan. As directed in Senate Bill 971, staff from the Commonwealth Transportation Board, supported by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, Virginia Department of Transportation and Department of ...

More than a thousand students to graduate from LFCC on Saturday

Lord Fairfax Community College will see more than 1,100 students graduate at its 47th commencement exercise on Saturday. One of those students is Emily Hammersley, who along with her brother, is a first-generation college student. “I am so excited. My whole family is excited,” Hammersley ...