Middletown

Overturned truck

Pete Quinones, a Stephens City Volunteer Fire Department member, walks across the parking lot outside Lord Fairfax Community College where this tractor trailer overturned on Friday morning. The tractor trailer deposited what police described as a “significant” amount of mulch at the Middletown campus. No one was injured and there was no damage to property. The driver was not charged.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 10, 2015

Pete Quinones, a Stephens City Volunteer Fire Department member, walks across the parking lot outside Lord Fairfax Community College where this tractor trailer overturned on Friday morning. The tractor trailer deposited what police described as a “significant” amount of mulch at the Middletown campus. No one was injured and there was no damage to property. The driver was not charged. Rich Cooley/Daily

Wayside Inn back on the market

George and Becky Reeves relax inside a dining room at the Wayside Inn in Middletown on Thursday. The couple purchased the inn in October 2013 and have listed the property for sale. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 18, 2015

At the ripe old age of 218, Wayside Inn is in need of prospective owners once more after almost two years of rejuvenation and care.

Town OKs budget, park fee changes

June 16, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown officials unanimously approved the town’s budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 in a special meeting Tuesday night.

Cedar Creek announces new summer programs

June 5, 2015

This summer, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Middletown will be giving visitors a more in-depth look into one of the valley’s more critical Civil War battles.

LFCC student focuses on helping others

Cynthia Forrester, a 17-year-old Front Royal home school student, will graduate Saturday with an associate of science degree and will be the commencement speaker for this year's 1,036 graduation candidates at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 15, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Cynthia Forrester wanted to be a pediatrician, but knowing it would take a long time to get through high school, college and medical school, she decided to expedite the process.

Truancy Prevention Summit inspires greater attendance

Vivian Stith-Williams, school social work specialist for the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Student Services, talks during the 3rd Annual Truancy Prevention Summit on Friday at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. The all-day summit attracted 140 attendees, more than twice the number as last year.  Josette Keelor/Daily

April 17, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Truancy is a bigger problem than the simple act of arriving to school late or skiving off class every now and then. It affects a student’s education, it reduces graduation rates and it leads to questions of what students are doing with their time if not in school.

A heavy toll, recalled

Shannon Moeck,  a park ranger at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park, helps ring a bell being supported by park volunteer Guy Young, of Gore, outside Belle Grove on Thursday. The ringing of the bells was  to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 9, 2015

Local residents and National Park Services officials gathered at Belle Grove Historic Plantation for the “Bells Across the Land” on Thursday.

Back in the game

Chase Tasker, 13, of Middletown, watches his Skyline High School junior varsity baseball team warm up between innings of a recent game. Two years ago, Tasker underwent a heart transplant after suffering from a severe heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 27, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — In spring of 2013, less than two months after heart surgery, 11-year-old Chase Tasker stepped up to bat for his Warren County Little League baseball team. He chose his pitch, connected with the ball and jogged to first base.

Cedar Creek, Belle Grove to open 2015 programs

March 19, 2015

After a long, frigid and snow-filled winter, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and its partners are preparing for the warmer weather and crowds for the 2015 season.

College, university team on reverse transfer agreement

March 18, 2015

Through a new reverse transfer agreement, some students at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown will be able to transfer a greater number of credits to James Madison University in Harrisonburg. The change allows students to complete an associate’s degree through the community college while knocking out general education courses toward a bachelor’s degree.