Middletown mayor at White House during lockdown

April 29, 2016

Middletown mayor Charles Harbaugh got more than he bargained for during a White House tour on Wednesday when a man threw what were described as personal belongings over the White House fence, triggering a lockdown of the building and adjacent Lafayette Park.

Group IDs stream cleaning focus areas

Nesha McRae, right, development coordinator for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Valley Regional Office, points out possible locations for pet waste disposal units in residential areas near Stephens City at a residential working group meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

April 8, 2016

Area conservationists and officials discussed efforts to reduce water contamination on Thursday at a residential working group meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College.

Middletown reviews budget plans

April 5, 2016

Town Council members discussed improvement projects and reviewed the 2016-2017 budget at their April work session.

Town amends for remote access

March 14, 2016

Councilors unanimously approved a new town ordinance on Monday in a meeting that lasted about 10 minutes.

Middletown teacher wins national contest

Middletown Elementary kindergarten teacher Beth Ballard sits beside Virginia Barr, 5, during computer lab class at the school recently. Ballard has received recognition for her applications of a progress monitoring classroom tool used across the nation.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 15, 2016

Middletown Elementary School kindergarten teacher Beth Ballard has received recognition for her applications of a progress monitoring classroom tool used nationwide.

Subway opens at LFCC campus

Cameron Bowers, 19, of Winchester, eats a sandwich inside the new Subway at Lord Fairfax Community College on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 11, 2016

A new Subway opened on the Lord Fairfax Community College campus on Jan. 25 in the Student Union building at the Middletown Campus.

Residents praise quick road recovery

February 8, 2016

Town council and staff heard words of praise at the February town council meeting about how weather and road issues were dealt with late last month.

Police chief probation lifted

January 11, 2016

After 21 additional days of probation, Police Chief Philip Breeden will continue his service to Middletown with close communication with the Town Council.

Middletown proposes town manager options

January 4, 2016

At a work session Monday evening, Middletown council members discussed options for hiring a part-time Town Manager in the future among several other talking points.

New site manager leads 2016 Cedar Creek plans

December 21, 2015

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park’s newly hired Site Manager Karen Beck-Herzog made her introductions at the Dec. 17 Park Advisory Commission meeting.

Belle Grove holidays take on a global theme

Sue Cobb, left, and Jeane Eastham, right, both members of Valley Garden Club in Front Royal, decorate the foyer inside Belle Grove mansion in Middletown on Wednesday. Area garden clubs decorated rooms in the mansion,  with each creating decorations for the "Christmas Around the World" theme. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 3, 2015

Belle Grove Plantation will be showing off its uniquely crafted holiday decorations to the theme of “Christmas Around the World” during tours through most of the month of December.

Cedar Creek to benefit from Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2015

The Civil War Trust nonprofit will be launching an online Giving Tuesday campaign to fundraise for land conservation at the Cedar Creek battlefield in Middletown.