Elections, development mark year for area towns

December 28, 2016

With 2016 all but in the books, a review of the year’s biggest news stories in town government shows that local elections, business dealings and development were some of what topped the region’s concerns.

Interstate crash sends two people to hospital

November 18, 2016

A crash on Interstate 81 near Strasburg sent two people to the hospital Friday morning, according to Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, a public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Town dedicates veterans memorial

A member of the Virginia Honor Guard hands the Virginia flag to Jimmy Haskins, left, to raise at Middletown's new Veterans' Memorial Wall on Friday.  Jake Zuckerman/Daily

November 11, 2016

MIDDLETOWN – After months of hard work and fanfare, Middletown dedicated its new Veterans’ Memorial Wall on Friday to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

Tractor-trailer overturns on interstate on Monday

November 9, 2016

A single-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer sent one man to the hospital Monday night, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Council, Gingerwolf Distillery spar over contract

October 19, 2016

MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Town Council met Tuesday night to hone a public improvements agreement with the Gingerwolf Distillery, leading to a decision to close the sidewalk in front of the establishment.

Planning Commission OKs village proffer amendment

September 26, 2016

The Middletown Planning Commission issued its final stamp of approval Monday on a proffer amendment from the Village at Middletown before sending its recommendation to the council to accept.

Shaffer’s to expand to Middletown

September 9, 2016

Shaffer’s Barbecue and Catering, a Woodstock institution, will expand its reach when Matt Shaffer opens Shaffer’s Barbecue and Market in Middletown. The restaurant, near Belle Grove, is scheduled to be up and running by early October.