Mount Jackson

Cold calculations

Brad Foster, an owner and vineyard manager for North Mountain Vineyard in Maurertown, walks through a row of cabernet franc grape vines outside the vineyard on Wednesday. Foster says there has been no cold weather damage to the vines so far this season, but area vineyard owners have expressed concerns. Experts say that 2015 damage  should prove less than 2014.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 25th, 2015

As the winter months draw to a close, vineyards in the Northern Shenandoah Valley are once again monitoring the weather for freezing temperatures.

Insult to injury: More cold coming

Scott Terndrup clears the sidewalk outside of neighbor Bob Baker's home on High Street in Strasburg on Tuesday morning.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 17th, 2015

The snowstorm responsible for dumping up to 11 inches of snow on portions of southerm Virginia dropped an average of just under 4 inches on the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Snow expected to hit valley areas this afternoon

February 16th, 2015

The northern Shenandoah Valley region, and much of Virginia, is under a winter storm warning from noon today until noon on Tuesday, according to the national Weather Service.

Mount Jackson in good shape, audit says

February 11th, 2015

Mount Jackson finished out the fiscal year with $472,831 extra in its coffers, according to the latest audit report released by Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates.

Local chip company recognized by media

February 10th, 2015

Bon Appetite, an Internet food magazine, and MSN.com recognized Route 11 Chips, in Mount Jackson, as a premier potato chip in the month of January.

Service provides green options

February 6th, 2015

Ed Kelly and Stephen Van Stee seek to do the opposite of an old business adage. They want to reduce demand before creating the supply.

Valley tourism goes international

January 30th, 2015

Shenandoah County Tourism has been actively and aggressively expanding its marketing reach in the last 12 months.

Crash halts traffic on I-81

Cody McKenzie, an employee of Trans Tech Towing in Broadway, walks around a paper bale at the scene of a crash on interstate 81 southbound one mile south of the Mount Jackson exit on Tuesday. The crash closed both southbound lanes and backed up traffic most of the afternoon and evening.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13th, 2015

A crash involving two tractor trailers on southbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 272 near Mount Jackson closed both lanes Tuesday.

Storm impacts region’s roads

Mary Sofia, left, and Gwen Shuck, right, both 8, slide down the bank outside Warren County Middle School in Front Royal on Tuesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 6th, 2015

The first snowstorm of the New Year that dumped 2 or more inches and prompted area public school closures also caused some headaches on valley roads on Tuesday.

A towering task

Eric Henn, of Dayton, Ohio, maneuvers his lift outside the water tower in Mt. Jackson on Monday. Henn is outlining the  apple design and will use a roller to paint the apples on top of the 155-foot tank.   Rich

December 2nd, 2014

His artwork is seen by millions, often from behind a steering wheel.

Wintry weather rolls back into area

Allen Gochenour, lead electrician for Ortts Electric Service in Edinburg, left, and his helper Josh Giouard, right, install this snowman on top of the Woodstock Shopping Center on Monday as a storm system starts to move in. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2nd, 2014

On the heels of the season’s first snowstorm, some parts of the Northern Shenandoah Valley could see more winter weather this week. Rain and sleet should start to fall tonight, and then freezing rain on Tuesday.