Mount Jackson

Bowman Andros announces expansion

April 21, 2015

Andros Foods North America announced on Tuesday that it will be providing 160 new jobs at the Bowman Apple Products facility in Mount Jackson.

Town passes rezoning request

April 14, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — Town Council approved the rezoning of 135 acres of land near Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial on a unanimous 6-0 vote on Tuesday night.

Commission supports rezoning request

April 9, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON—The Mount Jackson Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the Mount Jackson Town Council approve a rezoning request for 135 acres of land on Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial Thursday evening.

Planning commission discusses rezoning request

April 6, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Planning Commission held a workshop to discuss the rezoning of 135 acres of property along Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial Monday evening.

Passion play scheduled for Good Friday

March 27, 2015

St. John’s Bosco Catholic Church will hold a non-denominational Passion play at its newly acquired property on Good Friday in Woodstock.

Mount Jackson residents weigh in on rezoning bid

Tony Dean of Mount Jackson speaks against the Mount Jackson Planning Commission's rezoning request by Robert Whitehurst  to rezone 136 acres along Turkey Knob Road from agriculture to industrial during a public hearing Wednesday  night. The property, which totals 712 acres, may lead to a potential mega industrial site.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 25, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Planning Commission voted unanimously to table making a recommendation until its regular meeting April 6, following a special joint public hearing for a rezoning request of 136 acres on Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial use.

Route 11 Potato Chips to double production

Rogelio Jose, a quality control employee at Route 11 Potato Chips, sorts through chips as they flow on the production line at the facility in Mount Jackson on Wednesday. The company plans to double its production line with help from a state grant.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 18, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — County, state and town officials gathered at the Route 11 Chips manufacturing facility for the announcement of new growth and investment by the company, which will double its production and create 13 new jobs within 18 to 24 months, on Wednesday afternoon.

Town council OKs retirement supplement

March 10, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Town Council set a public hearing date for March 25 for a rezoning request of 136 acres, for a future mega industrial site, Tuesday evening.

Valley bracing for the storm

Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4, 2015

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.

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 25, 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 17, 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 16, 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 11, 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.