Mount Jackson

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.

Snowfall may hit before holiday

November 24th, 2014

Residents of the Shenandoah Valley could see a white Thanksgiving this year, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

Hitting the slopes

Horst Locher, manager of the Ski School at Bryce Resort, stands along this section of Red Eye trail on Friday in Basye. The resort has had favorable weather for snow making and will open today.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

Bryce Resort in Mount Jackson, VA will be opening its slopes one week early, according to a press release from the resort.

Officials pass water resolution

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission passed a resolution Thursday evening to endorse adding a water supply and quality planning special assessment to its 2016 fiscal year budget.

Diversification plan continues

A pair of welders work on the roof of this warehouse under construction at Valley Fertilizer in Mt. Jackson. The 80,000 square foot building is being constructed by Harman Construction, Inc. of Harrisonburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

As Bowman Andros continues expanding in Mount Jackson, a new warehouse is set to open up by February 2015.

Holtzman Oil to buy area company

October 21st, 2014

Holtzman Oil Corporation owner Bill Holtzman said this week that he will be increasing the size and range of his company at the beginning of 2015 with the purchase of Cline Energy of Harrisonburg.

Celebrating the harvest

October 12th, 2014

Despite the drizzle, Mount Jackson residents celebrated fall during the Mount Jackson Music & Harvest Festival on Saturday.

Mayor-a-thon near start line

September 2nd, 2014

Lace up those Asics and start pounding the pavement, because Mount Jackson’s first ever Mayor-a-thon is coming up quickly.