Mount Jackson

Sustaining the next generation

Debbie Sinclair, co-owner of Sinclair Farm in Mount Jackson, shows off her hydroponic tomato plants to Massanutten Govenor's School students , from left, Autumn  Wild, 17,  of Stanley, Rachel Friedenberg, 17, center, of Mount Jackson, and Maggie Chu, 17, right, of Luray, during a recent tour of the farm. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 31, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – As longtime producers in the area, Debbie and Allen Sinclair, of The Sinclair Farm, relish a role educating future generations about an ever-evolving world of sustainable farming.

Town talks sidewalk project, comprehensive plan

October 15, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Mount Jackson town officials decided to apply for funding through the Virginia Department of Transport this week to help curb new costs in its sidewalk project.

Taste of Shenandoah expands for fifth year

October 15, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – On Saturday, valley residents will have the opportunity to sample products from local farms, breweries and wineries in the fifth annual Taste of Shenandoah at Cave Ridge Vineyards.

A blessed dedication

Stained glass artisan Charles Barone, of Bayse,  stands beside his artwork, which will be blessed by Pope Francis today. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 24, 2015

Although his works embellish sites like Bond 45 in Times Square, the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex and Yankee Stadium, there’s one honor that stained glass artisan Charles Barone’s work has yet to receive: the pope’s blessing.

Police bust meth operation near Mount Jackson

This is a photo taken at the scene of a drug bust near  Mount Jackson. Four people have been arrested on charges related to possession and  manufacturing of methamphetamine. Photo courtesy of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office

August 27, 2015

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested four Shenandoah Valley residents on several charges related to manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine this week.

Route 11 Chips expansion underway

August 12, 2015

Route 11 Chips has begun work on a $1.1 million project to upgrade its Mount Jackson facility with a second production line and an expanded warehouse.

Council delays vote on annexation

July 14, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Town leaders delayed action on a controversial proposal to add 576 acres to Mount Jackson eyed for industrial development.

Mount Jackson panel backs annexation

July 6, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – The Planning Commission unanimously backed a request Monday to add 576 acres being considered for an industrial “mega site” to the town

Staying vigilant

Eddie Dove transfers a load of turkeys to a poultry house on his Mount  Jackson farm on Wednesday. Dove and his wife Jackie are concerned about the  threat of avian flu. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 10, 2015

Mount Jackson farmer Jackie Dove said she is worried about the threat of avian flu that’s hit Midwestern farms.

Panel tables annexation bid

Attorney Jay Neal, who represents a group of neighbors who live near the Robert Whitehurst property, speaks  in opposition of  the zoning request to  rezone 576 acres into the town of Mount Jackson during the Planning Commission's Public Hearing Monday night.   Rich Cooley/Daily

June 1, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – The town Planning Commission decided Monday to delay action on a request to annex land eyed for industrial development.

VDOT: Town left state out of loop

May 26, 2015

Mount Jackson and state transportation officials are trying to stay on the same page as the town pushes through a major rezoning and annexation effort.