Mount Jackson

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 25th, 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 18th, 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 10th, 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 4th, 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 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.