New Market

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.

Meals tax collection a problem in some towns

January 4th, 2015

Under Virginia state law, localities are allowed to collect a tax on prepared meals, from sit-down establishments to fast food restaurants, if it so chooses.

Former Stratford student to speak at New Market library

Ron Deskins

January 1st, 2015

EDINBURG — When a group of four 12-year-old students entered the doors of Arlington’s Stratford Junior High School in February 1959, they became the African Americans in Virginia to begin classes at an integrated public school.

Strite’s Donuts comes to New Market

Frank Emswiler fills a box of a donuts at the Strite's truck in New Market. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

December 26th, 2014

NEW MARKET—Sitting in a trailer at the Liberty gas station parking lot off Route 211, Frank Emswiler smiles warmly when a customer walks up to the window.

Christmas shopping in New Market a mixed bag, retailers say

Tony Suarez, owner of the Christmas Gallery, straightens his wares on a cold, rainy December afternoon. Suarez has been in business since 1977.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

December 6th, 2014

NEW MARKET–The Town of New Market invited area businesses to hold open houses for their customers on Saturday as part of the town’s holiday celebration. The unrelenting rain may have kept some Christmas shoppers away.

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.

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.

Outdoor artists

November 3rd, 2014

Rodney Woodson, left, and Donald Custer, right, both of Woodstock, paint the side of this home on South Congress Street in New Market on a recent fall morning. Rich Cooley/Daily

House work

November 2nd, 2014

C.H. Dodson works on replacing the weathered lumber on the front porch of this home along South Congress Street in New Market recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

A colorful day

October 16th, 2014

Jim Stevenson, of Mount Jackson and an employee of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, strolls along the Bushong Farm at New Market Battlefield Park on a fall morning. Rich Cooley/Daily