New Market

New Market residents focus on improving town

June 15, 2016

New Market Councilman-Elect Peter Hughes led another community discussion regarding the state of real estate in town Tuesday evening at the New Market Community Center.

Residents express concern, hope for town’s economy

From right, Cathy Donald, owner of Valley Sports Connection; Mark Linski, owner of New Market Grocery; Randy Andes, owner of Andy's Hardware; and Karla Kokkonen, owner of The Home Store, listen on Monday as Councilman-elect Peter Hughes discusses the state of business in New Market.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

June 6, 2016

Dozens packed into the town’s municipal building Monday to hear a forum discussion led by councilman-elect Peter Hughes regarding the state of business in New Market. The forum also served as a meeting for the town’s Tourism, Economic Development and Historic Preservation Committee.

Antique shop owners cherish local items

David Burgess, co-owner  of Still River Days Antiques, stands beside a display case in the New Market shop. Nathan Budryk/Daily

May 20, 2016

Still River Days Antiques held the first day of its grand opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The store, located at 9408 South Congress St., stresses the importance of local items, and cherishes the stories behind them even more, said Trudy Burgess, who owns the store with her husband David.

Council repeals law on begging

April 18, 2016

NEW MARKET – New Market Town Council voted at its meeting Monday to repeal a law prohibiting begging in public areas. The repealing of the law came on the recommendation of town attorney Jason Ham.

Litten to run for mayor of New Market

April 18, 2016

Councilman Eddie Litten is running for mayor of New Market. Litten has served on New Market’s Town Council for the past eleven years and is the chairman of the town’s Personnel Finance Committee.

Former principal seeks seat New Market seat

Peter Hughes

April 14, 2016

Peter Hughes will seek election to New Market’s Town Council when the town votes on May 3. Hughes is a retired school administrator who served as principal of Stonewall Jackson High School for eight years.

Council discusses better deal with water treatment facility

March 21, 2016

The New Market Town Council met Tuesday night. The agenda was fairly light, but among the things discussed was a change to wastewater agreement with the town of Broadway, which owns the water treatment used by New Market and other surrounding towns.

New Market mayor seeks reelection

March 16, 2016

Current mayor Douglas Bradley will seek reelection when the town votes May 3. Bradley has served as the town’s mayor for the past four years.

Relay for Life seeks teams, volunteers

Kaitlin Pomerleau, community manager for the American Cancer Society, left, and Josette Miller, a New Market resident and advocate for cancer research, are seeking volunteers for Relay for Life of Shenandoah County. Kaley Toy/Daily

March 14, 2016

NEW MARKET – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is looking for teams and volunteers for the 20th annual Relay for Life of Shenandoah County.

Homeschool Day scheduled at battlefield

February 19, 2016

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War will host its ninth annual Homeschool Day on March 19 at the New Market Battlefield Historical Park in New Market.