GOP gets taxpayer-funded security at party meetings
October 8, 2015
When Shenandoah County Republicans gathered last week at their usual meeting place in the general district courthouse, they received free building security that comes with the use of the courthouse during and after normal work hours.
Obenshain, Moore eye campaign differences
October 6, 2015
Democrat April Moore and State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, drew sharp contrasts with each other Tuesday over their priorities and stances on issues affecting the 26th Senate district.
Local GOP divided over resignation
September 25, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise announcement Friday that he will resign from Congress at the end of October drew mixed reactions from area Republicans in Congress and a Tea Party activist.
Gilbert seeks release of student’s arrest report
September 14, 2015
Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, and another Republican legislator want Gov. Terry McAuliffe to make public a report of a violent encounter earlier this year between a University of Virginia student and state alcohol control agents.
Local candidates greet voters at Hob Nob
September 11, 2015
A wide lineup of candidates for local and state legislative offices crowded onto a stage at Lord Fairfax Community College Friday and gave the audience a clear preview of the ballot in the Nov. 3 General Election.
Obenshain to head Walker’s Virginia campaign
August 13, 2015
State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, has been appointed chairman of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign in Virginia.
McAuliffe’s plan draws mixed reaction
June 23, 2015
Reactions from local lawmakers to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s intention to remove the Confederate battle flag from a state license plate were hard to come by Tuesday.
Collins defeats incumbent Berg for GOP nod
June 9, 2015
Christopher Collins unseated Del. Mark Berg in Tuesday’s Republican primary in the 29th District, the second consecutive loss for an incumbent GOP lawmaker in the district.
Wiseley running for re-election
June 8, 2015
Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda McDonald Wiseley announced Monday she will seek a second term as an independent.
Berg faces Collins in 29th District GOP primary
June 7, 2015
Mark Berg launched his political career two years ago with an insurgent campaign against a long serving member in the 29th District of the House of Delegates.
Democrats without a candidate in 29th
June 7, 2015
The winner of the Republican primary in the House of Delegates 29th District will likely face no opposition in the November General Election now that a paperwork mistake has snuffed out the campaign plans of the lone Democrat who had been preparing to run.
Ex-GOP candidates making solo runs
May 21, 2015
Some former area Republicans might have a new motto: If you can’t run with them, run against them.
Sutherly calls off sheriff campaign plans
April 30, 2015
STRASBURG – Police Chief Tim Sutherly said Thursday he is scrapping a long-anticipated campaign for Shenandoah County sheriff, citing concerns about the health of his 5-year-old son as the reason.
Report faults lawmakers on transparency
April 21, 2015
A report from a group of non-profit lobbying organizations has criticized the 2015 General Assembly for what it describes as shortcomings in giving notice of meetings, debating all bills and recording votes.
McAuliffe signs two anti-heroin bills
April 7, 2015
WINCHESTER – The area’s efforts to counter the opiate drug epidemic received some high profile support from Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a bill signing ceremony at the county public safety building Tuesday.
Ex-cons urged to seek restoration of rights
April 7, 2015
Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney arrived in town Tuesday with a message for convicted felons that they may be eligible for the restoration of certain rights lost to them on the day they pleaded or were found guilty.
Collins looks for votes in Front Royal
April 5, 2015
Christopher Collins brought his campaign for a seat in the House of Delegates Thursday to a friendly audience of about a dozen who listened to him explain the reasons for his candidacy.
Millholland running for Frederick County Sheriff
April 3, 2015
Retired Winchester Sheriff Lenny Millholland announced Friday he is ready for a comeback, this time as Frederick County Sheriff if he can win enough votes in the November General Election.
Webert to run for re-election
April 2, 2015
Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall, has announced he is running for re-election in his district that includes all of Rappahannock County and parts of Warren, Fauquier, and Culpeper counties.
Traditional values rally set for April 11
April 1, 2015
The 2nd annual Traditional Family Values Rally will feature former lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson as its keynote speaker.