Shenandoah County

VDOT shifts creek bridge plans

November 20th, 2014

State transportation officials heeded preservationists and went back to the drawing board on a bridge project for Shenandoah County.

First Bank to purchase six new branches

First Bank Corporation of Strasburg has announced plans to purchase six branches of Bank of America, including this one at Court and Main streets in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 19th, 2014

The First National Corporation, the holding company of First Bank, announced Wednesday that it is buying six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia for $377.3 million, making it the largest bank headquartered in the valley north of Roanoke.

Local conservationist expresses concerns over fracking

November 19th, 2014

Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in small portion of the George Washington National Forest drew praise from environmentalists and energy advocates alike.

Sheriff offers land to county

November 7th, 2014

Carter wants supervisors to consider property for new sheriff’s headquarters
By Alex Bridges
WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County’s sheriff says property

Shenandoah schools address issues at forum

Tom Crosby

November 6th, 2014

STRASBURG – At a Thursday evening question and answer venue at Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg, Shenandoah County School Board members Sonya Williams-Giersch and Irving Getz fielded concerns about overcrowding and increased instances of drug use in recent years.

Counties report smooth elections

November 5th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – Election Day went smoothly at the polls Warren and Shenandoah counties, according to voter registrar’s offices.

From harvest to lunch tray

November 5th, 2014

Virginia public schools will be commemorating the sixth annual Farm-to-School Week, a program coordinated by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Virginia Department of Education, next week.

Lost letter brings friends back together

November 4th, 2014

STRASBURG — Betty Baker was 21 years old in 1956 when she mailed a letter to her friend Darla Clark in Minnesota. The letter finally made it to Clark’s home last February.

Traffic outlook for this week

October 31st, 2014

Look out for southbound left lane closures on Interstate 81 this week, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Emails shed light on fire company talks

October 29th, 2014

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County could keep the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department from responding outside town, the government’s attorney says.

County leaders, attorney at odds

October 28th, 2014

WOODSTOCK – Some Shenandoah County leaders and their attorney sparred Tuesday over “leaked” legal advice and the fate of a volunteer fire station.