Shenandoah County

Strasburg kids meet Virginia wildlife

Alex Wehrung, an outreach coordinator for the Wildlife Center of Virginia, shows off a broad-winged hawk named Grayson to children inside Strasburg Community Library on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 27, 2016

STRASBURG – Children and their families gathered at the Strasburg Community Library on Wednesday to get an up-close and personal look at some of the critters that live in their backyards.

Downtown parking lot to include event space

July 18, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A new town parking area was the topic of discussion Monday at a downtown parking lot improvement project conceptual review meeting in Woodstock.

School Board elects delegate for convention

July 14, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board approved a delegate, alternate delegate and member of the year nomination for the Virginia School Board Association at its Thursday night meeting.

Grant to aid in purchase of new town ladder truck

July 10, 2016

The Woodstock Fire Department has received an $857,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The money will go towards the purchasing of a new ladder truck, to be housed in Woodstock and used throughout Shenandoah County.

Two arrested after narcotics investigation

July 1, 2016

Investigators with the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force arrested and charged two people with drug possession after a narcotics investigation at a residence on Thursday.

Gypsy Catwalk takes stock to its customers

Kasey Fuller is the owner of Gypsy Catwalk, a "mobile boutique" she uses to travel throughout the valley bringing fashionable women's clothes to her customers.  Courtesy photo

July 1, 2016

Gypsy Catwalk, a mobile fashion store based in Mount Jackson, is bringing clothing to the women in the Shenandoah Valley using an unconventional business model.

Central principal a national finalist

Melissa Hensley

June 28, 2016

Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley continues a pattern of success as one of three finalists contending for National Principal of the Year.

Board chair: Raley’s plans ‘not surprising’

June 28, 2016

Karen Whetzel, chairwoman of the Shenandoah County School Board, said that prior to last Wednesday’s board meeting Superintendent Jeremy Raley was being considered for positions in other school divisions.

Outdoorsy fun at leadership camp

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Youth Office Leadership Camp participants Brayden Hovatter, 13, left, of Edinburg, Hayden Raley, 11, center, of Edinburg, and  camp counselor Megan Babcock, 15, right, of Woodstock, talk outside this Dodge Durango that was part of an evidence scene at the  camp at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs last week.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 26, 2016

ORKNEY SPRINGS – A group of Shenandoah County middle school students spent their first full week of summer vacation last week investigating crime scenes and conducting search and rescue missions at Shrine Mont campground.

Wiseley appeals dismissal of shooting death case

June 24, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s chief prosecutor is appealing a judge’s decision to dismiss a case against a man accused of accidentally shooting and killing a woman in 2014.

Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue chief to retire

Gary Yew

June 23, 2016

Gary Yew, chief of Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue will retire effective September 1 according a press release from Shenandoah County. Yew served as chief for 14 years, beginning his tenure in February of 2002.