Stephens City

Stephens City Police Department gets OK for academy switch

July 5, 2016

The Stephens City Police Department received formal approval to be one of 14 law enforcement agencies parting with the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy next year to form the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy.

Sherando High School Class of 2016

Sherando senior Brandon Teets, 18, of Stephens City, walks to his seat during the start of commencement ceremonies Saturday morning at Arrowhead Stadium in Stephens City. There were 316 seniors who received their diplomas, marking the largest 2016 graduating class in Frederick County. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 5, 2016

Sherando senior Brandon Teets, 18, of Stephens City walks to his seat during the start of commencement ceremonies Saturday morning at Arrowhead Stadium in Stephens City. 316 seniors received their diplomas marking the largest 2016 graduating class in frederick county. Rich Cooley/Daily

Body found in park believed suicide

May 24, 2016

Law enforcement believes that a body found in Sherando Park Monday afternoon was that of an individual who committed suicide.

Moving franchise opens in Stephens City

Steve Arvoy

May 6, 2016

A College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise has been opened in Stephens City. Steve Arvoy purchased the franchise, which specializes in junk removal and moving.

Dead men do tell tales

While presenting to fifth graders at Bass-Hoover Elementary School on Friday, anthropologist Dr. William Bass describes a signature fracture made by a tire iron. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

April 15, 2016

Renowned and “retired” forensic anthropologist Dr. William Bass has visited plenty of schools to speak on a number of subjects, but his visit to Bass-Hoover Elementary School on Friday was special.

Several Food Lion stores in region may be for sale

William Shanks, of Washington, Virginia, walks out of the Food Lion store on Remount Road in Front Royal on Tuesday evening. That store is of one of several in the region that may be closing.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 22, 2016

Food World, a trade publication, is reporting that some Food Lion stores may be up for sale as a result of a merger that has been approved by shareholders of the parent companies of Food Lion and Martin’s grocery stores.

Police search for armed robbery suspects

March 9, 2016

Stephens City police and area law enforcement are looking for suspects in connection with an armed robbery, breaking and entering and malicious wounding that occurred Tuesday night

Stephens City clerk to resign

January 27, 2016

The town of Stephens City is looking to hire a new town clerk after Susan Jarreau announced her resignation late last week.

Town-to-town water options discussed

January 5, 2016

The town of Stephens City welcomed new staff and updated the community on current issues at its first 2016 meeting on Tuesday.

Grape harvest boosted for region

October 31, 2015

After a year of up-and-down weather, the fall harvest for grape producers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley appeared to have ended more positive than previous seasons.

Market embraces history, looks forward

Cameron Richard, from left, Debbie Fauble, Mary Richard, Kayla Lawrence and Eddie Richard stand behind a bin of Ida red apples at Richard's Fruit Market in Middletown. The business is celebrating 61 years of operation. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 9, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Richard’s Fruit Market Stephens City has been an agritourism feature for 61 years in-part, as Owner and Operator Eddie Richard explained, “By being dependent on what Mother Nature gives you.”

Sherando students take on positivity challenge

September 9, 2015

Families of students at Sherando High School took on Rachel’s Challenge after a nonprofit community presentation at the school’s auditorium on Wednesday night.

Area Christian school not among those opening today

September 8, 2015

Most Christian schools in the Northern Shenandoah Valley will be opening their doors to students for the 2015-2016 school year on Sept. 8, but not Riverfront Christian School in Front Royal, which will not offer their usual kindergarten through 12th grade classes.