Stephens City

Area man faces child pornography charges

A Stephens City resident and former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee faces child pornography charges. Law enforcement on Thursday arrested Jonathan Derek Riley at his mother's Stephens City home where he resides, said Investigator Jason Killian, of the Northern Virginia/Washington ...

Stephens City man among Carnegie Heroes

Sheryl C. Lewis on Nov. 4, 2015 was losing her fight to survive when a neighbor crawled though a room on fire to save her life. That neighbor, Stephens City resident Merrill O. Naylor, is one of 18 recipients of the Carnegie Medal for outstanding heroism for his actions that evening, ...

Another arrest in shooting of child

Another arrest has been made in the shooting of a 4-year-old girl by a 2-year-old boy. The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office charged Destinie Rochelle Beach, 21, of Stephens City, with abuse and neglect of children and possession and/ or transportation of a firearm by a non-violent ...

Stephens City man charged after 4-year-old shot by child

A Stephens City man was arrested Friday evening after an incident earlier in the day in Fauquier County in which a 4-year old girl survived being shot by a 2-year-old boy. Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, and a woman stopped at a truck stop in the 9700 block of James Madison Highway in the Opal area ...

Stephens City asks for jury trial in lawsuit

Stephens City is asking for a jury trial in its long-standing lawsuit against the Frederick County Sanitation Authority. The motion was filed recently in Frederick County Circuit Court. "Taking this dispute to court was never our preferred path but the town felt it had little choice, given ...

Man charged in stabbing

A man has been arrested on charges of malicious wounding during an argument at a Stephens City residence on Friday. Luis Macedonio-Juarez, 68, was arrested Friday evening and transported to the Northwestern Adult Detention Center, where he was held without bond. Frederick County Sheriff's ...

Stephens City hears from architect about subdivision

STEPHENS CITY - A new residential subdivision of 91 homes could soon be coming to town. VSS Development LLC. is the developer of the Village at Stephens City, a project of single family homes on U.S.11 on the south end of town. Construction could begin by fall, said David Frank, landscape ...

Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy suddenly closes doors

The Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy on Thursday announced it is closing its doors for the school year. “I am so sorry to tell you that due to a lack of students and therefore a shortage of funds we are unable to open the school this year. If we did we would have to close somewhere in the ...

Stephens City man dies in car crash

A Stephens City man died Tuesday near Winchester when his Dodge pick-up truck dropped 28 feet, nose-first, onto Interstate 81. Lt. Warren Gosnell, of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, said that Charles Perkins Jr. was driving northbound on Interstate 81 and took exit 315, which goes to ...

Town responds to authority claims over water dispute

STEPHENS CITY – The war of words over water between the town and the Frederick County Sanitation Authority continued Tuesday. The Town Council met in closed session with attorney Thomas “Ty” Lawson during its regular meeting to discuss the status of a legal dispute between Stephens City ...

Town lawsuit over water moves forward

A Stephens City official Thursday downplayed the threat of Frederick County shutting off the town’s water over a legal dispute. Any attempt by the Frederick County Sanitation Authority to disrupt water service likely would draw the attention of the Department of Health, Town Manager Mike ...

Realtors say 2017 is definitely a sellers’ market

For residents of Warren, Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, the final six months of 2017 is the time to sell a house. Inventory is low, buyer interest is high and prices are on the rise because of each. Beth Waller, principal broker and owner of Team Waller Real Estate in Front Royal, explains ...

Sherando senior to cherish high school memories

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School senior Ben Gustafson, 18, of Winchester, said he has really enjoyed his time in high school. The club and group activities that he has been involved with - including the debate team, the academic team, student government association and class office, the ...

World War II veterans look back on the war

STEPHENS CITY—Philip Funk has been through a lot. He’s been shipwrecked, he fought in World War II and he survived  a train crash. But even with all that experience, he didn’t fully retire until December 2016, at the age of 96. Funk was one of three men who recounted tales of wartime ...

Monday Spotlight: Love of animals leading teen toward a career

STEPHENS CITY – A Sherando High School senior is already working toward his dream job. David Ames, 18, of Stephens City, will receive his associate’s degree in math and science from Lord Fairfax Community College before he graduates from high school this spring. He has also recently ...

Monday Spotlight: Local teen, dog to compete internationally

WINCHESTER – A Sherando High School junior and her 3-year-old Shetland sheepdog  recently made the 2017 American Kennel Club European Open Junior Agility USA Team. Morgan Vance, 17, of Stephens City, will compete with her dog Shadow in Livange, Luxembourg, with a team of over 20 young ...

Monday Spotlight: Swimming her way to the top

STEPHENS CITY – A local middle school girl is making her mark in the swimming world, beating out more experienced swimmers. Chelsey Jones, 12, of Stephens City, will be competing in the Virginia state swimming meet March 9-12. Chelsey, a sixth grader at Robert E. Aylor Middle School, ...

Subject of viral video charged with animal cruelty

A Stephens City woman has been charged with one count of animal cruelty Tuesday after a video of the alleged crime went viral on social media channels in the area. Katherine W. Thomas, 32, of Stephens City was identified in the video, which showed a woman kicking two of three leashed dogs ...

Man arrested after Warren County crash

A Stephens City man was taken to the hospital following a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Freezeland Road and Bifrost Way in Warren County Friday afternoon. Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police, said a 2003 Ford pickup driven by ...