Stephens City

Stephens City announces position on water dispute

July 31, 2015

Stephens City councilman Jason Nauman released a statement Friday outlining the town’s official position on the state of water and wastewater negotiations with the Frederick County Sanitation Authority.

Making way for a new Sheetz

Demolition continues on the old Sheetz store at Interstate 81 and Fairfax Pike in Stephens City. The new store is open and is located behind the Sheetz that is being demolished. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 20, 2015

Demolition continues on the old Sheetz store at Interstate 81 and Fairfax Pike in Stephens City. The new store is open and is located behind the Sheetz that is being demolished. Rich Cooley/Daily

Greener pastures

Randall Gray, 17, a senior at Sherando High School in Stephens City, sits in the school's butterfly garden. After graduation, he plans to attend Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown before transferring to Virginia Tech and double majoring in dairy science and agriculture economics.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 28, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Not everyone joins their school chapter of the national FFA organization with the intention of building a career in agriculture.

Town holds hearing on budget

April 8, 2015

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Stephens City Town Council held a public hearing on the town’s 2015-2016 proposed budget, which will take effect July 1.

Car slams into building; 1 injured

A vehicle rests inside the Stone Hall Community Center at Autumn Glen retirement subdivision near Stephens City on Tuesday. Police said the driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake and her car jumped the curb and crashed through the center's eastern wing.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

April 7, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A card game among friends was interrupted when a blue Subaru Forrester crashed through the Stone Hall Community Center in the Autumn Glen retirement subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

Town council votes to not pay water bill

April 7, 2015

STEPHENS CITY—The Stephens City town council voted unanimously to withhold payments to the Frederick County Sanitation Authority for overcharges dating back to 2013 Tuesday evening.

VDOT asks motorists to be alert in work zones

Bill Stover, superintendent of the Stephens City VDOT District Office, stands along a line of barrels simulating a work zone outside their yard on Wednesday. VDOT has designated this week Work Zone Awareness Week and is educating motorists to the critical part they play in keeping everyone safe in highway work zones.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 25, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — The Virginia Department of Transportation is marking National Work Zone Awareness Week this week by asking motorists to “expect the unexpected” when they happen upon a work zone.

Valley bracing for the storm

Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4, 2015

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.

Cold calculations

Brad Foster, an owner and vineyard manager for North Mountain Vineyard in Maurertown, walks through a row of cabernet franc grape vines outside the vineyard on Wednesday. Foster says there has been no cold weather damage to the vines so far this season, but area vineyard owners have expressed concerns. Experts say that 2015 damage  should prove less than 2014.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 25, 2015

As the winter months draw to a close, vineyards in the Northern Shenandoah Valley are once again monitoring the weather for freezing temperatures.

Insult to injury: More cold coming

Scott Terndrup clears the sidewalk outside of neighbor Bob Baker's home on High Street in Strasburg on Tuesday morning.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 17, 2015

The snowstorm responsible for dumping up to 11 inches of snow on portions of southerm Virginia dropped an average of just under 4 inches on the Northern Shenandoah Valley.