Stephens City

Laying the foundation

Will Akers, 16, of Strasburg, looks over his book in Spanish I class at Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 9th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Students from Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City were delayed in getting to class Tuesday, after rain and ice made roads difficult to navigate. But by midmorning, all was right at the school.

Paying it forward

Max Bowen hands back a debit card and receipt at the Stephens City McDonald's. Bowen, who has been with the company off and on for the past 34 years, said she has seen many customers "pay it forward" -- buying breakfast for motorists in the car behind them at the drive through. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

December 9th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Before the daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. grind commences, many people will stop by their local McDonald’s for a quick cup of coffee, a hash brown and a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. Creeping along a drive-through line snaking around the brick golden arches, they give their order through a call box and then cruise around to the first window.

Wintry weather rolls back into area

Allen Gochenour, lead electrician for Ortts Electric Service in Edinburg, left, and his helper Josh Giouard, right, install this snowman on top of the Woodstock Shopping Center on Monday as a storm system starts to move in. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2nd, 2014

On the heels of the season’s first snowstorm, some parts of the Northern Shenandoah Valley could see more winter weather this week. Rain and sleet should start to fall tonight, and then freezing rain on Tuesday.

Snowfall may hit before holiday

November 24th, 2014

Residents of the Shenandoah Valley could see a white Thanksgiving this year, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

Officials pass water resolution

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission passed a resolution Thursday evening to endorse adding a water supply and quality planning special assessment to its 2016 fiscal year budget.

The Wiki wizard

November 6th, 2014

Meet the man behind Stephens City’s award-winning Wikipedia page
By Ryan Cornell
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The Wiki wizard

November 3rd, 2014

For a town with fewer than 2,000 residents, Stephens City boasts a Wikipedia page that could instill envy in larger cities. After being recognized as a featured article in 2010, appearing on the front page of Wikipedia, it’s remained one of the best sourced and updated pages in the region.

Traffic to slow Sunday in Frederick County

October 30th, 2014

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced there will be both northbound and southbound “slow roll” lane closures conducted by Virginia State Police on Interstate 81 in Frederick County on Sunday morning.

A special companion for ‘Matty’

October 13th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — In the fenced-in backyard of a friend’s house, Matthew “Matty” Pangle recently chased a soccer ball. The game is one of the 7-year-old’s favorites, and his mother Nichole Pangle said he would keep it up for hours if given the opportunity. His mother said she hopes that Matty, who’s severely autistic, will have his own autism service dog soon to keep him safe when he runs.

Christian academy pilots remedial program

September 19th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — A remedial math and reading program at Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy is only five days old but has already sparked the enthusiasm of new test takers.

Area growers diversify to survive

September 16th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Dudley Rinker has always been all about apples — but now, he is, specifically, all about cider.

Tree trimming angers council

September 3rd, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Town Council is firing back after workers from Shentel butchered the town’s trees along Main Street, according to council members.