Stephens City

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.

Stephens City to test yard waste service

September 1, 2015

Residents of Stephens City will soon have the option to have their yard waste collected and disposed of by town employees – and with the first leaves of the season on the ground, it’s not a moment too soon.

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.