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.

Wife of former inmate settles lawsuit

November 27th, 2014

The wife of a former jail inmate who suffered near-fatal seizures while he was in custody at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester has been awarded $2.7 million in a lawsuit settled in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.

First snow hits with cold reality

Stanton Strother clears off the sidewalk in front of his house on King Street in Strasburg on Wednesday. Strother said he was “getting too old for this” and “it’s time to head down to the Caribbean.” Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

November 27th, 2014

The area muddled through its first shoe-top-covering snowfall of the year Wednesday with the usual treacherous driving conditions slowing traffic and contributing to numerous accidents.

Public schools closed today

November 26th, 2014

Area public schools are closed today – some due to inclement weather and others due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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.

VDOT ready for winter weather

Clifton M. Balderson, Edinburg Residency administrator for VDOT, speaks during a news conference Monday about the department's  snow removal operations for upcoming winter months. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 12th, 2014

WHITE POST — The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for winter snow and ice, officials said at a

Halloween will be wet and chilly

October 29th, 2014

The National Weather Service is recommending that trick-or-treaters take their umbrellas with them on Friday.

Rain turns area roads treacherous

October 15th, 2014

Heavy rains Wednesday morning contributed to several crashes that clogged traffic on area interstates and secondary roads.

Preparing for cooler weather

September 24th, 2014

William Jackson of Front Royal loads his wheelbarrow after splitting wood outside his McLendon Street home in Front Royal this week. Jackson was gathering his winter fuel for his wood stove inside his home. Rich Cooley/Daily

A colorful walk

July 9th, 2014

Michael Harris, on his way to his apartment, walks past a splash of color on Main Street in Front Royal on a summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Looking for bait

July 7th, 2014

Skyler Stead, 8, of Edinburg, scouts for minnows in the Shenandoah River near Woodstock. Skyler was hoping to catch the small fish and use it for fishing bait. Rich Cooley/Daily

Storm leaves a bit of a mess

July 4th, 2014

A fierce storm that blew through the region Wednesday downed trees and knocked down some electrical lines.

Tubing along

July 3rd, 2014

Armando Holloway/Vicente and his cousin Jesus Rodriguez, both 5, of Edinburg, float along the Shenandoah River near Chapman Landing in Edinburg on a hot summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

A splashingly good time

July 2nd, 2014

Alan Hernandez, 3, of Winchester, cools off outside the splash pad on the Loudoun Street Mall earlier this week. Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly after noon. The high will be near 86. Rich Cooley/Daily

Time to cool off

July 1st, 2014

Angie Johnson holds her son Jesse, 23 months, of Stevensville, Md., while the pair cool off outside the splash pad at Strasburg’s town pool on Tuesday. Temperatures reached the low 90s throughout the region for the first day of July. Rich Cooley/Daily

River splash

June 24th, 2014

Logan Rangel, left, and Isaiah Kagey, right, both 12 and from Mount Jackson, cool off recently in the Shenandoah River under the Meems Bottom bridge in Mount Jackson. Temperatures will remain in the mid- to high 80s through Saturday. Rich Cooley/Daily

The dog days of summer

June 23rd, 2014

Hailee Lutz, 6, center, and her brother Gavin, 2, cool off their chocolate lab Lucy outside their home west of New Market recently. Hot, humid weather is expected to return to the valley this week. Rich Cooley/Daily