Local News

Fair vendors add spicy twist to French fries

Miranda Hendry serves up a tray of Crabby Fries with Wayne Schafer's homemade crab dip at a Big Fat Daddy's tent at the Frederick County Fair. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

July 30, 2015

STEPHENSON – After attendees of the Frederick County Fair see the truck and tractor pull or the new skid steer rodeo, they may go for a classic choice of French fry finger food.

Campground owner wins ruling over VDOT

Gloria Marcon stands beneath the new highway bridge on U.S. 340 that towers over her Gooney Creek Campground. Joe Beck/Daily

July 30, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A campground owner who is challenging the Virginia Department of Transportation over its valuation of her land won a round Thursday in circuit court when a judge nullified an earlier jury verdict that fell short of the compensation she sought from the agency.

Pilot revisits WWII airfield

July 30, 2015

On the fourth day of their cross-country “Wings Around America” trip, pilots John Billings and Nevin Showman touched down in Victorville, California – a landmark destination amongst their 25 other stops for its significance in Billing’s past as a World War II bomber pilot.

Digital evidence mounting up in arson case

July 29, 2015

The case against a Mount Jackson couple charged with arson has been slowed by what the prosecutor on Wednesday called a “voluminous” amount of digital evidence that must be provided to defense attorneys for their evaluation.

Authorities investigate national forest fires

July 29, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The U.S. Forest Service and the Shenandoah County fire marshal are investigating several fires that broke out Friday in the George Washington National Forest near Edinburg and the Wolf Gap Campground.

Man charged with possession of stolen signs

July 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A town resident has been charged with possession of stolen property after federal and local law enforcement officials discovered 30 street signs in his basement bedroom.

VFW rebuilding plans on hold after fire

Aerial units from Warren County, Strasburg, and Stephens City attack the roof area of the Front Royal VFW Post 1860 on North Royal Avenue during the July 11 fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 28, 2015

The future location of VFW Post 1860 in Front Royal remains uncertain more than two weeks after a fire destroyed its headquarters building at 1847 N. Royal Ave.

A-Way 2 Play property sold

July 28, 2015

After lying inoperable for close to six years, 59 acres of what used to be A-Way 2 Play Family Sports Center near Woodstock were sold by residents Chris and Pamela Wells.

Bella, Waffle offer unique adoption opportunity

Waffle, a 3-year-old guinea pig,  is held by Clarke County Animal Shelter kennel attendant Brittany Fewell.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 28, 2015

BERRYVILLE — Bella and Waffle are not typical residents of the Clarke County Animal Shelter. They aren’t cats or dogs, and they also aren’t hamsters, rabbits or the other sort of occasional animals that find their way into the Berryville shelter. Waffle is a guinea pig, and Bella is a chinchilla.