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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.

Spirit of sharing

Salvation Army of Front Royal volunteers, from left, Ann Crum, William Danh, Eleanor Chadwell and Capt. Beth Forrer pack bags on Monday morning for Thanksgiving meal deliveries they were planning on making on Tuesday. The Salvation Army also plans to host a community Thanksgiving dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Josette Keelor/Daily

November 25th, 2014

As the region prepares for a Thanksgiving with friends and family, area organizations plan dinners that emphasize community.

Heavy traffic expected for holiday travel

November 25th, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost upon the Shenandoah Valley, so expect traffic congestion around I-66 and I-81 Sunday, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Winchester set for ‘Plaid Friday’

November 25th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Everybody knows the Black Friday routine. The day after Thanksgiving, shoppers, having barely digested their turkey and cranberry sauce, line up outside of retailers and malls, then jostle one another to pick up marked-down big screen televisions and the latest toys.

Park aiming to reward visitors

November 25th, 2014

Shenandoah National Park is looking to reward its visitors during the Thanksgiving holiday and winter months.

Decking the Hall

Oscar Martinez, 10, of Front Royal, decks Front Royal's Town Hall outside Main Street on Monday afternoon. Martinez and about 20 other students from E. Wilson Morrison Elementary helped to decorate the windows for the Christmas season. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 24th, 2014

Oscar Martinez, 10, of Front Royal, decks Front Royal’s Town Hall outside Main Street on Monday afternoon. Martinez and about 20 other students from E. Wilson Morrison Elementary helped to decorate the windows for the Christmas season. Rich

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.

Sailing away

Austin Kasserman, 24, of Reston, paraglides off the Massanutten Mountain east of Woodstock on a recent fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 24th, 2014

Austin Kasserman, 24, of Reston, paraglides off the Massanutten Mountain east of Woodstock on a recent fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Inmate’s wife worried about his access to medications

November 23rd, 2014

A week after Shenandoah County General District Court Judge Amy Tisinger said she was planning an order to ensure adequate medical care for a jail inmate, the inmate’s wife is uncertain whether her husband is better off.

A walk with mom

Lauren Himelright and her daughter Sophia Ritter, 2, of Strasburg, walk along this line of fencing on Park Avenue in Strasburg on a cold fall afternoon.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 23rd, 2014

Lauren Himelright and her daughter Sophia Ritter, 2, of Strasburg walk along this line of fencing on Park Avenue in Strasburg on a cold fall afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Hitting the slopes

Horst Locher, manager of the Ski School at Bryce Resort, stands along this section of Red Eye trail on Friday in Basye. The resort has had favorable weather for snow making and will open today.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

Bryce Resort in Mount Jackson, VA will be opening its slopes one week early, according to a press release from the resort.

Councilmen at odds over conference

November 21st, 2014

A dispute over attendance at a state conference has erupted between two outgoing Front Royal Town Council members.