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Protesters demand Comstock town hall

Protesters gathered outside the George Washington Hotel in Winchester on Friday, near U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock's office, to demand she appear before her constituents at a town hall event. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

February 17, 2017

WINCHESTER – Both a protest and a counter protest formed Friday outside U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock’s (R-Va.) local office.

Divided board hands chair post to Walker

February 16, 2017

WOODSTOCK – A majority of Shenandoah County supervisors took advantage of the chairman’s absence from a meeting to give his post to another member.

Police chase ends at state line

Area police officers look over the Crown Victoria police cruiser that a wanted suspected backed into outside the New Star Market located on John Marshall Highway in Strasburg on Thursday. Strasburg police Capt.  Wayne Sager tried to apprehend the suspect before he led officers in a pursuit into West Virginia.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 16, 2017

Authorities with the Strasburg Police Department and Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department engaged a suspect in a high-speed chase down state Route 55.

Bomb hoax suspect released on bond

February 16, 2017

A Warren County High School student charged with bringing a hoax bomb device to school was released on bond Tuesday.

Armed robbery suspects indicted

February 16, 2017

A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted four defendants on all charges in connection with the armed robbery of Ben’s Diner in Woodstock.

Teacher salaries among top concerns during hearing

February 16, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Members of the community expressed their opinions on the proposed 2017-2018 Shenandoah County Public Schools budget at a public hearing Thursday night, with teacher compensation being highly supported.

Bridge work continues

Construction crews pour concrete to form the pier caps along the south side of the South Fork River bridge on Wednesday. The $48.4 million project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 15, 2017

Construction crews pour concrete to form the pier caps along the south side of the South Fork River bridge on Wednesday. The $48.4 million project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Rich Cooley/Daily

Burned building was historically significant

Debris from the razing of the retail-residential building at 164 N. Main St in Woodstock remains piled up, blocking East Locust Street. The building caught fire last Friday. The rubble will eventually be transported to the landfill.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 15, 2017

The building destroyed by fire at 164 Main St. in Woodstock last week was on a historic site, according to Lemuel Hancock, Woodstock’s urban designer and town planner.

Charges dropped against accused meth cooker

February 15, 2017

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County commonwealth’s attorney dropped all charges against a woman originally suspected of assisting in a methamphetamine cooking operation in Mount Jackson.

Man pleads guilty in wine bottle attack

Christopher McCormick

February 15, 2017

WOODSTOCK – An Ohio man pleaded guilty to charges Wednesday stemming from him breaking a wine bottle across another man’s face before punching, kicking and choking him.

Students celebrate family, community

February 15, 2017

The Central High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America are holding events during lunch for their Nationals Program, celebrating inner beauty, family and community.