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Wish comes true for local family

Laura Sluss, of Strasburg, holds her son Daniel, 19, outside his new 24-by-18 foot pool behind their home near Waterlick. Daniel, who is blind and has been diagnosed with Lennox-Gastuant Syndrome, received a backyard deck and pool through a Make-A-Wish Foundation request after his brother wrote a letter to the foundation. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 23, 2016

STRASBURG — A Strasburg family is “just blown away” by the kindness and help from area businesses that helped make a wish come true.

Judge rejects bail for shooting defendant

Douglas Johnston

September 23, 2016

A man charged in a Sept. 12 shooting that wounded another man lost an attempt Friday in Shenandoah County General District Court to gain release from jail on bond.

Strasburg man indicted on bomb threat charges

Steven Hammond

September 23, 2016

A man who once briefly worked with the Strasburg Police Department is facing bomb threat charges in Winchester City Circuit Court after being indicted on Tuesday.

Recruitment, retention still vex jail

September 22, 2016

A flurry of staff recruitment efforts aimed at filling job vacancies at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail had delivered mixed results, the jail’s leader said Thursday.

Election officials say letters mislead voters

September 22, 2016

Local registrars and state election officials have fielded numerous calls from voters who have received letters leading them to believe they weren’t registered.

Bail denied for man in mask case

Tyrone Holloman

September 22, 2016

A man charged with illegally wearing a mask in public was returned to the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional jail after he was denied bail at a court hearing Thursday.

Schools chief creates blog for division

September 22, 2016

Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston created a blog to inform the public about what is happening in the school division and in public education.

Man accused of pointing BB gun at school bus

September 22, 2016

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday charged a Quicksburg man with brandishing a weapon illegally after investigating a report of someone pointing what appeared to be a rifle at a school bus.

Heroin ring defendants sentenced

September 21, 2016

Two defendants in a heroin dealing conspiracy blamed for two non-fatal overdoses in Front Royal left a federal courtroom Wednesday with long prison sentences ahead of them.

Former Front Royal man sentenced in officer’s murder

September 21, 2016

A former Front Royal resident and three other members of a street gang were sentenced Wednesday on federal charges stemming from their roles in the abduction and murder of an off-duty Waynesboro Police Department reserve officer.

Watching the day go by

Orville Racey, 63, of Strasburg, relaxes on his porch on West Queen Street in Strasburg on a recent afternoon.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 21, 2016

Orville Racey, 63, of Strasburg, relaxes on his porch on West Queen Street in Strasburg on a recent afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Man pleads guilty to child sex crimes

September 21, 2016

A Woodstock man faces up to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two counts of aggravated sexual battery against a girl younger than 10.