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County dispatching supervisor wins state award

Shenandoah County emergency services dispatcher Jennifer Bowman works at her console inside the county's Communications Center in Woodstock. Bowman, a shift supervisor, recently received the 2016 Governor's EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Telecommunications.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 4, 2016

Jennifer Bowman, a shift supervisor with Shenandoah County Department of Emergency Communications, has been recognized for her service with the Governor’s EMS Award.

SWAT team arrests fugitive

December 4, 2016

Shenandoah County Special Weapons and Tactics (team members and several other law enforcement agencies assisted the Woodstock Police Department early Sunday morning with the arrest of a fugitive who has been charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, petit larceny and vandalism.

Strasburg Celebrates the Holidays

The Strasburg High School Choir dropped in on Simply Devine Candles and Decor in Strasburg on Saturday before the Christmas Parade for a bit of carolling.  Jake Zuckerman/Daily

December 4, 2016

The Strasburg High School Choir dropped in on Simply Devine Candles and Decor in Strasburg on Saturday before the Christmas Parade for a bit of carolling. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

Flowing waters

Water flows over the mill race recently at Liberty Furnace off Liberty Furnace Road west of Edinburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 3, 2016

Water flows over the mill race recently at Liberty Furnace off Liberty Furnace Road west of Edinburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

Two Central teens face charges

December 2, 2016

Two students at Central High School in Woodstock were arrested Friday and charged with offenses related to what Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter as “credible information regarding threats against students and staff at Central High School.”

Decking Town Hall

Kelly Keller, of Edinburg, fights a brisk wind as he strings a line of lights on this 28- foot blue spruce tree outside Toms Brook Fire Department on Friday. The town will hold a parade at 5 p.m. Sunday along with an auction and sale for a limited edition Christmas ornament created by artist Susie Wilburn.  Proceeds will benefit  the Alliance for Shelter.   Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2, 2016

Kelly Keller, of Edinburg, fights a brisk wind as he strings a line of lights on this 28- foot blue spruce tree outside Toms Brook Fire Department on Friday. The town will hold a parade at 5 p.m. Sunday along with an auction and sale for a limited edition Christmas ornament created by artist Susie Wilburn. Proceeds will benefit the Alliance for Shelter. Rich Cooley/Daily

VW buys back Basye man’s car for $20,000

Byron Hukee stands beside his 2011 Volkswagon Golf TDI outside his home in Basye. Hukee is the first in the area to participate in Volkswagen's buyback program, the result of a more than $10 billion settlement after the auto maker was determined to have lied about the carbon dioxide emissions produced by its turbo diesel vehicles.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2, 2016

Byron Hukee has owned 13 Volkswagen vehicles in his lifetime. That number will not increase, due to the emissions scandal that has plagued the German auto giant in recent months.

Man charged in abduction case

December 2, 2016

Authorities have arrested and charged a man with abduction as a result of an investigation that began when a woman reported that he had punched her in the face and would not let her leave his residence.

Police say groggy suspect used heroin

December 2, 2016

Town police arrested a Maryland man whom they described as under the influence of heroin while they investigated a report of a vehicle theft and credit card theft early Friday morning.

Attempted murder suspect waives hearing

December 2, 2016

A Martinsburg man charged with attempted murder and shooting at a motor vehicle on July 24 waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday in Frederick County General District Court.

Grants for Virginia farmers still available

December 2, 2016

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Wednesday the first two recipients of its Virginia Farm Business Development Program, leaving 28 grants remaining for interested farmers.

Special Olympics seeks local volunteers

December 2, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Information on becoming a volunteer for the Area 4 Special Olympics was presented during a Thursday afternoon meeting at the Shenandoah County Public Schools office.

Fire destroys two houses

Mark Showers, assistant fire marshal and accelerant canine handler for Frederick County, holds his dog Walker outside a fire scene on Trumpet Vine Drive in Stephens City on Thursday afternoon. A fire Wednesday night started in the house under construction on the right,  destroying that home and the occupied house on the left. A house located in the rear of these homes suffered siding damage from the heat of the blaze. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 1, 2016

A fire Wednesday night destroyed one house and another that was under construction.

Valley Milk raided after probe

A tractor tanker backs into a bay at  Valley Milk Products along Acton Place in Strasburg on Thursday afternoon. The FDA announced that U.S. Marshals recently seized more than 4 million  pounds of dried milk products from the facility after inspectors found unsuitable sanitary conditions inside the plant last September. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 1, 2016

Federal authorities seized millions of pounds of products from Valley Milk Products’ plant in Strasburg as the result of an investigation over the summer that found poor sanitary practices and evidence of salmonella.

Livestock Report

December 1, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Nov. 26
FEEDER:
Bulls L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $115.00-124.00; 500-599 lbs., $110.00-120.00; 600-699 lbs., $96.00-104.50; 700-799 lbs., $89.00-98.00.

Heroin deaths, overdoses increase

November 30, 2016

The last month of the year arrives with the number of non-fatal overdoses from heroin and other opioid drugs already well over twice the level for all of 2015.