Woodstock

The voice of the trotters

Michael Carter, 27, of Hamburg, New York,  announces the harness races from the crows nest at the Shenandoah County Fair on Wednesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – For Richmond, Virginia-raised Michael Carter, being a voice of competitive harness racing is far from a job – or even work.

Proposal calls for more Woodstock apartments

September 1, 2015

On Tuesday night, the town of Woodstock held a public hearing on a proposition from Joel Soorenko of Paramount Homes to turn 17 lots in Village Commons into apartments.

Flood cleanup continues in Woodstock

Anthony Andriola, owner of Spring House Tavern in Woodstock, stands inside this section of dining area that is under renovation after a flash flood  damaged the restaurant in July.   Rich Cooley/Daily

August 24, 2015

WOODSTOCK — More than a month after heavy rains flooded downtown, businesses and organizations are still trying to recover from extensive damages.

Sweet corn is ready

Kenzie Miller, 7, of Edinburg,  sorts a mound of fresh corn that she and her family are selling this week outside Walton and Smoot Drug Store in Woodstock  Kenzie's mother and her great-uncle co-own the store. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 5, 2015

Kenzie Miller, 7, of Edinburg, sorts a mound of fresh corn that she and her family are selling this week outside Walton and Smoot Drug Store in Woodstock Kenzie’s mother and her great-uncle co-own the store. Rich Cooley/Daily

Town OKs improvements plan

August 4, 2015

After months of planning and meetings, the town of Woodstock has adopted its 2016-2022 Capital Improvements Plan.

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.

Local pilots set to leave on ‘Wings Around America’ trip

July 24, 2015

WOODSTOCK – From Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama to the Golden Gate Bridge in California, the cross-country venture — dubbed “Wings Around America” — of pilots John Billings and Nevin Showman will create a photo and video record in honor of charitable piloting.

Town adds to improvements plan

July 21, 2015

As the town of Woodstock inches closer to approving its 2016-22 Capital Improvements Plan, it has added a project to the mix calling for two athletics fields at the Wetzel Farm.

Educator spotlights love of agriculture

July 20, 2015

Some agriculture teachers might find middle school tough for inspiring a love of agriculture. Children change a lot at that age, said Derek Ritenour, this year’s Virginia Agriscience Teacher of the Year. But that’s also why he loves teaching middle school.