Executive chef enjoys thrill of service

John Ramsbottom

May 1, 2015

Unlike many typical 14-year-old boys, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, native John Ramsbottom was spending his days in the kitchen rather than playing football or shooting hoops.

A heavy toll, recalled

Shannon Moeck,  a park ranger at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park, helps ring a bell being supported by park volunteer Guy Young, of Gore, outside Belle Grove on Thursday. The ringing of the bells was  to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 9, 2015

Local residents and National Park Services officials gathered at Belle Grove Historic Plantation for the “Bells Across the Land” on Thursday.

Raising awareness

Woodstock Police Lt. Aaron Patti helps Carson Clark, 4, plant a pinwheel in front of the Shenandoah County Circuit Courthouse on Thursday morning. The pinwheel garden was planted to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.  Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

April 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – A pinwheel garden is spinning in front of the Shenandoah County Circuit Courthouse to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.

Fall hunting data released by state

March 11, 2015

Fall harvest numbers were down for deer and turkey, but increased for bears in 2014, according to data from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Going, going, gone

Auctioneer Mark  Pangle works with a pair of bidders during the auction.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 8, 2015

WOODSTOCK — More than 100 men and women crowded into the showroom at Pangle’s Auction Center a few miles north of Woodstock to look over the chairs, the tables, the dressers and the mason jars filled with screws and nails.

Valley bracing for the storm

Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4, 2015

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.

Deer disease detected in Shenandoah County

March 4, 2015

The slow progression of chronic wasting disease has made its way to Shenandoah County, and two positive cases were detected in Frederick County, near the West Virginia state line.