Holiday bonus

Teresa Showman, 59, of Maurertown, holds the replica of her $2.5 million dollar check inside the Express Mart at 203 South Main St. in Woodstock. Showman, a cross country truck driver,  won the top prize in Virginia Lottery's Casino Cash Scratcher game. Showman's daughter, Nicole Shoemaker, is standing at right and the store owner, Syed Jafri, is at the far right. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 17th, 2014

Teresa Showman won big on a Virginia Lottery scratcher at the perfect time.

It’s still fall!

Charles Brinklow, of Woodstock, enjoys the pleasant, 60-degree weather as he strolls along South Main Street on Monday.  Rain and cooler weather are in Tuesday's forecast.   Rich Cooley/Daily

December 15th, 2014

Charles Brinklow, of Woodstock, enjoys a pleasant, 60-degree weather as he strolls along South Main Street on Monday. Rain and cooler weather are in Tuesday’s forecast. Rich Cooley/Daily

Shenandoah County named Va. Green destination

Crissy Willis, co-owner and co-founder of Cristina’s Café, said her Strasburg restaurant has been certified “Virginia Green” since 2009.  Kevin Green/Daily

December 12th, 2014

Shenandoah County is an area known for scenic landscapes, agriculture and outdoor tourism. The county now has the distinction of being a “Virginia Green Destination.”

Parades in Strasburg, Front Royal rained out

Christian Guzman holds his daughter Elianys, 3, outside the old courthouse in the light drizzle during Woodstock's annual Christmas parade held Friday night.   Rich Cooley/Daily

December 5th, 2014

Christmas parades in Strasburg and Front Royal have been canceled and postponed, respectively, in advance of the heavy rainfall expected to batter the area Saturday.

Local hotel offers a helping hand

December 5th, 2014

Around the holidays, people will travel to see their loved ones. But some folks are unable to, either due to cost or medical conditions.

Wintry weather rolls back into area

Allen Gochenour, lead electrician for Ortts Electric Service in Edinburg, left, and his helper Josh Giouard, right, install this snowman on top of the Woodstock Shopping Center on Monday as a storm system starts to move in. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2nd, 2014

On the heels of the season’s first snowstorm, some parts of the Northern Shenandoah Valley could see more winter weather this week. Rain and sleet should start to fall tonight, and then freezing rain on Tuesday.

Snowfall may hit before holiday

November 24th, 2014

Residents of the Shenandoah Valley could see a white Thanksgiving this year, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

Officials pass water resolution

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission passed a resolution Thursday evening to endorse adding a water supply and quality planning special assessment to its 2016 fiscal year budget.

Police warm up to new coats

Woodstock police officer Stuart Leake shows off one of the department's new winter coats.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 19th, 2014

The new winter coats issued to Woodstock police at the end of last week came just in time to help officers fend off the arrival of wintry temperatures.

Plea expected in murder case

November 18th, 2014

A woman accused of killing a 20-month-old child in June 2013 will plead guilty to first-degree murder Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda Wiseley announced Tuesday.

Colorful morning

October 23rd, 2014

Traffic flows along the southbound lanes of U.S. 11 under a colorful maple tree north of Woodstock one recent autumn morning. Rich Cooley/Daily