Interest grows in local wines

Vicki Ruckman, co-owner of All Things Virginia at the Farmhouse, loads a rack of Virginia wines at her store along Main Street in Woodstock. Wine and cider sales in Virginia had record sales this year.   Rich Cooley/Daily

October 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Flourishing interest in Virginia wines and increased wine sales are benefitting local retailors like Vicki Ruckman of All Things Virginia at the Farmhouse.

Apps making real estate more mobile

Nathan Gochenour, a real estate agent for Skyline Team Real Estate, uses a smart app on his Android phone to demonstrate how new technology is being used to access a key lockbox on a home. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 25, 2015

WOODSTOCK – For Nathan Gochenour of Skyline Team Real Estate in Woodstock, all it takes to show a newly listed house in Shenandoah County is a smartphone and a Bluetooth connection.

Apartment proposal downed

September 22, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend that the town deny a proposal to vacate property lines for a possible apartment development at its meeting Tuesday night.

Residents express concern over apartment proposal

September 17, 2015

Several resident of the Village Commons development are voicing their concerns over a possible apartment development that has been proposed by former valley resident Joel Soorenko.

Sweet Blessings to relocate

September 11, 2015

After a couple of years of operation near Lora Drive in Woodstock, Sweet Blessings Bakery and Catering, LLC will be relocating to South Main Street in October.

Entrepreneur workshop slated at Edinburg Mill

September 11, 2015

A bevy of local, regional and state agencies and organizations have partnered with Abingdon-based People Incorporated of Virginia to host an entrepreneurship workshop at the Edinburg Mill on Oct. 1.

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.