School Board asked to prioritize expenditures

April 27, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley told School Board members Wednesday evening that they need to reconsider next year’s budget, “knowing that we are faced with a significant reduction of over $2.6 million from what you approved in your budget. It’s not going to be an easy task.”

Fire damages Edinburg grocery store

A pile of burned insulation rests outside the front of Larkin's Grocery at Columbia Furnace west of Edinburg on Monday afternoon. A fire Sunday night damaged the store interior and has forced the store to close. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 25, 2016

EDINBURG – Flames shooting out of the bottom of a drink cooler at Larkin’s Grocery Store startled co-owner Sunny Singh on Sunday evening.

Making an Impact

Central High School teacher Rowdy Hoover, left, gives student Josh Unger, 18, the task of drilling screws to support the sides of a compost structure behind the school. Agriculture, science and special education students built the structure with grant money from     Dominion Power. It will be used to compost cafeteria food waste.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central High School students began building a composting site behind the school to reduce the school’s food waste on Friday.

Public speaks up for coaches, students

Satchell Roller, 14, of Toms Brook, addresses the Shenandoah County School Board about the December bus incident at Thursday night's meeting in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 14, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Community members voiced their concerns to county School Board members and a crowd wearing purple Thursday night about the handling of the investigations into an incident on a school bus returning from West Virginia with the Strasburg High School boys’ junior varsity and varsity basketball teams and their coaches last December.

Service, race mark 100 years of JROTC

April 14, 2016

Students are gearing up for a record-breaking run and community service contributions in honor of the 100th anniversary of worldwide JROTC units.

A memorable night is nigh

Alissa Smith, 16, a Skyline High School junior, holds centerpiece arrangements for tables on Friday afternoon at the Shenandoah Valley Country Club in Front Royal. Students gathered there to decorate the banquet room for their school prom on Friday evening.  Skyline's prom kicks off prom season in the region.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 8, 2016

The excitement begins this month as area high school students prepare for prom season. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years.

Three arrested for petit larceny

March 29, 2016

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s deputies charged three people with petit larceny on Saturday and Sunday following a report of stolen plates from a car dealership.

County receives marketing grant

March 18, 2016

Shenandoah County has received a $5,376 grant from the Virginia Tourism Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In all, more than $800,000 has been granted to fund various tourism ventures across the state.

Praise given for Family Promise launch

Libby Rocco, Family Promise of Shenandoah County board member, directs a chorus of singers from 17 churches during the affiliate's grand opening celebration at Central High School's gymnasium on Sunday. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

March 13, 2016

Shenandoah ministries celebrated the grand opening of the county’s Family Promise affiliate on Sunday afternoon with songs and prayers.

School Board approves boundary changes

Sonya Williams-Giersch

March 10, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board approved the attendance boundary change, policy revision and proposed operational budget on Thursday.