Paraglider rescued from tree

Shenandoah County firefighter/EMT Mike Gochenour, at left, 40, climbs a 100-foot tree off Woodstock Tower Road on Massanutten Mountain to rescue Thomas Boulier, at right, as his feet rest on a tree limb. His paraglider went down after he launched from the mountain top Monday afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 13, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Fire and rescue workers safely lowered a paraglider stuck in a tree Monday afternoon near Woodstock.

Woodstock town manager resigns

Reid Wodika

June 8, 2016

Woodstock’s town manager, Reid Wodicka will be leaving the position at the end of July. Wodicka served as town manager for three years. He has taken a job as Bedford County’s assistant county administrator in the Southwestern portion of the state and will begin his tenure there Aug. 1.

Central grad looks to future

Gracie Bailey, 17, of Woodstock, sits in front of a computer in government class at Central High School recently. Gracie, a senior,  will graduate on Friday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 8, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Looking forward to graduation on Friday, Central High School student Gracie Bailey said she hopes her work with the FFA might turn into a life-long career.

School Board votes at disciplinary hearing

Jeremy Raley

May 16, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board on Monday upheld recommendations by Superintendent Jeremy Raley for the expulsion of three students involved in an incident on a school bus carrying members of the Strasburg boys’ JV and varsity basketball teams.

A stellar year for Central

Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley chats with students inside the hallway of Central High School in May. She is a finalist for National Principal of the Year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 15, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley has been named Virginia’s 2016 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.

Bright Beginnings

Miles Williamson, 5, left, and his preschool classmates sit on the carpet as teacher Amanda Marston reads a book to them at W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK – It’s not all fun and games at Shenandoah County preschool programs, where students work hard to prepare for kindergarten.