Editorial: Don’t close the hearing
May 27, 2015
On Thursday, a court hearing on a cigarette smuggling case is expected to be closed to the public – and to the news media – because evidence against the two men charged has been cited by the Shenandoah County sheriff as being too sensitive to be revealed.
Editorial: Avoid becoming a statistic this weekend
May 21, 2015
Warmer temperatures, lower gas prices and the Memorial Day holiday could draw a record number of draw Virginians out on the highways this weekend.
Editorial: An ugly situation in Strasburg
May 15, 2015
Shameful. Insensitive. Ill-advised. Unprofessional.
Editorial: A week to celebrate our teachers
May 6, 2015
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s take a few minutes to remember who taught us how to read and write, how to add, subtract, divide and multiply, how to play the flute, how to conjugate verbs in French, what the seven wonders of the ancient world are, how the planets travel around the sun, and the right way to dissect a frog or combine chemicals without having them blow up in our face.
Editorial: I-81, the heroin highway
April 30, 2015
Late April seems to be spring cleaning time for area law enforcement. Operation Valley Venue III this year produced 73 charges, a number of arrests, and poked a tiny hole in the local illegal drug trade/use with seizures of $6,700 in illegal drugs, half of which was heroin.
Editorial: More jobs coming to the region
April 23, 2015
Tuesday’s announcement that Andros Foods North America is planning a $73 million expansion that will, over the course of three years, bring 160 new jobs to its facility in Mount Jackson is fantastic news.
Editorial: A spice you don’t want to consume
April 22, 2015
Spices have been used for centuries to add fragrance and flavor to food. These days, however, the word spice has taken on a new meaning.
Editorial: Time that’s well spent
April 17, 2015
Each week a Northern Virginia Daily reporter visits a local animal shelter to write a feature about one of its residents. In the past few weeks, we’ve met “Ace, a sweet dominant cat,” “Rascal, the friendly rabbit,” Squawker Lee, the strong silent type” cat, “energetic Nina” who needs an outlet, and the high energy but sweet Foxy the pit bull mix.
Editorial: A public safety issue
February 26, 2015
A Craigslist transaction went the wrong way last week in Front Royal. Police there reported that a person responding to an ad for an iPhone for sale was robbed at gunpoint during the transaction. Luckily, the victim was unharmed and the suspect was apprehended.
Editorial: A lottery to kill coyotes
February 11, 2015
State wildlife officials and wildlife advocates oppose bounties on coyotes because records show they just don’t work — in fact, just the opposite. One state wildlife official told the Northern Virginia Daily that when threatened, coyotes will just increase their litter size.
Editorial: Cops should watch video
December 9, 2014
It is difficult to watch the video of the July 17 arrest of 43-year-old Eric Garner without being stunned and horrified.
Editorial: A gift to your community
December 9, 2014
Saturday was a miserable day in the valley. The rain was relentless and forced cancellation of some area holiday parades, and pushed other celebrations inside. But the rain did not stop New Market businesses from welcoming the few shoppers who ventured out into that nasty weather for the town’s ‘Tis the Season holiday celebration.
Editorial: ‘Lone wolf’ assaults are major threat
September 15, 2014
Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat.
Editorial: Repeal that offensive town law
August 12, 2014
Front Royal town code currently states it “shall be unlawful for any company of gypsies or other strolling company or person to receive compensation or reward for pretending to tell fortunes or to practice any so-called ‘magic art.'”
Cast a vote for the public
May 29, 2014
Transparency, accountability and participation in local government are all good things. So why not broadcast Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors meetings?
Election Day in Shenandoah County
May 5, 2014
Some Shenandoah County residents have an opportunity today — Election Day — to make a change in their local governments.
Editorial: Area heroin death toll on the rise
April 8, 2014
The Northern Shenandoah Valley has not been spared from the heartbreak and pain that the heroin epidemic is causing around the nation. There have been at least 11 deaths here linked to this hideous addictive drug since the beginning of this year – and folks, it’s not going to go away anytime soon.
Online Comments: Tax hikes, no MTV: What’s got you riled?
March 31, 2014
If you’re not visiting nvdaily.com, you might not know what your neighbors are saying about the news of the day. Their comments, posted through their Facebook accounts, range from being thought-provoking, funny and delightful to read, to, well, not so much. But there’s a whole community of people offering up their opinions and ideas online, and we’re happy to provide that forum.
Editorial: Grounding drones puts U.S. behind rest of world
March 20, 2014
There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit.
Editorial: Another example of government waste
March 6, 2014
Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good news.