Area legislators balk at refugees

November 19, 2015

Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, joined several of his GOP colleagues earlier this week in calling for a two-year halt to the acceptance of new Syrian refugees in the state.

Wiseley won most precincts in close race

November 6, 2015

Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda McDonald Wiseley won her second term Tuesday by winning all but two of 13 precincts over Republican challenger Chad Logan.

McEathron takes Warren School Board seat

November 3, 2015

Donna McEathron pulled ahead of Shawn McClosky in the race for Joanne Cherefko’s South River District seat on the Warren County School Board.

Obenshain wins easily in Senate race

November 3, 2015

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, coasted to an easy victory over Democratic challenger April Moore in Tuesday’s election in the 26th state Senate district.

Moore, Obenshain face off for Senate seat

October 30, 2015

The state Senate election in the 26th District between Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, and April Moore is a contest in which the candidates not only disagree on most issues but often differ on what they consider to be the most important matters facing the district.

Convictions, indictments concerns in local race

October 29, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The candidates for Shenandoah County commonwealth’s attorney appeared in the same courtroom Monday, one among the spectators and the other prosecuting a man facing a capital murder charge.

State senate candidates show many differences

October 15, 2015

Democrat April Moore and State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg disagreed on every one of a long list of issues presented to them at a candidate’s forum Thursday night.

Candidates debate rates of convictions

October 15, 2015

The candidates for Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney debated conviction rates and plea agreements at a candidate’s forum attended by more than 130 people Thursday night.

Wiseley, Logan focus on their records at forum

October 11, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Republican Chad Logan and Independent Amanda McDonald Wiseley took their campaigns for Shenandoah County commonwealth’s attorney before a group of conservative activists Saturday.

GOP gets taxpayer-funded security at party meetings

October 8, 2015

When Shenandoah County Republicans gathered last week at their usual meeting place in the general district courthouse, they received free building security that comes with the use of the courthouse during and after normal work hours.

Obenshain, Moore eye campaign differences

October 6, 2015

Democrat April Moore and State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, drew sharp contrasts with each other Tuesday over their priorities and stances on issues affecting the 26th Senate district.

Local GOP divided over resignation

September 25, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise announcement Friday that he will resign from Congress at the end of October drew mixed reactions from area Republicans in Congress and a Tea Party activist.

Gilbert seeks release of student’s arrest report

Todd Gilbert

September 14, 2015

Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, and another Republican legislator want Gov. Terry McAuliffe to make public a report of a violent encounter earlier this year between a University of Virginia student and state alcohol control agents.

Local candidates greet voters at Hob Nob

Lenny Milholland, left, an independent candidate for Frederick County sheriff, chats with 10th District Delegate Randy Minchew during the Hob Nob held Friday evening at Lord Fairfax Community College.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 11, 2015

A wide lineup of candidates for local and state legislative offices crowded onto a stage at Lord Fairfax Community College Friday and gave the audience a clear preview of the ballot in the Nov. 3 General Election.

McAuliffe’s plan draws mixed reaction

A Confederate flag flies outside Cedar Creek Mercantile in Middletown as a car passes along Valley Pike on June 23.    Rich Cooley/Daily

June 23, 2015

Reactions from local lawmakers to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s intention to remove the Confederate battle flag from a state license plate were hard to come by Tuesday.