McAuliffe signs two anti-heroin bills
April 7, 2015
WINCHESTER – The area’s efforts to counter the opiate drug epidemic received some high profile support from Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a bill signing ceremony at the county public safety building Tuesday.
Ex-cons urged to seek restoration of rights
April 7, 2015
Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney arrived in town Tuesday with a message for convicted felons that they may be eligible for the restoration of certain rights lost to them on the day they pleaded or were found guilty.
Collins looks for votes in Front Royal
April 5, 2015
Christopher Collins brought his campaign for a seat in the House of Delegates Thursday to a friendly audience of about a dozen who listened to him explain the reasons for his candidacy.
Millholland running for Frederick County Sheriff
April 3, 2015
Retired Winchester Sheriff Lenny Millholland announced Friday he is ready for a comeback, this time as Frederick County Sheriff if he can win enough votes in the November General Election.
Webert to run for re-election
April 2, 2015
Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall, has announced he is running for re-election in his district that includes all of Rappahannock County and parts of Warren, Fauquier, and Culpeper counties.
Traditional values rally set for April 11
April 1, 2015
The 2nd annual Traditional Family Values Rally will feature former lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson as its keynote speaker.
Mount Jackson residents weigh in on rezoning bid
March 25, 2015
MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Planning Commission voted unanimously to table making a recommendation until its regular meeting April 6, following a special joint public hearing for a rezoning request of 136 acres on Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial use.
Collins running against Berg in 29th District
March 12, 2015
A criminal defense attorney and former member of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors has announced he is taking on Del. Mark Berg, R-Winchester, for the Republican nomination in the 29th House District.
State legislators praise bipartisan cooperation
March 10, 2015
FRONT ROYAL—The Virginia General Assembly saw a productive session, local state representatives said Tuesday afternoon.
Commonwealth’s Attorney race taking shape
March 6, 2015
Shenandoah County appeared all but certain Friday to have a contested election for Commonwealth’s Attorney between incumbent Amanda Wiseley and Chad Logan, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Rockingham County.
Gilbert: Ethics bill will restore trust in government
March 2, 2015
Former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on public corruption charges was the catalyst for the ethics bill that passed the General Assembly on Friday, but its stricter limits on gift giving don’t stop with state elected officials.
Verdict is in for judgeship candidates
February 25, 2015
Area courts will be seating four new judges after unanimous votes of approval in the General Assembly Wednesday.
Bill to allow remote trapping regulations
February 19, 2015
A bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly this week will allow the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to set regulations regarding remote trapping.
Democrat running in 26th Senate District
February 17, 2015
Incumbent Republican Mark Obenshain has at least one Democratic challenger in the 26th state Senate District.
Williamson retiring as Frederick County sheriff
February 13, 2015
Frederick County Sheriff Robert Williamson announced his impending retirement Friday, ending a stint in office that spanned 24 years.
Bohan starts campaign for Frederick County sheriff
February 12, 2015
STEPHENS CITY — A school security officer and retired agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Thursday he is running for the Republican nomination for Frederick County sheriff.
Obenshain running for re-election
February 10, 2015
Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, announced Tuesday that he is seeking a fourth term in the General Assembly.
License plate privacy bill clears Virginia Senate
February 6, 2015
A bill restricting the ability of law enforcement to retain information collected from license plate readers passed the Virginia General Assembly Senate 38-0 on Friday.
U.S. House OKs small business bill
February 6, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill 260-163 this week that requires federal agencies to assess the impact of regulations on small businesses.
McAuliffe, Herring offer anti-heroin legislation
February 4, 2015
Virginia’s top two elected officials are trying to use the General Assembly session to bolster efforts to reduce a heroin epidemic plaguing the northern Shenandoah Valley and the rest of the state.