Raising a kingdom

Jaime Day, left,  of Mount Jackson,  and  Java Gooden, 23, of Lynchburg, right, help with bricklaying the exterior walls of a new Kingdom Hall for area Jehovah's Witnesses.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 23rd, 2015

EDINBURG — Standing in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kelly Osborne points out the kitchen where full-time ministers stop by for a bite to eat on a sunny, snow covered Wednesday afternoon.

New leader for Woodstock congregation

Carter Knapp

January 9th, 2015

The regional leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints announced they ordained a new bishop for the Woodstock congregation Wednesday.

Revered relic

Catholic parishioners stand and sing an opening hymn during Mass Wednesday evening at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winchester. A  first class relic containing the blood of Saint John Paul II, at left, was on display and was the last stop of a U.S. tour.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 7th, 2015

WINCHESTER — More than 100 area parishioners attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church to pay honor to a relic of Saint John Paul II on Wednesday evening.

George Bowers: Mom’s story

George Bowers Sr.

January 2nd, 2015

About 8:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve, our mother, Violet Bowers, had a serious accident with her gas cook stove resulting

Local Muslims worship in Front Royal center

December 12th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2010, there are 2.6 million Muslims in the United States. The Daily Beast, an Internet magazine, estimates Muslims make up about 2.1 percent of the Washington, D.C., population.