Warren County

Shooting suspect dies following police pursuit

A helicopter lifts off from eastbound Interstate 66 near Markham where the suspect in the murders of a TV reporter and cameraman ran his car off the road during a police pursuit. The suspect,  Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, of Roanoke, died later at the hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 26, 2015

Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, of Roanoke, the suspect in the fatal shootings of a television reporter and cameraman earlier today in Moneta, Virginia, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a police pursuit on eastbound Interstate 66 near Markham.

Concerns remain over Mint House use

August 19, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – The future of the historic Mint House in Warren County remains uncertain as the developers consider how to use the property.

Pet adoption fees waived for national event

Lavenda Denney, executive director of the Humane Society of Warren County, holds an orange tabby that is one of the many cats and dogs for which the shelter will waive adoption fees as part of the National Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 10, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – As part of a widespread effort to make a dent in the high population at animal shelters, hopeful adopters will be able to take home a new family member free of adoption fees on Saturday.

Superintendent at the fair

Greg Drescher, superintendent of Warren County Public Schools, chats with a group of youngsters at the Warren County Fair earlier this week. Drescher has been spending a couple hours during the evening chatting with fairgoers about Warren County Public Schools.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 7, 2015

Greg Drescher, superintendent of Warren County Public Schools, chats with a group of youngsters at the Warren County Fair earlier this week. Drescher has been spending a couple hours during the evening chatting with fairgoers about Warren County Public Schools. Rich Cooley/Daily

Best of beards at Warren County Fair

Roger Sauciar, 65, center,  Greg Powell, 52, left, and Dubby White, 63, right, all of Front Royal, participated in the beard and mustache contest at the Warren County Fair on Thursday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

August 6, 2015

Competitors for the beard and mustache contest lined up on stage at the Warren County Fair’s Wonder Building Thursday evening to show off their whiskers and win prizes.

National Night Out

Brandon Reynolds, 9, of Front Royal, dances to the band Souled Out during Front Royal's National Night Out held on Monday on East Main Street. Police departments through out the area held events to increase community support between the police and the public.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 4, 2015

Brandon Reynolds, 9, of Front Royal, dances to the band Souled Out during Front Royal’s National Night Out held on Monday on East Main Street. Police departments through out the area held events to increase community support between the police and the public. Rich Cooley/Daily

Association seeks public crossing designation

August 4, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The homeowner’s association for Shenandoah River Estates wants to change the designation of the Mary’s Shady Lane railroad crossing from private to public.

Warren County Fair

Travis Vizelbiss, of Clear Spring, Maryland, drives his Case tractor during the truck and tractor pull at Warren County Fairgrounds Monday night. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 3, 2015

The truck and tractor pull took place at the Warren County Fair Monday night.

New shops open in Front Royal

Bonnie Hart stocks mugs on the shelves of her new store, The Grace Place Shop, which is located on East Main Street in Front Royal. The Christian-based gift shop is one of several new businesses cropping up along Main Street. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 3, 2015

Over the last several months, new and established businesses have been cropping up along Main Street Front Royal, in an apparent revitalization the town’s historic downtown area.