Warren County

New school will have ecological standards, not certification

September 1, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County School Board’s building committee discussed pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the middle school under development at a Tuesday afternoon meeting.

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