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Sherando faces rival Liberty in Homecoming game tonight

STEPHENS CITY - In retrospect, Sherando head football coach Bill Hall felt he didn't do enough to make his players understand the mentality it takes to play a program like Liberty's prior to their regular-season matchup on Sept. 22 of last year, which was their first game against the ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Where have you gone, Bob Woodward?’

"Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric to implore the dean of American political reporters to help us make sense of the mess that is the Trump White House. On Tuesday, Woodward finally came ...

Wagon Wheel Ranch combines grandeur, intimacy

Wagon Wheel Ranch nestled outside of Stephens City creates the same grandeur of a large wedding venue with the same special details any bride or groom would want to create the perfect intimate atmosphere for their big day but on a smaller scale. Instead of inviting 200 guests, Wagon Wheel Ranch ...

Shenandoah Downs Entries Sept. 15

Shenandoah Downs Entries Saturday Sep 15, 2018 Post Time:2:00 PM 1st  Nw2pmrcdlt $4,000 Trot 1. Zyura Bi (Ty Shehan) 5-1 2. Prince Of Broadway (Ro Plante Jr) 5-2 3. Bossy Hilly (Wi Carter) 7-2 4. Jefferson County (Co Kreiser) 2-1 5. Massive Solution (Sc Woogen) 3-1 2nd  Nw1001L5cd ...

Kathleen Parker: Things left behind

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Tuesday morning, I did what millions of people have done in hundreds of places for centuries. I picked the few favorite items that I could take with me before abandoning my home to the fates of an impending disaster. They're only things, I told myself. Which, ...

Area students participate in national conference

Seventeen Shenandoah County School students participated in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America leadership conference from June 28 to July 2 in Atlanta. Many participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences-related competitive events including STAR (Students ...

Letter to the Editor: Letter didn’t note notorious actions by House-led GOP

Editor: The mid-term elections approach. They will determine control of the U.S. House and Senate. They are widely considered to provide a referendum on the Trump administration. In a letter to the editor of this newspaper published on Aug. 8, John Massoud, of Strasburg, tells about Ben ...

Skyline’s Wilkins takes fourth place in Judges Classic

WINCHESTER – Preparation definitely paid off for Skyline's Sabrina Wilkins on Saturday. One year after the hills of Kernstown Battlefield slowed the junior down more than she wanted, Wilkins attacked them with confidence on Saturday to take fourth place at the 44th annual Judges Classic. On ...

Mark Shields: Not taking oneself too seriously

Mostly missing from the moving and deserved tributes to Sen. John McCain was attention to McCain's gift for self-deprecating humor. When a Gallup Poll, during his last Senate term, showed that only 11 percent of the public had a favorable view of the U.S. Congress, McCain noted that when you're ...

Connie Schultz: Geoffrey Owens is a real somebody

He was minding his own business (his employer's business, more to the point), doing what he was hired to do at Trader Joe's in Clifton, New Jersey -- checking out customers without fuss or fanfare, bagging their groceries, sending them off with a soft "Have a nice day." One of those customers ...

Diane Dimond: Getting away with murder in America

Turn on prime-time television any night of the week and it's likely you'll find a show about a cold case murder. The program will feature an intrepid detective or two who dig in and -- voila! -- solve the most perplexing cases. The reality, however, is very different. Statistics reveal that ...

Democrats ready for annual gala

FRONT ROYAL – Jennifer Lewis, the Democratic candidate for Virginia’s 6th District, will appear at the Warren County Democrats' Annual Gala Dinner. The gala is slated for Sept. 14 at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, 134 Golf Club Circle, Front Royal. It will kick off at 6 p.m. with a ...

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Festival-Strasburg

Welcome blustery autumn-like days with the classic pairing of two of the greatest foods of all time at Strasburg’s annual Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Festival beginning at 11 a.m. on Nov. 3. Olivia Hilton,  Strasburg’s event planner, said participants will sample their way through 10 ...

Eats Stand to be demolished

The "Eats Stand" in the Town of Strasburg's parking lot will soon be gone as the Architectural Review Board on Thursday granted a certificate of appropriateness for its demolition. The demolition passed 3-2 with Vice Chairman Linda Wheeler and board member Mike Redden opposing the ...

2018 Dairy Show Fair Results

4-H/FFA DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP Senior Champion:  Trey French Senior Reserve Champion:  Jessica Myers Junior Champion:  Maggie Eaton Junior Reserve Champion:  David Eaton Junior Novice Champion:  Sara Atkins Senior Novice Champion:  Ashley Bushong Senior Novice Reserve Champion:  Haley ...

Correction

A story on 1A Friday – "Local veterans honored at the fair" – misspelled Sgt. Maj. Richard Van Norton Jr.'s last name.

Front Royal recycling no longer accepts glass

Glass will no longer be collected as a recyclable item in Front Royal because the facility where it was taken sold its crushing machine, according to a public notice on the town's website. Mike Berry, Warren County Public Works director, said it would have cost the town more money to take the ...