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Community News & Events: Nov. 20

Outreach program Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg is offering a Thanksgiving Day outreach program for those who are alone or unable to get out for Thanksgiving. The church will deliver meals to these individuals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. In order to receive the meal, people must ...

Sherando edges Kettle Run 16-14 in region semifinals

By Robert Niedzwiecki For The Northern Virginia Daily WINCHESTER - The Sherando football team needed every bit of its collective grit to pull this one out. Starting quarterback and Class 4 Northwestern District Player of the Year Hunter Entsminger left the game for good with 8:19 to ...

Sherando, Kettle Run set for rematch in regional semifinal

  By Robert Niedzwiecki rniedzwiecki@winchesterstar.com WINCHESTER - On Oct. 12, the Sherando football team went to Nokesville and defeated Kettle Run 27-14, handing the Cougars their only loss of the season. The Warriors don't want to repeat that performance, ...

Holiday Bazaars

The following holiday bazaars have been scheduled: • The Winchester Women of the Moose will hold a bazaar from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Moose lodge on East Cork Street. • Preservation of Historic Winchester’s Bough and Dough Shop at the Hexagon ...

Gourd Show and Sale at MSV this weekend

WINCHESTER — The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host the Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the show and sale is free. Gourd artisans from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, ...

Letter to the Editor: Ben Cline’s comments appalling

Editor: I was appalled by comments from Congressman-elect Ben Cline (Nov. 8,  Northern Virginia Daily). On a week that President Trump fired an attorney general whose “sin” was to do what Justice Department regulations required of him (recuse himself); and has replaced him with a new AG ...

FFA chapters win at national convention

Shenandoah County sent 37 National FFA Organization students and eight advisers to the National FFA convention Oct. 26-29 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chapter and individual awards went to: The Central High School agricultural issues team of Sierra Miller, Ashley Bushong and Makayla Hoffman ...

Bass Mitchell: A story from and for a divided America

I recently watched again that wonderful documentary, “The Civil War,” by Ken Burns. I doubt there is a better introduction and overview of that tragic time. What most spoke to me was how Burns helped us see and hear those divisive years, not just through the well-known leaders, but from the ...

Prep scores: Nov. 10

Saturday's results Boys Cross Country State Championships at Great Meadow, The Plains Class 4 Team results: 1. Loudoun Valley 16, 2. Midlothian 97, 3. Blacksburg 105, 4. Fauquier 156, 5. Jefferson Forest 175, 6. Jamestown 184, 7. Grafton 205, 8. Louisa 209, 9. Lafayette 209, 10. Dominion ...

Digging down deep: Students compete in state soils judging contest

STRASBURG – Dozens of high school and junior high students spent Election Day doing some digging, not through ballots, referendums or measures, but for a chance to get their hands dirty in a statewide soils judging competition. Tuesday's event was between junior high and high senior ...

View congressional and state results

Jennifer Wexton, a state senator in the 33rd District near Dulles, unseated incumbent Barbara Comstock (R) in Virginia’s 10th District Tuesday night as the Democratic Party won a majority in the House of Representatives. Sen. Tim Kaine (D), meanwhile, held his seat, beating challenger Corey ...

Mona Charen: Thinking about anti-Semitism

In the days following the murder rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue, I received several expressions of grief from friends who are committed Christians. One included in her note a verse from John Donne: "No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me, because I am ...