Shenandoah County

Hopefuls weigh in on school issues

October 5, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Candidates seeking the District 2 seat on the Shenandoah County School Board fielded questions at a forum on Monday.

Fighting to save rhinos

Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, stands inside the organization's  headquarters in Strasburg.  The foundation protects threatened rhino populations in the wild  and also supports research to improve their chances for long-term survival. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 4, 2015

STRASBURG – The fight to save critically endangered rhinoceros might be global, but Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, is engaging in that battle from Historic Strasburg.

Interest grows in local wines

Vicki Ruckman, co-owner of All Things Virginia at the Farmhouse, loads a rack of Virginia wines at her store along Main Street in Woodstock. Wine and cider sales in Virginia had record sales this year.   Rich Cooley/Daily

October 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Flourishing interest in Virginia wines and increased wine sales are benefitting local retailors like Vicki Ruckman of All Things Virginia at the Farmhouse.

Counties prepping for strong weather

October 2, 2015

Area counties are preparing for the worst as a nor’easter heads toward the region and Hurricane Joaquin makes its way toward landfall.

Graduation rates at area schools up

October 1, 2015

Virginia schools have passed the 90 percent threshold for high school students graduating on time, according to a Virginia Department of Education press release.

Shenandoah County names new registrar

Lisa W. McDonald

October 1, 2015

Shenandoah County residents won’t need to learn a new name when they visit the voter registrar’s office. Lisa W. McDonald replaces Lisa P. McDonald as Shenandoah County’s general registrar.

State, valley brace for Hurricane Joaquin

Lewis McDonald, chief engineer for the Strasburg Fire Department, directs  water from the basement of this Charles Street home that flooded on Wednesday afternoon.   Heavy rain is on the way, forecasters say. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 1, 2015

As Hurricane Joaquin creeps closer to the East Coast, residents, organizations and agencies throughout the commonwealth and the Northern Shenandoah Valley are bracing for the impacts from likely heavy rains and wind.

Apps making real estate more mobile

Nathan Gochenour, a real estate agent for Skyline Team Real Estate, uses a smart app on his Android phone to demonstrate how new technology is being used to access a key lockbox on a home. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 25, 2015

WOODSTOCK – For Nathan Gochenour of Skyline Team Real Estate in Woodstock, all it takes to show a newly listed house in Shenandoah County is a smartphone and a Bluetooth connection.

Town discusses urban developments, rezoning

September 24, 2015

STRASBURG – The Strasburg Planning Commission discussed and took action on a few potential and in-the-works development projects at its meeting this week.