Shenandoah County

SVEC hires new president and CEO

Michael Hastings

April 29, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Electric will have its sixth president and CEO in its history, now that Michael Hastings has assumed the title. Hastings replaces current president and CEO Myron D. Rummel, who is retiring.

Higher tax rate may not mean higher bills

April 28, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Even with the higher property tax rate that was approved this week, taxpayers – including members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors – whose property values decreased shouldn’t see bills increase, and some might pay less.

School Board asked to prioritize expenditures

April 27, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley told School Board members Wednesday evening that they need to reconsider next year’s budget, “knowing that we are faced with a significant reduction of over $2.6 million from what you approved in your budget. It’s not going to be an easy task.”

Board OKs tax hikes, budget

April 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders approved tax-rate increases and next year’s budget on Tuesday.

Students put big bad wolf on trial

Rachel Shafer, 11, left, plays Mrs. Sprat and Raea Crabill, Airi Layman, and Elizabeth Galloway, all 10, play the three little pigs in Sandy Hook Elementary's production of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf." Rich Cooley/Daily

April 25, 2016

STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School students will be in the courtroom April 28 for their play, The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.

Making an Impact

Central High School teacher Rowdy Hoover, left, gives student Josh Unger, 18, the task of drilling screws to support the sides of a compost structure behind the school. Agriculture, science and special education students built the structure with grant money from     Dominion Power. It will be used to compost cafeteria food waste.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central High School students began building a composting site behind the school to reduce the school’s food waste on Friday.

Overturned mulch truck halts traffic

April 22, 2016

Both sides of Va. 55 were closed off for nearly two hours Friday morning after a tractor-trailer carrying mulch overturned near Bobcat Lane.

School club to compete at national competition

The Signal Knob Middle School FCCLA chapter will move on to the national competition in California this summer.
From left are Aubrey LeBlanc, 13; Jana Bowman, 13; Seaira Warnell, 13; Kassidy Anderson, 12; Amanda Overturf, 14; Randi Ball, 14; and Megan Hibner, family and consumer sciences teacher and FCCLA adviser. Kaley Toy/Daily

April 21, 2016

STRASBURG – Six Signal Knob Middle School students will be traveling to San Diego, California, this summer to compete in a national competition. Members from Peter Muhlenberg Middle School’s and Strasburg High School’s clubs will also attend.