Shenandoah County

The voice of the trotters

Michael Carter, 27, of Hamburg, New York,  announces the harness races from the crows nest at the Shenandoah County Fair on Wednesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – For Richmond, Virginia-raised Michael Carter, being a voice of competitive harness racing is far from a job – or even work.

Community weighs in on overcrowding solutions

Sandy Hook Elementary School technology teacher Heather Ashley, center, discusses overcrowding solution options with her group at the Wednesday night stakeholders meeting.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

September 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah residents took part in solution proposals to address school overcrowding at the final facility stakeholder meeting for the Shenandoah County Public Schools on Wednesday evening.

Proposal calls for more Woodstock apartments

September 1, 2015

On Tuesday night, the town of Woodstock held a public hearing on a proposition from Joel Soorenko of Paramount Homes to turn 17 lots in Village Commons into apartments.

Team offers advice, rules to fair exhibitors

Youth representative Lizzie Rhodes, second from right, reminds a crowd of Shenandoah County Fair exhibitors and their families about the expected code of conduct at the Sunday evening open meeting. Other representatives are, from left,  Tracy Barb, Bethany Gochenour and Tiffany Heishman.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

August 30, 2015

Most kids who show animals at the Shenandoah County Fair have enough to contend with between finishing and taking care of their animals, but members of the 4-H FFA Youth Representative team have extra responsibilities.

School staff looking forward to bright year

Kara Bates, a nature resources and ecology teacher at the Massanutten Governors School at Triplett Tech, speaks during the Shenandoah County teacher and staff  convocation Friday afternoon at Central High School. Bates was the school's teacher of the year for 2014-2015.    Rich Cooley/Daily

August 28, 2015

A sea of teachers and faculty sporting highlighter yellow-green shirts filled the Central High School gym for Shenandoah County Public School’s all-employee convocation Friday afternoon to look toward a bright new 2015-2016 school year.

Shenandoah County Fair kicks off today

Donald Devans, 56, a ride operator for  Penwood and D & K Shows of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,  assembles the Zipper ride at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. The fair rides open this evening.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 28, 2015

Nine days of fair fun and food await those attending the 98th annual Shenandoah County Fair starting today, and fair manager Tom Eshelman said that attendees will be able to enjoy some new musical performances and even get their own stint in the spotlight this year.

Police bust meth operation near Mount Jackson

This is a photo taken at the scene of a drug bust near  Mount Jackson. Four people have been arrested on charges related to possession and  manufacturing of methamphetamine. Photo courtesy of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office

August 27, 2015

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested four Shenandoah Valley residents on several charges related to manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine this week.

Board seeks new county attorney

August 27, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County will advertise for new legal services over objections by the current attorney’s most vocal critics.