Shenandoah County

Students laugh, learn with visit from author

Eric Litwin, a children's author, tells a story with music to this group of  fourth and fifth grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Tuesday. Litwin gave three presentations to the school and signed books that children purchased. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 28, 2017

STRASBURG – New York Times Best Selling author Eric Litwin visited Sandy Hook Elementary School on Tuesday for a day full of singing, guitar playing and reading.

College celebrates Global Awareness Day

Motoko Tichi, a Lord Fairfax Community College student,  gives an origami demonstration during Global Awareness Day at the college in Middletown on Wednesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 22, 2017

MIDDLETOWN – Lord Fairfax Community College celebrated Global Awareness Day Wednesday with presentations, food tastings, live music and raffles.

Students learn to manage money during Bank Day

Jessica Sims, 18, a senior at Skyline High School, listens to Elizabeth Cottrell, chairman of the board, speak during Bank Day at First Bank's Operation Center in Strasburg on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 21, 2017

STRASBURG – First Bank invited area high school seniors from Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties to learn about the banking industry, financial services and the role banks play in their communities as part of Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day scholarship program on Tuesday.

Monday Spotlight: Friendly Giants: Someone to look up to

Kaelyn Cary

March 19, 2017

WOODSTOCK – A Central High School senior has brought high school and elementary students together by creating a mentoring program to give kids at W.W. Robinson Elementary School a little extra attention and to help them to build self-esteem.

Water treatment plant construction begins soon

March 14, 2017

Financing for Woodstock’s water treatment plant project closed Tuesday and the town will hold a pre-construction meeting on March 23 with town staff, contractor representatives and the town’s engineer to kick-off construction.

Man dies from suspected overdose

March 13, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities say a person died from a suspected drug-related overdose in town over the weekend.

Wine trail to roll out magazines in welcome centers, rest stops

March 12, 2017

The Virginia Wine Trail will be rolling out a new magazine in the next couple months. These magazines will contain information on all 35 or so members of the wine trail, which includes 22 wineries, a cidery and various other stops spanning from Berryville to near Roanoke.

Board hears library budget request

March 9, 2017

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County supervisor suggested the area library use its reserves rather than local money to balance next year’s budget.