On Sept. 5, 1975, CBS aired a documentary titled “The Guns of Autumn.” It was a controversial anti-hunting program. A few weeks later, CBS aired Echoes of the Guns of Autumn, a more even-handed follow-up to the subject. As autumn approaches 44 years later, let’s revisit the subject.

EDINBURG – Women like Susan Ranck have kept brides, grooms and wedding parties looking sharp for more than 30 years. Soon, she said, she will be gone and someone new will have to step up and take her place.

Once the big day has come, vows exchanged and promises made, guests might be left with a thirsty spirit for spirits. 


STRASBURG – One of the Strasburg Museum’s most popular attractions is getting a facelift soon after the museum received a $2,500 grant from Crescent City Charities.

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FRONT ROYAL — A new business expansion is bringing gaming out of dark rooms and basements into the communal light.

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will celebrate all things pop culture during its annual Samicon from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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WOODSTOCK – On Tuesday, Louis Hamrick opened his shop for the last time. On Wednesday, for the first time in 58 years, he spent a weekday not on his feet cutting hair but sitting down, doing, as he said, whatever he wants.

One of my first childhood memories is getting ready for a bath and finding a 2-inch long “thousand-legger” in the tub. My reaction was to catch it and put it in a jar, but mom always grabbed some tissue paper, squished it, and flushed it down the toilet.


This year, Flynn Donoho inched closer to crossing a milestone, biking through the continental United States for the second time.

Last week, a story broke about an emergency dispatcher’s lack of compassion for a caller who was drowning in her car. Debbie Smith was on her morning paper route in Fort Smith, Arkansas, when she drove into a flooded area. When she dialed 911, the dispatcher immediately sent rescue personnel…

Shower A card shower is planned for Charles E. Wilkins, who will celebrate his 92nd birthday Wednesday. Cards may be sent to 114 S. Grove Ave., Edinburg, Virginia 22824.

Much has been bantered around lately about a “constitutional crisis” in America. Questions regarding the behavior of leaders, agencies, and legislators have challenged judges to rule concerning recent revelations and allegations. How do they know what to base their decisions upon? They must …

Residents of Shenandoah Valley can show off their plants and produce at the annual Fall Plant and Produce Swap on Saturday in Woodstock.

As the Shenandoah Valley looks forward to fall, the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association is looking to help make the transition a little easier for local gardeners.

Now that summer is winding down and temperatures have begun to moderate, it’s a joy to sleep with a cool, gentle breeze wafting through open windows. The sounds of nature make a perfect lullaby.

Today would be my dad’s 97th birthday. As I reflect back on his life, I’m more and more grateful every day for this very good gift with which God blessed me. Dad loved Jesus and people and worked hard to set a good example for us kids as he lived his daily life. Almost weekly, I find myself …