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With the COVID-19 vaccine expanding to more high-risk groups this week,  the state Health Department, in coordination with Valley Health and Shenandoah University, is advising patience and continued vigilance in helping prevent the spread of the virus.

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Cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed around the area Wednesday as the Lord Fairfax Health District reported 174 new cases, an increase that dwarfed its previous single-day highs of 113 cases on Tuesday and 80 new cases on Saturday.

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Voters who go to the polls today can cast ballots in federal, state, and, in some places, local races in the 2020 General Election.

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WINCHESTER — Since resuming disconnections for delinquent water and sewer accounts on Oct. 14, Frederick Water has been disconnecting service to 30-70 customers a day, Frederick Water Executive Director Eric Lawrence told the agency’s board of directors on Tuesday night.

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WINCHESTER — In what may have been the first challenge to a drug prosecution under Virginia’s new overdose immunity law, a judge on Tuesday ruled Frederick County can prosecute a woman because her alleged methamphetamine-related suicidal behavior didn’t fit the General Assembly’s broad defin…

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Several of the area’s localities have canceled their Fourth of July celebrations and festivities this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while others plan to hold Independence Day events either as scheduled or at a later date.

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The first COVID-19 related death has occurred in Warren County, with 21 total deaths in the Lord Fairfax Health District as of Sunday afternoon, according to Virginia Department of Health statistics.

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With 1-3 inches of rain expected, small streams and creeks may overflow as the National Weather Service has declared a flood watch for today in localities throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley, including Warren, Shenandoah, Frederick and Clarke counties.

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Virginia saw a new record high number of new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, resetting the clock on the path toward 14 days of declining cases. The Lord Fairfax Health District reported a handful of new cases but did see its third COVID-19 related death in Frederick County.

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Resurgent Democrats in Virginia kept the momentum they built in November rolling through Super Tuesday as more than 1.3 million voters showed up to punch ballots for one of five remaining candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.

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FRONT ROYAL – An hour-long multi-jurisdictional high-speed chase began Tuesday night in Front Royal, ended in Clarke County and culminated Wednesday morning with the arrest of William Watson Allen IV in West Virginia.

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Libraries are tremendous resources for borrowing any number of books, audiobooks, movies, music and video games. But they also offer faxing and notary services, provide access to tax forms, help with job applications, troubleshoot technology issues, loan out free state park passes and so much more.

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A search warrant unsealed Tuesday about a year after it was executed reveals that the FBI sought phone records of a disgruntled former re-enactor and Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation volunteer as part of its investigation into threats and a pipe bomb found during the Cedar Creek Civil War …

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The Shenandoah Valley has seen several reports of the flu in recent weeks and the season is far from over.