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MIDDLETOWN — A history buff, Patrick Elliot, 48, and his 10-year-old son Hayden have seen World War II reenactments in the area of Manassas, where they live.

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The Virginia Department of Health is reviewing whether residents in areas experiencing substantial and high transmission rates of the novel coronavirus  should consider wearing masks indoors — even if they are fully vaccinated.

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Years after Bertha Von Hillern had ended her career as a world-class endurance walker and hotel muralist, becoming instead a successful baker, a reporter from The Winchester Star recognized her on the street.

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In addition to an increase in overall traffic volume on Virginia’s highways,14 deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend, according to a news release from Virginia State Police. That’s six more deaths than last year’s three day weekend.

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Air Force veteran Walter Jagiello, of Stephens City, recalls several family members' military careers following Saturday's memorial service in Stephens City.

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Ed Ellis, at right, plays "Taps" as part of the VFW Post 2123 honor guard, following a three-volley salute.

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Ken Wiseman, Navy veteran and former state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, speaks Saturday during the Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens City.

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WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Parks and Recreation Buildings and Grounds Committee last week made updates to a master plan for the planned 25-acre Old Charles Town Road public park near the Snowden Bridge subdivision.

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FRONT ROYAL – A Front Royal man is due in Warren County General District Court in May after being charged with abduction and rape from an incident that allegedly occurred in February.

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WINCHESTER — Ongoing research into a family cemetery on Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester has unearthed three long-lost grave markers, at least one of which dates back to the 1700s.

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested following a multi-state investigation that involved the Drug Enforcement Administration and the seizure of about 1 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine.

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New details of the officer-involved shooting in Front Royal last month were shared in court Tuesday during a bond request that was denied for one of the suspects and an extradition hearing for another facing a murder charge in Maryland.

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WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2 Wednesday night to keep the county’s real estate tax rate at 61 cents per $100 of assessed value — a move that will result in most property owners paying higher taxes due to a recent real estate reassessment.

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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.