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The Walking in a Winter Wonderland holiday light show at Clearbrook Park generated $241,716 in revenue and attracted 35,738 visitors, making it one of the most successful years ever for the event, Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Andrew Keefauver said at Tuesda…

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WOODSTOCK — The attorney for the state college board defending the name change for Lord Fairfax Community College is seeking to move the case to the Richmond area because of the name recognition of the Shenandoah County residents protesting the change.

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WINCHESTER — The Western Virginia Continuum of Care (CoC) will hold its annual Point-in-Time homeless count in Winchester and Frederick County on Jan. 26.

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Homicide victim Walter Ray Long Jr. was shot in the back by homeowner Gerald Wayne Marple Jr. as he fled Marple’s Frederick County home last week, according to police.

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The Frederick County Economic Development Authority’s quest to bring new grocery stores to the county has grown somewhat static, though several grocery store chains are still interested in the county.

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The Frederick County Planning Commission voted 7-4 on Wednesday to deny a conditional-use permit application for a tractor-trailer parking facility on three parcels between Crown Lane and Welltown Road, approximately 300 feet north of the intersection of Martinsburg Pike and Welltown Road.

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WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Board of Supervisors won’t vote to redraw the boundary lines for its magisterial districts until December, as county officials are revising the redistricting plan based on the outcome of the Nov. 2 election.

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Commonwealth Transportation Board member Mark Merrill says he’s optimistic the Biden administration’s proposed infrastructure bill could help finance road improvements in Virginia — including to Interstate 81.

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The Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded the Frederick County government and Assistant Planning Director John Bishop for their efforts in making the Crossover Boulevard project a reality.

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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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Reports of COVID-19 case numbers and deaths continued to rise around the region this week, and vaccination remains the health community’s best recommendation for preventing serious illness.

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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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MIDDLETOWN — The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Museum and Visitor Center is open and ready to welcome visitors to learn about the Battle of Cedar Creek.

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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.