STRASBURG — A boiler explosion early Friday morning blew out a wall at the Valley Milk Products plant in downtown Strasburg creating a hazardous ammonia leak.
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.
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.
FRONT ROYAL — Three town residents were arrested last week as part of what the Warren County Sheriff's Office describes as a "theft ring" responsible for stealing six all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in June.
Following an evening storm on Monday that left at least 3,670 local customers without power, electricity had been largely restored as of Tuesday, officials said.
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.
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.
Should Frederick County taxpayers pay $19.5 million for an indoor aquatics facility?
STEPHENS CITY — Braving a cold mist on Saturday morning, about 25 people gathered outside to honor those who have died while serving their country.
Air Force veteran Walter Jagiello, of Stephens City, recalls several family members' military careers following Saturday's memorial service in Stephens City.
Ed Ellis, at right, plays "Taps" as part of the VFW Post 2123 honor guard, following a three-volley salute.
Ken Wiseman, Navy veteran and former state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, speaks Saturday during the Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens City.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and area communities are ready to go swimming.
Lord Fairfax Community College held its final COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, fully vaccinating another 700 patients.
This story has been changed to correct the spelling of Bill Holtzman's last name.
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.
WINCHESTER — Richard Kennedy announced Friday afternoon that he will run again as a Democrat for the Shawnee District seat on the Frederick County Board of Supervisors.
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.
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.
The Lord Fairfax Health District on Tuesday reported its 400th death attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
No deaths were reported in the Lord Fairfax Health District over the weekend as Frederick County saw the largest increase in new cases within it.
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.
Strasburg Town Manager Wyatt Pearson is heading to Frederick County to become the planning and development director there.
The Maryland suspect in the officer-involved shooting earlier this month in Front Royal who gave a second identity to law enforcement when he was arrested is now facing fraud charges.
Valley Health and the Lord Fairfax Health District have started pulling from the state’s waitlist when filling local COVID-19 vaccine appointments, the health system announced on Thursday.
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.
The Lord Fairfax Health District reported four deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend.
Front Royal police have responded to seven suspected drug overdoses since Jan. 1, with four of them resulting in deaths.
Recycled Christmas trees are helping fish and fishermen alike at Lake Frederick, where about two dozen volunteers recently submerged 200 fish structures to help keep the lake healthy.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office will withdraw from the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force on Feb. 1.
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.
A new COVID-19 testing resource is opening today at the Rutherford Crossing testing site north of Winchester in the Stephenson area.
One COVID-19 death in Winchester was reported Friday, the same day that the Virginia Department of Health reported across the state the fifth-highest number of new COVID-19 case, less than 50 percent of that number on Saturday, and the seventh-highest number of new cases on Sunday.
The National Weather Service is expecting about 12 inches of snow for the region’s first big storm of the season.
WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is among nine Virginia law enforcement agencies sharing an award from The Humane Society of the United States for seizing 119 animals living in wretched conditions at Wilson’s Wild Animal Park last year.
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.
The Lord Fairfax Health District saw its highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, reporting 113 new cases. Its previous one-day high was 80 new cases on Saturday.
Frederick County added 35 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday in its highest one-day increase of the pandemic so far.
COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Virginia and in the Lord Fairfax Health District over the weekend.
Virginia saw a jump in COVID-19 cases Thursday, as the Lord Fairfax Health District recorded another death in Frederick County.
Voters who go to the polls today can cast ballots in federal, state, and, in some places, local races in the 2020 General Election.
WINCHESTER — It’s not unusual to hear, “The United Way needs your help,” but this time is different.
WINCHESTER — Frederick County is considering an ordinance amendment to allow backyard chickens in residential areas following a request from Opequon District resident Sherry Riley to permit chickens in the Residential Performance (RP) zoning district.
WINCHESTER — Besides killing some 1.1 million people, including about 222,000 Americans, the coronavirus pandemic has hospitals hemorrhaging money.
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.
WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday night unanimously voted against a proposed ordinance to designate private roads and streets in the Lake Frederick subdivision as highways — a move that would have allowed law enforcement to take action against careless drivers.
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…
Area law enforcement will be hosting National Night Out events on Tuesday to encourage communication between police and the communities they serve.
WINCHESTER — A conditional-use permit for a $100 million solar power facility in southern Frederick County was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday night.