NEW MARKET—Planning Commission members will recommend the approval of a conditional use permit to operate an insurance business out of a residential building after hearing from the public on Monday evening.

NEW MARKET—Town Council is ready to move forward with plans to build a second water tower with the goal of offering residents improved service and providing a potential marker for the rebranding of New Market.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members met in a closed session last week to discuss the merits of increasing Town Manager Todd Walters’ salary.

Doug Baker, superintendent of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Berryville headquarters, stands in front of this 1966 Oshkosh snowblower outside the Stephens City VDOT headquarters on Tuesday. VDOT was showing off its fleet of vehicles during an annual winter snow news conference. …

NEW MARKET—Packed inside the New Market Community Center, 34 employers with tables, stands, fliers and posters stood ready Tuesday to attract the best and brightest Shenandoah County has to offer. Spilling out into the hallways were four more employers, ready to greet job seekers on their wa…

NEW MARKET — Town Council members adopted an ordinance Tuesday evening that establishes a tourism zone offering tax benefits, business license reductions and reduced sewer/tap hookup fees for a wide range of businesses throughout the town.

NEW MARKET – A soon-to-be water tower project got its first push Tuesday evening during a Town Council work session. Three water tower construction companies — CB&I, Mid Atlantic Storage Systems Inc. and Caldwell — broke down the water tower basics for council members, the town manager a…

The New Market Town Council is looking forward to hearing about a proposed ordinance offering tax and start-up incentives for new and existing tourism businesses. Alex Berryman, town planner and zoning administrator for New Market, proposed the idea of a tourism zone at a council meeting ear…

NEW MARKET – Town police officers have a new way of communicating with residents and business owners if an officer stops by their home or place of business. Officers can leave door hangers with information about the stop if no one is there.

Southbound Interstate 81 traffic moves past the 298-mile marker at Strasburg on Wednesday evening. Proposals for improvements to the interstate were discussed at a public meeting Wednesday at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. Rich Cooley/DailyJohn Good Jr., a Frederick County res…

Jeff Clemons, of Inwood, West Virginia, checks out a table of items at Fishers Hill during the Route 11 Yard Crawl on Friday morning. Clemons bought a pair of fishing rods and tackle. Rich Cooley/DailyShannon Campbell, of Strasburg, browses through a line of clothing items during the Route 1…

Elizabeth Barnes, a 4th grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, places paperwork on the desks for new students in her classroom on Thursday. Barnes, who graduated from James Madison University in May, will start her first teaching job as Shenandoah County schools open on …

The 14th annual Route 11 Yard Crawl, which features items for sale by residents along the 43 miles of U.S. Route 11 in Shenandoah County as well as north to Stephens City in Frederick County, is Aug. 11.

Kermit Orndorff, 64, of Strasburg, points to his house along Junction Road, which is next to Interstate 81, as Jeff Lineberry, left, transportation and land use director for the Staunton District of the Virginia Department of Transportation, looks over his shoulder during a public hearing Tu…

New Market officials are looking for people to fill the two remaining open seats on the town’s Urban Forestry Board.

NEW MARKET – Town manager Todd Walters opened discussion Tuesday with a time bomb — the only available fireworks vendor said he could supply the town’s annual Fourth of July celebration, but the town needed to make a decision by the next day.

WOODSTOCK – A Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail inmate felt intimidated by a guard who repeatedly attempted to have intercourse with her, the criminal complaint against the guard alleges.

Roger Allen Bruce, 66, of New Market, was shot and killed in a father-son dispute on Christmas Eve, according to a news release from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland.