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.
Valley Health will begin offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to some individuals in the Virginia Department of Health’s Tier 1b population starting Wednesday.
Cases around the area have been rising, and area health professionals are improvising to meet needs during the pandemic.
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.
WINCHESTER — Attempted murder suspect Dusty Lee Henry, accused of badly beating his girlfriend on Friday, was arrested on Monday in Front Royal.
As COVID-19 numbers in Virginia spiked for a fourth straight day, staff at Valley Health assured that area hospitals are capable of accommodating increased cases as they occur.
The Lord Fairfax Health District added 114 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, its third highest single-day report of the pandemic.
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.
WINCHESTER — When a company that Jon Marcy previously worked for filed for bankruptcy and one of his biggest customers asked him to find a way to continue providing Information Technology services, Marcy took a chance and created what has grown into Netmaker Communications.
Frederick County added 35 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday in its highest one-day increase of the pandemic so far.
WINCHESTER — A man who police said smashed his neighbor’s car windows with a sledgehammer and then shot at police was killed by an officer on Wednesday morning.
Winchester resident Kristin Zimet has had lung cancer twice and beaten it twice. Having defied expectations, she wants the community to know that appearances are not always reality.
WINCHESTER — The red maple tree planted at Timbrook Park on Wednesday honors fatal overdose victims, but it also is a symbol of hope to survivors.
Area law enforcement will be hosting National Night Out events on Tuesday to encourage communication between police and the communities they serve.
Federal CARES Act funding will help address suicide in the region as part of Valley Health’s new Suicide Prevention Program at Winchester Medical Center.
WINCHESTER — Although contract negotiations between the Valley Health System and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are ongoing, Valley Health officials say the two sides are at an impasse.
On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reported its highest number of statewide COVID-19 cases since Saturday.
Nikolai Hall-Andujar, of Front Royal, recently received a 46-month sentence stemming from his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy that resulted in about 400 grams of the drug coming to the region from Baltimore, according to a news release from United States Attorney’s Office in Harrisonburg.
Billie Shackelford has survived cancer twice and wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Northwestern Prevention Collaborative will hold a virtual webinar on Thursday for this year’s Faith-Based Symposium, the first in a three-part series.
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.
CCAP, the Congregational Community Action Project, will hold one of its largest food giveaways ever from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday at 112 South Kent St., Winchester.
The Lord Fairfax Health District reported its first COVID-19 related death Friday afternoon after a Shenandoah County resident who was confirmed to have the virus died.
It’s National Library Week, and though libraries around the area remain closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re offering more virtual services than ever to keep connected with the community.
Easter is on Sunday, and around the area, church communities are preparing to celebrate together while maintaining their physical distance.
Area clergy have asked for the community’s help in praying for patients and health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shenandoah Oncology, a private practice in Winchester on the campus of Winchester Medical Center, will be closed for nearly two weeks.
FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority hopes to help aid businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by reactivating its USDA loan program.
On Thursday, the Yebernetsky family of Frederick County was planning to visit North Dakota from their kitchen for an evening of steak and potatoes.
As of Thursday afternoon, the Virginia Department of Health reported that 6,189 people have been tested for COVID-19, 460 cases have returned positive and 65 people have been hospitalized by the virus. A total of 13 people have died.
Escaping Europe shortly before travel to the U.S. was suspended on March 13, Winchester resident Marino de Medici considers himself lucky.
WINCHESTER — Local nonprofit Faith in Action is changing its name to Wheels for Wellness.
The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has created an emergency relief fund to help the region’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 outbreak.
WINCHESTER — The lack of in-patient drug and mental health treatment in the area is hampering efforts to deal with the addiction crisis, national drug czar James W. “Jim” Carroll was told during a roundtable discussion with local officials on Monday.
The 26th Valley Health Community Wellness Festival will be at the Apple Blossom Mall on Saturday.
Virginia lawmakers last week voted down an amendment to the state budget that would have provided 3% increases for sheriff’s offices, ostensibly due to push-back to proposed gun legislation.
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.
The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has awarded more than $15,000 in grants to area organizations, the co-op announced in a news release.
The spotted lanternfly has been found within the region and will be coming for area crops soon, said Corey Childs, extension agent of agriculture for the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s seventh district.
For more than 40 years, Linda Devinney was a smoker. She wanted to quit but there were always hurdles to overcome.
The Western Virginia Continuum of Care is planning its annual Point-in-Time homeless count for Jan. 22 and accepting Letter of Intent applications from eligible agencies operating within the CoC’s geographic region.
Winchester police arrested a man Saturday sought by Front Royal authorities for his alleged connection to a Nov. 27 shooting in town.
STEPHENS CITY — Preparations for sleet and snow begin in August for Virginia Department of Transportation officials.
In a night when Republicans lost control of their slim majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates, Republicans representing Shenandoah and Warren counties will return to Richmond next year as members of the minority party.
WINCHESTER — Speaking to a roomful of health professionals Tuesday, hospital chaplain Joseph “Jeff” Fletcher discussed the lifesaving benefits of hope.
WOODSTOCK—Hundreds of fans packed into the grandstand at Shenandoah Downs on Saturday as the five-week race series neared its end.
WINCHESTER — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are perceived as less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but research is starting to show it can still pose risks, especially to children.
A Front Royal woman traveling in the wrong direction on Interstates 66 and 81 died in a head-on collision Thursday.
Area law enforcement agencies will be hosting community-building events on Tuesday as part of National Night Out, which started in 1984.
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