As COVID-19 cases keep rising around the community, the increase in hospitalized patients is taking a toll on the region’s health care system.
A 30-year-old Strasburg man died as a result of his injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 on Monday, according to Virginia State Police Sgt. Brent Coffey.
The 2022 session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes today with lawmakers intent on passing a biennial budget and examining such issues as parental involvement in education, mental health and Interstate 81 traffic.
A Woodstock woman died at the scene of a single-car crash in Clarke County over the weekend.
New COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed around the Lord Fairfax Health District in the last week, with the area reporting a pandemic high of 638 new cases on Friday.
WINCHESTER — Being able to come to First Night Winchester on Friday meant a semblance of normalcy for Colleen Demetro following a tough year.
Northern Shenandoah Valley residents will now have one voice speaking for them in Congress as the result of new redistricting maps approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia on Tuesday that redraw the boundary lines for the U.S. Congress and both house of the General Assembly.
WINCHESTER — H. Russell “Russ” Potts Jr., who served 20 years in the Virginia Senate representing the Northern Shenandoah Valley, died on Sunday at age 82 following a brief series of health setbacks. He is survived by his wife Emily, daughters Kristi, Katie and Kelly, and four grandchildren.
The successful Apple Blossom Mall location of Valley Health’s COVID-19 vaccination effort has contributed to a 63% vaccination rate among the health district’s Spanish-speaking community.
Between a quarter to a half of Northern Shenandoah Valley residents age 5 and older has not received even one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The American Red Cross is asking for blood donors as it faces historically low blood supply levels.
Nurses who work outside the hospital walls around Valley Health’s six-hospital region are looking to feel more connected and a part of a system of other nurses.
More than 600 citations were issued to commercial vehicle drivers along Interstate 81 in Virginia and Interstate 77 into North Carolina last month.
Local libraries are distributing free rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kits.
Valley Health’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Apple Blossom Mall will be closing after Dec. 11, the health-care system announced this week.
Valley Health lost a lot of money and a few employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to dedicated staff it will able to tackle any upcoming challenges, the healthcare system’s president said Tuesday during the fall corporate meeting.
WINCHESTER — From the "You Don't Hear That Every Day" file, city officials this week rescued a wild porcupine from the Loudoun Street Autopark in Old Town Winchester.
WINCHESTER — Valley Health is offering low-cost lung cancer screenings all month for uninsured individuals as part of November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
WINCHESTER — The Zenith Group, owned by Ken Broadbent, will soon be offering bus and van tours in the Northern Shenandoah Valley for local residents and tourists.
WOODSTOCK — A string of crashes — one involving multiple tractor-trailers — shut down Interstate 81 on Friday for hours after over an inch of rain fell in the northern Shenandoah Valley.
The chairman of the Warren County Republican Committee resigned from the position last month.
The area’s congressional district representation could change based on proposals presented in Richmond on Thursday.
Two men were arrested Monday night after being found in West Virginia with half a pound of methamphetamine in their car.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the region, retired nurse Diane Stadmeyer said she felt called to help.
Local health professionals are pleading with the community to do whatever they can to stay healthy this fall and winter as COVID-19 cases continue to overwhelm local hospitals and other medical facilities.
Health-care staff and critical care facilities around the region have reached their limit.
About 97% of all Valley Health employees have either received the COVID-19 vaccine by the health system’s Sept. 7 deadline or have received an approved exemption, Valley Health said Monday.
Four Shenandoah County residents have filed notice that they intend to appeal a decision to rename Lord Fairfax Community College.
Warren and Shenandoah counties received a few inches of much-needed rain Wednesday as Hurricane Ida moved up the East Coast from the Gulf Coast to New England.
As the national unemployment rate continues to slowly drop, a popular financial services website decided to take a look at which states were best at “bouncing back” to typical unemployment rates.
WINCHESTER — Thirty years ago, veterinarian Kim D. Walls bought Winchester Animal Hospital. The Winchester Star marked the occasion by taking a picture of him treating a Dalmatian with the assistance of veterinary assistant Kerri Shultz-Wilfong, who had been hired by the practice one year be…
More than $30,000 in drugs were seized Friday by the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force during the arrest of two men from out of state.
A cut-your-own sunflower event will take place this weekend in a field of flowers on the Winchester Medical Center campus.
MIDDLETOWN – Being a Frederick County resident and having represented the Norfolk area in the House of Delegates, Winsome Sears says she understands rural and urban life.
WINCHESTER — Roughly 1,000 people gathered in Old Town Winchester Saturday for a parade and barbecue commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The Opequon Presbyterian Church Roots & Shoots community garden in Kernstown has everything you might expect from a vegetable garden and more.
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.
NEW MARKET — Fifty years later, Vietnam War veteran Kevin Whited still remembers how he and his Army buddies sometimes felt uncomfortable wearing their uniforms after they returned home.
WINCHESTER — End-of-life hospice care originated in Europe, but it was the spirit of South Dakota’s Native American Lakota tribe that breathed life into Blue Ridge Hospice of Winchester.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is marking its 40th year of serving communities around the northern part of Virginia.
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.
WOODSTOCK — Some people have jobs, but they need a bit of help to pay their rent, car repairs and medical bills.
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.
John Carl "Johnny" Foreman Sr. died on Jan. 23 but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he couldn't be properly memorialized for four months.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and area communities are ready to go swimming.
WOODSTOCK — An Edinburg man was indicted by a Shenandoah County Circuit Court grand jury on May 12 in connection to a shots fired incident in Strasburg last year.
FRONT ROYAL — A man who attempted to light a woman on fire with alcohol while she was lying in bed was indicted by a Warren County Circuit Court grand jury last week.
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.
Warren County Public Schools is making plans to hire new staff as several teachers have announced they plan to retire at the end of the school year.