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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WINCHESTER — Valley Health is offering low-cost lung cancer screenings all month for uninsured individuals as part of November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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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.

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Two men were arrested Monday night after being found in West Virginia with half a pound of methamphetamine in their car.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and area communities are ready to go swimming.

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Lord Fairfax Community College held its final COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, fully vaccinating another 700 patients.

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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.