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.
If COVID-19 virus numbers keep declining and vaccination rates keep rising, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday he will lift mitigation measures, capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements starting June 15.
In addition to various walk-in vaccine sites hosted by local health departments, CVS Health is now accepting walk-in COVID-19 appointments at its pharmacy locations around the country, the company announced Wednesday.
Valley Health has announced a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site for first and second doses starting May 12 at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.
CLEAR BROOK — Shortly after getting an autograph from Santana Moss on Saturday, 28-year-old Ryan Steele from Bunker Hill, West Virginia, explained the appeal of the former Washington Football Team wide receiver.
CLEAR BROOK — An outdoor setting isn’t traditional for the Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast, but Joe Theismann summed up a lot of people’s feelings shortly after starting his remarks to a crowd of 650 on Saturday morning at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.
WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Board of Supervisors doesn’t want Lord Fairfax Community College to change its name.
WINCHESTER — A pared-down Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival was just the thing needed to attract one of the biggest crowds ever to its Fire Truck Rodeo and Antique Show.
Valley Health will hold a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Shenandoah University’s James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center.
MILLWOOD — Animal lovers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley won't have to travel far to take a walk on the wild side.
Shenandoah University will be closing its mass vaccination center in May, the school announced on Friday.
While police around the nation are grappling with how to do their jobs in the wake of interactions that have resulted in deaths and demonstrators taking to the streets, a group of Shenandoah University students has been studying the impact of community policing by focusing on the Town of Strasburg.
Valley Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday at Shenandoah University in Winchester and hopes to give everyone a chance to attend by offering a link at noon today at its website, valleyhealthlink.com/c19vaccinations.
The Lord Fairfax Health District on Tuesday reported its 400th death attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOYCE — Julian Bumgardner is a 6-year-old boy with autism. His world is a constant swirl of noise and light and motion, sometimes coming at him so fast that his body starts swaying back and forth as he desperately tries to calm down and process his environment.
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.
WINCHESTER — Cissie Graham Lynch, daughter of evangelist Franklin Graham and the granddaughter of Billy Graham, will be the keynote speaker for the 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s Prayer Lunch, festival organizers announced Friday.
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 — Volunteers with the 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival continue to add events and announce plans for the upcoming festival, which take place April 23 through May 2.
The Lord Fairfax Health District reported four deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend.
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WINCHESTER — A Winchester woman launched a new podcast last week that is equal parts heartwarming and terrifying.