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Winter is coming, but after the cold temperatures and a few snowflakes that fell over the valley this week, we should just say it's already here. Daylight hours are growing shorter, and the brilliant colors of fall have drifted to the ground. We also know that winter is coming because the Vi…

We're well into fall now. As the leaves turn and daylight melds into darkness, we offer a reminder to those who enjoy a walk, jog or bike ride on area roadways: don't be invisible. Don light-colored or reflective clothing so that motorists can see you in the early morning or evening darkness.

One news story that got local folks riled up online this week concerns the Warren County Board of Supervisors’ consideration of hiring an attorney – with taxpayer money – to represent the five board members who have been indicted on misdemeanor charges of misfeasance and nonfeasance. They ar…

In one fell swoop, the Warren County special grand jury sent out its longest list of indictments in the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority case to date on Friday – 14 people indicted on a total of 42 misdemeanor counts of misfeasance and nonfeasance.

Last week, we asked if some animal-related events at fairs and other community gatherings should be retired. One of the examples we cited was the box turtle derby at a local fair – in which local animal experts called the turtles “the walking dead” because they were not likely to survive lon…

Thoughts of the 1980s film “The Breakfast Club” bubbled up when reading the Northern Virginia Daily story “Few seem to want repeat visit to Alternative Suspension Center” in Saturday's paper.

Astounding news reported this week on the local medical front: Valley Health has temporarily suspended mammograms at its diagnostic center in Winchester after the American College of Radiology “raised concerns about the quality of our mammogram images,” according to information posted on Val…

County fair season has ended locally but fond memories of winning ribbons, being crowned a fair queen and other personal bests will linger for many years to come. Most of the fair events are traditional — held year after year — but as time goes by and attitudes change, some of those events h…

While Shenandoah County does not have malls, big factories or many of the chain stores and restaurants that more populated counties have, its tourism and agritourism businesses are thriving and contributing to the local economy.

There’s a movement afoot already to make changes to the new state law raising the fuel tax in counties along, and near, Interstate 81.

Social media has a dark side, and all parents and guardians of susceptible children need to be aware of it.

Virginia Del. Ibraheem Samirah, a Democrat who lives in Herndon and represents the 86th District, stole the national spotlight from Donald Trump on Tuesday during the president’s speech to the Virginia General Assembly in Jamestown.

“Everyone says ‘oh, well Jennifer (McDonald) did it.’ Well you know you’re the board, aren’t you supposed to investigate stuff before you spend that kind of money? At least have an idea of what’s going on.”

The other day, when Interstate 81 lanes were closed due to a crash and traffic was rerouted to Route 11 through Strasburg, a tractor trailer crashed on Back Road west of that town. Its load made a mess in front of someone’s home.

And speaking of Route 11, the annual Route 11 Yard Crawl has been expanded from one Saturday in August to two days – Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10.

The criminal case focused on the alleged embezzlement and misappropriation of funds in the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Agency scandal got more interesting Tuesday: a third person was jailed, the agency’s former director was indicted on two more felony counts, and the EDA a…

If you like to gamble, chances are you’ve bought a Virginia Lottery ticket. Actually, a lot of people like to play the lottery, according to news out of Richmond.

The cost of living on this earth continues to rise. The latest dent in our wallets is an increased fee for recycling, and that’s happening all over the country as communities feel the effects of a downturn in the global recycling market.

The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority embezzlement scandal has personally impacted many lives in the area: two women are sitting in jail, one of the defendants named in the EDA civil suit has committed suicide, lawsuits have been filed, and a special grand jury has bee…

News out of Front Royal/Warren County lately has not been all sunshine and rainbows (to partially quote Rocky Balboa). Our news story index for Front Royal on nvdaily.com is full of depressingly sad stories of embezzlement, prostitution, public dumping, fires, domestic incidents, cars vs. pe…

Pumping gas on July 1 is going to sting a bit – that’s when a new sales tax increase goes into effect along the Interstate 81 corridor.

The universe offered Front Royal residents a reminder last week that all is still not well in terms of public safety on its roadways. Two people were struck by vehicles and a third person was killed as she was walking in a crosswalk in the same week that pedestrian safety was the topic of co…

Our reporters check in daily, sometimes more than once, at courthouses in Warren and Shenandoah counties for case filings, search warrants, indictments and such. On Tuesday, they were surprised to see that 3,000 documents in the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority allege…

We agree that the workforce housing project and any other projects the Town of Front Royal was involved in with the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority over the past few years need to be carefully reviewed, but not during a closed meeting as suggested earlier this week i…

Tuesday’s unexpected death of former Warren County sheriff Daniel McEathron shocked the community that he has served as a law enforcement officer for nearly four decades.

On Tuesday, Jennifer McDonald, the former Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development executive director, learned that she will be serving more time in jail as she awaits her trial on fraud and embezzlement charges.

Unless someone steps forward and admits it, we may never know who the person in blackface is in the photo on Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical college yearbook page.

This is our annual reminder about hot car deaths – don't leave your children or your pets behind when you step away from your vehicle for any reason this summer.

Imagine you’re sitting on your front porch, listening to the unpleasant sound of a whining lawnmower grow louder as your neighbor pushes it closer to the road as he moves back and forth across his lawn. When he starts on the last row of tall grass next to the road, you notice there is no bag…

France has knighted a Strasburg resident with its highest honor, the Order of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic.

Some Warren County and Front Royal citizens have been expressing their anger at town and county public meetings as well as on social media. The scandal swirling around the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and an increase in taxes for the next fiscal year have created …

History buffs, genealogists and those who want to learn more about their county have a chance this Friday and Saturday to delve into the past at museums and other sites in Shenandoah County.

Mother’s Day came a little early in Quicksburg this week when the Stonewall Jackson girls soccer team honored their teammates’ mom during Cancer Awareness Night.

Triplett Tech students working with the Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity are learning more than the masonry, carpentry, electrical wiring skills needed to build a house. They are learning the power of altruism.

This week we learned that Carmeuse Lime & Stone plans to shut down the kiln at its plant in Strasburg in June. At this time we do not know how many people will lose their jobs, but a spokesman said there may be an opportunity for some to move on to another plant.

A local mom is beating the drum to bring awareness to organ donation this month, which has been designated National Donate Life Month.

While a $17 million civil lawsuit filed by the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority against its former director Jennifer McDonald, Warren County Sheriff Daniel McEthron, businessmen Curt Tran, Donnie Poe and Justin Appleton, and three businesses is slowly moving through t…

The scandal surrounding the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority has awakened a sleeping giant. Local citizens are angry – they're not carrying pitchforks and marching to the castle yet, but they're on the move – expressing their disgust through social media and at govern…

The $17 million civil lawsuit filed by the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority against nine defendants including its former executive director, the Warren County sheriff and the ITFederal developer, reads like a primer on how to almost get away with millions of dollars o…