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To say that our lives have changed in a matter of a few weeks is an understatement. To think we’re going to go back to normal in three weeks is wishful, naive thinking. The coronavirus wave that’s left death in its wake is now at our doorstep in the valley, with at least nine positive cases …

The coronavirus (COVID-19) that has spread from China to dozens of nations has made its way to Virginia. As of Thursday afternoon, the number of cases nearly doubled overnight, with 17 “presumptive positive” cases of Virginians with the respiratory disease. While so far there have been no ca…

The grass planted next to the new sidewalk in Strasburg is poking through its straw mat, and now that days are more conducive for strolls, more folks are seen venturing out on it.

Do you know what to do when you encounter someone having a seizure? Do you call an ambulance? Should you restrain the person?

Our motorsports column anchored on the left side column of our Sports section front each Thursday has been missing the past few months while columnist Craig Murto took time away from writing to focus on battling a lengthy illness. We are sorry to say that Craig passed away last week at the y…

The governor of the great Mountain State to the west is urging Virginia counties not happy with the new political landscape in Richmond to secede and join forces with West Virginia.

Ever wonder why photos of bank robbery (or other) suspects captured on surveillance cameras are usually so dark, grainy or fuzzy that even the suspect’s mother wouldn’t be able to identify him or her?

An Election Day holiday measure is winding its way through the General Assembly, and we think it’s an excellent idea. Let’s clear all obstacles to allow Virginians to have the opportunity to let their voices be heard with their votes.

The Associated Press reported this week that there have been more than 1,800 confirmed cases of influenza and 225 deaths from the flu or pneumonia so far during the 2019-2020 flu season in Virginia, which is one of 45 states, the District of Columbia, New York City and Puerto Rico that the C…

We ran a story recently about how a child’s request to help other local children who would not receive any toys this Christmas had blossomed into a holiday toy drive that brought in donations of several thousand dollars worth of new toys for area children.

The Pink Patch Project is a campaign that was started in 2013 by the Seal Beach, California, Police Department to raise funds and awareness of the battle against breast cancer. Since then, the program has spread to police departments and other agencies across the nation. In Virginia, four po…

A news release about a suspicious death came out two days after a body was found at Digs Landing in the Rivermont area of Warren County this week.

The 2019 elections are over but before we get too far into the next election cycle, we’d like to ask our local county governments to update election information on their websites.

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.