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WOODSTOCK -- Education has been a part of agriculture teacher Jaclyn (Roller) Ryan's life since she was born. At Friday afternoon's Shenandoah County Public Schools convocation, she said she followed her father and grandparents into a career in education. comments

The bear that attacked a man in Hardy County, West Virginia will be put down if game managers can trap it, a state expert on black bears said Friday. comments

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STRASBURG -- Strasburg's varsity football team has to reload its wide receiver and defensive back positions this season after losing some key pieces to graduation. The Rams return a few players with some varsity experience at those spots, but it will be up to a handful of newcomers to provide Strasburg with some depth on the outside this season. comments

NEW MARKET -- Trace Wilkens can get restless, and that's been a good thing for Shenandoah Valley Academy's boys soccer team. comments

I've always had high hopes that someday the Citi Open in Washington D.C. could be elevated to a bigger professional tennis tournament. The idea of seeing players such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova dancing around in my head. However, after actually attending and seeing most of those players last week in Cincinnati I realize that D.C. has a long ways to go to become a big-time tennis tournament. comments

FOREST -- The Shenandoah University men's cross country team is picked to finish seventh in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference race this fall in pre-season poll results released Thursday afternoon by the league office. comments

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A two-vehicle crash Thursday took the life of a Winchester man at the intersection of Tasker Road and Queens Way. comments


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FRONT ROYAL - Foes of repealing a ban on fortunetellers in Front Royal recently attacked a non-profit group and claimed it supported pagans. comments

WOODSTOCK -- The 10th anniversary of the Route 11 Yard Crawl exhibited how the event is changing -- and growing -- with each consecutive year. comments

Anticipating Monday's start of public schools in Warren County, town and county authorities have reminded area motorists to pay particular attention near schools, bus stops and residential neighborhoods. comments

A bear attack Thursday sent a man visiting the George Washington National Forest to Winchester Medical Center with serious wounds. comments

A handful of Front Royal Town Council candidates say they don't want the Warren County Republican Committee's endorsement. comments

FRONT ROYAL - A Front Royal resident's woes with her home exposed a town-wide problem for older buildings. comments

An increasing bear population could hurt local farmers' crops as autumn settles in and bears look harder for food before winter, even after a relatively quiet summer. comments

The Shenandoah County Fair Scholarship Pageant is reaching back to its roots. comments

Law enforcement agencies in Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties have been among many across the nation that have acquired surplus military equipment through a controversial Department of Defense program. comments

For decades it was where the residents of Fort Valley purchased their groceries, their gasoline, their cigarettes and beer. comments


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LINDEN -- Stephen Sloane and his wife Miranda Kettlewell said they opened Black Snake Wood because they saw beautiful, local trees becoming firewood. comments

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The last are county fair of summer begins in Woodstock Friday. Expect livestock shows, carnival rides, free nightly music and lots of new surprises. This weekend, also expect two area music and barbecue festivals and a Saturday boat race like no other. comments



EDINBURG -- Babette, a 10-month-old female puppy, is short, and probably will not grow much larger than her current 30 pounds. But what she lacks in size she makes up for in energy. comments


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