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Out of the Past ... from the archives of The Winchester Star

100 years ago Mr. William T. Sullivan, whose livery stable on Fairfax Lane was destroyed by fire recently, has men at work clearing away the debris preparatory to erecting a new building on the same site, which will be two large stories and of brick and concrete. Mr. Sullivan will vacate his tempora

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-18 04:10:29

Warehouse work begins in Stonewall Industrial Park

WINCHESTER - Site work has begun on a planned 287,000-square-foot warehouse logistics facility in the Stonewall Industrial Park, north of the city. The roughly $16 million project is being developed by Pennsylvania-based Equus Capital Partners Ltd. (Equus), which touts itself as one of the nation's

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-19 04:10:03

Athlete Spotlight: Handley High School volleyball player Meredith Watts

Meredith Watts Handley County High School 17-year-old senior Sport: Volleyball. Position: Right side and defensive specialist Parents: Jen and Mike Watts. Hometown: Norfolk, moved to Winchester about 14 years ago. What do you love about volleyball: I like the team aspect of it the most because the o

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-19 04:30:21

Organizations join to help diminish deadly opioid addiction

WINCHESTER - Nearly 100 stakeholders gathered at the Valley Health Conference Center on Monday to find a way to address the addiction epidemic that has claimed 146 lives in the Northern Shenandoah Valley since 2011. The gathering was part of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition's

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-19 04:06:00

The Latest: Brazil president's claim on Amazon questioned

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Brazilian President Michel Temer is raising eyebrows with his claim at the U.N. that deforestation in the Amazon declined 20 percent the last year. Temer made the statement Tuesday while addressing the U.N. G

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-19 16:07:43

Gerald Almy: The challenge of owning 100-plus acres leads to downsizing

Gerald Almy Regular readers of this column are familiar with my fanatic devotion to wildlife projects and land management. This concluding article of a two-part series explains why I will soon be downsizing the amount of such projects I undertake due to health and age issues. * * * * * After my wife

NORTHERN VIRGINIA DAILY - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

All kinds of apples showcased at festival

CLEAR BROOK - Some people go for the apple butter. Some go for the apple cider. Some go for the arts, crafts, music or food trucks. Whatever the attraction, thousands of people attended the 42nd Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival. The two-day festival held Saturday and Sunday at the Frederick

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-18 04:21:58

Evidence rulings playing key role in Menendez trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - It was a potentially significant piece of evidence early in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez: an email sent by a staffer expressing dismay at Menendez's efforts to secure a visa for the reputed girlfriend of a wealthy campaign donor. Jurors never heard it, nor did they

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-18 04:30:31

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

PARIS (AP) - Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged assailant, the local prosecutor's office and the s

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-17 20:41:07

The Latest: University: Tourists hurt in France are students

PARIS (AP) - The Latest on the acid attack on U.S. tourists in the French city of Marseille (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The four American tourists who French authorities say were attacked with acid at a train station in the city of Marseille have been identified as students at Boston College in Ma

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-17 20:27:27

BA flight in Paris gets extra security checks after threat

PARIS (AP) - Police and firefighters checked a British Airways plane on the tarmac of Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport Sunday morning after reports of a security threat but authorities determined it was a false alarm. One passenger on the plane said it was surrounded by dozens of armed officers and

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-17 09:15:41

Man sentenced to life imprisonment in cab driver's murder

Clay Curtis FRONT ROYAL - Clay Marshall Curtis, convicted of first-degree murder in the December 2014 shooting death of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk, was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment and a $100,000 fine. The sentence, imposed by Circuit Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr., upheld a verdict rec

NORTHERN VIRGINIA DAILY - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Debra MH McLaughlin sworn in as Eastern Panhandle's newest judge

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Debra MH McLaughlin was sworn in Monday as the 23rd Judicial Circuit's newest judge during a ceremony at the Morgan County Courthouse attended by her husband, their three children, her parents and nearly 100 friends and well-wishers. McLaughlin, 49, has been serving as Morg

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-19 00:45:00

Front Royal, Edinburg miss out on revitalization money

Front Royal and Edinburg have missed out on federal money officials in both localities had sought for downtown revitalization. Virginia awarded almost $9 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for 15 projects around the state. Neither Front Royal nor Edinburg made the list in this roun

NORTHERN VIRGINIA DAILY - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Athlete Spotlight: Clarke County High School volleyball player Claudia Putman

Claudia Putman Clarke County High School 17-year-old senior Sport: Volleyball. Position: Libero Parents: Jo and John Anderson. Hometown: Round Hill Nickname: "Claud." What do you love about volleyball: I enjoy making new friendships and bonds with teammates. I just really like meeting new people fro

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-19 04:30:38

GPAAR unveils new name: Greater Piedmont Realtors

The trade association of real estate professionals in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties now has a new name. Formerly the Greater Piedmont Area Association of Realtors, the newly-named Greater Piedmont Realtors revealed its new logo and debuted its new name at its annual m

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-18 10:00:00

Brown VII eager to face challenges as candidate

The nickname "seven" is a remnant from Samuel Brown VII's days as a student at Faith Christian Academy in Martinsburg. The challenges of being a young candidate are not surprising to Brown, 20, who affirms the obstacles facing West Virginia in the future. "People are leaving the state in droves eve

JOURNAL & SUNDAY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Pittsnogle earns spot in WVUSports Hall of Fame

The 6-foot-11 center from Martinsburg would have to rely on his voice on Saturday morning, however, as he was one of eight former Mountaineer greats to be inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame. "I don't want to speak," Pittsnogle explained moments before the 27th annual indu

JOURNAL & SUNDAY JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 07:00:00

Martinsburg moves to allow urban deer hunting

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg City Council, after hearing from concerned residents last week, is moving to expedite consideration of an ordinance that would allow an urban deer hunt in the city. A draft of the ordinance presented to city council members on Thursday could be read for the first

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-18 20:30:00

Robbery reported at Martinsburg Sheetz

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police were called Sunday morning to the Sheetz convenience store on West King Street in Martinsburg for a robbery, according to a Berkeley County 911 supervisor. Authorities were notified of the robbery at the store at 1617 W. King St. at 4:55 a.m., the supervisor said. The Mar

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-17 23:00:00