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Last updated: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:28:43 GMT

 Rockingham County Phasing Out Valedictorian, Salutatorian Distinctions Thu, 20 Dec 2018 08:55:28 GMT

Are class rankings and the distinction of valedictorian and salutatorian becoming relics no longer needed in schools, like projectors and chalkboards? Recently a number of school divisions have decided to leave these designations in the past, including public schools in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah counties and Winchester. Only one high school in Rockingham County still recognizes graduating seniors with the highest and second-highest GPAs, but it will soon phasing those designations out as well.

 Sabers War and Memory: The war's largest cavalry charge sealed a... Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:00:42 GMT

While troops labored on Fort Collier, named in honor of the Confederate lieutenant who supervised its construction, Griffith investigated every nook with her father and brother. "I have this day visited the breastworks or fortifications out on the Martinsburg Pikea Was exceedingly interested.

 Fridaya s anticipated rain prompts NWS flood watch Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:16:36 GMT

The longest rain-free stretch of the year for the D.C. area comes to an end on Friday afternoon as the National Weather Service forecasts a rainy close to the week. Enough rain is in the forecast that the NWS issued a flood watch for the 24-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.

 Kingsdown staying in Mebane, selling buildings to lease them back Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:44:03 GMT

Kingsdown sold and leased back its facility in Winchester, Va., several months ago, Hood said. "The real estate market is so hot now you can't hardly refuse," Hood said.

 Celestial Celebration scheduled Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:10:17 GMT

The Front Royal Oratorio Society will present "Celestial Celebration," a free Christmas concert at 4 p.m. today at Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, Virginia. A portion of the proceeds of this concert's freewill offering will support WINC-FM's annual "Chain of Checks" benefiting "Froggy's Closet" which addresses the needs of foster children and their families.

 Fairfax County residents charged in alleged $8.9 billion U.S. Military contract fraud Sat, 08 Dec 2018 07:42:42 GMT

Abul Huda Farouki, 75, of McLean, is the former chief executive officer of Anham FZCO, a defense contractor based in the United Arab Emirates .

 Man gets prison time for 2017 burglary Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:50:56 GMT

A Winchester man on Monday received prison time for committing burglaries and theft in the city and in Warren County in 2017. Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr. sentenced Michael Jorge Meszaros in Warren County Circuit Court to three years in a state penitentiary for one count of statutory burglary and two years, all suspended, for a related grand larceny charge.

 Bealeton man found dead in Winchester jail cell Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:15:28 GMT

A Bealeton man who was sentenced to eight years in prison last month in connection with a March standoff with Fauquier County Sheriff's deputies was found dead Friday in his cell at the Northwestern Regional Jail in Winchester.

 Follow these four steps to ensure packages arrive on time Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:28:55 GMT

LeighAnne Zeigler, certified operator and store manager, left, and Josh Kirby, sales associate, stand with packaging boxes sold by UPS that ensure safe travel nationally and internationally. Ashley Miller/For The Northern Virginia Dally LeighAnne Zeigler, certified operator and store manager, left, and Josh Kirby, sales associate, stand with packaging boxes sold by UPS that ensure safe travel nationally and internationally.

 The year in music books Wed, 28 Nov 2018 21:10:23 GMT

So imagine my surprise, my relief, even my joy to discover how easy it was to select a dozen music books that I can unequivocally recommend. In fact, the tricky part was narrowing my list down, so to keep under my word count I've mostly avoided artist memoirs.

 Old Town Winchester's Holly Jolly Celebration is Dec. 8 Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:15:26 GMT

Experience the beauty of Christmas with caroling, holiday wagon rides and, of course, Santa Claus himself at the Old Town Winchester's Holly Jolly Celebration on Dec. 8. "Each Christmas, we look forward to sharing this joyous experience with Old Town Winchester and the community," Bell said. "While the blocks of downtown Winchester are a treat to explore and experience anytime of the year, there is no time more magical than during the holiday season to visit Winchester."

 Police officer killed in crash responding to Winchester fight call Sun, 25 Nov 2018 14:47:36 GMT

Winchester Police Officer Hunter Edwards died Sunday morning, hours after he crashed while responding to a Saturday night fight call, according to Winchester Police. Edwards, 30, crashed on West Jubal Drive, just blocks from the S. Loudoun Street call to which he was responding.

 On-duty Winchester, Va. officer killed in crash new Sun, 25 Nov 2018 14:47:35 GMT

Officer Hunter Edwards died in a single vehicle crash on West Jubal Drive in Winchester while responding to reports of an altercation nearby just before 11 p.m., Winchester police said. He was 30 years old.