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4 hours ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (10/16): Clarke County names Chris Boies as its next county administrator, Mickey Powell reports.

The Winchester Economic Development Authority discusses the need for a traffic study before City Council possibly closes a section of Boscawen Street (pictured), Brian Brehm writes.

Also, while overall Advanced Placement (AP) test participation has increased among Handley High School students, black students fell behind in both performance and participation, Anna Merod reports.

Pictured: Pedestrians cross Boscawen Street Tuesday afternoon while walking on the Loudoun Street Mall.

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Tomorrow in The Star (10/16): Clarke County names Chris Boies as its next county administrator, Mickey Powell reports.

The Winchester Economic Development Authority discusses the need for a traffic study before City Council possibly closes a section of Boscawen Street (pictured), Brian Brehm writes.

Also, while overall Advanced Placement (AP) test participation has increased among Handley High School students, black students fell behind in both performance and participation, Anna Merod reports. 

Pictured: Pedestrians cross Boscawen Street Tuesday afternoon while walking on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Photo by Scott Mason/For The Winchester Star

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Congratulations Chris Boies

Barbie Miller

We'll unveil the first (of 6) our 2019 Movers & Shakers tomorrow - any guesses as to who tomorrow's Mover & Shaker will be? (Note: Nominations were made by the community this summer) ... See MoreSee Less

Well unveil the first (of 6) our 2019 Movers & Shakers tomorrow - any guesses as to who tomorrows Mover & Shaker will be? (Note: Nominations were made by the community this summer)

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If Bryan Lynwood is a mover and shaker but not B.L.Nuri then this whole thing is a sham

2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (10/3): U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (pictured) visited the Winchester area today, starting with a meeting with local women to discuss a variety of issues, Josh Janney reports.

Winchester hosts the first of three public input sessions on the proposed closure of Boscawen Street at the Loudoun Street Mall, Brian Brehm writes.

Also, a Frederick County woman has admitted to letting her chihuahua starve to death in the house she moved out of, Evan Goodenow reports.

Pictured: U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., talks with Diane Schnoor (second from right), associate director of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, and Heather Sieber (right) of Girls on the Run, at the Hideaway Cafe on the Loudoun Street Mall Wednesday. At left is Winchester City Council member Kim Herbstritt.

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Tomorrow in The Star (10/3): U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (pictured) visited the Winchester area today, starting with a meeting with local women to discuss a variety of issues, Josh Janney reports.

Winchester hosts the first of three public input sessions on the proposed closure of Boscawen Street at the Loudoun Street Mall, Brian Brehm writes. 

Also, a Frederick County woman has admitted to letting her chihuahua starve to death in the house she moved out of, Evan Goodenow reports.

Pictured: U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., talks with Diane Schnoor (second from right), associate director of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, and Heather Sieber (right) of Girls on the Run, at the Hideaway Cafe on the Loudoun Street Mall Wednesday. At left is Winchester City Council member Kim Herbstritt.

Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

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Tim Kaine is an embarrassment to Virginia ! Blue wave = Live birth abortion, unrestricted illegal immigrants, benefits for illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities and the list goes on and on. He’s right there with Ralph Northam. Virginia deserves better!!

kaine really needs to retire!! enough of the lifetime politicians!!!

Some people can't stand an intelligent bilingual and caring man. Pissed off because they want to hate. Same people who put a lunatic in the white house. Wow!

Probably conferring with wexton to see what else they can tax you with..

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Creeper Kaine getting ready for Halloween ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ

Tell ME you didn't want to attend.

#notmysenator

Citizen Kaine

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Whatever

He is a horrible man... Embarrassing Virginia daily

When I think of the progress Kaine and Clinton would have made, instead of the idiot and his minion we currently have in the White House. Trump supporters should be plenty embarrassed and looking to vote blue in 2020 to redeem themselves. There is no excuse for the mess Republicans have made.

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3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (9/28): Despite at least 320 needle exchange programs nationally including four in Virginia, Winchester's police chief opposes a proposed program designed to reduce Winchester's high rate of the Hepatitis C virus, Evan Goodenow reports.

Sgt. Scott Baber, the highest ranking officer in the Town of Stephens City, resigned last week after being investigated for using a Taser on an inmate who was doing work for the town, Josh Janney writes.

Also, Worlds of Work hosted 7th graders from seven area school divisions on Friday (pictured), Anna Merod reports.

Pictured: Anastasia Saunders, 12, and a seventh grader of Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School holds onto a fire hose as she aims for a target shaped as a house during the Worlds of Work career expo on Friday. The expo was an opportunity for seventh graders in seven area school divisions to explore various career opportunities.

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Tomorrow in The Star (9/28): Despite at least 320 needle exchange programs nationally including four in Virginia, Winchesters police chief opposes a proposed program designed to reduce Winchesters high rate of the Hepatitis C virus, Evan Goodenow reports.

Sgt. Scott Baber, the highest ranking officer in the Town of Stephens City, resigned last week after being investigated for using a Taser on an inmate who was doing work for the town, Josh Janney writes.

Also, Worlds of Work hosted 7th graders from seven area school divisions on Friday (pictured), Anna Merod reports.

Pictured: Anastasia Saunders, 12, and a seventh grader of Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School holds onto a fire hose as she aims for a target shaped as a house during the Worlds of Work career expo on Friday. The expo was an opportunity for seventh graders in seven area school divisions to explore various career opportunities. 

Photo by Anna Merod/The Winchester Star

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In reference to the article about Sgt. Baber “accidentally” using his taser on an inmate; it’s important to stick to the topic being discussed and to feature a photo of the individual(s) under investigation, not those who have already stood trial and have been sentenced. I am curious as to why no further information was given about the investigation and why it was important to discuss the logistics of Stephens City patrols. Quite irritating when authors divert from topics essential to the discussion at hand.

Needle programs work. There are numerous instances of this. Yes it's an exchange but you get clean needles no matter what. This is not an enabling program, this is for the safety of the public as well.

Despite? Does that say it worked? Do they have to turn in a needle in order to get another one??

I'm a top fan

Who has hep c so we can all avoid them, and why are we giving away needles so they can just leave them on the streets?

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3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

With Halloween nearly a month away, we're looking to do a story on the local haunted spots of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke. Do you know of any local haunted houses or have any personal ghost stories based in the area you'd like to share with us?

Email Anna Merod at amerod@winchesterstar.com with your spooky story ideas.

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With Halloween nearly a month away, were looking to do a story on the local haunted spots of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke. Do you know of any local haunted houses or have any personal ghost stories based in the area youd like to share with us?

Email Anna Merod at amerod@winchesterstar.com with your spooky story ideas.

Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

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Valerie Hill Winery in Stephens City. Built in 1807. Served as a civil war hospital. I’m one of the owners. We have an event called History & Hauntings. Email me at tyler@valeriehillwinery.com

Carter hall millwood va but were good ghost

Also Brewbakers & Bright Box Theatre

My husband does!

Carter Hall, Millwood Va.

the old town cafe where i used to work

the old book gallery

Coalie Harry's, particularly the basement

Wayside Inn

a house on oates ave

Yeah, I didn't get it

Crystal Whitt-Bishop is this your dads house from the article?

The yellow Octagon house on Amherst St

Cool!

Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery and Historic Jordan Springs

Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery for sure!

im Hedgesville there is a haunted house called the haunted asylum at camp from... this was.started 7 years ago..but a young man who was just premed.. he wants to be an oncologist... he started this as a way to raise money for the local relay for life... and they donate all the profits to the relay for life... THIS HAUNTED HOUSE NEEDS COVERAGE...

MY HOUSE IS HAUNTED AND HAS BEEN SINCE I WAS 8 YEARS OLD WHEN MY SISTER Donna Stacey LET THE DEMONS OUT WITH A OUJIA BOARD.. lol

I have a scary story, Winchester using $11,000,000 tax payer dollars to put new apartments on Kent street that only drug addicts will be approved to live in

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3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (9/27): Winchester Circuit Court clerk Terry Whittle (pictued) celebrates his pending retirement on Wednesday after working in the Winchester Circuit Court Clerk's Office for 33 years, Evan Goodenow writes.

A driver was killed in a crash on the Northwestern Pike (U.S. 50) and Overlook Road about 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Evan Goodenow reports.

Also, after about 15 years of dormancy, plans for the 82-unit Shenandoah Crossing subdivision in Berryville are moving forward again, Mickey Powell writes.

Pictured: Retiring Winchester Circuit Court clerk Terry Whittle laughs while talking with Clarke County Circuit Court Clerk Helen Butts during a retirement party held in his honor Wednesday in the War Memorial Building. After 33 years with the Winchester Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Whittle's last day on the job is Monday.

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Tomorrow in The Star (9/27): Winchester Circuit Court clerk Terry Whittle (pictued) celebrates his pending retirement on Wednesday after working in the Winchester Circuit Court Clerks Office for 33 years, Evan Goodenow writes.

A driver was killed in a crash on the Northwestern Pike (U.S. 50) and Overlook Road about 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Evan Goodenow reports.

Also, after about 15 years of dormancy, plans for the 82-unit Shenandoah Crossing subdivision in Berryville are moving forward again, Mickey Powell writes.

Pictured:  Retiring Winchester Circuit Court clerk Terry Whittle laughs while talking with Clarke County Circuit Court Clerk Helen Butts during a retirement party held in his honor Wednesday in the War Memorial Building. After 33 years with the Winchester Circuit Court Clerks Office, Whittles last day on the job is Monday.

Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

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First guy in the Office every morn and the last guy out every night. He was the kind of boss every employee dreams of having. Smart, so efficient in his work, dedicated, an excellent mentor, patient and accountable. He treated everyone, upstanding citizen or hardened felon, with dignity and respect. An absolute model of a Clerk!

Thank you for your many years of service, Terry!

Happy retirement!

Enjoy your retirement

Enjoy retirement Terry Whittle!

Anyone know about the accident mentioned on Rte 50 at Overlook?

Congrats Terry Whittle

You have certainly earned it!

Enjoy your retirement. Thanks for your many years of service.

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3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (9/25): Rabbi Yishai Dinerman and his wife Bluma Dinerman (pictured) moved to Winchester this summer from Brooklyn and have opened the first Chabad Jewish Center to provide a community space for local Jewish residents and Jewish students at Shenandoah University, Anna Merod writes.

To increase teacher diversity, Winchester Public Schools officials say they're attempting to develop better rapport with minority candidates, Evan Goodenow reports.

Also, Berryville officials are pushing the idea of a private developer building a boutique hotel, Mickey Powell writes.

Pictured: Rabbi Yishai Dinerman, 28, and his wife, Bluma Dinerman, 27, from Brooklyn, N.Y., have opened the Chabad Jewish Center at 5 Montague Ave. in Winchester.

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Tomorrow in The Star (9/25): Rabbi Yishai Dinerman and his wife Bluma Dinerman (pictured) moved to Winchester this summer from Brooklyn and have opened the first Chabad Jewish Center to provide a community space for local Jewish residents and Jewish students at Shenandoah University, Anna Merod writes.

To increase teacher diversity, Winchester Public Schools officials say theyre attempting to develop better rapport with minority candidates, Evan Goodenow reports.

Also, Berryville officials are pushing the idea of a private developer building a boutique hotel, Mickey Powell writes.

Pictured: Rabbi Yishai Dinerman, 28, and his wife, Bluma Dinerman, 27, from Brooklyn, N.Y., have opened the Chabad Jewish Center at 5 Montague Ave. in Winchester. 

Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

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Welcome to Winchester.... we hope you enjoy it and look forward to you living here in the valley.

Shalom

3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

This week's Football Forecast ballot: www.winchesterstar.com/football-forecast/file_90ac0d4c-decc-11e9-84c6-1fee4749e3dc.html ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (9/24): A dog tag that was blown off Jerry Hynes during the Vietnam War was returned to him on Monday, Josh Janney reports.

Employees from a local Lowe's store are renovating Winchester Rescue Mission's offices, Josh Janney writes.

Also, the Virginia Farm Bureau is featuring Frederick County in an upcoming program that will air on PBS, Josh Janney reports.

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Tomorrow in The Star (9/24): A dog tag that was blown off Jerry Hynes during the Vietnam War was returned to him on Monday, Josh Janney reports.

Employees from a local Lowes store are renovating Winchester Rescue Missions offices, Josh Janney writes.

Also, the Virginia Farm Bureau is featuring Frederick County in an upcoming program that will air on PBS, Josh Janney reports.

Photo by Josh Janney/The Winchester Star

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Could the military help find the family to this tag?

Josh Janney is a local treasure.

4 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (9/21): Local school cafeteria workers (pictured) reflect on why they picked their job over any other food industry job that pays the same or better, Anna Merod writes.

Students at Handley High School walked out of class Friday to protest climate change and demanded that the school stop using single-use plastics, Anna Merod reports.

Also, Winchester crowned its first Burgermeister for its upcoming Oktoberfest celebration, Josh Janney writes.

Pictured: Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School cafeteria worker Debbie Amick removes sliced yellow bell peppers and ranch dressing from the chiller while preparing to serve lunch to students.

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Tomorrow in The Star (9/21): Local school cafeteria workers (pictured) reflect on why they picked their job over any other food industry job that pays the same or better, Anna Merod writes. 

Students at Handley High School walked out of class Friday to protest climate change and demanded that the school stop using single-use plastics, Anna Merod reports.

Also, Winchester crowned its first Burgermeister for its upcoming Oktoberfest celebration, Josh Janney writes. 

Pictured: Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School cafeteria worker Debbie Amick removes sliced yellow bell peppers and ranch dressing from the chiller while preparing to serve lunch to students.

Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

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I wonder how many of the protesting students would volunteer to wash reusable cafeteria dishes after school to protect their environment. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Go Virginia avenue elementary school

I think our kids would better served by learning life skills than becoming taxpayer funded propaganda puppets.

What about all those plastic phone's ๐Ÿค”

They get summers off? Had to be in there somewhere.

summers off???

Becky Miller

T-t-t-t-t TOP FAAAAN!!!๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰

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4 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

On Monday, two women clocked out from their morning shifts at Chick-fil-A as their tutor, a Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area volunteer, arrived at the restaurant with her "Ventures Basic" textbook and the women wrote common English words such as "dishes," "breakfast," "grass" and "making." www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/chick-fil-a-helping-employees-improve-english-skills/artic... ... See MoreSee Less

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I showed this article to my kids as an example of what helping people looks like.

Amazing work!!!!

So awesome

Way to go..

Just another reason to love Chick-fil-A Pleasant Valley Road and Chick-fil-A Rutherford Crossing

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Meanwhile: ..... these people will never make the paper. Despite a 25-year effort by the VLF and the organizations it supports to teach literacy skills to adults, Virginia still has 853,786 adults who never completed high school (2006 US Census American Community Survey). One out of five adults is considered functionally illiterate, and 662,715 lack basic prose literacy skills. These adults learn to read and write best through the customized one-on-one tutoring provided by the private community-based literacy organizations that the VLF supports through grants and training. Functionally illiterate adults have a profound impact on Virginia’s economy. Regions where adult illiteracy rates soar above 25-30% are unable to attract and retain businesses. Coincidentally, these regions also have the highest poverty rates in Virginia.

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