Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (4/20): Sophia Pryor (pictured), a student with Down syndrome at James Wood High School, was voted prom queen by her fellow classmates April 13, Anna Merod writes. To mark Earth Week, two Powhatan School students convinced Winchester Mayor David Smith to issue a proclamation urging city restaurants to give straws only to customers who ask for one, Josh Janney reports. Also, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau has significantly more money for marketing in fiscal year 2020 since Frederick County has raised its lodging tax, Brian Brehm writes.

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Tomorrow in The Star (4/20): Sophia Pryor (pictured), a student with Down syndrome at James Wood High School, was voted prom queen by her fellow classmates April 13, Anna Merod writes. To mark Earth Week, two Powhatan School students convinced Winchester Mayor David Smith to issue a proclamation urging city restaurants to give straws only to customers who ask for one, Josh Janney reports. Also, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau has significantly more money for marketing in fiscal year 2020 since Frederick County has raised its lodging tax, Brian Brehm writes.

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Love it!!πŸ’•πŸ’•

Thank you

So happy for you Sophia!!!Congratulations!!!

Aunt Jannie and Uncle Fuzz Face love and are so proud of you Sophia!! ❀️🌸❀️

We always knew she was a beautiful princess!!!! Ahhh Sophia, so proud of you!!!πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Precious!

Congratulations Sophia!!! You're so beautiful inside and out!!!😘

You look beautiful, & always remember that. Hope you have fun dancing & enjoy your time. Have the best night of your life so beautiful

So happy for you Queen SophiaπŸ‘‘πŸŽ‰

Congratulations Sophia Pryor...still remember the girl in kindergarten Logan helped out.

So nice that she can be the Queen!!

What a wonderful story!

Congrats Sophia. You look beautiful!

I’ve noticed this kindness in our kids around here. It’s wonderful.

Going to buy one tomorrow πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ‘‘

Congratulations 🎈to a beautiful young lady

That is so special!

Congratulations beautiful

You are amazing, Sophia!

Congratulations Sophia‼️

So proud of you Sophia Pryor! That’s an amazing honor. You are a very special young woman. ❀️!

Yay Sophia!!!!!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️

I’m crying! This is the sweetest thing. They just made this girls dreams and such a happy girl! ❀️ I hope she has a blast! The prettiest prom queen ever!

Congratulations! Beautiful story!

Beautiful young lady!!

Tomorrow in The Star (4/19): The man wounded in a shootout with Winchester police on July 2 had a blood alcohol content of 0.37 - more than four times the 0.08 driving limit, Evan Goodenow reports. A $22.8 million budget for the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center was approved Thursday by Jail Authority board members, Evan Goodenow writes. Also, the Frederick County Planning Commission approves a permit for a dog kennel with 25 dogs, Josh Janney reports.

Pictured: Apple blossoms have begun to pop open in area orchards including this one on Payne Road in Frederick County on Thursday. The 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival begins April 26.

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Tomorrow in The Star (4/19): The man wounded in a shootout with Winchester police on July 2 had a blood alcohol content of 0.37 - more than four times the 0.08 driving limit, Evan Goodenow reports. A $22.8 million budget for the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center was approved Thursday by Jail Authority board members, Evan Goodenow writes. Also, the Frederick County Planning Commission approves a permit for a dog kennel with 25 dogs, Josh Janney reports.

Pictured: Apple blossoms have begun to pop open in area orchards including this one on Payne Road in Frederick County  on Thursday. The 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival begins April 26.

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This is a beautiful photo.

Lake Holiday resident the Rev. Heidi David-Young announced Wednesday she is running as a Democrat to represent the Gainesboro District on the Frederick County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 5 election.

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Lake Holiday resident the Rev. Heidi David-Young announced Wednesday she is running as a Democrat to represent the Gainesboro District on the Frederick County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 5 election. 

https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/minister-running-for-gainesboro-seat-on-frederick-county-board-of/article_080a174d-6106-5709-bd6f-998869b491b1.html

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I take issue with this. Any minister who believes in God, the Bible and preaches at a pulpit, should A: not be democrat. It’s an Oxymoron and B: Not be female.

A preacher? A member of the no-god party?

I'm more upset that a pastor is running with a party of which the main platform is abortion.

We don’t need democrats ruining our cities anymore, make sure to vote for her opponent

Frederick county needs to stay red !!!!!!

What happened to separation of church and state? I was raised Catholic and currently attend a non-denominational church. I was always taught that members of the clergy do not run for public office.They should choose between being fully active clergy or a political candidate. You can't serve both.This has been debated for the past decade when it has become more popular. Just my opinion (and many others if you do the research)

It’s called SEPARATION of church and state!!!

No thanks

Sounds like a big spender of taxpayer dollars

My daughters Girl Scout leader, have nothing else to say about that..🀦🏼‍β™€οΈπŸ™„πŸ˜³

Politics and religion that's a good combo......

That turtle neck is so not cute πŸ˜‚

Does she have time to do that

Liberal democrats aren’t good at governing.

Many a pastor has held public office, I'm thankful to say. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_clergy_in_politics

Glad I'm moving.

Isn’t that not allowed? Church and state

No thanks

Nope

I’ll give her a shot—gotta say, those speaking against her are precisely the types I don’t want to see in charge, so yeah, she’s looking like my kind of candidate.

What a blessing for the children in our community! Everyone in our district will benefit from intelligent, compassionate, thougtful leadership.

After hearing her speak at the last BOS meeting..this is exactly what this county needs! Someone that sees the importance of funding our emergency services and our schools!!

I met this candidate for the Gainesboro district and heard her speak about her values. I agree with her focus on education, and on her ideas about sustaining the quality of life we enjoy in Frederick County. We are lucky to have this smart, accessible person willing to serve our community.

No to the left

No more democrats thanks....all crooks

Tomorrow in The Star (3/18): The Clarke Board of Supervisors adopts a code amendment banning panhandling, Mickey Powell writes. There is a chance a newly painted mural on the side of a business in Ward Plaza created without the city's permission may have to be painted over, Brian Brehm reports. Also, "Taxi" actress Marilu Henner has been named the Firefighters' Marshal for the 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

Pictured: Samara Best, 11, enjoys her spring break from school with a visit to Clear Brook Park where the cherry trees near the playground equipment are in full bloom.

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Tomorrow in The Star (3/18): The Clarke Board of Supervisors adopts a code amendment banning panhandling, Mickey Powell writes. There is a chance a newly painted mural on the side of a business in Ward Plaza created without the citys permission may have to be painted over, Brian Brehm reports. Also, Taxi actress Marilu Henner has been named the Firefighters Marshal for the 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. 

Pictured: Samara Best, 11, enjoys her spring break from school with a visit to Clear Brook Park where the cherry trees near the playground equipment are in full bloom.

Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

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Real shame you cannot paint your building but the illegals, drugs,and drunks are out there running wild..

Nice going Clarke Co, now time for your next door neighbor to do the same... Ban panhandling in Frederick County.

The entire Ward Plaza shopping mall is hideous anymore including the parking lot. Mural is probably the only thing that looks great!!!

I like the mural that was painted, looks quite nice and what harm is it doing. Ok so they goofed up and didn’t get permission. It happens. Unless it’s an eyesore why can’t it just be left alone?

What a great picture of Spring!

Great news!

A century after becoming a baseball and war hero, Winchester native Spottswood Poles is getting long-overdue recognition from his hometown.

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A century after becoming a baseball and war hero, Winchester native Spottswood Poles is getting long-overdue recognition from his hometown. 

https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/spottswood-poles-to-receive-long-overdue-honors-from-city/article_b0aa970b-f597-5d4e-8c25-aaa40f3b4007.html

Want to buy a house? If you're looking for something less than $250,000 it's not going to be easy.

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Want to buy a house? If youre looking for something less than $250,000 its not going to be easy. 

https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/local-real-estate-market-hot-but-inventory-still-low/article_df9d324d-e7ac-56b5-9a64-a8d40cec6ceb.html

Tomorrow in The Star (4/16): The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is close to making its first celebrity announcement, Brian Brehm writes. The local real estate market is "hot," some real estate agents say, but the inventory remains low, Onofrio Castiglia reports. Also, a Winchester man who police say was drunk while his three young children wandered away from their home is facing three counts of child abuse, Evan Goodenow writes.

Pictured: Stefanie Nave, a decorator at Kimberly's, is one of the team members who decorated the doorway of the downtown Winchester business for the upcoming Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. A windy Monday found her checking the bows she added.

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Tomorrow in The Star (4/16): The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is close to making its first celebrity announcement, Brian Brehm writes. The local real estate market is hot, some real estate agents say, but the inventory remains low, Onofrio Castiglia reports. Also, a Winchester man who police say was drunk while his three young children wandered away from their home is facing three counts of child abuse, Evan Goodenow writes. 

Pictured: Stefanie Nave, a decorator at Kimberlys, is one of the team members who decorated the doorway of the downtown Winchester business for the upcoming Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. A windy Monday found her checking the bows she added. 

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WOW! She is very talented that door entrance is gorgeous.

Oh my goodness, Stef, you have really outdone yourself this time!! Gorgeous!!!❀️😘

That’s my girl. She loves making things pretty!

Absolutely beautiful!! So very talented!!

Stefanie Nave, that is absolutely beautiful!

Wow, she sure does !

Stefanie Nave

Gorgeous Stefanie Nave!

Gorgeous

Country music star Sara Evans performed two Patsy Cline classics - "Crazy" and "Sweet Dreams" - on Friday night at Handley High School and received a standing ovation. www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/country-music-singer-sara-evans-captivates-pays-tribute-to... ... See MoreSee Less

Country music star Sara Evans performed two Patsy Cline classics - Crazy and Sweet Dreams - on Friday night at Handley High School and received a standing ovation. https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/country-music-singer-sara-evans-captivates-pays-tribute-to-patsy/article_98015894-e892-5116-a8f3-70ee46df48c2.html

Tomorrow in The Star (4/13): A proposal to construct 200 affordable homes to benefit the local workforce in Frederick County has been advanced to a public hearing, Josh Janney writes. A convicted child molester was sentenced in Frederick County Circuit Court to serve 20 years in prison, Onofrio Castiglia reports. Also, the Salvation Army annual dinner celebrated its 100th anniversary in Winchester on Thursday, Brian Brehm writes.

Pictured: Emily Warren pulls a disc harrow behind her tractor as she prepares the soil on her grandfather's farm for planting as peach trees bloom behind her on North Frederick Pike north of Winchester Thursday.

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Tomorrow in The Star (4/13): A proposal to construct 200 affordable homes to benefit the local workforce in Frederick County has been advanced to a public hearing, Josh Janney writes. A convicted child molester was sentenced in Frederick County Circuit Court to serve 20 years in prison, Onofrio Castiglia reports. Also, the Salvation Army annual dinner celebrated its 100th anniversary in Winchester on Thursday, Brian Brehm writes.

Pictured: Emily Warren pulls a disc harrow behind her tractor as she prepares the soil on her grandfathers farm for planting as peach trees bloom behind her on North Frederick Pike north of Winchester Thursday. 

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Great picture, Jeff!

Virginia bluebells are in bloom along Opequon Creek at the Frederick County/Clarke County line at Carpers Valley Road/Old Winchester Road on Wednesday. The bell-shaped, sky blue flowers are native to eastern North America.

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Virginia bluebells are in bloom along Opequon Creek at the Frederick County/Clarke County line at Carpers Valley Road/Old Winchester Road on Wednesday. The bell-shaped, sky blue flowers are native to eastern North America.

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Beautiful

Neecie Joyce

Tomorrow in the Star (4/11): City Council directs Eden Freeman to prepare a budget based on a 93-cent real estate tax rate, Brian Brehm writes. Winchester could raise its cigarette tax by as much as 20 cents per pack, Brian Brehm reports. State police say Clarke County homicide victim Jeffrey B. Evans was killed with his own gun, Evan Goodenow reports. Members of a local activist group are calling for an elected city school board, Anna Merod writes.

Pictured: Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School gifted teacher Joy Kirk is recipient of the Virginia Education Association's Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest honor the association has for teaching.

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Tomorrow in the Star (4/11): City Council directs Eden Freeman to prepare a budget based on a 93-cent real estate tax rate, Brian Brehm writes. Winchester could raise its cigarette tax by as much as 20 cents per pack, Brian Brehm reports. State police say Clarke County homicide victim Jeffrey B. Evans was killed with his own gun, Evan Goodenow reports. Members of a local activist group are calling for an elected city school board, Anna Merod writes. 

Pictured: Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School gifted teacher Joy Kirk is recipient of the Virginia Education Associations Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest honor the association has for teaching. 

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2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Local environmental groups are renewing their calls for taxpayer-funded, stream-side fencing on farms, which they say will provide cleaner water. Some area farmers insist such a plan would make farming a less attractive occupation.

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Local environmental groups are renewing their calls for taxpayer-funded, stream-side fencing on farms, which they say will provide cleaner water. Some area farmers insist such a plan would make farming a less attractive occupation.

https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/group-wants-mandatory-stream-side-fencing-to-keep-livestock-out/article_a353b4d8-a081-5253-a9c7-4f47e9a85d60.html

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Keep on till you run the farmers out of business smh

More Liberal crap

2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (4/10): Local environmentalists want taxpayers to pay for fencing to keep cattle out of waterways, Onofrio Castiglia writes. A man who attacked and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend will be jailed for up to seven months, Evan Goodenow reports. Also, the Winchester School Board may need to reduce the amount of nine student scholarships because the stock market didn't perform as well, Anna Merod writes.

Pictured: Artist Jose Torres of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, paints a mural Tuesday on the south wall of the new Manolete's Taqueria Gourmet Mexican restaurant, which will open next month in Ward Plaza.

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Tomorrow in The Star (4/10): Local environmentalists want taxpayers to pay for fencing to keep cattle out of waterways, Onofrio Castiglia writes. A man who attacked and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend will be jailed for up to seven months, Evan Goodenow reports. Also, the Winchester School Board may need to reduce the amount of nine student scholarships because the stock market didnt perform as well, Anna Merod writes. 

Pictured: Artist Jose Torres of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, paints a mural Tuesday on the south wall of the new Manoletes Taqueria Gourmet Mexican restaurant, which will open next month in Ward Plaza.

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What does the stock market have to do with scholarships?

How is threatening someone with an untimely violent death cause for only 7 months punishment?! Not to mention, the STRANGLING...

Who owns the cows?

2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (4/9): The Frederick County Board of Supervisors will decide Wednesday night whether to set a public hearing on a Comprehensive Plan amendment that would pave the way for The Clorox Company to build a cat litter manufacturing facility in Clear Brook, Josh Janney reports. Handley High School ESOL math teacher Maggie Gavello (pictured) was surprised to find out Monday that she is Winchester Public Schools' Teacher of the Year, Anna Merod writes. Also, the man accused of fatally shooting Loudoun County resident Jeffrey B. Evans on March 17 is due in Clarke County General District Court Wednesday morning, Evan Goodenow reports.

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Tomorrow in The Star (4/9): The Frederick County Board of Supervisors will decide Wednesday night whether to set a public hearing on a Comprehensive Plan amendment that would pave the way for The Clorox Company to build a cat litter manufacturing facility in Clear Brook, Josh Janney reports. Handley High School ESOL math teacher Maggie Gavello (pictured) was surprised to find out Monday that she is Winchester Public Schools Teacher of the Year, Anna Merod writes. Also, the man accused of fatally shooting Loudoun County resident Jeffrey B. Evans on March 17 is due in Clarke County General District Court Wednesday morning, Evan Goodenow reports. 

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When are we going to start improving the roads and adding lanes for all these thousands of extra houses being built ? Add another factory , adds additional people moving here

The community should have an opportunity to share their feelings.

Wake up Frederick County!! We do not need any more pollution in our county!! We are a very toxic community because of our VOCs from our plastic manufacturing.... that's why we have burning bans during the summer... terrible air quality... this is no joke. I do want to see the EIS on this company... what are the air and water impacts!

I think Frederick County should’ve learned their lesson from 2003. Which would you rather have, an industry moving in that provides jobs and tax revenue or a 2000 home community modeled after Northern Virginia?

I gotta say that I dont feel the short term or long term health effects and environmental impacts of the proposed Chlorox plant have been investigated or mentioned.

How low are those ceilings

Wayne Jobe

David Pratt...

2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Richard Kozlow has been named CEO of NW Works following the resignation in early March of former CEO Marshall Henson. www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/new-ceo-selected-for-nw-works/article_0be6b4f4-7f44-55c4-9... ... See MoreSee Less

Richard Kozlow has been named CEO of NW Works following the resignation in early March of former CEO Marshall Henson. https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/new-ceo-selected-for-nw-works/article_0be6b4f4-7f44-55c4-932e-dfc83198cd27.html

2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (4/4): Gov. Ralph Northam's proposal to raise gas taxes along I-81 to pay for improvements to the interstate has passed the General Assembly, Onofrio Castiglia writes. NW Works has a new executive director, Brian Brehm reports. Also, Shenandoah University had a panel discussion on how to address the #MeToo movement in the office, Anna Merod reports.

Pictured: Kasey Peacoe, of Winchester, gasses up at the Handy Mart on Valley Avenue at Tevis Street on Wednesday. State legislators have approved raising the gas tax along the I-81 corridor to pay for improvements to the interstate.

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Tomorrow in The Star (4/4): Gov. Ralph Northams proposal to raise gas taxes along I-81 to pay for improvements to the interstate has passed the General Assembly, Onofrio Castiglia writes. NW Works has a new executive director, Brian Brehm reports. Also, Shenandoah University had a panel discussion on how to address the #MeToo movement in the office, Anna Merod reports. 

Pictured: Kasey Peacoe, of Winchester, gasses up at the Handy Mart on Valley Avenue at Tevis Street on Wednesday. State legislators have approved raising the gas tax along the I-81 corridor to pay for improvements to the interstate.

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I'm sorry - why is he still in office?

So let me get this right. Raise the gas tax along the 81 corridor even for those that won't be on 81 instead of having a toll for the people that actually use the road.

I would like to know how they propose to fix 81 using our tax dollars

A targeted gas tax on a certain Highway has that ever happened

And people actually voted for this guy smh.. Raising taxes is what the democrats do these days.. Only the wealthy and easily manipulated vote for them. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I thi k they should raise the gas tax all over the state...ie Maryland....if they need $ for roads all over the state...oh wait, take $ from lottery ticket sales for roads - as it doesnt make it to education as originally proposed

Soo if I dont use 81..I still have to pay for it....a$$hole

How many times have you heard this? Democrats = tax and spend. Stupid decision have consequences.

Josie Janelle is that your sister lol

We would drive over the mountain from Leesburg many times, to buy cheaper gas. Usually we'd have other reasons for the trip but not always. This will just save me some mileage on our vehicles now.

Shout out to Nw Works. They do great things for the community.

Here we go, liberal Democrats belief that this is the solution to raise taxes... and why is this idiot still in office??

Still waiting to see these low gas prices that everyone praises Trump forπŸ€”πŸ€”

People already pay Taxes ya Big Dummies.....Highway Robbery.....

I wonder if the gas tax will go back down when the 81 work is fully funded? Yeah, didn't think so. And how much of the increased revenue will be spent on NOVA road projects? Wait for it... we are about to be raped, as usual.

Lottery money goes to Richmond and their roads are worse than 81!

Just another reason why I left Virginia. A privileged, white liberal, mentally ill state... Hows that traffic law enforcement been treating you slaves? πŸ˜‰

Wow.

Thought you were a Hillary supporter...north am is a democrap like her

3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Executive Director Mary Braun is leaving the post she has held for seven years.

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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Executive Director Mary Braun is leaving the post she has held for seven years. 

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3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Legislators are meeting in Richmond today to consider the governor's vetoes and amendments. A plan to fund I-81 improvements is on the table. If it doesn't pass, the project will be set back at least one year.

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3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in the Star (4/3): Legislators convene in Richmond today to consider the governor's vetoes and amendments, as well as a final effort to fund $2 billion in work on I-81, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville, says the governor's amendments to a bill allowing small business associations to offer health insurance plans to its members will "gut" the legislation, Onofrio Castiglia reports. Also, the Sinclair Health Clinic, which treats nearly 2,000 low-income patients annually, is seeking a new executive director, Evan Goodenow writes.

Pictured: Area Martin's food stores employees volunteer at the Lord Fairfax Area Food Bank Tuesday, where they sort items donated by the Family Dollar Distribution Center in Front Royal. At front are Luke Bell, left, and Susie Pearce. Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star
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Tomorrow in the Star (4/3): Legislators convene in Richmond today to consider the governors vetoes and amendments, as well as a final effort to fund $2 billion in work on I-81, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville, says the governors amendments to a bill allowing small business associations to offer health insurance plans to its members will gut the legislation, Onofrio Castiglia reports. Also, the Sinclair Health Clinic, which treats nearly 2,000 low-income patients annually, is seeking a new executive director, Evan Goodenow writes. 

Pictured: Area Martins food stores employees volunteer at the Lord Fairfax Area Food Bank Tuesday, where they sort items donated by the Family Dollar Distribution Center in Front Royal. At front are Luke Bell, left, and Susie Pearce. Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in the Star (4/2): The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has been granted full nonprofit status by the IRS, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, Long Branch in Clarke County celebrates 30 years with Joe Lewis as farm manager, Mickey Powell reports. Josh Janney previews the upcoming Frederick County Republican party canvass.

Pictured: Sharon Wright, of Winchester, a Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival volunteer of 33 years, carries festival wreaths she made into the festival's souvenir and ticket outlet, which opens at 10 a.m. Friday on South Pleasant Valley Road next to Jersey Mike's Sub.

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Tomorrow in the Star (4/2): The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has been granted full nonprofit status by the IRS, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, Long Branch in Clarke County celebrates  30 years with Joe Lewis as farm manager, Mickey Powell reports. Josh Janney previews the upcoming Frederick County Republican party canvass. 

Pictured: Sharon Wright, of Winchester, a Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival volunteer of 33 years, carries festival wreaths she made into the festivals souvenir and ticket outlet, which opens at 10 a.m. Friday on South Pleasant Valley Road next to Jersey Mikes Sub.

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3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

The governor has signed a bill requiring religious institutions to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect.

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The governor has signed a bill requiring religious institutions to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect. 

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Does that mean the crimes confessed to catholic priests in a confessional?

Wow...so there will be no one that a victim can tell in complete confidence. This could possibly drive victim's into complete silence.

And how will that work when there's million of cases still being covered up

This is more about child abuse not whats said in a confessional. The article says its exempt.

If he wasnt a stinking liberal , he would be impeached

Thank you. I wish West Virginia government would follow big brothers foot steps and do the same

Ummmm....did the governor get a facejob?

Why would they not do that?

What about minorities, Grand Wizard Northam? To whom should they report to? The regional office of the white knights?

WHY DONT YOU PASS A BILL TOO GET RID OF RACIST , STARTING WITH YOU

3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

There's still time to get tickets to see the Capitol Steps political comedy troupe perform Sunday in Handley High School's Patsy Cline Theatre. Show time is 3 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit the box office in the tennis pavilion at Handley High School today and Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Or you may call 540-931-2447 or email handleyclassof2019@gmail.com. Ticket prices are $20, $35 and $50. Proceeds benefit Handley's Class of 2019. ... See MoreSee Less