Gifted high school sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to spend a month at one of five Virginia universities or colleges as part of the 2020 Governor's Summer Residential Program. ... See MoreSee Less
Matt Peterson has accepted an offer to serve as executive director of a new organization established to help high-risk children and youths in kindergarten through 12th grade who are having difficulty succeeding in traditional educational settings. ... See MoreSee Less
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
Several buildings have been demolished in recent months as the Virginia Department of Transportation prepares to widen Fairfax Pike (Va. 277) to four lanes in the Stephens City area. ... See MoreSee Less
I don't consider myself a little old lady yet, but I am one of the VERY few people who go 45 through the school zone and 55-60 otherwise. I always anticipate a deer or some other animal running out in front of me and refuse to speed so I don't have their death on my conscience. I figure my "I brake for animals" license holder should warn people to stay away from me! But boy, the angry people who swerve around me!
My mom lost her life at the triple j/and crum church rd and route 7. Yes, something needs to be done.
I can attest that I am one of those 55-60mph drivers in the AM and PM. It’s scary driving on that road sometimes. I don’t want to speed to decrease my fuel efficiency or get pulled over, but I also understand the dangers in not keeping up with traffic around me. It’s a tricky thing.
Increase the speed limit to 65 on 7 from Winchester to the mountain 👍🏻 or... create round-a-bouts at all the problem intersections. Or just hire Shirley to build bridges everywhere
How about doing something about the Rt 66 exit onto Rt 81 south? Delays yesterday AGAIN and traffic backed up for MILES on both yesterday!
Simple , widen it . All the way to the greenway .
Bet everyone wishes they would have built the eastern bypass 20 years ago when they had funding .
My two cents
Start actually pulling people over instead of letting them pass right by the police at a high rate of speed, along with police traveling over the speed limit ☝️ Quit traveling that road along time ago due to lack of police pulling any agressive speeding drivers over. So many accident's it is truly a risk to use that route
Are there signs announcing the upcoming stop light at Triple J? I was driving on 7W toward Berryville and observed a hill just before the light that masked the light. It catches drivers off guard when you come up the hill and there's the light.
Add space to the turn lanes in Clarke County, repave with slow run asphalt, have the cops issue hefty tickets for aggressive drivers/speeders on a daily basis. There, I fixed it, no study needed.
7 is the Autobahn during the commuting hours.
Stay to the right, granny.
make rt. 7 a limited access highway and increase speed limit to 70
It could use wider lanes and less traffic lights. Get those flyovers at Berryville built!
Raise the Speed Limit to 65
Rt50 too. 70-80 over rumble strips. From the new FBI facility to town the stoplights are draglight trees and NO speed traps.
Everyone drives like they are in a Nascar race anymore! That and no one is driving with respect towards other drivers! Plus too many idiots riding in the passing lane going under the speed limit and not letting anyone get around them which causes people to take risks to get around them. I've never seen such worse driving as there has been the last 8-10 years! 81 has gotten so dangerous and rt7 is a mess during the morning and evening commute! I drove that road almost everyday going to work for 16 years and it's always been bad
You want safety improvements? Force all drivers to retake their in car driving test every 5 years, it’s not the highways that’s the problem, it’s the drivers
The roughly six-month study, being done by SCS Engineers for $44,980, will examine the recycling market and propose possible solutions for the recycling problems being faced in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
The referendum in question asks city residents if they want City Council to continue appointing members to the Winchester School Board or if board seats should become elected positions. ... See MoreSee Less
Kevin was a customer at our barbershop in Berryville. As far as I know, no one knows why he walked out into the road. There has been some speculation that perhaps he was checking his mail. Please continue to pray for all involved.
Oh my god, from the article it sounds like he just stepped into oncoming traffic. Prayers to ALL involved, first responders included!
This hits close to home .. Prayers to the Family..🙏🏾
Prayers to all 🙏🙏 so sad
So sad prayers
Why is he walking in the road ?My thoughts are with the Truck Driver !
For anyone struggling with grief, emotional distress, or thoughts of suicide or self harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides resources to help those who are struggling and the friends, family, and loved ones of people who are struggling. tel:1-800-273-8255
All but one of the eight people campaigning to represent the Northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia's General Assembly participated in a candidates' forum Saturday morning at Handley Library in Winchester. ... See MoreSee Less
The shutdown of Pack's Dairy Corner is due to the landowner's desire to sell the building off Berryville Pike (Va. 7) east of Winchester, where the ice cream shop has operated since 1957. ... See MoreSee Less
I hope if they've also bought the big white house that they do not tear down the windmill! That would be as sad's the Diary Corner closing! What's this town coming to, so much history being bulldozed! 😢
So very sad.. I have been going there since 1974.. very friendly nice atmosphere. It is a part of our history.. so sad to think of it closing 😢
So very sad to hear of this closing, we always plan our meals around Pack’s when our friends are in town and gloat a little we get to go when they’re not here. The best banana Ice cream since my mother’s.
That was a great place frozen custard
Somebody please buy the building so Packs can stay. I’m so sad it’s closing.
That sucks I always loved their ice cream. Such a shame
We are planning a huge get together the last day for a photo of the last day so sad.
This is one of my favorite things about Winchester and now they are selling it.....what a shame!!!!!!
Hate to see it go. I worked there during the summer months of my junior & senior year in high school. Had fun & loved it. Hopefully a family member will reopen somewhere else??
Come on!! This is just cruel! Raise the prices, we'll still come!
3 generations of my family have enjoyed this place. It's heartbreaking to know that is closing
Took my kids there when they were younger. Very sad...they have been a part of alot memories...
That's prime real estate land there and I'm sure the landowner is getting a pretty penny for it. Sad to see Packs go though
Kinda the end of an era. Even w the other stands remaining open, it’s a loss to the community. But thanks for the memories! (People are entitled to retire and/or sell their property and do so without some of this criticism...IMO)
We live just around the corner. Going to miss you guys!
It's always about the money! The heck with keeping anything that brings value! We surely wouldn't want to stand in the way of all that money! That 💰 is not gonna help you when your days are done! RIP DAIRY CORNER!
Put one of their mobile stands like at Omp's at Orrick's Common's shopping center on Senseny Road, with better access and safety they could do a screaming business at that location!!
Enter another chunk of Winchester history sold off in the name of expansion.... let’s turn Winchester in to Vienna or Leesburg because that’s just what we want 🤦🏼♀️
Well lady ... you kinda suck. Ps I hope it never sells
Oh no.When is the last day? Are they relocating?
Don't worry. You can buy ice cream at McDonald's every third Wednesday from 2pm until 3pm, or when the machine breaks again . Whichever comes first.
Sell it and hopefully they will build a StarBucks 🙏
Someone needs to rally up a plan to buy the place (if possible).
Four generations of our family have loved Packs.Cant imagine Winchester without it......RIP
About 100 members of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church participated in Sunday's 32nd annual Life Chain, where people from approximately 1,600 towns in the United States and Canada quietly protested abortion. ... See MoreSee Less
Planned parenthood has helped kill 7.6 million babies since 1973 !!!!!
Here is a thought if the woman wants the baby and the guy does not, should he have to pay child support? Or the government for that matter.
Who thinks abortions would go thru the roof if that were the case?
I married a baseball
If it is not your pregnancy it is none of your business. A woman must have dominion over her own body. If she does not it is a type of gender slavery.
Get over it and let people live their own lives. You don't want an abortion don't get one. Why is this so hard for the religious nut jobs to understand?
Here is the irony is all of this- for over 40 years there have been marches, abortion clinic protest with placcards, and human chains. Yet, the performance of abortions have contributed. It has become a major industry. An entire generation exterminated. Don't you think you should try something that works? Cause up to this point you haven't done Jack...
Sex is an adult act with adult consequences. Sex has a purpose...reproduction. Be responsible and use birth control if you’re going to have sex.
The Catholic Christian Church, has entered into a discussion, against the movements Abortion, In a society so divided and fighting for who is right, they forget that there is a point where a new discussion or paradigm must be reached, before that one has a Sexual relationship, between man and woman, there is the job of convincing the couple the risks of a Sexual relationship, as long as this point is not touched and both sides, faces at the end of the problem will never find the peace
SO SAD ! Of course, most don't know the circumstances! She most likely was hungry also 😢people need to love and check on each other ! 🐕 and 🚺!!
Why in the world would this not be something that you would go to jail for? If it isn’t, we need stronger laws for animal welfare.
This is so wrong! I don't understand this justice system we have.
I hope she goes to hell
FREDERICK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT... why??? I hope none of you have pets. Shame on you.
what a low life the court system sucks she should be punished and made example of
Hateful looking nasty witch ! And let’s say Thank you to our wonderful courts for giving her a slap on the hand. Bravo you jerks! It amazes me that the judicial system wonders why they get no respect Truly this makes me 🤢
Don't understand why when could of dropped off dog at shelter, went 2school with her and actually chatted with her at her work about month ago, this really surprised me
Of course she avoids jail time. That poor little dog suffered. That’s what’s wrong with our justice system.
I hope people keep an eye on her. There was a women across from Flying J -- had her dogs taken but she walked around with this poor little white dog under her jacket all the time hiding it. Just saying.
If she went to jail, she probably get better food and a better roof over her head than she has now! Keep her getting another dog, probably can’t do that!
We need a new court system for animals rights. Hate to hear this. Stupid courts.
I can’t even comment on this because anything I have to say is inappropriate! Karma is for real and it will eventually come her way.
So wrong. She should have served jail time. This makes me ill
Frederick County is terrible when it comes to convicting people for hurting animals and people. Their justice system sucks!!
Disgusting. Breaks my heart.
Ridiculous that people get away with being cruel to animals and many times children.
What. Karma is waiting for her
Charlotte Passman Amen!!!! It’s ridiculous. The poor dog didn’t have a chance! Makes me sick!!!!!!!!!
This is so wrong
Smdh! Pathetic. Take her food away at least. 😠
Put her on the street!!!!
Good job frederick county justice system 🤬
I just don't understand the court system
People abuse/neglect and starve children all the time and avoid jail time and are allowed to keep having kids. How about putting the same energy into children...
"It's serious, it's necessary and it's unpredictable. There's nothing more serious than a president encouraging a foreign nation to interfere in our elections," said U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. ... See MoreSee Less
This man is an embarrassment to the state of Virginia.
I support the two party system: where each party points out the weakness of the other party. Thankfully it is alive and well in America!
And there is nothing more serious then KAINE believing the false reports of ANY INTERFIRENCE... especially since that has been in the forefront of of every news report, so continuing the mis representation that this ever happened in regards to Trump, shows he clearly does not understand his position, or just wants to keep the DEM Trainwreck coming.... ridiculous statement by KAINE, probably should spend time with finding out why the racist GOV of VA is still in his position? Try and focus on things that have actually been proven, and not non-factual incidents" FAKE REPERESENATION"
As always..... parroting Nancy and MSM. Good boy! 🐶🐶🐶
Another fine article from the ... not so bright star
And how many “free” gifts have you received
Kaine, your nose just grew a foot!
Try convincing the Senate of that, Kaine
Tim Kaine is the embarrassment..Hey this guy ran with Hillary did they co -conspire the Russian involvement theory that Trump did it..when there are facts to show what party did it..
All he cares about is corruption and NOVA. He doesn’t realize there is more to Va then just little DC
Wait.....it was proved that there was no election interference. Where has Kaine been? Doing the moonwalk with Northam?
Let's get all the facts before we make judgements Senator
Then he should look at his own friends in congress, because they did it in 2016
Says the guy whose party got false info from the Russians to get false FISA warrents
Go sit down and work on removing Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer!!
Whatever Tim Kaine....
kaine,,,he is another one that needs to go!!!
This man really has nerve to talk!! 🤣🤣🤣
Yes he does.
I can name a number of more serious issues than a phone call overseas.
How about spending money on an intersection where there HAVE BEEN SEVERAL fatalities and where hundreds of children cross every day. Where multiple drivers run the stop sign every single day. Where my kid has told me over and over again "I almost got hit again" once almost by a school bus!! I vote for a flashing crosswalk at the corner of Handley and Stewart!! #leaveboscowenalone
I'm no urban planner but Winchester is only growing. I appreciate the attempts to secure a bit of extra green space before it evolves into a sea of concrete. Our Old Town area is a draw for out of towners and I hope to see continued efforts to make it more of an attraction than an afterthought.
I dont understand why everyone assumes it will be closed to deliveries or that all traffic will immediately go down the alley instead of braddock. I think if people know it isn't open, and there are signs, folks won't go that way. I remember when they made Cameron and braddock two way, and a lot of people were afraid of the change for various reasons. In the end, it worked, and old town was safer because people slowed down.
This seems to be a solution in search of a problem, unless there's data showing otherwise. I think the city should just leave it the way it is.
Option 101: Place a fifth grader at the intersection. An elementary student that has been instructed to give basic directions at a crosswalk. A mere child to instruct adults whom no longer feel that they need to look both ways before crossing the road.
This could also potentially cause first responders or fire departments to get to a victim of stroke/heart attack, house fire or altercation in a timely manner. This town must work together as one. These streets are connected for a reason. In any case of emergency, seconds do matter.
The city hasn’t given a voice in the survey for those who don’t want any of it done. We should have been given a “do nothing” option.
Well there is always option 4, LEAVE IT ALONE. Use the money on something that really needs fixing
Terrible idea!! Just block it off during events.
Weird. None of the proposals is "leave it the way it is!"
Yeah let’s close Boscawen and make it harder for us delivery drivers to pick up
$700,000 dollars to entrench Old Town Winchester, VA as an events center, not a business district.
There is no reason to spend this money. The street can be closed during major events as it always has been - with removable barricades. If they close it permanently, then all visiting traffic will be routed down Indian alley. Is cleaning up the alley and keeping it clean part of the budget? Is a light at Piccadilly and Indian alley part of the budget? This article seems to indicate there have been no traffic studies done... so I’m assuming no one knows what kind of traffic this will generate in the alley and turning onto Piccadilly? As someone said above, a solution looking for a problem. We already spent unnecessary money on the god-awful barricades at each end of the mall, can we stop wasting money please?
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.
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..
Creeper Kaine getting ready for Halloween 🤮🤮
Tell ME you didn't want to attend.
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.
A 19-year-old Stephens City man was charged with failure to yield right-of-way in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon in Frederick County that sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital with serious injuries, state police said in information released on Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less
That's it? He coulda killed that man because he wasn't following the law! Some classes maybe so he can refresh his brain! Gatta start looking out for eachother!
This is my baby brother yall he only got charged as a technicality to begin with. Our family has been in constant contact with Cody's family as well as the authorities since the Accident. Both families are in agreement that this was 100% an accident all the way around, anyway you look at it. The location that the accident happen at is a very bad spot and there have been many accidents at the same exact spot over the years actually and many people in the town have been trying to get something done to change this for years. And yet here we are still dealing with it. So now that we have 1 young man in the hospital fighting for his life and another young man so shook up mentally that he can't even ride in any car let alone drive one, maybe instead of talking negatively about people, WE as a community can come together and figure out a way to fix the larger problem at hand. I understand that there is a lot of work being done to the roads in this town to accommodate a larger volume of traffic? Well shouldn't we be taking into consideration certain spots like the intersection of aylor and Tasker rds where my brother and Cody's ACCIDENT occurred?
The boy wasnt paying attention its his fault and he got a pat on the wrist o wow really y this guys lays n pain seriously who r these dumbasses that wants to say other wise
Charlotte Eller, 77, is remembered for her long career as a journalist with the Northern Virginia Daily and The Winchester Star, as well as a teacher at James Wood High School in Frederick County, where she taught English and journalism. ... See MoreSee Less
As a cop, I can say, she was a great one. She'll be missed. God bless her family and friends.
She helped me get started as a reporter when I moved to Winchester in 1999. Thank you, Charlotte. Rest In Peace.
Charlotte was a true professional in her work, her word was gold. Sad to hear of her passing I’ve known her all my life and she was always top notch!
RIP to one of the greatest educators & human being .. was in her Journalism class 1971 JWHS
Loved her, was my English teacher
Charlotte Eller and Val Van Meter... For decades these two amazing women and outstanding journalists covered our part of the world with fairness, integrity, and a deep commitment to the truth and their readers. If there is an afterlife, I hope they are together, catching up on all the news.
I loved working with her!
She was an amazing lady!
I remember her always coming into 7 11 when I worked there very friendly always stop an talk to all of us. RIP great lady
A limited liability company set up by Chicago-based Healthcare Development Partners (HDP) has entered into a new contract to buy the former Frederick County Middle School from the county government for $3.9 million. ... See MoreSee Less
This seems very minor. She transported 6 pistols and magazines that were her personal property. I was not aware that one had to have special documentation to transport ones personal firearms. Also, why was ICE called in to execute a search for a minor weapons charge? Guns don't need visas.
That’s a lot of traveling for a “cleaner’s” salary.
Intriguing story. How is it El Salvador’s Security found them, and not TSA?
Melvin Rhodes, who inspired those who knew him with his style and attitude, worked with alternative education students in the city school division from 1976 until 2004. He died in 2004 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. ... See MoreSee Less
Winchester Public Schools has received a $3,999,852 Education Innovation and Research Early-Phase grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement a "whole school immersion approach to computer science" at John Kerr and Garland Quarles elementary schools. ... See MoreSee Less
The Rev. Brandan Thomas, executive director of the Winchester Rescue Mission, set off on a cross-country motorcycle Rescue Ride on Friday morning to raise awareness about homelessness and mental illness. ... See MoreSee Less
Candidates at the Democratic forum touched on a variety of issues, such as the the need for more funding for health care and schools, addressing climate change, and stricter gun laws. ... See MoreSee Less
So at what point do we admit that the school system across the board is irreversibly broken. Failing not only the teachers but the students who are the victims of this deplorable situation. We bark about climate change and fixing things while mowing down acres of our local large forest so we can slap more condos, town houses,strip malls, and Bradford pear trees. Insult to injury is they are mostly owned by either old money in this town or people from the 703 area code. Both of which don’t care as much about preservation of anything other than themselves their money and their entitlement in this town. As for the gun laws, you know who own gun in this town? The locals who grew up with them, aren’t stupid enough to be afraid of them. We don’t have problems with the drug thugs in Winchester breaking into our houses, we don’t have problems with armed robbery at our local owned stores, we don’t worry about walking down the streets at night. So then trying to make a “gun problem” in Virginia is laughable. So let stick to actual issues. Who’s balancing the Virginia budget? What are we doing to change the school system, not rearrange it? How are we going to keep people from destroying the local trees and wildlife in exchange for their desire to pad their pockets and make the rest of Virginia into Northern Virginia? Oh, and you can start by making the factories that have messed up our rivers around here pay to fix them.... 😑
Sgt. Scott Baber resigned from the Stephens City Police department last week, two days after the Frederick County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into an accusation that he wrongfully used a Taser on an inmate. ... See MoreSee Less
You should need a RX for needels then you know who has them ,and who has what in regards to tracking disease, then in order to keep the RX they should be monitored, and set into a program to get them off drugs. At this point the problem is so bad, they need every suggestion available. A military size drug task force would be nice too.
Whether you like a NEP or not it does help curb disease and prevents an extraordinary strain on our healthcare costs. This is a small help to addicts and is a step in the right direction. Preventing drug abuse is a separate issue and deserves a compassionate response and multi pronged treatment modalities. It is a disease. Remember, these folks are all someone’s brothers, sisters, friends, family.
They tried the free ,clean ,needle distribution here in my area. The rules were you just had to go to any pharmacy to receive . It was found that distributing " free" needles just increases the drug use problems
Has anyone seen Winchester? The drug epidemic is awful. The users around here are pros at using the system with 0 interest in getting clean. So all the Suboxone and needles you give them are going to be sold to other drugs users. We have the Virginia Health Department literally right down the road. These same people you say need help won’t go to get checked (for FREE) for STI’s that includes HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. You want prevention that’s cool, they don’t... that’s not mean.... that’s the reality of it.
Stop enabling and perpetuating the drug problem in our area....they made the choice....they dont need help to keep going. Drugs are illegal, why is that so hard to understand?
I agree with the police chief. All this will do is expand our problem. Handing out free needless to drug addicts is like handing out beer cuzzies to alcoholic's .
While diabetics have to pay for their needles to inject insulin. In which diabetics didn’t choose to be a diabetic.
Of course the Police Chief doesnt support. Safe injection sites and needle exhange programs tend to teach about harm reduction and get users off the street for a little.
If thats the case it'll be more difficult to arrest, charge, and convict a user in my opinion which would in turn decrease tax revenue from court costs and city funding due to civil asset forfeiture.
Ok I work in Baltimore a good bit and they have trucks like ice cream trucks riding around handing out needles condoms etc. Winchester Fred Co is this really the direction you are taking us? If so we need to go back to the voting booths!!!!! Unbelievable!!!
How many rehabs do we need full of Baltimore and DC residents?
So terribly sad. This happens because in our society we have rejected God. So when seeking for drugs or peace and comfort one goes to drugs, iys not the answer, because is God the only one who give us this. It’s a need in human hearts to be loved and to love, but without God is only emptiness
So, is the chief a qualified medical professional regarding the spread of infectious disease? Or does he just have a high moral horse he sits on?
The drug industry is growing a gigantic steps because the pushers are everywhere, and the guilt after the drugs don’t let no one with desired to seek God. But that’s the reason why we need to be glue to God’s love and heart.
If we only hear and fallow him. Will be so different
Im kinda infy on the whole subject period there are people who want to get clean but are scared becauae they do not have a good enough support system not everyone is a lost cause
It would be nice to read news based on facts and not the writers bias. The police chief is making a decision based on the laws on the books. That’s really all we need to know.
An NEP safe site for addicts tends to transform the surrounding area to a slum, another of which this city does not need.
The modest success NEPs have enabling junkies has to be weighed against the crime and squalor that tend to follow these programs. Having seen what this has done in several cities, I hate to have to agree with the police chief, but he's right in this instance.
Well it didnt work
People still use & charge tax payers
But they still giving out weed charges lol
Good for you chief
Looks like we are becoming San Francisco. Time for a change in our local government. This is NOT okay, and we cannot stand by and watch our town turn into the third-world garbage dump that so many other towns have become.
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.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your spooky story ideas.
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
I’m proud to be from a place where we still talk about both sides and why things happen. That we realize the willingness of the people to go to arms over unfairness. Winchester was such a pivotal point for so many things in the war. I tell my clients about the area history all the time. A person should know where they come from. 1. So you don’t repeat your mistakes 2. So you don’t forget why you did or didn’t do something.
Oh yeah, sure, “Winchester has changed.”🙄
You can teach history - it’s not as though the Union fought against themselves! But the traitors of the Confederacy do not deserve monuments or plaques. In 2019, no one puts up Khmer Rouge or Nazi monuments to honor the soldiers on “both sides.” No one should remember and celebrate their lives.
Sometimes, people choose poorly - from ignorance, from hatred, or by knowingly disregarding massive human suffering because “country” or “family” demand it. That doesn’t mean their decisions should be celebrated. The fact that these soldiers fought or died for such a pathetic cause makes their sacrifices worth exactly nothing.
Teach their hate, their misled sense of duty. Teach how education, travel, and exposure to the wider world can create a better society. But don’t honor the ones who tried to tear it apart.
Put one up for Lee's second in command and likely successor, General William Mahone of Virginia. His greatness was attained not just by distinguished performance in command and battle, but in serving the people after the war ended the Confederacy. Malone's postwar career, including being elected Governor of Virginia was stellar. Great advances were made in fiscal discipline and infrastructure development. He did more for the furtherance of democratic principles than any who served for the next 140 years. Look him up. Read the story.
a hertiage of being runner ups. Hey participation trophies still exist.
This is some first rate BS.
Nancy Napolitano, show Todd. We were just talking about these new ones.
Why does this feel like more of a mocking gesture than a genuine opportunity to inform? Are the Virginia Flaggers involved with this?
I don’t see the white flags?
Perfectly acceptable to have a monument on a battlefield. That is where they belong to honor the dead.
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.
As a former member of the State Board of Pharmacy , I must agree with Ross Spicer’s opinion.
This was for law enforcement training and was not illegal.
If it had been , he would have been prosecuted .
I do not respect people that submit articles as Anonymous.
I am just putting this out there to try to get candidates to speak on issues and what needs to be addressed in Frederick co.
Remember , I favored a police department in Frederick Co to take the politics out of police work and to make working conditions better.
I have done my homework. I believe Sibert will do a wonderful job. And it does kinda help his cause when I drive by the same house where a police officer lives and he has a Sibert for sheriff sign in front of his house. Who better to know what Millholland is all about? Or maybe this officer just wants some things to change. Winchester Star, you definitely have ppl in your back pocket and choose what you want ppl to know and read. That's not news. Otherwise both sides would be on display here for the ppl to decide.
I heard Sibert once ran a yellow light! Really? Winchester Star, thank you for reminding us why not to read the newspaper. #sibertforsheriff
Very interesting reading for a newspaper that has all the proof nothing was founded. But then again i would not expect anything less from a newspaper that claims to be impartial but will bend over and climb on board of a poor excuse of a sheriff. Maybe an investigation should be opened on Officer Beeman as i believe he used his power of authority to obtain so called documents as a concerned citizen when he was on tax payers time. And Lenny knew this was going on and what was going to happen the entire time. Seems like a form of corruption under Lennys watch.
Sibert for Sheriff!
We have a wonderful sheriff my vote is for lenny has proven he's right person for the job
$110,000 is a lot of money. The sheriff's position pays about $160,000 I think. These salaries should be reduced and pay the deputies more money. Deputies seem to be the ones who do the most work and risk their lives every day.
Mr.Sheriff Millholland....Don't you and Mr. Beeman have Skeltons hanging in your closets?!!!! 😡
I cannot believe that, Winchester Star was so quickly to print this! Unbelievable!!!!!
Silbert for sheriff 💞👍
Why are we still voting for law enforcement based on their political affiliations rather than hiring them based on their performance as cops?
Anyone questioning Lenny about those missing guns when he left the Winchester sheriffs office? I remember it being touched on vaguely but it went away
Wow. Maybe it's really time for Lenny to go.
A leftist newspaper needs to publish this article to smear a republican candidate
Ooooops!! Didn't think it was a big deal to bring it up. Bob gave him the opportunity to resign or be fired. I try to hide one thing you have more to hide!!! Only one man for the job and that is Lenny Millholland!!!!
Major Allen Sibert does have all his credentials to back his position! And a great man to do the job!
Things could be worse, Bryan Lynwood could be Sheriff
Lenny is nothing but an attention hound , he don’t care about anyone but himself .
Wow dirty politics at it's finest! The liberals will go to such extremes!!
Salary for Loudoun County Sheriff Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) earning $185,351
Winchester Star as always your paper is a major disappointment
I have had no issues with having my Mammogram done correctly for 20 years now at WMC DIAGNOSIS CENTER. I have had pre Cancerous tumors removed several years ago. And had to have my Mammogram and ABUS reschedule for the last of November. They are retraining all their techs. And those that was doing it correct it will be like a refresher course. I have been Blessed to have had a tech each time having my Mammogram done exactly the same way each time.
I am done with WMC ! I am going to see My gyn in Charlottesville she is affiliated with UVA. In her practice they have their own Mammogram screenings Dr Carolyn Wilson.
I LOVE Progressive..those ladies are so sweet & its like going to a spa when you're there!
Hiring properly trained techs would be a good start.
Progressive Radiology needs to expand more in the area, but you can drive to Hagerstown for Mammograms through Progressive too. This is what happens when there is a healthcare monopoly.
Just drive to Loudoun!! All my specialists are over there!! WMC is a joke....
No, but it will keep me going back to DC for mine.
This will be my next time. Wtf?
Its not going to stop women from getting them, but it will stop them from going to WMC!!!
Just because this little girl couldn't testify time was suspended? This little girl was traumatized! That right there should be enough to never let this POS out!
So not enough!!!
That's going to be a long 18 years in prison.
Good!!! Still not long enough!! 😡😡
18 years is not enough
Save everyone the time and money and hang em. Ill gladly kick the chair out from under his feet...
The inmates will give him a warm welcome
Wow he got more time then my daughter's rapeist she was also raped at 14 years old and the judge Sharp gave her baby to the rapeist mother now think about that for justice it's disgusting in my book and she has to be mistreated every single day of her life
I showed this article to my kids as an example of what helping people looks like.
Way to go..
Just another reason to love Chick-fil-A Pleasant Valley Road and Chick-fil-A Rutherford Crossing
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.
Really!!? What happened to trained techs....? And the imaging Drs?
Call the Valley Health Winchester Outpatient diagnostic center mammography dept. They will recheck your last mamogragram and call you within 72 hrs.
Let’s hope this works and ask for a copy of your recheck results.
The article stated: While the equipment functioned properly, inspectors determined that staff had not accurately positioned or compressed some women’s breasts, resulting in scans that were not sufficiently sharp.
I’ve been getting my mammograms at Progressive Radiology for the past 2 yrs
As a new resident, this terrifies me. I can keep going back to
DC for my mammograms, but this needs to get fixed ASAP.
2 years now?! Dear god
Actually the American College of Radiology has decided in a different guideline than they used before leading WMC to voluntarily suspend services until the mammogram team were trained in the new process and would then resume procedures. The radiology staff at WMC are highly skilled professionals(not trainees) as are all medical professionals at WMC and they are up to the task of retraining. I’m truly grateful they are recognizing the need and doing what needs to be done to make it right. Rude statements are only indicative of a persons maturity level.
This just makes my driving to Warrenton for anything medical all the more worth it.
Good Grief!!!! Failure of some people!
I had a mammogram last year. Have orders to get this years. I thought they were going to squeeze my boobs off last time. Better not do it now cause I am having an issue with my right breast for about 3 months now.
Today’s paper said 1 year, which is bad enough. Now this headline says 2-years. Which is it?
Do they mean that 2 years ago they would had detected my tumor sonner ?
Please tell us.
We shouldn't have to click a link and send our data into limbo to find out why.