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The Largest Flea Market in Virginia is a Must Visit

There's nothing better than spending a day hunting for a bargain, picking up locally crafted items, and rummaging for hidden treasures. Shen Valley Flea Market is one of the largest markets in Virginia. Located in the town of White Post, Shen Valley is just a short drive away from Winchester and Stephens City. The market draws thousands of visitors a year who come to discover everything from antiques and collectibles to new merchandise.
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Winchester plans emergency response exercise

The training exercise will take place at John Handley High School from 8 am to noon and include the city’s public safety departments, public schools, and supporting agencies. The simulated scenario will involve an active threat at Handley. The goal is to assess first responders and school staff’s readiness...
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Unforgettable Family Trip to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Thomas Jefferson described it as “worth the voyage across the Atlantic.” While he was referring to the fantastic view of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers from a large shale rock formation, the same could be said about the charming town of Harpers Ferry itself. If your family includes any history buffs, nature lovers, train enthusiasts, or adventure seekers, this is a town you will want to explore.

Man denied sentence modification for 1988 murder of high school classmate

Cassandra Thompson openly cried in the courtroom Friday as her friends wrapped themselves around her and joined in her tears. The tears were for relief, not sadness. On Friday afternoon, Frederick County Circuit Court Judge Julie Stevenson Solt denied a motion for a sentence modification for John Paul Sexton, 50, who was convicted of killing Marc Uher, his Linganore High School classmate, in 1988.

Loudoun Co. sheriff seeking information on strong-armed robbery of store clerk

A man robbed a gas station’s convenience store in Sterling, Virginia, Thursday night, according to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The man walked in and out of the Exxon gas station — in the 23000 block of Pacific Boulevard, near Dulles International Airport — several times before committing the alleged strong-armed robbery at around 11 p.m., according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
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For sale: Historic mansion in Hagerstown for $200,000

We spotted this one on the Facebook page "For The Love of Old Houses." Built in 1855 and once the summer home of Gov. William Thomas Hamilton, the 11-bedroom, 8,000-square foot home in Hagerston, Md., is priced at just $200,000. Take a look.

Woman Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash Near Mt. Airy

The investigation is continuing. Frederick, Md (KM) One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Mount Airy area Friday morning. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says Linda Lantz, 79, of Westminster was operating her Toyota Corolla along Harrisville Road. She attempted to cross at the intersection with Woodville Road without stopping at the stop sign. Her vehicle was struck by a box truck in the middle of the intersection.

Cup of Coffee in West Virginia

The cold front came through making it a lot harder to get out of our warm sleeping bags in the dark morning, however we have an exciting day ahead of us so not much motivation was needed. We quickly ate our Aldi brand cheerios and powered milk, packed up and headed out.

September 25, 2022

Virginia State Police launched a pilot website in June with a number of “cold cases” throughout the state. Since the start of the website, it has grown to include 44 unsolved homicides, nine missing persons, and seven unidentified persons reports. State police have trained 19 local police and...
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Spotted lanternfly continues to be a threat to Virginia crops

Clarke, Frederick and Warren Counties and the city of Winchester are heavily infested with the spotted lanternfly, according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. To slow the spread in other areas of Virginia, VDACS has established a quarantine for Albemarle, Augusta, Carroll, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Prince William,...

Is The Fair Safe?

2020 is remembered for a lot of distinct things, but the Frederick Fair and Mount Airy remember it because of the death of a 59 man year old who was beaten to death by two teenagers at the Frederick fair. On Sept. 20, 2019 John Marvin Weed Jr. was beaten to death by two 15 and 16 year old brothers. He received multiple punches to the head from the brothers over a dollar. The brothers asked weed for a dollar and when weed declined words were exchanged and they proceeded to follow weed around until weed was prepared to fight them. At that point the 15 year old came running and hit Weed with enough force that he was unconscious almost immediately. Weed never woke up and died the next day at Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

A Day in the Life of a Creighton Farms Family

Early on a summer morning, the Groupe family can be found relaxing on the back porch of their home in the Creighton Farms community, overlooking the golf course as they enjoy coffee and breakfast in the sunshine. Katie and Johnny Groupe have lived with their three children in Creighton Farms for the last two years in an atmosphere that Katie Groupe describes as “almost resort living without being at a resort.” Creighton Farms is a gated club community nestled in the rolling hills of horse country just outside of Aldie with abundant amenities including golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts, a pool, a social club, and year-round events and activities for children and adults alike.

News Release - Police Incidents Report 9/23/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 540-338-7422. 09/16/22 10:28 a.m. 500 Block of Skyline Drive Narcotics Violation. The complainant noticed that a tent had been erected adjacent to the trail behind her residence. She called police, and responding officers contacted two subjects, in various stages of undress, as a prelude to amorous activity. Both subjects, know to the officers, were 18 years of age. They also noted the smell of burning marijuana. Additionally, prescription medicine, prescribed to neither, was in the tent and in the purse of one of the subjects. The subjects gathered their belongings and departed from the area. Charges are pending based on laboratory testing results.

Charles Town picks and analysis: September 24

1-5-3-4 In the Saturday night opener, a competitive, two-turn maiden $12,500 claiming event for state-bred fillies and mares, #1 Juju On Da Beat (9-5) exits maiden special weight try and gets favorable rail draw for trainer Crystal Pickett and should graduate in this spot. #5 Weavinyouinthedust (7-5) was solid second against similar last out for trainer Sherry Jackson and will get ample support here. #3 I Shallbe Released (3-1) was fourth last out against similar after exiting maiden special weight company and figures prominent in this spot for trainer Jeff Runco. #4 Sunset Queen (8-1) has yet to hit the board from four tries but exits maiden special weight event at Mountaineer Park last out and merits respect here.

Underrated Fair Experience

When thinking of the fair, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is of course, the rides. However, rather than just being a fun place to spend time with friends and family, there’s a lot to learn at the fair through their agricultural classroom!. This is...