18 Year Old Mother Indicted on Second Degree Murder Charge for Death of 6-month-old Daughter

A Winchester grand jury indicted Nija Johnson, 18, of Winchester Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge.  Johnson is charged in the death of her 6-month-old daughter Natalia Johnson.  On January 20th around 1:30 p.m. officers responded to the 600 block of Sherlock Trace in reference to a baby in cardiac arrest.  The infant was taken […]

Obituary for Jamie E. Grimes, Sr.

Jamie Edgar Grimes, Sr., 53, of Front Royal, Virginia, died October 2, 2014 in the Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal. Mr. Grimes was born August 29, 1961 in Winchester, Virginia, son of the late William Preston Grimes, Sr. and Phyllis Stickel Noakes. He worked for Long Fence doing instillation.  Surviving are two daughters, Michele Oliver […]

Obituary for Debbie L. McCarty

Debbie Leonard McCarty of Bunker Hill, WV passed away peacefully at home aside loving family, Friday, September 26, 2014. A very special and loving wife, mother, and friend. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV  25430 or to Cancer & Infusion Center, c/o Berkeley […]

2010 Winchester Representatives

At a special meeting on Tuesday, January 11, City Council voted to reinstate Jeff Buettner as President of Council and Art Major as Vice President.  After the unanimous vote, President Buettner stated, “It is an honor for me to serve this Council and the citizens of Winchester.” Milt McInturff was also elected Vice-Mayor, a position […]

Christmas Tree Collection Ends Jan 12

This week is the last week of yard waste collection and Thursday, January 12 is the last day for curbside Christmas tree collection. Questions? Contact Winchester’s Refuse & Recycling division at 667-1815, ext. 1452. Looking for an Ear Nose and Throat Doctor in Winchester Va ? Visit Winchester ENT Center.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Appetizer Recipes

If you’re still looking for some last-minute easy recipes that aren’t loaded with calories but sure do have tons of flavor, try these! I’ve been so busy with life (and testing my pumpkin-oat-cranberry scone recipe) that it took me until today to realize I’m running behind on posting Thanksgiving recipes. Such is life sometimes! So […]

City Updates Vehicle Valuation Policy for Purposes of Personal Property Tax

As part of a policy and procedure review, the Winchester City office of the Commissioner of the Revenue announces it will henceforth be assessing all taxable vehicles according to documented NADA valuation methodology. This change affects only those vehicles of eighteen years and older (18+ years) which are not registered as antique vehicles. Such older […]

USDA and FFA Release New Educational Tools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the National FFA Organization have partnered to develop new educational tools to help promote agricultural and statistical literacy among kindergarten through 12th-grade students. “By including these materials in the classroom curriculum, teachers can help students better understand statistics and their importance to the farming […]

Winchester Receives an Urban Planning Development Grant

The City of Winchester’s current Comprehensive Plan is in the process of being updated with the purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the city which will, in accordance with present and probable future needs and resources, best promote the health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of […]

New Green Space in Old Town Coming Soon

Another downtown beautification project is underway at the corner of North Kent Street and East Piccadilly Street. New landscape designs call for trees, shrubs and grass that will convert the vacant City-owned lot which served as the construction staging area for the downtown infrastructure improvement construction project since May 2009 into an urban pocket park […]

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