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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Winchester, VirginiaSee us on the web wow. Winchester Star. Com 75� saturday july 11, 2 0 15 120th year no. 7 Winchester Virginia 22601 the Winchester Star weekend edition by Amy Alonzo the Winchester Star Winc he Ste r summer is a time for teens to travel relax with friends and sleep in. But come fall school will Start again for about three quarters of the area s almost 1,400 new High school graduates As they pursue higher education. Information provided by hand l e a c l a r k e county James Wood Sherando and Millbrook High schools offers a glimpse into what Many graduates from the class of 2015 will be doing although some students chose not to report their plans. Of the combined 1,390 graduates from the five High schools 1,042, or 75 percent said they will attend a two or four year College or technical school in the fall. Another 57 graduates or 4 percent plan to enter the military. Many students Are sticking close to Home for their studies a combined 292 students from the five High schools will attend lord fair fax Community College which has campuses in Middletown Warrenton and Luray but a few Are venturing across the country and overseas. Two Sherando graduates Are heading to Europe while one of their classmates will attend school in California. Florida is drawing 13 local High school students to the Nati on s Sunbelt while two James Wood graduates will Brave snowy Winters in Vermont. W Winchester s Handley High school had a graduation rate of 90.2 percent this year with 283 students earning diplomas according to the Virginia department of education website. Of those students 179, or 63.2 percent reported planning to attend College in the fall. Another 10 students Are entering the Militar y. At Clarke county High school All 155 students graduated. Of those students 117, or 75.5 per graduates ready for life after High school Ginger Perry / the Winchester Star Connor Stevenson 18, a 2015 graduate of Sherando High school is heading to Emory and Henry College in Southwest Virginia in August. Many of the area s almost 1,400 new High school graduates will pursue higher education starting in the fall. Miss your paper Call 665 4946 from 7 to 10 a. Office 8 a. To 5 p. M., 667 3200 today s forecast 78 Patchy fog then mostly Cloudy with numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms. Partly sunny with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High full report a8 Low four sections 32 pages 65 6 08566 00046 7 bulletin Board. B2 business. B4 classified ads. C7 comics. C6 dear Abby. B8 editorials. A4 life. B7 local. B1 nation. A5 obituaries. A2 sports. C1 Virginia. A3 by Sally Voth the Winchester Star w Inch Este r the Winchester area housing Market continues its recovery according to area real estate agents and the latest statistics. Andy Hensley a real estate agent with Century 21 Braddock in the City pronounced the area Home buying Market healthy. I really like our Market right now he said this week saying sales were up some. The Winchester area is seeing steady growth unlike Northern Virginia where sales have shot up again. They be kind of gone Back to the inflated prices of the time before the by Matt Zapotosky � 2015 the Washington pos Post. A Federal appeals panel court in Richmond Virginia on thursday unanimously affirmed the Public corruption convictions against former Virginia governor Robert Mcdonnell writing in an 89 Page opinion that the onetime Republican rising Star received a fair trial and was duly convicted by a jury of his fellow virginians. The decision authored by judge Stephanie Thacker and joined by judges Robert King and Diana Gribbon Motz thoroughly rejects All of the arguments Mcdonnell raised about Why his convictions should be thrown out or Why he should at least be Given a new trial. It also brings to a close an important chapter in the Story that emerged More than two years ago when the Washington Post first reported on the governor s strange relationship with a Richmond executive trying to promote his business. While Mcdonnell s attorneys have vowed previously to take the Case to the u. S. Supreme court and his wife is pursuing a separate ongoing Appeal it is now Likely he will be sent to Federal prison to Start serving his two year sentence. Mcdonnell has been vigorously asserting his by Raya Zimmerman the Winchester Star Winchester Cordell Watt can recall a time when the peaches he picked on his third generation family farm were shipped and sold in grocery stores statewide. Now peaches har vested on Cordell s Timber Ridge fruit farm in Gore Are Only sold on site and in local Farmers markets. The South the Carolinas and Georgia is just flooding the Market and it just came to the Point where it s not Worth competing against those Guys Cordell said in a phone inter View Friday. So we just switched to growing heavy on apples. Peach harvesting in Frederick and Clarke counties began about a week ago according to area Farmers. The window for picking peaches lasts until mid to late August. Of Timber Ridge fruit farm s 600 acres there Are 12 acres of peaches of five varieties 500 acres of apples and other fruit. The peach Market has really changed Over the last 30 years Cordell said. We used to grow Over 40,000 bushels of peaches in the growers say Harvest time dwindles for local peach crop by Jeffrey Collins and Meg Kinnard associated press Columbia s. C. For the first time since the civil rights movement the Confederate Flag was removed entirely from the South Carolina statehouse in a Swift ceremony Friday before thousands of people who cheered As the civil War Era Banner was lowered from a 30 foot flagpole. Many people believed the Flag would Fly indefinitely in this state which was the first to leave Union but the killing of nine Black Church members during a b i b l e s t u d y i n c h a r l e s t o n l a s t m o n t h changed that sentiment and reignited Calls to bring Down Confederate flags and symbols across the nation. Dylann roof a White Man who was photographed with the Confederate Flag is charged area housing Market shows signs of recovery saturday in the Star Confederate Flag taken Down in s. C. See graduates Page a8 court upholds Mcdonnell s corruption convictions former gov. Bob Mcdonnell see peaches Page a6 Welcome to agriculture. You never know what you re going to get. Billy Cline an owner of Cline s farm in Clear Brook John Bazemore / the associated press an Honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol removes the Confederate Battle Flag from the Capitol grounds Friday in Columbia s. C. On Winchester Star. Com visit us on twitter at wins Tarva and stay up to Date with breaking news and More 140 characters at a time. Inside n a closer look at where local grads Are heading after High school a8 see Fla Page a6 see Mcdonnell Page a7 real estate agent Andy Hensley with Century 21 Braddock realty inc., stands in front of a Home he has listed for Sale in Merriman s Chase. Ginger Perry / the Winchester Star n Fri says Church gunman should t have been Able to get gun a5 see houses Page a6 Ginger Perry / the Winchester Star Billy Cline checks cling peaches at his family s farm in Clear Brook on wednesday. Harvesting of the crop started this week. Peach harvesting in Frederick and Clarke counties began about a week ago according to area Farmers. The window for picking peaches lasts until mid to late August

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